Breaking the cycle of poverty
Together, we can make an impact.
Building a strong community that takes care of everyone who lives here depends on your generous support.
United Way Bay Area creates and funds effective poverty-fighting programs. Learn about our programs below.
Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (EKS)
Free, secure, high-quality tax help for low- and middle-income residents across the Bay Area
Centers providing one-stop access to a full range of services to move families towards financial prosperity
2-1-1 Bay Area
A free, vital service that connects callers with health and human services (food, shelter, child care, legal services)
Engaging youth and young adults in career exploration opportunities and building future skills
Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP)
Helps struggling Bay Area residents access basic needs such as food, shelter, rent/mortgage payments, and utility bill assistance
Emergency Assistance Network (EAN)
Offers assistance to families and individuals recovering from emergency situations
We partner with local labor councils in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Contra Costa counties to share the common goal of an equitable Bay Area
A retirement savings program designed to give Californians an easy and simple way to save for their retirement
Policy & Advocacy
Our organization's commitment to improving opportunities for all community members
2020 Census - Bay Area Counts
UWBA served as one of ten Administrative Community-Based Organizations for the State of California’s Complete Count efforts
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