United Way of Greater Los Angeles
CREATING TOMORROW'S LOS ANGELES
THE NEED IS STRONGER THAN EVER
While so much has changed in the years since our founding, the challenges we face continue to be very real. The pandemic has deepened and accelerated inequality in our communities, leaving thousands of individuals and families in need of basic services like housing, food, and a quality education.
Today in Los Angeles County, 66,000 neighbors are experiencing homelessness, 1.5 million neighbors are living in poverty, and 850,000 students are attending schools lacking adequate resources.
WHY CHOOSE UNITED WAY OF GREATER LOS ANGELES?
Every dollar you donate to United Way of Greater Los Angeles stays right here in our community. And thanks to a generous donor, all new and increased donations will be matched.
We bring people together to discover solutions and work on issues too big for any one organization or person to solve alone. We work to build committed partnerships, invest funds and resources, and advocate for policy changes that will equitably move individuals forward.
As we step from one century into the next, we are focused on:
1. Crisis Relief
We bring together unlikely partners from every corner of our community to raise money and organize resources, so dollars go further, and relief happens faster for families in crisis. So far in 2022, we have provided:
2. Creating Opportunity
We spark innovative programs that have widespread and lasting impact, supporting neighbors facing housing instability, educational inequality, and income and wealth gaps.
3. Mobilizing Community
We build coalitions to pursue just and equitable solutions for our unhoused neighbors, to give voice to student needs, and to push our local government to take actions that reflect our values.
YOUR SOCIAL FOOTPRINT CAN CHANGE L.A. COUNTY FOR GOOD
If you would like to support United Way of Greater L.A., attend an event, or pursue volunteer opportunities, visit UnitedWayLA.org. You can also support by sharing our content through corporate and personal social media accounts. Follow United Way of Greater Los Angeles at @launitedway and tag in your social posts. United, we can end poverty and homelessness in our community!
No administration fee applies to donations to our Creating Pathways Out of Poverty (CPOP) plan. Designated donations to any specific charity other than United Way require a fee. Standard administrative fees are 9%. These fees help cover the cost of our internal controls and infrastructure needed to provide the highest level of quality assurance to our donors.