What We Do - United Ways of California

We believe everyone deserves opportunities to live a good life. 

United Ways of California was formed in 2008 by California’s local United Ways seeking to work together to advocate for the expansion of policies and programs that support our three foundational pillars of education, health, and financial empowerment. We work to lower the barrier to entry for opportunities so that all Californians in every corner of the Golden State can easily access a good quality of life.

To build a better, thriving California, we:

    • Improve health outcomes by giving families the tools and resources they need to manage all aspects of their health

      Creating a better California begins with ensuring every Californian has equitable access to opportunities that allow them to thrive. Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to benefit all of us. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, and when people are healthy. Through statewide coordination, education, outreach, and advocacy, we aim to not just make systemic change to uplift California as a whole — we aim to reach every Californian in need, regardless of race, age, or economic status.

      To make lasting change for California we must all come together to support programs and policies that protect our most vulnerable community members. In California, that is what it means to Live United: everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future for all of us.

      We rely on the support of partners across the state to make our vision of a better California a reality, and we welcome you to join us in support of this work.

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