Our Partners

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg works closely with nonprofit agencies throughout the region. We are a major funder to more than 50 local organizations, providing millions of dollars annually to a range of agencies working on the front lines to create lasting change in communities throughout the region. We also support dozens of other agencies with research, best practices and other strategic initiatives.

Learn more about the agencies funded during the 2018-19 funding cycle and what their programs are doing to make a difference in our region.

Learn More: Our funding process is built around our Steps to Success framework. Click here to learn about each of our nine Steps.
CARITAS
Family Focus

Provides shelter and support to families experiencing homelessness.

Single Adults

Provides shelter and support to adults experiencing homelessness.

Children’s Home Society of Virginia
Partnership for Adoptions

Serves children who are waiting to be placed into a safe, loving adoptive family.

ChildSavers
Outpatient Mental Health Services for Children

Provides outpatient therapy and psychiatric services to children, ages 2-17.

Commonwealth Catholic Charities
Housing Resource Center

Provides walk-in and street outreach services to people experiencing homelessness, connecting them with diversion, shelter and housing services.

CrossOver Ministry
Chronic Disease Management

Provides medical care for chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension, and educates patients on how to effectively manage their health through lifestyle changes, diet and exercise.

HomeAgain
Espigh Family Shelter

Provides shelter and support to families experiencing homelessness.

Homeward
Utilizing Data

Plans & coordinates homeless services for the region.

Housing Families First
Building Neighbors

Rapidly re-houses families experiencing homelessness.

St. Joseph’s Villa
Housing Services for Homeless Youth

Rapidly re-houses young adults experiencing homelessness.

Salvation Army
Emergency Shelter

Provides emergency shelter and support for men, women and children experiencing homelessness.

Virginia Supportive Housing
Permanent Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless Adults

Breaks the cycle of chronic homelessness by providing permanent supportive housing to adults.

YWCA of Richmond
Building Resilience in Survivors of Domestic Violence

Provides services and shelter to families displaced by domestic violence.

Crisis Response Services

Provides in-person therapeutic counseling, hotline support and hospital accompaniment to adult survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Family Lifeline
Early Childhood Development Initiative

Provides home visitation services to families with young children using multiple evidence-based program models.

Southside Early Childhood Development Initiative

Provides home visitation services to families with young children using multiple evidence-based program models.

Quin Rivers Agency for Community Action
Charles City/ New Kent Healthy Families

Provides homes visitation services to families with young children using an evidence-based program model.

Central Virginia Health Services
Pediatric Care Coordinator

Provides outreach and health services to low-income families in the Petersburg area to ensure young children receive high quality, integrated care.

ChildSavers
Child Development Services – Petersburg

Provides education and resources for early childhood care providers that increase program quality for preschool children.

FRIENDS Association for Children
Preschool

Serves preschool children with quality child care services in low-income neighborhoods.

Greater Richmond ARC
Infant and Child Development Services

Serves young children who have or are at risk for developmental disabilities by providing assessments and therapy services.

Greater Richmond SCAN
Circle Preschool

Provides unique, year-round high quality early childhood education and intensive treatment to young children who have experienced trauma.

Family Support Program

Provides free, weekly psycho-educational groups for families affected by abuse, serving children and adults.

Sacred Heart Center
Family Literacy Project

Serves Hispanic/Latino families with preschool children with a focus on school readiness.

YWCA of Richmond
The Sprout School

Provides high-quality preschool care to children in a downtown Richmond location.

Communities in Schools of Richmond
Elementary Schools

Determines needs and provides community resources to students in Richmond and Henrico.

FRIENDS Association for Children
School Age Program

Serves children, ages 5-12, with a safe learning environment before and after school.

Literacy Lab
Elementary Literacy Intervention – Petersburg

Research-based program model that embeds rigorously trained, full-time AmeriCorps tutors in all Petersburg’s elementary schools to provide literacy interventions for K-3 students.

Peter Paul Development Center
Youth Program

Serves youth on-site with their After School Learning Immersion Program and Summer Promise Program at Fairfield Court Elementary School.

YMCA of Greater Richmond
After School Child Care

Serves school-age youth through a comprehensive after-school program at multiple sites throughout the Richmond area.

After School Child Care – Petersburg

Serves students at three Petersburg public elementary schools with out-of-school-time programs and activities.

ART 180
Community Programs

Provides after-school community-based programs for students with a focus on positive youth development.

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Mentoring

Provides school-age youth with trained & supported mentors.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond
MLK Jr. Middle School Club

Provides out-of-school-time activities to youth at MLK, Jr. Middle School.

Communities in Schools of Chesterfield
Falling Creek Middle School

Serves students by determining needs and providing community resources.

Higher Achievement Program
Closing the Middle School Opportunity Gap

Serves students with interventions during the transition to middle school by providing year-round, multi-year academic support.

NextUp RVA
Learning Beyond the Bell

Mobilizes community service providers to bridge in- and out-of-school time increasing student engagement in middle school.

Salvation Army
Boys and Girls Club

Serves children, ages 6-18, in the Church Hill neighborhood with out-of-school time activities.

Side by Side
Strengthening LGBTQ+ youth

Serves LGBTQ youth by providing support groups and programs.

Virginia Mentoring Partnership
Training and Quality Assurance

Provides training and support to mentoring programs throughout the Richmond region to ensure high quality and effective mentors.

Boys and Girls Club of Metro Richmond
Capital One Club on Northside

Provides out-of-school-time activities to youth in Northside Richmond.

Fairfield Court Club

Provides out-of-school-time activities to youth at Fairfield Court.

Petersburg Club

Provides out-of-school-time activities to youth in Petersburg.

Southside Richmond Club

Provides out-of-school-time activities to youth in Southside Richmond.

Communities in Schools of Chesterfield
Meadowbrook High School Expansion

Provides high school students with basic needs, academic assistance, college & career prep, family engagement, life skills and mental/physical health.

Communities in Schools of Richmond
High Schools & Performance Learning Centers

Serves high school students in Richmond and Henrico by determining needs and providing community resources, and Performance Learning Centers provide non-traditional education programs for students at risk of dropping out.

Petersburg Health Department
Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Serves youth with school-based clinical services, health education and community outreach to reduce disease transmission and prevent teen pregnancy.

Goodwill of Central VA
Education to Occupation – Richmond

Provides high school students with career readiness training and exploration activities helping them to make career and post-secondary education plans.

Education to Occupation – Petersburg

Provides high school students with career readiness training and exploration activities helping them to make career and post-secondary education plans.

Jewish Family Services
Providing PCA Training

Provides employment training and certification for Personal Care Aides. Participants have an immediate opportunity to work as a PCA with JFS clients once certified.

Pathways
Pathways to Employment

Provides employment and career services, financial education and coaching and income supports to unemployed adults.

Hanover Safe Place
Financial Education

Provides services including budgeting and financial literacy to families displaced by domestic violence.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Financial Opportunity Across the Region

Provides employment and career services, financial education and coaching and income supports.

Neighborhood Resource Center
NRC Works

Provides employment and career services, financial education and coaching and income supports.

OAR of Richmond
START! Reentry

Provides post-incarceration services, with a focus on employment, to individuals.

Progressive Adult Rehabilitation Center (PARC)
Supported Employment

Provides coordinated, comprehensive employment services for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

The READ Center
Adult Literacy Programs

Provides literacy education through teacher-led small classrooms and through volunteer tutors who work individually or in a group setting.

Access Now
Patient Care Coordination

Provides access to donated specialty medical care to uninsured, low-income residents of the Greater Richmond area.

Better Housing Coalition
Senior Coordinated Care

Offers support services to low-income older adults, including health and wellness programs, recreational activities, counseling and entitlements/insurance assistance.

Circle Center
Adult Day Services

Provides individualized day support services for adults with disabilities and age-related conditions to support community-based living and prevent isolation.

Daily Planet
Integrated Care

Provides case management to adults receiving health and medical respite services.

Family Lifeline
In-home support services

Intensive, home-based caregiving for older adults and people with disabilities allowing them to remain socially engaged while maintaining their health.

FeedMore
Meals on Wheels

More than 1,500 volunteers provide balanced, nutritious and appealing meals to older adults and people with disabilities.

Goochland Cares
Access to health care

Provides comprehensive medical services including chronic disease care, pharmaceuticals, gynecological care, specialist referrals, vision and mental health services.

Greater Richmond ARC
Adult Day Services

Provides individualized day support services for adults with disabilities and age-related conditions to support community-based living and prevent isolation.

Camp Baker Services

Provides summer, weekend and emergency respite for children and adults with developmental disabilities whose caregivers are in need of relief or crisis care.

Health Brigade
Integrated Care for Older Adults

Provides integrated primary care, mental health and public health services to low-income, uninsured or underinsured older adults.

Jewish Family Services
In-Home Personal Care

Provides in-home care that allows low-income, frail, ill older adults to remain living safely, comfortably and independently in their own homes.

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Renew Crew

Provides critical home repairs and accessibility modifications, including wheelchair ramps, for low-income homeowners across the region who are older or living with a disability.

Senior Connections
Care Transitions

Working with three local hospitals, the program provides patients with complex care needs and their caregivers with a Transition Coach to learn self-management skills that will ease their transition from hospital to home and prevent re-hospitalization.

Greater Richmond Age Wave

A regional effort to improve collective well-being as people age through multiple approaches focused on improving person-centered care for elder engagement.

South Richmond Adult Day Care
Adult Day Care

Provides individualized day support services for adults with disabilities and age-related conditions to support community-based living and prevent isolation.

YMCA of Greater Richmond
Aging Strong Program

A community-based senior wellness program designed to help older adults improve health outcomes, increase socialization and maintain independent living.

Workplace Campaign

For many companies in Central Virginia, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg’s workplace campaigns have become the primary way they give back to the community. Today, more than 500 local businesses, big and small, open the door to United Way directly to their employees, making it easy to donate through payroll deduction or one-time gifts.

It’s easy to start a workplace campaign at your office. Click here for more information.

Additional Funding Initiatives

In addition to funding programs at local agencies, we also support a number of initiatives aimed at systems-level change in specific areas.

Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond ensures all children birth to five in Greater Richmond are healthy, well cared for and ready for school. Funds will support the implementation of the regional plan and the annual regional Kindergarten Readiness Campaign.

Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI) supports a continuous quality improvement process for out-of-school time programs in Greater Richmond & Petersburg. Funds will support the assessment, improvement planning, coaching and professional development for youth programs and support the salary of the YPQI Coordinator.

THRIVE Collaborative supports efforts to increase incomes, build savings and assets and develop financial literacy among local households – and thereby help them achieve financial stability.