United Way of the Wine Country has been dedicated to improving lives locally for 50 years. Everyone deserves a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, income that can support a family through retirement, and good health. To create lasting change, United Way focuses on solving the underlying causes of common problems related to education, income and health. We are committed to achieving lasting solutions - not just quick fixes - for our entire community.
Simply put, we believe in advancing the common good and creating opportunities for a better life for all. Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life; the opportunity to have a quality education that leads to a stable job, the opportunity to have enough income to support a family through retirement, and the opportunity to have good health.
That’s why our work is focused on the three building blocks for a good life:
Education is the cornerstone for community success. Local children need nurturing, support and opportunities to succeed in school and life in order to reach their full potential. Children who receive a quality education are more likely to graduate from high school and be better prepared for the workforce.Read More
Many individuals and families living in our communities are walking a financial tightrope by barely surviving let alone trying to save for a home, college, or retirement. United Way is working to identify and solve the underlying causes of financial hardship.Read More
United Way is working to ensure everyone has access to affordable and quality care, and we fight to help people in our communities live healthier lives.Read More
There are two main ways United Way of the Wine Country invests dollars raised in our five county community.Read More