Harnessing the Power of Collective Impact
To achieve the goal of cutting Bay Area poverty in half by 2020, United Way can’t do it alone. That is why we are bringing together dozens of the top nonprofits, government agencies, corporations, and labor unions to create a Roadmap to Cut Poverty and create a thriving community for us all.
We started by conducting conversations with 500+ community partners on what we need to do to cut poverty. » Read our 2011 Community Conversations Report. From there, we formed a Founding Steering Council that will work together in the coming months to create an action plan that will guide hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals to transform the Bay Area. The Council will guide the actions and help align resources of the many stakeholders in our community. » Read our list of esteemed Founding Steering Council members.
As part of the Roadmap, United Way is on the front lines, operating five core programs that cut Bay Area poverty. Every year, our programs - SparkPoint, Earn It! Keep It! Save It!, 211, MatchBridge and Community Schools – help more than 250,000 Bay Area residents. We connect them to food and shelter, put people back to work, bring tax dollars back to our community, help youth succeed in school and in the workplace, and move people toward financial stability. » Learn more about our programs.
Do you have a vision for a diverse, caring, and economically vibrant Bay Area? Join United Way’s movement to cut Bay Area poverty. We are 70,000 donors, advocates, and volunteers and growing stronger every day. We have something for everyone whether it be an affinity group, traditional volunteering opportunities, micro-volunteering, or an active Facebook community.
» Get involved today.