COVID-19 Relief

United we can lift our communities

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.

United Way Bay Area was built for this

Our work is more important and needed 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. 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.

United Way Bay Area COVID-19 Relief Funds

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.

Helping Communities Recover

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

Connecting those in financial distress with resources to pay bills and stay in their homes through our Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (EKS) free tax prep sites and our SparkPoint financial centers

Ensure a complete and accurate Census 2020 count in the seven-county Bay Area region through our Bay Area Counts 2020 efforts

Relief & Assistance Programs for Bay Area Families & Individuals

Families and individuals in the Bay Area may be eligible to receive federal stimulus checks and expanded unemployment benefits due to COVID-19. Don’t leave this money on the table. Let us help you claim your benefits.

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