Partner | United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg

Strategic Partnerships

United Way leads several initiatives including the Richmond Youth Program Quality Intervention to improve out-of-school time programs, and THRIVE, to coordinate organizations providing financial stability services. United Way also supports several other public/private partnerships aimed at increasing the capacity, quality, and impact of nonprofits in our region.

Richmond YPQI

Improving out-of-school time for youth

Richmond Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI) creates a supportive system for improving the quality of youth programs by assessing, planning, coaching, and training program staff, so that all young people in the Richmond region can engage in safe, instructional, and empowering programs during non-school hours.


Strengthening financial stability supports

THRIVE enhances collaboration, information-sharing and capacity-building among local programs and organizations that assist low-income residents in building wealth and achieving financial stability.


Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond (SBGRVA), facilitated by United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg and the Greater Richmond Chamber, is a local coalition of public and private organizations, businesses, and citizens working together to ensure that the region’s children enter school  healthy, well-cared for, and ready to succeed in school and in life.

For more information, please contact:
Jacqueline D. Hale, Director of Operations
Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond


United Way supports the Greater Richmond Age Wave, a collaboration of public and private organizations, businesses, and individuals including older adults working to prepare for the opportunities and challenges of our region’s growing aging population.


United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg is proud to be a long-term funding partner for Nonprofit Learning Point. For 20 years, Nonprofit Learning Point has provided relevant, high quality, and affordable learning opportunities designed to respond to the specific needs of the Richmond nonprofit community. NLP offers over 70 classes a year in all aspects of nonprofit management and leadership, annual conferences on national trends in the nonprofit community, leadership development programming, and individual executive leadership coaching.


HandsOn Greater Richmond, a web portal to volunteer opportunities around the region, links individuals, families, teams, and corporate groups with meaningful volunteer opportunities. United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg is a funding partner of HandsOn and encourages all local nonprofit agencies to register their one-time and long-term volunteer opportunities on the site.