Income | United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg

In Greater Richmond & Petersburg

  • From 2000 to 2010, the number of people living in poverty in our region grew by 56%.
  • In 2013, 138,852 people in our region lived in poverty.
  • In the counties of Henrico, Hanover and Chesterfield, poverty grew by 75%.
  • 49% of renters pay 30% or more of their income on housing, compared to 27.3% of homeowners.

We want individuals and families to achieve and maintain financial stability.

How do we get there? At United Way, we invest in programs that help low-income individuals and families increase their incomes, attain stable housing, and manage their money more wisely.

Click through to learn more about our agenda and funded partners below. You can also click here to download our Income Focus Area Investment Prospectus 2015/2016.

How do individuals and families gain and maintain Household-Sustaining Income/Employment?

  • Employment assistance
  • Emergency financial assistance
  • Access to public benefits

United Way partners in improving Household-Sustaining Income/Employment

Community Impact Grantees:

  • OAR of Richmond
  • LISC Financial Opportunity Center (Funded in Petersburg)
  • Progressive Adult Rehabilitation Center (Funded in Petersburg)

United Way Initiatives:

  • THRIVE Collaborative
  • Emergency Food and Shelter Program
  • 2-1-1 Virginia

How do individuals and families gain and maintain Stable, Affordable Housing?

  • Rapid re-housing
  • Permanent supportive housing
  • Homelessness diversion and prevention
  • Emergency shelter and supports

United Way partners in improving Stable, Affordable Housing

Community Impact Grantees:

  • Commonwealth Catholic Charities
  • HomeAgain
  • Homeward
  • Housing Families First
  • St. Joseph’s Villa
  • Salvation Army
  • Virginia Supportive Housing
  • YWCA of Richmond

United Way Initiatives:

  • Emergency Food and Shelter Program

How do individuals and families gain and maintain Savings, Assets and Financial Literacy?

  • Asset-building tools
  • Access to banking
  • Financial counseling and education

United Way partners in improving Savings, Assets and Financial Literacy

Community Impact Grantees:

  • Hanover Safe Place

United Way Initiatives:

  • THRIVE Collaborative

What is THRIVE?

The THRIVE Collaborative is United Way’s primary vehicle for promoting financial stability in our region.  THRIVE supports local efforts that strengthen families by increasing incomes, building assets and savings, and developing financial literacy.  For more info.:

THRIVE Collaborative

Metrocash (volunteer tax-preparation program operating under the THRIVE umbrella)