We don’t do our work alone. We are in this together, and it’s the strength of our community partners that drives real change. Improving our community and the lives of our residents does not happen in a single moment—it happens in multiple moments created by thousands of people.
Our work is more important and needed more now than ever before to rebuild a better future for the Bay Area. United Way Bay Area remains unparalleled in our power to convene partners, providers, and resources to address the needs of communities in crisis. This is even more important now. We’ve been responding to local needs and society’s most pressing problems for more than 98 years. COVID-19 recovery is a new challenge for us; but UWBA was built for this.
We are collaborating with the nonprofit, philanthropic and governmental sectors to focus on those most vulnerable in our communities. We created two COVID-19 Relief Funds to shore up food pantries, emergency-relief programs, expand our 211-support line and help those in need of housing support, food and other basic needs.
Donations are supporting 211 services and nonprofits assisting those hit hardest by crisis The fund provides both immediate and long-term recovery assistance to Bay Area residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by funding local nonprofits such as food banks, family resource centers and other “basic needs" service agencies.Learn more
Provides rental assistance to families through UWBA’s existing network of SparkPoint Centers and community partners. Rental assistance began in July and is being offered to residents in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Solano counties.Learn more
A critical need of helping communities recover is accomplished by the work UWBA does every day through our programs. This essential work includes:
Helping feed those facing food insecurity through our Emergency Assistance Network (EAN)
Preparing children for success in school, work and life through our On Track career exploration
Ensure a complete and accurate Census 2020 count in the seven-county Bay Area region through our Bay Area Counts 2020 efforts