Our Mission

The mission of the United Way of San Joaquin County is to improve the lives of people by mobilizing the caring power of communities.



Tammy Shaff
El Concilio


Our United Way has been improving lives since 1926 and in our existence it is estimated that we have put over $100 million back into our community. Our annual campaign raises between $2 and $3 million. The majority of these funds come from the workplace campaigns that local businesses conduct to allow their employees the opportunity to give back. We work with hundreds of employers throughout San Joaquin County along with volunteers and selected nonprofit agencies to tackle the tough issues within our community.

We have three primary focus areas; education – helping children and youth achieve their potential, health – improving people’s health, and income – helping families and individuals become financially stable and independent. We believe that these are the building blocks for a good life and for people to be happy, healthy successful members of society.

We address the educational, health and income needs of our community through analyzing those needs, investing in local nonprofit agencies, building awareness of important issues, creating partnerships and developing prevention based programs aimed at stemming problems before they take root. The funded agencies of United Way of San Joaquin County provide these much needed services to make San Joaquin County a better place to live and work.