United Way of the Bay Area

A nonprofit organization

17 donors

Since 1922, United Way of the Bay Area has been combining forces with Bay Area nonprofits, corporations, government agencies, labor, and individual donors to address the Bay Area’s most pressing challenges.

United Way invests in Community Schools, bringing services such as afterschool programs, food banks, health care and more to school campuses to help support the needs of low-income families. In San Mateo county we invest in several school partnerships including Redwood City 2020 schools and Belle Haven Community School. The schools we partner with serve a total of 3,525 students.

United Way’s SparkPoint Center at Skyline College in San Bruno provides services to help community members reach financial stability. SparkPoint clients are paired with financial a coache who helps them to create a step-by-step plan to improve their income, reduce their debt, improve their credit and start saving. SparkPoint Skyline has served 2,018 clients over the last year. 

United Way’s Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (EKS) program provides free tax preparation to low-to-moderate income individuals, ensuring that they receive all tax credits that they qualify for, such as the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit). Last year, the program served 7,917 San Mateo county residents at 31 different tax sites.

United Way manages 211, a free, 24/7 helpline that connects callers to services in the community including food banks, shelters, child care, healthcare public benefits such as CalFresh and much more. 211 answered calls from 5,427 San Mateo county residents last year.

Altogether in the past year United Way’s programs and services touched the lives of approximately 18,887 residents of San Mateo county. Learn more at http://www.uwba.org.

Organization Data


Organization name

United Way of the Bay Area

Tax id (EIN)



550 Keary Street Suite #1000
San Francisco, CA 94108


(415) 808-4300