Posts By: Tyler Burgess

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for Steps to Success grants that will begin in January 2023.   As one of the largest nonprofit funding organizations in the region, our local United Way invests in dozens of programs at nonprofits across the region. Our current funding cycle (2020-2022) is delivering…

RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 13, 2022) – Following a successful pilot program in 2021, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg’s Start Up for Success program is returning to provide aspiring local entrepreneurs with the social capital, training, coaching and start-up funding needed to launch businesses and lead economic development in their communities. This year, five budding entrepreneurs with aspirations ranging…

RICHMOND, Va. – Officials with the Greater Richmond Workforce Development Coalition (WorkforceCoalitionRVA) have announced the launch of Network2WorkRVA, a technology resource designed to connect those seeking jobs with access to training opportunities and employers looking to fill vital roles within their companies. Network2WorkRVA is the first major initiative from WorkforceCoalitionRVA. The resource will be working with local employers, job seekers…

RICHMOND, Va. (Oct. 4, 2021) – United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg today announced the expansion of its Ride United program, which launched in May as a resource for individuals to get to and from COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Now, the program is expanding to offer a greater range of services to support pandemic recovery. Ride United now offers round-trip,…

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg’s 2021 Impact Report is now available!  This 39-page report covers our work during the 2021 fiscal year, July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. Our 2021 Impact Report highlights many of our most notable accomplishments from the past 12 months, from the launch of new programs like WomenRise and Start up for Success to our continued investment in dozens of local nonprofits. 

Six Single Mothers Received Funding, a Total Investment of $65,000 from the Nonprofit RICHMOND, Va. (Aug 23, 2021) – United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg today announced the recipients of its inaugural WomenRise scholarship program, which empowers single mothers to work toward a post-secondary degree or credential without the burden of childcare expenses. In United Way’s local service area,…

RICHMOND, Va. (July 26, 2021) – A new program from United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg is providing aspiring entrepreneurs the social capital, training, coaching and start-up funding needed to bring their ideas to life and lead economic development in local communities. Piloted this summer, Start Up for Success has since guided five budding entrepreneurs through the 10-week program…

RICHMOND, Va. (July 6, 2021) – 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…

Richmond, VA (June 29, 2021) – Today, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg announced its partnership with inSourceRx. inSourceRx prescription drug discount cards are available to everyone in the community, regardless of insurance coverage status. There are no usage, age or income limits. Using this card at the pharmacy will provide community members with up to an 80% discount…

Today, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg began its third annual Steps to Success Awards celebration. United Way’s 2021 Steps to Success Awards is taking place from June 7–11 and will recognize the many individuals and organizations that support United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg.  Want to join us?  This five-day event is taking place across all our social media platforms and in…