SIX Ways To Give

Thank YouUnited Way offers employers/employees and all community members convenient, and efficient ways to donate and give back to the community. We invite you to join the thousands of local residents who are donating and volunteering to improve lives & communities!

Contribute to our United effort today. A gift to United Way will help local individuals, students, veterans, and families get access to the tools, support, and services they need to survive and thrive. There are multiple ways of giving: payroll deduction, online, round-up, crowdfunding, DAF/IRA. We also provide opportunities to give to dedicated funds like the COVID-19, United for Literacy, and Home fo Good Funds.

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Northern Santa Barbara County United Way brings people together to solve our community’s toughest challenges. We fight for everyone in every community. We live United.

How do we do that? We drive the partnerships and advocacy that will reduce the number of unsheltered homeless, improve literacy, and help families move toward financial stability.

Home for Good Santa Barbara County partnership supports the Coordinated Entry System to address homelessness.

  • In 2020 the AmeriCorps Partnership for Veterans and People Experiencing Homelessness strategically placed more than 50 members to assist vulnerable populations.
  • In 2020 we have more than 2,400 people experiencing homelessness in the data management system to drive decisions that impact everyone in the county.
  • In 2020 we celebrate having housed 146 Homeless Veterans who now receive services.
  • In 2020 we will house another 16 homeless veterans and dozens of chronically homeless individuals to put them on a path for self-sufficiency.
  • In 2020 we assisted more than a thousand unsheltered homeless during COVID 19 with food, PPE, and other essentials.


Work for Good Santa Barbara County supports people impacted by COVID 19 and long-term unemployment

  • In 2020 we launched the Work for Good Santa Barbara County partnership with the Workforce Development Board and employers, putting 33 individuals whose lives had been upended by COVID 19 back to work. 


United for Literacy partnerships support thousands of students to prepare them for better education and life. 

  • In 2020 – The Imagination Library has distributed more than 60,000 books to preschoolers to prepare them for kindergarten by learning to read.
  • In 2020 Power Readers serves over 1,000 students that benefit from our reading improvement partnerships. Students average over 3-grade levels improvement in one year, with many reaching grade-level reading for the first time.


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Partnership

  • In 2020, 1,708 low-income families accessed the platform and other income supports.

To give, text any amount to 805.600.2757


  • Send "Text" To: 805.600.2757
  • You will receive a text reply to set up your account.
  • Enter your donation amount in the message section and you will receive an immediate response with your donation amount and the opportunity to choose a program for your donation.

If you have any questions about how to use Text2Give, read our brief FAQ here: .     

If you are interested in establishing an automatically recurring gift, please visit our donation page at:

If you have any comments or questions about this donation or about our organization, you may contact us at:

Mailing Address: Northern Santa Barbara County United Way Inc PO Box 947 Santa Maria, CA 93456

USA Phone: (805) 922-0329     

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistant

Point in Time Homeless Count

Read "Goodnight Strawberry Moon" to young children

Stuff the Bus 

Office Assistant

Board and Advisory Committees

Special Events - Mayors' Ball / Elks Rodeo Queen /