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Applications for 2023 Steps to Success Grants Now Open

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 … Continue reading

United Way’s ‘Start Up for Success’ Returns to Prepare Local Entrepreneurs for Next Step in Business Journey

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 … Continue reading

Network2WorkRVA Now Available

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 … Continue reading

United Way Expands Ride United Program to Support Pandemic Recovery

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. … Continue reading

2021 Impact Report Now Available

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 … Continue reading

United Way Announces WomenRise Scholarship Recipients

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 … Continue reading

Equity Data Series Examines Regional Income Disparities

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 … Continue reading

United Way Partners with inSourceRx to Provide Prescription Savings

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 … Continue reading

United Way Kicks Off Third Annual Steps to Success Awards Celebration

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 … Continue reading