United Way Certified Partnership

What does it mean to be a United Way Partner?

United Way of Nevada County partners with organizations that share our view that the way to improve lives is by mobilizing the caring power of communities. Their commitment is essential to addressing key social issues, such as helping children and youth achieve through education, promoting financial stability and independence, and improving people's health. 

United Way of Nevada County does the necessary due diligence for our donors through our Partnership application process and Citizen Review Team (CRT) process. We invite you to be part of the change.  Strengthening the building blocks for a good life  and a better tomorrow.  Building a better Nevada County together - that's what it means to LIVE UNITED!

In order for a non-profit to apply to become a new Partner with United Way of Nevada County, they must be an established 501(c)3 non-profit serving Nevada County for three years, in Health & Human  Services. 

United Way of Nevada County has given over one million dollars back to the community over the past ten years, through the Community Impact process. This includes designations and allocations to partners and programs.  Through the process Hospitality House received a van for their Street Outreach program.

Partners and potential partners may check out the Partner Resources page for helpful information.

Our current partner agencies are listed below:


Current United Way Partners

Community Beyond Violence


24hr Crisis Line: (530) 272-3467
Office: (530) 272-2046 

Address: 960 McCourtney Rd. Ste E, 

Grass Valley
web: www.cbv.org

Provides 24-hour crisis line,  emergency shelter, safe-house crisis intervention, counseling, emergency  food and clothes, court, law enforcement advocacy and accompaniment,  education and support groups. (Formerly DVSAC)



Phone:  (530) 477-3333

Address: 435 Sutton Way, Grass Valley
web: www.freed.org

FREED Center for Independent Living offers services to people with  disabilities: Personal assistant and housing referral, home fix-it,  information and referral, peer support, advocacy, independent living  skills, technology assistance, Senior Companions. 

Gold Country Comm. Services


Phone: (530)  273-4961

Address: 841 Old Tunnel Rd., Grass Valley
web: www.goldcountryservices.org

Programs include the Gold Country  Community Center and the High Noon Senior Nutrition program. Building  connections to and within Nevada County since 1976. 

Hospice of the Foothills


Phone: (530) 272-5739

Address: 11270 Rough & Ready Hwy, 

Grass Valley
web: www.hospiceofthefoothills.org

Hospice of the Foothills affirms  life and promotes dignity at the end-of-life by providing professional,  comprehensive and compassionate care to their patients, their loved ones  and the community. 

Hospitality House



Phone: (530) 271-7144
Address: 1262 Sutton Way, Grass Valley
web: www.hhshelter.org

Hospitality House is a nonprofit community shelter for the homeless in Nevada County funded primarily by individual  donations. The  year-round shelter is a no tolerance safe haven; those seeking shelter at are offered three meals, along  with laundry and shower facilities. 

Interfaith Food Ministry


Phone: (530) 273-8132
Address: 440 Henderson St., Grass Valley web: www.interfaithfoodministry.org
Interfaith Food Ministry feeds the  hungry and works to reduce food  insecurity in Nevada County, helping  to sustain health, human dignity,  and the opportunity for individuals  to realize their full potential.  

Habitat for Humanity


Phone:  (530)  274-1951 

Address:  236 S. Church St., Grass Valley
web: www.nchabitat.org

One of the 54  California affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, Americus  Georgia, whose primary mission is to build homes that build lives for  low-income families locally. 



Phone: (530) 265-2116

Address:  103 Providence Mine Rd. #104B

Nevada City

web: www.piell.org

Offers one-on-one tutoring at no  charge. Educates and supports clients in learning English as a second  language and preparation for the U.S. Citizen exam. 

Sierra Foothills AIDS


Phone: (530) 889-2437

Address: 12183 Locksley Ln. #208, Auburn
web: www.sierrafoothillsaids.org

Provides comprehensive support service to people living with HIV/AIDS and their families; provides education and prevention services to the general public. 

Sierra Forever Families



Phone: (530) 478-0900                  

Address: 345 Crown Point Circle, Suite 300, Grass Valley
web: www.sierraff.org

Provides permanent adoptive families  for children waiting in foster care with primary focus on those with  special needs, supports successful adoptions through services and  advocacy. 



Sierra Nevada Children's Services
                 Phone: (530) 272-8866                  Address:  420 Sierra College Dr. #100, Grass Valley
web: www.sncs.org
Provides childcare information and  referral, administers childcare subsidy programs, offers a wealth of  resources on early care and development through parent and childcare  provider workshops.

Sierra Senior Services


Phone: (530) 550-7600 

Address: 10040 Estates Dr. #A, Truckee

web: www.sierraseniors.org

Develops strategies to meet senior needs, provides services that help promote healthy aging, works with community organizations to support senior programs and services.

Sierra Community House


Sierra Community House   

provides hunger relief, legal aid, immigration assistance, and family-strengthening  programs, as well as direct services to victims of intimate  partner/domestic violence, sexual and child abuse. Sierra Community House is the result of the merger of Project MANA, North Tahoe Family Resource Center, Tahoe SAFE Alliance and Family Resource Center of Truckee. 


Kings Beach
(formerly the North Tahoe Family Resource Center, Tahoe SAFE Alliance, and Project MANA)
265 Bear St., Kings Beach, CA 96143
(530) 546-0952

Incline Village
(formerly Tahoe SAFE Alliance)
948 Incline Way Incline Village, NV 89451 -  (775) 298-0010 

(formerly Project MANA)
Warehouse: 10990 Industrial Way B5, Truckee, CA 96161 - (775) 298-4161

(formerly the Family Resource Center of Truckee)
11695 Donner Pass Road (next to KidZone Museum), Truckee, CA 96161

(formerly Tahoe SAFE Alliance)
12313 Soaring Way, Suite B, Truckee, CA 96161 -  (530) 582-9117

Gold Country YMCA


Office:  (530) 760-7019  

Address: 2036 Nevada City Highway #649 Grass Valley, CA 95945 
web: www.ymcasuperiorcal.org  

Provides a safe, nurturing and fun environment to engage the interests of  all. The adventures are non stop and the activities reinforce the  values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. assistance, self-defense and  prevention education.  

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