Financial stability means many things. Most importantly, it means someone can cover basic expenses like food and housing. It also means people are able to avoid debt, build savings and prepare for unanticipated expenses. Children from financially stable homes are more likely to enjoy healthy lives and succeed in school.
We believe everyone should have the ability to develop financial literacy and work toward financial stability. That is why we work to help people on their journey to financial well-being and provide critical support along the way.
We provide free income tax preparation for households with income of $56,000 or less. Since 2002, we have worked with local social service, nonprofit, faith-based, business and government organizations to strengthen the financial independence of working families in our region.Learn More
We bring together workforce professionals and service providers to remove barriers to employment and help everyone in our region secure a steady, sustainable job with a livable wage.Learn More
Equity Data Series Examines Regional Income Disparities
Nearly 30 percent of Black individuals living in greater Richmond and Petersburg live below 200% of the poverty line, and people without bank accounts may spend $40,000 in fees just to cash paychecks over the course of their lifetime. These are just two of the findings in United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg’s latest Equity Data Series installment.