United Way Accepting Applications for WomenRise Program

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 … Continue reading

Introducing Thriving Families, a new Basic Needs Assistance Program

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg believes every family should have their basic needs met. Unfortunately, too many families in our region are working hard, but struggling to afford essential things like housing, food or child care.    That’s why we have introduced Thriving Families, a new program that works with adults and children to … Continue reading

Celebrating Publix Appreciation Day

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg is celebrating its partnership with local Publix Super Market stores on Publix Appreciation Day, March 17, 2022.  Publix has been a long-time supporter of local United Ways across eight states for more than four decades, beginning in 1979. Publix is currently operating 16 stores throughout our service area.  … Continue reading

2022 Community Survey

We are pleased to invite you to take our 2022 Community Survey. The survey will take 10-15 minutes of your time, and all results are anonymous.   All of our funding and programmatic decisions are based on data and community input. By taking our survey, you can help us understand:  Why you choose to donate to … Continue reading

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

Here to Help: United Way Kicks off Annual Free Tax Preparation Service

RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 31, 2022) – With the April 18 tax-filing deadline just 11 weeks away, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program officially begins this week. In its 19th year of operation, United Way’s free tax preparation service is offered to area families with household incomes of less than … Continue reading

In Memory of Jay Stegmaier

All of us at United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg are saddened by the passing of Jay Stegmaier. Jay was a key member of our Board of Directors, recently ending his term as chair in June 2021. Jay’s service to United Way extended throughout his career but deepened upon his retirement from Chesterfield County … 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

2021: A Year of Impact

We are looking back on the many ways our local United Way has helped communities across the region in 2021. Join us in reflecting on the accomplishments below, and please consider making a donation so we can continue helping your community in 2022. Seven Kindergarten Countdown Camp Sites Served Nearly 100 Children and Families Kindergarten … Continue reading