Our Major Areas of Impact:

Education Income Health

Addressed through our Service Priority:

Striving to assure that individuals and families in Nevada County are able to meet their basic need for:

  1. Food
  2. Emergency Shelter
  3. Access to Health Care



United Way of Nevada County works with many partner agencies to help families, seniors and disabled persons meet their need for food and live their lives to the fullest extent. In 2014, UWNC funded four major programs addressing food insecurity in western Nevada County and the Truckee area. Through these programs, children in low income families were delivered healthy, nutritious lunches all summer, individuals and families received groceries to put meals on their tables, seniors and the disabled receiving "Meals on Wheels" started getting frozen meals for the weekend and emergency food supplies in case of inclement weather disrupting hot meal deliveries.

Our partner agencies providing these programs are, respectively:


Emergency Shelter

United Way of Nevada County is here to help direct you to the appropriate organization to help you and your family in times of crisis. UWNC funds measures such as emergency shelter for families and individuals struggling with consequences of violence and substance abuse.

Our partner agencies providing these programs are:

Access to Health Care

United Way of Nevada County works to increase access to health care for all. UWNC funds measures such as access to health care professionals through tele-technology, and specialized health care programs to deal with drug abuse and the impact of AIDS.

Related partner agencies include:


Even with the focused funding above, in 2014 United Way of Nevada County supported several additional programs. These programs keep at-risk children and youth in school and provide life-enhancing education to help all individuals achieve their desired level of potential.

The partner agencies providing these services are: