Our Impact on the Community

The Two Sides of the United Way of Santa Cruz County

Safety Net - Your United Way supports and provides programs that work together as a safety net for county individuals.

  • Basic needs, crisis intervention, and emergency recovery assistance.
  • Your one gift allows us to partner with local health and human services programs that last year touched 1 in 5 residents in our county.
  • Thousands more are directly served through our other safety net programs.

Catalyst for Change - Your United Way is a catalyst for change for today's needs and issues building a better community for all.

  • United Way mobilizes people and organizations to bring longer term solutions to the critical issues facing our community.
  • Ultimately, the community is stronger when our children succeed in school, our families are financially stable and everyone has access to good health.