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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Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

United Way Bay Area Helps Launch Retirement Savings Program

CalSavers offers California workers an easy way to save for retirement. In November 2018, UWBA helped launch CalSavers, a pilot program that will offer an estimated 7 million workers in California the opportunity to contribute to an Individual...

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United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

United Way Tops Forbes List of America’s Top Charities

We are honored to again make the list and grateful to our many partners and supporters who help make our work possible. As described by Forbes, rankings on the 20th edition of the Forbes top-charities list are determined...

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Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

When there’s nobody else to call, we’re here for you.

Our free 211 helpline connects those in need, like Sara, with those who can help. When crisis hits and survival mode kicks in, it’s hard to think straight, to know where to turn for help. That’s where Sara*...

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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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