Take action to break the cycle of poverty
Our public policy platform is part of our comprehensive effort to end the cycle of poverty in the Bay Area and complements our organizational efforts in philanthropy, volunteerism, and community impact. By advocating with us, you can be part of creating a community where everyone can build a career, people can stay in their homes and everyone can thrive financially.
United Way Bay Area is seeking proposals from consultants with California expertise (preferably in the Bay Area) to develop and advance strategies that will increase funding to support our Family Stability programs.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING & HOMELESSNESS
Advocate for policies and programs that increase supply, improve conditions, and remove barriers to safe and stable affordable housing.
Help us expand refundable tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit for local families and individuals. These two tax credits
Work to keep and expand policies and programs that increase food access and affordability, including CalFresh/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Progra
Advocate for comprehensive immigration reform that expands opportunities for immigrants and refugees to live and work lawfully in the U.S., including
HEALTH COVERAGE AND CARE
Help ensure all people have access to affordable health coverage and care regardless of income, age, or immigration status.
EARLY LEARNING AND SCHOOL READINESS
Give more kids access to affordable, high-quality childcare and early education, including expanding the number of subsidized child care slots and inv