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.
United Way of the Wine Country's Pride United is the first LGBTQ+ affinity group West of the Mississippi! Pride United aims to identify, support, and advocate for the diverse needs of our LGBTQ+ community by advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion through funding of organization’s work related to education, health, and financial stability. Our members and supporters give to a collective fund that is then granted to nonprofit organizations in the counties we serve according to the Grantmaking Subcommittee’s decision.
Pride United was originally known as the Sonoma County LGBTQI Giving Circle, which was founded in 2014. As the Giving Circle, we raised almost $200,000 to support local organizations. For more information about our past grantees, please see this document.
Members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community are welcome to join Pride United with a gift of any amount ($1+).
Please see the Pride United Infographic and Pledge Form for more information and to fill out a pledge form.
For more information about Pride United and how you can join, please contact Maddie Wright at 707-528-4485 x 146 or [email protected]