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Over 500,000 Families in the Bay Area Struggle to Make Ends Meet Every Day.

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.

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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.

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OVER 500,000 BAY AREA HOUSEHOLDS STRUGGLE TO MEET BASIC NEEDS

We’re out to change that.

Impact Areas: Our Major Areas of Focus in the Fight Against Poverty

Meeting basic needs

Our Basic Needs programs, partnerships, and policy work, support people in our community to meet their basic needs.

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Employment and career opportunities

We believe that access to education and employment opportunities is necessary to ensure that individuals are successful in school and in their careers.

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Financial stability

Our programs address various aspects of financial stability to make sure individuals and families can thrive in their daily lives, reach their goals, and recover from a crisis quickly

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Housing justice

UWBA is deepening our focus on improving access to stable, affordable housing and homelessness prevention resources.

Learn More about housing justice

Meeting basic needs

Our Basic Needs programs, partnerships, and policy work, support people in our community to meet their basic needs.

Learn more about meeting basic needs

Employment and career opportunities

We believe that access to education and employment opportunities is necessary to ensure that individuals are successful in school and in their careers.

Learn moreabout employment and career opportunities

Financial stability

Our programs address various aspects of financial stability to make sure individuals and families can thrive in their daily lives, reach their goals, and recover from a crisis quickly

Learn More about financial stability

Housing justice

UWBA is deepening our focus on improving access to stable, affordable housing and homelessness prevention resources.

Learn More about housing justice

Our Impact

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$67M+ returned to the community in tax refunds though our free tax preparation program EKS

96850

calls and texts answered by our 211 helpline

2784

clients received long-term financial or career coaching through SparkPoint

You Can Make Tax Season Less Taxing For a Local Family!

Free training is provided by certified tax coaches. Join us as a United Way Bay Area Free Tax Help program volunteer, to help our neighbors in need file taxes accurately, claiming the tax credits that help them make ends meet. Bilingual volunteers are encouraged to apply as there is a strong need!

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