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Our History

People usually think of United Way as a fundraising organization—but that’s just part of what we do. With more than 75 years of experience on the Peninsula we have learned that the best way to help the most people is to focus on the root causes of our community’s most critical issues. So we not only develop resources, we invest them in programs and services that address those issues through our community building and fund distribution efforts.

United Way brings people together from all over the community-government, business, faith groups, other non-profits, and citizens to identify and tackle our most serious problems. We build partnerships with other funders, municipalities, and community organizations, as well, because it takes the whole community to make this work.

Most important--United Way gets results. United Way makes sure the programs we fund are getting the results our community needs. Through a system that measures and reviews program outcomes, United Way can benchmark progress and ensure our donors that their money is used efficiently and effectively.