Our Work

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In addition to raising funds to support dozens of local nonprofit agencies and programs that are providing critical services in our community, United Way of Northern California supports programs that help advance the common good.

Programs At A Glance


2-1-1 is a free phone number and an online searchable database that connects community members to health and human services for everyday needs and in times of crisis.

Prosperity Initiative

The United Way of Northern California partnered with Shasta County Health and Human Services to form a community collaborative focused on wealth and asset building for all residents of Shasta County.


The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to qualifying people who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. Learn more or make an appointment today.


CalSavers is a state-run retirement plan that makes it easy for California workers to save for retirement through work. United Way of Northern California can help you get started.

Bank On

United Way of Northern California works with Bank On to improve the financial stability of North State residents. We believe everyone should have access to a safe, affordable bank account.

Covered California

Members of the community can buy private health insurance coverage at federally subsidized rates through Covered California. UWNC can walk you through your options and help you apply.


United Way of Northern California is working to help local communities address the problem of homelessness through several initiatives.

Community Impact Grants

We award grants to high-performing nonprofit organizations that address issues affecting our region. Learn more about our competitive application process and some of the organizations that have received funds through these grants.