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Over 500,000 Bay Area Households Struggle to Meet Basic Needs

Help us reach our goal of impacting the lives of 1,000,000 community members.

Donate today to help build a better Bay Area


Hundreds of times a day, neighbors reach out to us. Your generosity helps us to respond with urgent, effective, life-changing programs and services—to break the cycle of poverty & help people lead a better life!


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Meet Rose


With the support of generous Bay Area community members like you, Rose overcame financial and housing challenges to remain in college, ultimately earning a stable job and finding a secure living situation.


Explore Rose's Powerful Story


Support from donors like you allows us to advocate for smart public policy, like AB132, a bill that strengthens programs like SparkPoint that supported Rose on her journey. Poverty traps tens of thousands of lives every year. Make a gift and change futures today.

As a donor, board member, and Women United council member, I have been deeply impressed by United Way Bay Area’s stewardship of contributions. I have witnessed firsthand how we transform financial support into tangible, lasting impact for Bay Area residents.

Michelle Branch 
Board Director - United Way Bay Area
Women United council member, Principal and Founder Branch Law Group  

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Your Gift Changes Lives
Your donations will stay in the Bay Area and will help us fight Bay Area Poverty.

View our impact made possible through generous donors.


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649,437 individuals served across 8 counties
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$53,289,926 in tax returns accessed across our service region
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Through our programs we have served over 4.4 million pounds of food to our community members

Give Confidently

United Way Bay Area has earned Guidestar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency.


Other Ways to Give

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Stocks and Bonds

Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to our organization.

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Real Estate

Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property can make a great gift to

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Retirement Assets

Donating part or all of your unused retirement assets such as a gift from you IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plans.

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A gift of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift.

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Gifts of Insurance

A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to charity.

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Make checks payable to United Way Bay Area.

Mail to:

United Way Bay Area
P.O. Box 741478
Los Angeles, CA 90074-1478