Our Work

Underneath everything we are, underneath everything we do, we are all people, connected, interdependent, united.  And when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all.  That's what it means to LIVE UNITED.


Advancing the Common Good:  Creating Opportunities for a Better Life for All

Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life:  a quality education that helps youth achieve their full potential, sufficient income to meet the basic needs of a family while establishing financial stability, and a safe and healthy community.

That's why United Way of Stanislaus County's work is focused on the building blocks for a good life:

  • Education: Increase the Graduation Rate in Stanislaus County
  • Income: Meeting Basic Needs and Establishing Financial Stability
  • Health: Improving Community Health and Family Safety


Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us.  We are all connected and interdependent.  We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when communities are healthy and families are safe.

United Way of Stanislaus County's goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems.  To LIVE UNITED means being a part of the change.  It takes commitment from all of us who care about this community to create a brighter future within Stanislaus County.

GIVE.  ADVOCATE.  VOLUNTEER.