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Frequently Asked Questions

Community Members


Q: I need help with services such as rent, food, shelter, mental health services, child care, or legal assistance.
A: Contact 211 - Free, confidential information is available 24/7 in multiple languages. Text your zip code to 898211, visit 211bayarea.org, or dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for a personalized referral to a local program. If you are having trouble reaching 2-1-1, try using 1-800-273-6222

Q: I am about to get evicted from my home. Can you help?
A: Contact 211 - Free, confidential information is available 24/7 in multiple languages. Text your zip code to 898211, visit 211bayarea.org, or dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for a personalized referral to a local program. If you are having trouble reaching 2-1-1, try using 1-800-273-6222
You may also text RENTSOS to 211-211 to receive information about your rights.

Q: Where can I find my free local tax site?
A: To find a local Bay Area free tax location, please visit our Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (EKS)
 program

Donor

Q: Is my donation tax-deductible?
A: Yes. United Way Bay Area is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and as such your donation is 100% tax-deductible. Our tax ID is 94-1312348. Please check with your tax professional for specific tax advice.

Q. How will my donation dollars be used?
A: 100% of your donation to United Way Bay Area will stay right here in the Bay Area, supporting United Way’s work in:
• Larger, community-wide efforts to address our region’s most pressing challenges and build a healthier Bay Area.
• On-the-ground poverty-fighting programs that work to ensure everyone in our community can access basic needs; empower the next generation through employment and career opportunities, and help struggling individuals and families gain financial stability.

For more on these innovative programs, check out our 
what we do page .

Q: Has United Way processed my donation? How can I get more information?
A: Give us a call at 1-800-273-1779 or email.

Q: I didn’t find the answer I’m looking for. Is there someplace else I can look?
A: Check out 
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Non-Profits and other Community Partners


Q: How and when can I apply for a grant from United Way Bay Area?
A: United Way Bay Area does provide grants to our program partners for programs like SparkPoint, Earn It! Keep It! Save It!, and the Emergency Assistance Network. To be eligible for a grant through these programs, you must be an existing partner. Occasionally, we start a community fund that is available to any eligible organization to apply. Typically, these funds are for a specific relief effort or project in the community. A good example of one of these funds is our COVID-19 Community Relief Fund. With that fund, we distributed over $4.8 million to more than 130 organizations. If we have an open fund available, you will find the information on how to apply here.

Q: How do I apply for Rental Relief funds?
A: Our Rental Relief Fund launched on July 14, 2020 and is providing rental assistance to households through UWBA’s existing network of SparkPoint Centers and community partners. For more information, visit our rental relief page

Q: How can we partner with United Way Bay Area on your community programs?
A. If you are interested in partnering with SparkPoint, email us here

If you are interested in partnering with Earn It! Keep It! Save It!, email us here
If you are interested in partnering with 211, email here
To partner with us in some other way, view other options here.

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