Advocacy | Basic Needs | Impact | United Way Bay Area

Could Inclusionary Zoning alleviate the Bay Area’s housing crisis?

Living and working in the Bay Area can be extremely rewarding. From great weather to a vibrant economy to ethnic and cultural diversity, our region offers a number of rewards for potential residents. However for many working families,...

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United Way Bay Area

Cancellation Notice: Believe 2018 Awards

United Way Bay Area is announcing cancellation of our Believe 2018 Awards Event, which was scheduled for September 13, 2018, in San Francisco. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for our guests who planned to...

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Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

From fighting for our nation to fighting to stay afloat.

Like many veterans today, Jonathon struggled to stay afloat before SparkPoint. Did you know that 1 in 3 California households struggles to afford basic needs? That’s according to United Ways of California’s new statewide poverty report, Struggling to...

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Spotlight | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Raising credit scores and morale.

SparkPoint helped Dana move on from foreclosure, rejuvenate his finances—and life outlook.   Like a lot of our clients, Dana first came to SparkPoint during a time of transition—and stress—in his life. He and his wife had adopted...

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Poverty | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

When the student becomes the teacher.

Ramona relates to parents in her class because she’s been there—literally. Like many people living in poverty, Ramona believed she was stuck working labor-intensive, minimum-wage jobs for life. She was living and thinking day-to-day, and soon found herself...

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Sponsors | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Pitney Bowes Volunteers Join Summer of Impact

Youth Deserve Essential School Supplies   To many students, the advent of another school year means homework, early mornings and early bedtimes. It’s a bummer, but it’s okay. What is not okay is the sky high number of...

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Impact | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

David went from a career-ending injury to running his own business. See how.     Often we think of poverty as something that afflicts others, but could never happen to us. The truth is that it could happen...

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Impact | Philanthropy | United Way Bay Area

United Way and Salesforce.org Are Changing Philanthropy

New giving platform provides employees a customized philanthropic experience.     United Way is thrilled to have partnered with Salesforce.org, a leading company in innovation and technology, in the design, launch and adoption of Philanthropy Cloud. Salesforce.org Philanthropy...

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Advocacy | Impact | United Way Bay Area

United Way Bay Area Takes the Fight for Working Families to Washington

Ever wonder what the best way is for one of the nation’s largest non-profit networks to affect change at the national level?  Easy—get 90 United Way leaders from 31 states to convene in Washington D.C. to meet with...

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Basic Needs | Poverty | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

United Way Report Finds 1 in 3 California Households Can’t Afford Basic Needs

United Way Real Cost Measure Finds 1 in 3 California Households Struggle to Afford Basic Needs   United Ways of California released a new, statewide poverty report called Struggling to Stay Afloat: The Real Cost Measure in California...

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