Posts By: Haley Herrmann

We believe that the most powerful way to make a difference is to work together. When you support United Way, you are partnering with individuals, businesses, government agencies and nonprofits to create a community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Below are a few ways that your support impacts individuals and families in our region. We hope that you…

November 14, 2022 – Since 1982, EnergyShare has been providing energy assistance for people living in our region through a variety of initiatives that support individuals and families experiencing financial hardships. Since the program’s inception, EnergyShare has supported over 889,000 individuals and families. Read Dominion Energy’s 2022 EneryShare Annual Report to learn more about their impact.   From the beginning,…

November 8, 2022 – In 2021, United Way Worldwide’s (UWW) CEO Brian Gallagher stepped down from his role after allegations of harassment and negligence were reported within the organization. His last day with United Way Worldwide was March 1, 2021. With the recent release of UWW 2021 financial statements, we are disappointed to learn that upon his resignation, Brian Gallagher…

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg’s 2022 Impact Report is now available! This report covers our work during the 2022 fiscal year, July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. With your support, we have seen our programs grow, our partnerships strengthen and our community come together to create positive change. Learn about our programs, partners and so much more by reading through this…

United Way will invest $2.475 million in a total of 72 programs and 54 partner agencies in the 2023 grant funding cycle. RICHMOND, Va. (October 5, 2022) – United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg has announced the recipients of their 2023 grant funding cycle, allocating $2.475 million to a total of 72 programs at 54 partner agencies. These funds…

Nonprofit seeks 300 volunteers to assemble emergency-preparedness kits RICHMOND, Va. (Sept. 6, 2022) – To recognize the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg will host a community volunteer pop-up at Triple Crossing Brewery in Fulton. Volunteers will help create emergency-preparedness kits that will be distributed to vulnerable families by the YWCA of…

Twenty-three single mothers will receive funding, an approximate increase of 280% from year one RICHMOND, Va. (Aug 24, 2022) – United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg has announced the recipients of its second annual WomenRise scholarship program, which empowers single mothers to work toward a post-secondary degree or credential without the burden of childcare expenses. As a result of the…

RICHMOND, Va. (June 28, 2022) – Back for a fourth year, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg will host seven Kindergarten Countdown Camp classrooms in schools across Powhatan, Goochland and Dinwiddie this summer. The camps, which will run from June 27-July 28, aim to empower and guide young children and their families toward success in their kindergarten journey this upcoming…

Back for a second year, the program will award 20 scholarships, up from six last year RICHMOND, Va. (April 27, 2022) – On Sunday, May 1, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg will begin the application period for the second year of its WomenRise scholarship program, which empowers single mothers to work toward a post-secondary degree or credential without the burden of…