United Way of San Diego County

United Way of San Diego County


Serving San Diego for Over 95 Years

That’s a long time and a lot of trust. United Way of San Diego County has stayed vital to this community since 1920 for good reason: we know how to put the right people together with the right resources to make the right things happen. Right now, our ultimate focus is to help San Diego’s children and families grow stronger. Today's United Way is bringing people, organizations and communities together around a common cause, a common vision, and a common path forward.  

Our Vision: United Way envisions a vibrant community built on opportunity for everyone.

Our Mission: To spark breakthrough community action that elevates every child and family toward a brighter future.

What Does United Way do? 

Using a collective impact approach – acting as a project manager to unify the resources of dozens of local partners – we’ve been able to improve the lives of children and their families across the region, while engaging new partners and organizations along the way. This cross-sector collaborative approach takes all of us, from all walks of life, working together to be a part of local solutions. 

The Goal: Quality education for kids from stable families

The Progress: We’re tracking our success – and it’s working

Number of Employees: 
25-50 employees
What is
Collective Impact is a proven, more effective framework for solving complex social issues. Collective Impact is the commitment of a group of actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a complex social problem. Five conditions for Collective Impact to succeed: Common Agenda Shared Measurement Systems Mutually Reinforcing Activities Continuous Communication Backbone Support

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