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

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. For more information visit 211 NorCal HERE.


VITA / EITC

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 by clicking HERE.


CalSavers

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. Click HERE to 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. Fill out the application form by clicking HERE and a staff member will contact you. 


Covered California and MediCal

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 for both Covered California and MediCal. Learn more on our Services page.


Homelessness

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


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 by clicking HERE.


Wildfire Recovery & Response

United Way of Northern California has been responding to disasters such as wildfires since the 2014 Boles Fire, and we have continued to help with recovery efforts for the Camp Fire, Carr Fire, the 2020 Slater, North Complex - and Zogg wildfires and 11 wildfires in 9 counties during the summer of 2021 that have impacted Northern California. To learn more click HERE