Thanks to the support of community partners and volunteers, United Way of Santa Barbara County serves thousands of local community members each year. Through academic programs like Fun in the Sun, financial empowerment initiatives like the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, and its ongoing work in crisis response and recovery, United Way works to build a more resilient Santa Barbara County. In 2023, United Way served over 600 local students with individualized academic services, 3,600 filers with free tax preparation assistance, and completed its three-year COVID-19 response effort, serving over 9,000 families with nearly $42M in essential relief for emergency rent, utility, and relocation needs.

2022 - 2023 Campaign Report


In closing our 2022-2023 United Way Campaign, UC Santa Barbara employees raised over $98,000 in one-time donations, ongoing payroll deductions and special events. Together we are making an investment that benefits the entire community and speaks to our shared mission of giving back and this leads to a stronger, more sustainable place to live and work. With help from dedicated community members like you, United Way can continue to create innovative and evidence-based solutions to community challenges. Together, we can continue to strengthen the foundation that those in our most vulnerable communities need to build a brighter future.

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