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Our impact

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Since 1922, we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of families and individuals move into stable homes, access critical healthcare, pursue quality education, escape the cycle of poverty—and more. Check out some highlights from recent years.

Impact Report

2021 at a glance

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretched into a second year, United Way of Greater L.A. helped lead the charge to bring vaccines, financial relief, and high-speed internet to unhoused and low-income community members.

A medical outreach worker in a surgical mask shakes the hand of a bearded man experiencing homelessness
40,000+

students, families, and teachers supported by TransformED grants

2,800+

unhoused neighbors received healthcare through Project Roomkey

$1.8M

in tax refunds claimed by low-income families through VITA

Impact Report

2020 at a glance

In collaboration with our supporters, volunteers, and partner organizations, we brought financial stability, healthcare, and critical resources to L.A. County residents after thousands were left unemployed and medically vulnerable during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A man wearing a mask helps load food drive items into cardboard boxes
1,100,000+

items of PPE & medical supplies distributed

5,000,000+

meals distributed to families & emergency shelters

$1.79M

given to students & families

Why we do what we do

Putting our mission into action.

Client and tax prep volunteer speak at a shared table

Gilda

Single mother

After receiving financial support, mental health counseling, and other resources from our partners at Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), Gilda and her four children were able to get back on their feet after overwhelming uncertainty and the loss of a loved one.

Yecenia speaking into a microphone at a Youth Civic Leadership Program event

Yecenia

Young Civic Leadership Program (YCLP) graduate

As Yecenia grew up in a one-bedroom apartment with five other family members north of Koreatown, she dreamt of attending UC Berkeley. But she struggled to find guidance to help her reach her goal until she joined YCLP where she learned valuable leadership skills and received one-on-one mentorship from people she could relate to. Now she’s part of UC Berkeley’s Class of ‘23.

Patient standing in front of mobile health clinic

Victor

Unhoused community member

While Victor, an unhoused older adult in his early 50s, was receiving a COVID-19 test from our Health Pathways partners at St. John’s, they discovered that Victor had extremely high blood pressure and rushed him to the hospital. Because he had access to medical care, Victor was saved from having a stroke.

Oscar posing with three family members holding a sign that reads #FutureGauchos

Oscar

Young Civic Leadership Program (YCLP) graduate

Faced with completely virtual instruction for his first semester of college and no internet-enabled device, Oscar received a free laptop through YCLP. The gift allowed him to continue to pursue his degree online.

Multiply your impact

Our work is made possible by generous contributions—big and small—from people like you. Give today to help your neighbors care for their loved ones, go to a high-quality school, and pursue their dreams.