Our Partners

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg is 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. A team of dedicated local volunteers leads our community investment process from start to finish.

Click on the individual Steps below to learn about our funded agencies (2020-2022 cycle).

Families and individuals must have a safe home with healthy food for everyone who lives there in order to work toward a higher degree of prosperity.

Access Now
Specialty Medical Care for the Uninsured

Provides access to donated specialty medical care to uninsured, low-income residents.

Emergency Shelter

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.

Children’s Trauma-Informed Mental Health Services

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.

CrossOver Healthcare Ministry
Pediatrics Program

Provides comprehensive, integrated health care services for children from low-income families.

Chronic Disease Management

Educates patients on how to effectively manage their health and treats chronic conditions of diabetes and hypertension.

Espigh Family Shelter

Provides shelter and support to families experiencing homelessness.

Utilizing Data to Facilitate Systems Change in Homeless and Human Service

Plans and coordinates the use of data within homeless services for the region.

Coordinated Entry to Homeless Services

Supports the Housing Crisis Line, a call-center that assists people experiencing homelessness or are at-risk for homelessness to find shelter and other resources.

Housing Families First
Building Neighbors Rapid Re-Housing

Rapidly re-houses families experiencing homelessness

Hilliard House Emergency Shelter

Provides emergency shelter and support for families and children experiencing homelessness.

Salvation Army
Emergency Shelter

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

Side by Side VA
Housing Stability for LGBTQ+ Adults

Provides LGBTQ+ young adults with housing, basic needs and mental health support.

St. Joseph’s Villa
Petersburg Youth Housing Project

Rapidly re-houses young adults experiencing homelessness in the Petersburg area.

Virginia Supportive Housing
Permanent Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless Adults

Provides permanent supportive housing to adults experiencing chronic homelessness.

YWCA of Richmond
Crisis Response Services

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

The path to prosperity begins at birth. Children must be born into safe homes with families who are socially, emotionally and financially prepared to care for them.

Family Lifeline
Early Childhood Development Initiative

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

Thrive Virginia (formerly Quin Rivers)
Charles City/ New Kent Healthy Families

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

In order to be kindergarten-ready, young children need quality early education, strong relationships with families, a safe and secure home environment and regular health and developmental screenings and support.

FRIENDS Association for Children

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

Greater Richmond SCAN
Family Support Program

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

Partnership for Families
Families Learning Together

Provides parenting workshops and support to families with preschool-age children in Richmond’s Northside.

Sacred Heart Center
Family Literacy Project

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

Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond
Smart Beginnings

Supports implementation of regional plan and Kindergarten Registration Campaign.

Smart Beginnings Southeast
Quality Early Childhood Improvement – Petersburg

Provides parent engagement sessions and preschool teacher training to improve the quality of literacy instruction.

SOAR365 (formerly Greater Richmond ARC)
Pediatric Therapy

Provides therapy services to young children who have, or are at risk for, development disabilities.

YWCA of Richmond
The Sprout School

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

Kids who are reading proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to graduate high school on time.

Communities in Schools of Richmond
Elementary Schools Integrated Student Support

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

Literacy Lab
Literacy Tutoring

Embeds rigorously trained, full-time AmeriCorps literacy tutors in high-need elementary schools.

Peter-Paul Development Center
Youth Program

Serves youth in the After-School Learning Immersion Program and Summer Promise at Fairfield Elementary.

YMCA of Greater Richmond
Out-of-School Time – Greater Richmond

Serves school-age youth through a comprehensive after-school program.

Out-of-School Time – Petersburg

Serves school-age youth through a comprehensive after-school program.

Attendance and success in middle school are critical in keeping students on track for on-time graduation and preparing them to continue their education after high school or secure a self-sustaining job.

ART 180
Community Programs

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Provides school-age youth with trained & supported mentors.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond
Facility-Based Out-of-School Time Services

Provides out-of-school time activities in neighborhood-based centers.

Communities in Schools of Chesterfield
Falling Creek Middle School

Serves students by determining needs and providing community resources.

Higher Achievement
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.

A high school diploma is a critical milestone on the path to a post-secondary degree and/or a self-sustaining career.

Communities in Schools of Chesterfield
Sustainability and Expansion for Meadowbrook and L.C. Bird

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

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.

Crater Health District
HealthSpace Teen Pregnancy Prevention

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

As they continue their education or enter the workforce, young people need access to skills and training that enable them to secure and maintain gainful employment with a living wage.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond
Life Readiness Program for Teens

Provides teens with activities including workforce development, life readiness, college/career readiness and case management support.

Coordinated Support for Alumni/Opportunity Youth

Provides young adults ages 19-24 with college/career readiness, job and internship placement and case management support.

Goodwill of Central and Coastal 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.

Pathways to Education

Provides young adults ages 17-24 with college and career readiness activities including training for industry-recognized credentials, GED tutoring and college preparation and counseling.

Sacred Heart Center
College and Career Bound Program

Provides high school Latino students with mentoring/leadership, college preparation and career exploration and preparation.

The Literacy Lab
Leading Men Richmond

Trains and embeds young men of color in pre-K classrooms to implement one-on-one and group literacy interventions.

In addition to covering basic expenses, families and individuals need financial stability to avoid debt, build savings and prepare for unanticipated expenses.

Hanover Safe Place
Financial Education

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

Ways to Work

Provides fair-interest vehicle loans and financial literacy education to working individuals with challenging credit histories.

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.

Southside Community Development Housing Corporation
Latino Community Engagement

Provides financial literacy services and engages the Latino community to identify problems and implement solutions.

Thrive Virginia (formerly Quin Rivers)
Financial/Housing Counseling Program

Provides intensive one-on-one and group financial counseling to individuals.

Virginia LISC
Fostering Financial Stability

Provides employment services, financial education/coaching and income support.

YWCA Richmond
Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Provides services, shelter and support to families experiencing domestic violence.

Older adults and persons with disabilities must be emotionally and physically healthy, financially secure and socially connected.

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.

Feed More
Meals on Wheels

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

Access to Health Care

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

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.

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.

Longevity Project

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

SOAR365 (formerly Greater Richmond ARC)
Adult Programs

SOAR365’s Adult Programs are the grown-up way to help people with disabilities.

SOAR365 @ Camp Baker

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

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.

Virginia Dental Association Foundation
Donated Dental Services

Connects low-income individuals with free dental care donated by local dentists.

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.