Deisy Castro, a Salinas parent and United Way's Coordinator for CalWORKs, joined Francine Rodd from First 5 Monterey County and Shannon Watkins, Children’s Planning Council Chairperson and Bright Futures Steering Partner, to testify before the California State Assembly Committee on Human Services in favor of AB300, a bill that would allow Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties to develop localized county child care subsidy plans.  The bill passed...

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Any gift to a charity should be seen as an investment, and you want to invest in a charity that will make a major impact on its recipients while also giving you personal satisfaction.

An excellent way for you to invest in United Way's mission is to leave us a bequest in your will, living trust or with a codicil. One significant benefit of making a gift by bequest is that it allows you to continue to use the property you will leave to charity...

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

Monterey – United Way Monterey County has committed $200,000 in funding to the Monterey Bay Housing Trust (MBHT). By leveraging the investment through MBHT, United Way’s dollars will be matched 4:1 by the Housing Trust of Silicon Valley (HTSV). The result is a $1 million revolving fund that will increase affordable housing units for low-income individuals and families and those with special needs.  
“By partnering with MBEP, United Way Monterey...

Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Want to ensure that your legacy lives on after you? 

Make Your Final Wishes Clear
Active volunteers in their community, Kelly and Juan believed the time, talent and treasure they gave to local organizations would leave a lasting impact.  To ensure their work live on, they updated their estate plan to include favorite charities.

One Step at a Time
Reviewing your estate plan doesn’t have to be...

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2017

After a brief, pre-dawn training more than 135 volunteers fanned out across Monterey County to conduct the 2017 Homeless Census.  Volunteers were divided into teams and assigned a specific census tract.  Homeless guides familiar with the area was assigned to each team and team members counted all the homeless people they could see.  Thanks to Jay Dunn and the Salinas Californian, you can see the ...

Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017