Impact | Poverty | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

SparkPoint Celebrates 10 Successful Years

In 2009, United Way Bay Area had a vision: empower struggling Bay Area residents to rise above their financial challenges and build a brighter future for themselves and their families. Today, SparkPoint provides financial coaching, career counseling, credit...

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Impact | Philanthropy | United Way Bay Area

Leading with Philanthropy

Together, we can change the world. When it comes to giving back, the Bay Area business community is all in. Over 90 individuals attended our joint presentation of Salesforce Philanthropy Cloud on January 31, 2019. Our fearless leader,...

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Impact | Partners | Philanthropy | United Way Bay Area

Law Firms Use “Gorilla Tactics” to Fight Poverty

There’s no law that says you can’t have a little fun in the fight against poverty. That’s exactly what the Koko challenge is all about. The top legal minds in San Francisco come together and battle it out...

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Impact | Philanthropy | United Way Bay Area

Our Two-Generation Approach Works – Just Ask This Donor

When Phillippe Wallace started giving to United Way, it was more than a calling to help the less fortunate. For him, it was personal. “My biological father was not a part of the family, nor provided any support,”...

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Impact | Partners | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Winter Wonderland in San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood

Emerging Leaders Group Fulfills Wish Lists for Struggling Families United Way Bay Area’s Emerging Leaders group channeled Santa’s little helpers and hosted the annual Winter Wonderland event in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood, bringing together local families for an...

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Impact | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Volunteer to Help Families ‘Earn It! Keep It! Save It!’

UWBA’s free tax assistance program brings back $82 million in refunds to local residents What could be more rewarding than helping low- to moderate-income Bay Area families and supporting the local economy? We don’t know either! United Way...

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Education | Empowering Youth | Impact | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Free Financial Coaching for Every Community College Student in San Mateo County

SparkPoint at College of San Mateo Aims to Foster Financial Independence Among Students Where can families, students and others find one-stop free financial services to help them get out of debt, save money and become financially self-sufficient? SparkPoint....

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Impact | Philanthropy | United Way Bay Area

Lyft, United Way Worldwide and Salesforce.org partner for philanthropy.

Lyft Chooses Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud to Give Back to Communities United Way Worldwide recently announced that Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the country, has signed on to use Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud as a way of engaging...

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Impact | Philanthropy | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

The new era of corporate giving, explained.

UW Worldwide CEO Brian Gallagher talks SPC and more in Harvard Business Review If you follow us on social media, are subscribed to this blog, or have had any interaction with basically any of our employees lately, you...

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Advocacy | Impact | United Way Bay Area

Show your support for tax refunds.

Act to help more Bay Area families get the tax returns they deserve.   Congress gets back to work this month after its summer recess and legislators will have their hands full with a number of pressing items....

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