United Way Sacramento Area

Creating a more socially just Capital Region will help reduce local poverty.

aka United Way California Capital Region   |   Sacramento, CA   |  www.yourlocalunitedway.org

Mission

United Way California Capital Region mission is to build stronger, healthier and more compassionate communities in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo Counties.

Ruling year info

1971

Interim President & CEO

Amber Lovett

Main address

10389 Old Placerville Road

Sacramento, CA 95827 USA

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EIN

94-1225382

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Community Coalitions (S21)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

1 in 4 children in our region live in poverty and United Way California Capital Region is working to change that. We envision neighborhoods within the Capital Region rich with the social determinants of health (SDOH) that allow families to thrive. This means Capital Region families are economically stable; children are prepared for college and career; there is a strong sense of community identity, togetherness, and civic participation; residents have access to healthcare; and a built environment that is affordable, full of recreational options, while being free of crime and pollution. These social determinants of health are woven through all of our programs. We proudly partner with communities in the Capital Region to bring this vision to life.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Students & Tutors Achieving Reading Success (STARS)

United Way California Capital Region is partnering with BookNook to provide virtual literacy tutoring to students in need of support. If kids aren’t reading at grade level by 4th grade, they will have a hard time keeping up across multiple subjects for years to come. Having a consistent positive adult role model, like a tutor, can improve children’s confidence and performance in all school subjects.

Population(s) Served

This group of dynamic women is dedicated to ensuring local foster youth are prepared for a successful transition to independence and ready for success in life. Women United members raise money for foster youth programs, lead life skills workshops and volunteer to make lasting change in Capital Region.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

United Way's Young Leaders Society (YLS) brings together young professionals who are passionate about ending poverty in the Sacramento Region.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

With more than 24 million unconnected households nationwide, the digital divide disproportionately affects minority and low-income populations. According to the Federal Communications Commission, 35 percent of adults who do not use broadband at home are older, poorer, less educated, more likely to be a racial or ethnic minority, and more likely to have a disability than those with a home connection.

United Way is working with community partners to offer:
1) Free hotspots (covered for a full year)
2) Free broadband for up to 200 people for a year (via Comcast Internet Essentials or AT&T low-cost internet plan)
3) Refurbished desktop and/or all-in-one computer
4) Digital literacy training and other important learning resources

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Children and youth
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

In 2016, United Way California Capital Region made a 20-year commitment to reduce poverty in the Greater Sacramento Region.

Creating a more socially just Capital Region will help reduce local poverty. We do this by:

1) Building capacity in undervalued communities.
2) Creating meaningful partnerships.
3) Seeking equity in education.
4) Making social justice investments in families.
5) Advocating for new policies to change old systems.

United Way has dedicated Community Program Officers working on each issue area, soliciting community input, reviewing research and consulting with experts in the field. United Way plays the unique and critical role of convening all of the stakeholders on a particular issue and identifying how we can leverage each other's work, investments, and skills to create a larger impact in the community. We also utilize evaluation and data collection tools data reporting system for our partners who are implementing programs. This allows us to review reports and monitor our investments in the community to ensure the greatest progress possible. Strong community partnerships with key stakeholders, government agencies, community-based organizations, nonprofit agencies, policymakers and the business community make it possible for United Way to lead or influence the success of social change solutions.

Building Capacity in Undervalued Communities:
Long-term, sustainable community development is crucial for neighborhoods to rise from poverty. We held 21 one-on-one meetings with Marisol Village Housing residents during redevelopment, identified 7 power group leaders to meet with stakeholders and gave 6 community presentations and trainings to support sustainability.

Creating Meaningful Partnerships:
We partner with 300 companies and 160 nonprofits to impact communities. Currently, we are partnering with the City of Sacramento, City of Rancho Cordova and SMUD to address the local digital divide that disproportionately affects people of color and low-income populations. Together, we are offering free internet, computer equipment and digital literacy training for households.

Seeking Equity in Education:
Ending poverty starts in school, ensuring all students receive the support they need to graduate and succeed. In January 2021, we launched STARS, a virtual online tutoring program that pairs volunteers with children needing literacy help. The program has hosted 454 tutoring sessions and students have gained 28 reading levels.

Making Social Justice Investments in Families:
We have an established track record of providing direct financial empowerment to local families through programs including Free Tax Prep, Kindergarten to College Savings and COVID-19 relief. In summer 2021, we are investing directly in families in under-resourced communities through the Direct Investment Program in Sacramento. 100 qualified families will receive guaranteed monthly funds to go back to school, become homeowners, start a business or more.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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United Way Sacramento Area

Board of directors
as of 7/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Oyango Snell

Western States Petroleum Association

Term: 2021 -

Dave Cable

Bank of America

Jason Clarke

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Brad Freeburg

UPS

David Greenly

US Bank

Todd Habets

NuStar Energy Corporation

Kim Hewitt

IBM

Fawzia Keval

Carolyn Mullins

Chevelle Newsome

California State University, Sacramento

Richard Pan

State Senate

John Purcell

Unfold

Julie Quinn

Deloitte

Randy Rojas

DC 16/ Local 1237

Joaquin Razo

Blue Zones Project

Fabrizio Sasso

Sacramento Central Labor Council

Jessica Sellner

HealthNet

Vanessa Sheared

Closing the Gap

Michael Simonds

Nationwide

Jeremiah Smith

First Northern Bank

Barbara Swartos

Accenture Consulting

Velma Sykes

Allen Taylor

Consultant

Carolyn Turpin

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Mark Ullrich

Ullrich Delevati CPAs

David Wilson

Grant Bennett Associates

Ruth Miller

David Bowen

Steve Lins

SMUD

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/13/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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