You Answered! After 70 community conversations and 7,125 surveys from adults and high school students across the county, the Impact Monterey County's (IMC) Community Assessment is finally complete!

Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Almost 1 in 3 California households struggle each month to meet their basic needs, according to a report released today by United Ways of California.

The report, Struggling to Get By: The Real Cost Measure in California 2015, finds that 3.2 million California households do not earn enough income to account for the types of...

Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015

According to the recently released Homeless Census, the number of individuals counted in Monterey County is 2,308.  For the purposes of the census, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines homelessness as “persons living in shelters and places not meant for human habitation,” but excludes multiple families housed together due to economic hardship -- an all-to-common circumstance in Monterey County.

The Homeless Census...

Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The United Way Monterey County Board of Directors is proud to announce that Katy Castagna has been named President and CEO.  Castagna has been with UWMC for more than 10 years and previously served as Chief Operating Officer, overseeing operations and fundraising.  Prior to her role as COO, she held the positions of Vice President of Programs, Director of Community Impact and Director of Success by 6.  ...

Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015

After 14 years as President and CEO of United Way Monterey County Mary Adams will retire on June 30.  Under her leadership UWMC has stretched beyond its role as a leading community funder to bringing key services to our community. Through her stewardship, one in three county residents have benefitted from a UWMC-funded service. She has been heralded for her innovative leadership, personal commitment and style....

Posted: Monday, April 20, 2015

Local funders announced grants totaling $432,500 to the Food Bank for Monterey County on Tuesday, March 31. This is a historic, collaborative response to a community emergency that is unprecedented in Monterey County. It reflects the value that local funders put on the Food Bank’s vital role feeding the working poor, families with children, seniors, disabled, military families and retirees and other vulnerable populations.

"We are pulling...

Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2015