About United Way of Nevada County


To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community

United Way of Nevada County helps by making sure your support goes where  it's needed.  A donation to United Way of Nevada County stays local.  A strong United Way means human services are available when they're  needed, for our County, our neighbors, our family.

United Way of Nevada County envisions a community where all  individuals and families achieve their desired potential through Healthy  Lives, Education and Income Stability.  To that end, our service  priority is to strive to assure that individuals and families in Nevada  County are able to meet their BASIC NEEDS:

  • Food Insecurity
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Access to Health Care



  • 11.6% of people living in Nevada County live below poverty level.
  • Over 38% of Nevada County households have incomes below the California Self Sufficiency Standard.


Along with funding partner agency programs through the Community Impact Funds, United Way has also been creating programs to fill gaps in services. The Food Access Saturday program is one such example. Here are some FAQs.

United Way saw a need in the community for a food distribution program during the weekend. Through collaborations, we helped fill that need by creating Food Access Saturday, which is now a monthly program that has provided more than 1500 individuals with much-needed healthy food. We at United Way know there is a need in the community for more access to healthcare, and will be hosting a free California CareForce 2-day health clinic in 2020.


For more than 125 years, United Way has evolved to meet the needs of the  times. Today, the world needs United Way more than ever. 


United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.

  • 600 classrooms built in the Philippines
  • 8,000 people trained for in-demand jobs in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 50,000 mosquito nets distributed in Uganda

We all have a stake in what befalls our fellow man. We all benefit when a child succeeds in school, when someone finds a job that will help them provide for their family, or when more people are able to access quality, affordable health care. 

Find out how United Way helps our community with Basic Needs:


Board & Staff

We couldn't do what we do without a Board of Directors and staff members who believe in United Way of Nevada County's mission.  People supporting each other - that's what matters in Nevada County.  

Find out more about the people behind United Way of Nevada County

Board & Staff