United Way of Santa Barbara Country has the unique and positive vision that "strong local communities are united to provide children and families the education, financial skills, and resources necessary to be successful today and resilient in times of community crises." Since 1923, UWSBC has served the Santa Barbara County community through funding, volunteer development, and by utilizing its own unique initiatives that involve dozens of local non-profit and public sector agencies. UWSBC's mission is to enrich the lives of children and families and build resilient communities by leading local programs and partnerships that improve school readiness and academic achievement, financial empowerment, and crisis response and recovery. Learn more at www.unitedwaysb.org.

United Way of Santa Barbara County is local, with 100% of campus gifts supporting efforts aimed at improving the education, financial stability and health of those in Santa Barbara County. Learn more about it at https://www.unitedwaysb.org/our-impact.

Contributions to not-for-profit agencies are 100% tax-deductible.

If you gave through payroll deduction, your total annual contribution (for tax purposes) is on your last pay stub of the year.

  • Non-Exempt Employees: Reference 12/20/2023 Remittance Pay Stub
  • Exempt Employees: Reference 12/01/2023 Remittance Pay Stub

For additional information, Contact our UCSB United Way Representative, Rose Levy, at (805) 882-0511 or rlevy@unitedwaysb.org.

The majority of employees are eligible for payroll deduction with the exception of limited/part-time employees on payroll less than 50% time. These employees can make a one-time donation with a credit card, cash or check.

The annual deduction schedule runs from May to May.

Important Resources

United Way is ready to help. Find out more.


The following resources are available to download at Box folder:

  • Department Rep Quick Start Guide
  • UWSBC Annual Campaign Gift Designation Policy
  • Your Local Impact
  • Campaign Poster
  • Pledge Form

Contact Information


UC Santa Barbara Contact
Emily Schroeder
Events Director
(805) 893-7382

United Way Representative
Rose Levy
United Way of Santa Barbara County
(805) 882-0511 (Direct) | (805) 965-8591 (Office)
United Way of Santa Barbara County