More than 100 years of local service

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg traces its roots back more than a century to when a group of concerned citizens got together to discuss how to help meet community needs. Over the 106 years that followed, your local United Way has continually improved the lives of those in need. While the needs of the community have changed over time, our mission – to provide everyone with a clear path to success – has not.

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg serves the region’s neighborhoods and rural areas alike, providing direct services and support to partners in the cities of Richmond, Petersburg and Colonial Heights as well as the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent and Powhatan – 11 different localities in all.

More than 138,000 friends and neighbors in our region live below the poverty line, and almost half of the families in our region are struggling to afford essentials like housing, childcare, access to transportation and quality health care. Working with more than 50 community partners and through the generosity and kindness of the community at large, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg is creating lasting change – change that improves the quality of life in our region for all of us.