Looking back at 2016
See all we've accomplished with your help!


We officially launched United Way’s Square One Project! Over the next 20 years, we will make a significant increase in the number of local kids who graduate from high school ready for success in college and beyond. And we’ve already started!


Food for Stomach = Fuel for Brain

Success in Reading = Success in School

  • 3,500 books were donated to schools to help kids read.
  • 20 volunteer reading tutors ages 50+ descended on 4 school districts, thanks to AARP Experience Corps, which we lead locally.


Money in Savings = Investment in Kids

  • $2,000 was raised for families of kindergarteners to receive help opening college savings accounts, thanks to United Way-sponsored Kindergarten 2 College Savings.
  • $47,000 was raised for special savings accounts that help foster youth succeed after they leave care, thanks to 260 guests at the Women in Philanthropy Luncheon.
  • 1,896 people received financial coaching, and 70% improved their financial stability.

More Hands on Deck = Support for Kids and Families

  • 1,137 volunteers from 138 companies completed 46 projects at schools, nonprofits and parks during our first Week of Caring.
  • 26 students at Sacramento State and UC Davis volunteered with Student United Way.
  • 17 AmeriCorps VISTA members gave a year of service to our community through United Way and our partners.
  • 227 exceptional donors committed $1,000+ to the Square One Project as Leadership Givers.