United Way Invests $1.65 million in Grants to 27 Programs that reflect the Focus on Children and Families, Community Connectedness

United Way Silicon Valley’s volunteer Board of Directors approved the investment of $1,650,000 to fund 27 programs as part of a multi-million dollar investment in the community. The Strategic Grant allocations reflect United Way’s focus on helping families with children become economically secure, physically and emotionally healthy, able to support their children's educational success, and connected to their community.

The new focus for United Way is the result of what was learned over the past 7 years in community-building work, and reflecting on a key take-way from the 2012 Community Assessment Project. Additionally, the intent of United Way investments is to increase the capacity of people to actively engage in their lives and/or their community in a positive way.

Outcomes to achieve our Strategic Direction are:

  • Economic Security
  • Physical & Emotional Health
  • Children’s Educational Success
  • Connected to Community

Thank you for your continued support, donations to the United Way Community Action Fund supports our Strategic Grants and other programs. Download the full list of United Way Silicon Valley Funded Programs (PDF)

United Way Programs
United Way continues to manage programs that support all people in the community, regardless of income level. The organization's Board also approved funding for 211 Santa Clara County and the Emergency Assistance Network.

  • 211 Santa Clara County: Since its launch in 2007, United Way's free, confidential, multilingual lifeline has responded to over 145,000 calls and supported over 100,000 online database searches. Whether talking with a trained call specialist or getting information via its website, people have contacted 211 for food and housing assistance, legal aid, job training, daycare and much more.
  • Emergency Assistance Network (EAN): For more than 30 years, United Way Silicon Valley's EAN has provided services to prevent homelessness and act as a safety net for people facing eviction, utility disconnection, and hunger. The network, consisting of seven partner agencies, and seven law enforcement agencies, works to stabilize individuals and families during times of trouble and help them return to self-sufficiency.

Strategic Grant Application
United Way Silicon Valley is not currently accepting applications for these funds; our next Strategic Grant funding cycle will begin in 2016.

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