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URBAN LEAGUE OF THE GREATER SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CHAMPIONS FOR BLACK COMMUNITIES 

A look back at housing justice in the Bay Area’s Black communities with Urban League of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.   The disparities…

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RAISING A GLASS FOR A GREAT CAUSE

  Women United celebrates Galentine’s Day with a virtual wine tasting to raise funds for SparkPoint. By: Channa Sweet Galentine’s Day, was created as an…

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LAUNCHING OUR NEXT CENTURY OF IMPACT – DISMANTLING POVERTY. REBUILDING FOR EQUITY.

  AMIDST RISING HUNGER, INCOME DISPARITIES, AND HOUSING INSECURITY IN THE REGION, UNITED WAY BAY AREA UNVEILS OUR NEW STRATEGIC PLAN.   By Kevin Zwick,…

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WEBINAR REPLAY: HOUSING JUSTICE INITIATIVE GRANTS INFORMATIONAL SESSION

  February 2, 2022 The United Way Bay Area hosted a webinar to share information about our recently released Housing Grants. Kevin Jenkins, United Way…

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UNUSED RENTAL RELIEF FUNDS TO SUPPORT CALIFORNIA RENTERS

CEO of United Way Bay Area, Kevin Zwick, applauds President Biden’s decision to transfer unused rental relief funds to support California renters   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...

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UNITED WAY BAY AREA JOINS FORCES WITH ALE INDUSTRIES

Cheers for a Cause raises awareness and funds for UWBA SparkPoint centers.   Oakland’s longest-running brewery, Ale Industries, partnered with United Way Bay Area (UWBA)...

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THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING UWBA’S BACK-TO-SCHOOL DRIVE!

  By Anton Timms and Scott Marlowe There are hundreds of thousands of Bay Area families that struggle to make ends meet and find it...

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OPINION: WHY BAY AREA NEEDS TO ELIMINATE SINGLE-FAMILY ZONING

Several cities across the region are beginning to confront the racist and exclusionary history of restrictive zoning laws     THIS ARTICLE WAS FIRST PUBLISHED...

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UPLIFT: A MUSICAL EXPERIENCE

  Attending a private concert from the comfort of your own home was a novel idea until 2020. Once the pandemic struck, musicians across the...

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CLOSING THE GAP BETWEEN SUPPLY AND DEMAND

  One of United Way Bay Area’s toughest fights is helping individuals and families afford and access food and other basic needs. In a region as...

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WHY PHILANTHROPY MATTERS TO REAL PEOPLE

Rose Brantley has lived in her Cupertino apartment complex for over 21 years. In nearly all that time, the 78-year-old West Valley resident worked just...

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UNITED WAY BAY AREA CEO ANNE WILSON TO RETIRE FEBRUARY 28 AFTER 40 YEARS OF SERVICE

  SAN FRANCISCO (January 21, 2020)—United Way Bay Area (UWBA) CEO Anne Wilson has announced her retirement after 40 years of service—she joined the nonprofit...

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UNITED WAY WORLDWIDE LAUNCHES COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESPONSE AND RECOVERY FUND

    United Way Worldwide today announced that it has established the COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund to support communities affected by COVID-19. Donations...

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LOCAL NONPROFIT LEADER KEVIN ZWICK JOINS UNITED WAY BAY AREA AS CEO

  The national search for the new CEO of United Way Bay Area (UWBA) has yielded an impact-oriented nonprofit leader with deep expertise in addressing...

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UNITED WAY BAY AREA’S EARN IT! KEEP IT! SAVE IT! (EKS) PROGRAM

  SAN FRANCISCO, February 10, 2021—Low- to moderate-income residents of the Bay Area can get free, secure and high-quality tax help through United Way Bay...

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CHABOT COLLEGE LAUNCHES THE NEWEST SPARKPOINT CENTER

  Chabot College today officially opened a SparkPoint center, the newest in the United Way Bay Area (UWBA) network of locations designed to serve students...

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UNITED WAY BAY AREA RECEIVES $750,000 GRANT FROM WELLS FARGO TO LAUNCH RENTAL RELIEF FUND

The United Way Bay Area Rental Relief Fund, created by Wells Fargo, willprovide rental assistance to 300 families through UWBA’s existing network of SparkPoint Centers...

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UNITED WAY BAY AREA COVID-19 COMMUNITY RELIEF FUND DISTRIBUTES $4.3 MILLION, MORE SUPPORT NEEDED

  Dollars flowing in phases from United Way Bay Area’s (UWBA) COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to help residents hit hardest by the COVID-19 crisis now...

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UNITED WAY BAY AREA LAUNCHES COVID-19 COMMUNITY RELIEF FUND FOR EIGHT COUNTIES

  United Way Bay Area’s (UWBA) COVID-19 Community Relief Fund has raised $4.35 million since its launch on March 18 and this week will award...

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NEW UNITED WAY BAY AREA GRANTS TO LOCAL NONPROFITS WORKING ON CENSUS 2020 BRING TOTAL TO $1.5 MILLION

  SAN FRANCISCO (January 15, 2020)—United Way Bay Area(UWBA), the state-designated, regional Administrative Community-Based Organization (ACBO) for Census 2020, has completed a second round of...

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UNITED WAY BAY AREA AWARDS NEARLY $1.1 MILLION TO NONPROFITS SEEKING A COMPLETE COUNT IN CENSUS 2020

  SAN FRANCISCO (October 24, 2019)—United Way Bay Area (UWBA), the state-designated, regionalAdministrative Community-Based Organization (ACBO) for Census 2020, has awarded a total of $1,082,000...

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