Financial Stability

United Way Suncoast Brings Strategic Vision Into Focus

United Way Suncoast unveiled its new strategic vision in a special one-hour virtual presentation on Sept. 9. Hosted by 10 Tampa Bay Brightside anchor Frank Wiley, the presentation featured CEO Jessica Muroff guiding viewers through a series of conversations about how United Way Suncoast, one of the region’s leading nonprofits, plans to continue lifting up…

Tax-A-Thon 2020

United Way Suncoast is pleased to announce our third annual Tax-a-thon on Saturday, February 8 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. If you earned less than $66,000, you don’t need to pay $200 or more for simple tax preparation. IRS-certified volunteers will prepare your taxes and ensure you get the largest refund for which you…

ALICE Community Report

REGISTER HERE. You’re invited to a summit on the newly released 2018 ALICE Report presented by our Women United affinity group on Monday, April 8th at 8:30AM at the State College of Florida. 43% of households in our region struggle to pay for basic needs such as housing, child care, food, transportation, health care and…

Tampa area officials grapple with workforce quality issues

With the results of a comprehensive comparison study against nearly 20 peers, Tampa area officials and business leaders have a core challenge: to recruit and retain talent.    by: Mark Gordon   What will Tampa Bay be when it grows up? That metaphorical question is the crux of the 2019 Tampa Bay Regional Competitiveness Report. The…

Feeding Tampa Bay wants to do more than feed needy families

By Christopher O’Donnell TAMPA — A free meal from a food bank can serve as an instant boost for a family struggling to afford to be able to eat. But when that family still needs help the following day, and the following week, free meals alone are not the answer. That’s the theory behind a major…

A look at those left behind by the economy

By Barbara Peters Smith Staff Writer Posted Feb 6, 2019 at 4:57 AM Updated Feb 6, 2019 at 7:34 AM    United Way’s report on struggling households counts the cost of low wages While a humming investment environment and bubbling property values have helped restore financial stability to millions of Americans in the last decade, one sector — including many who don’t own stocks or homes…

In a good economy, report reveals grim news for Florida families

By Christopher O’Donnell Published February 6 Updated February 6 Spending is up and unemployment down, which means Florida’s economic indicators have been heading the right way for several years. But the untold story of the state’s economic rebound is that it bypassed almost half of Florida households, which are still struggling to pay for basic needs, according to…

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