The mission of the United Way of San Joaquin County is to

improve the lives of people by mobilizing the caring power of communities.


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 two primary focus areas; education and homelessness.

We address the educational needs and those for experiencing homelessness in 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.



At United Way of San Joaquin County, we believe in the power of diversity, equity and inclusion where “belonging” is an essential tenant of how we serve our county. As we head into our second century of operations, we will strive to create an inclusive and equitable organization—one that is much stronger than our past.

Click here to read our full Recommitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement.