Pacific Northwest Community Impact
Tech for good
Let’s move forward, together
Since launching Uber in the Northwest, we’ve been committed to making a positive impact in communities across the region, through our technology, partnerships, programs, and philanthropy.
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Community Impact Initiative
Applications are now closed for nonprofits in Greater Seattle and Portland to submit proposals for how they can use Uber ride credits to ensure everyone has equal access to pursue opportunity. We are currently reviewing proposals and will announce our 2019 partners by December 10, 2018.
Teaming up for change
Uber NW’s Community Impact Initiative makes it possible for us to partner with local nonprofits to create social impact. In 2018, we partnered with more than 45 nonprofits in the region, contributing over $600,000 in financial assistance and Uber rides.
Eliminating transportation barriers
We’re committed to working with Community Impact Initiative partners to make sure transportation is no longer a roadblock to anyone getting the help they need. One ride at a time, we’re supporting mothers experiencing homelessness get to housing appointments, newly-placed refugees receiving reliable rides to job interviews, or youth getting to job trainings.
Giving on the go has never been easier
Over the past 3 years, riders and drivers have donated over 20,000 pounds of clothing and household items to communities that need it most as part of our donation drives.
This year, our donation drive is back in Seattle, Portland, and Boise. We’re making it easier than ever to give on the go—dropping off your donation is just another stop along your weekend route.
Cutting greenhouse gas emissions
We're working to reduce the environmental impact of personal transportation in the Northwest by partnering with driver-partners who drive electric vehicles (EV) on our platform. Uber launched the EV Champions pilot program in cities across the US and Canada, including Seattle and Portland to set a goal to reach 5 million EV rides over the next year.