United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg believes Financial Well-Being is a critical Step to Success on the path toward educational achievement, better health outcomes and a stronger community for all.
Financial literacy is the ability to understand and effectively use various financial skills, including personal financial management, budgeting, and investing. These skills are important as they help individuals and families achieve financial stability and maintain financial well-being.
At United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg, we outline key steps on the journey to financial literacy and provide needed support along the way. Read below for information about how we support financial literacy in the Greater Richmond and Petersburg region.
United Way’s Tax Assistance Programs provide free income tax preparation for households with income of $56,000 or less. Since 2002, we have worked with local social service, nonprofit, faith-based, business and government organizations to strengthen the financial independence of working families in our region. The THRIVE Collaborative, a Richmond-area partnership, supports efforts to increase incomes, building savings and assets and develop financial literacy among local households, thereby helping them achieve financial stability. SCDHC is a Community Housing Development Organization that serves the City of Richmond and the Counties of Chesterfield and Henrico, Virginia. They provide financial literacy services and engage the Latino community to identify problems and implement solutions. The READ Center provides adults with literacy education through teacher-led small classrooms and through volunteer tutors who work individually or in a group setting. Learning to read as an adult is complex, READ meets students where they are and helps them attain their literacy and life goals. Your donation fuels this work and allows us to change lives in the Richmond and Petersburg region. Click here to make a gift today or pledge through your United Way workplace campaign.