Many critical missions sharing one ultimate goal:
A better community for everyone.

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.

Funded Agencies


Access Now
Specialty medical care for the uninsured

ART 180
Community-based programs

Better Housing Coalition
Senior coordinated care

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Community-based mentoring

Boys to Men Mentoring Network of Virginia
Young men finding a safe space to overcome barriers

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond
Thriving Families: BGCMR Family Stability Program
Coordinated Support for Alumni/Youth
Life Readiness Program for Teens

Emergency shelter and case management

Chesterfield Colonial Heights Alliance for Social Ministry (CCHASM)
Emergency food assistance for families and individuals in crisis

Children’s Home Society of Virginia
Partnership for Adoptions

Trauma-informed mental health services to support children’s resiliency

Circle Center Adult Day Services
Adult day services

Commonwealth Catholic Charities
Housing Resource Center

Communities in Schools of Chesterfield
Fostering school engagement and success
Promoting increased graduation rates for Chesterfield students

Communities in Schools of Petersburg
Integrated student support services for underserved students

Communities in Schools of Richmond
Elementary schools

Crossover Healthcare Ministry
Pediatrics program
Chronic disease management

Daily Planet Health Services
Integrated Care

Family Lifeline
In-home support services
Early childhood development initiative

Feed More
Meals on Wheels

FRIENDS Association for Children

Access to health care

Greater Richmond SCAN
Circle Preschool Program
Family Support Program

Hanover Safe Place
Financial education

Health Brigade (Formerly Fan Free Clinic)
Integrated care for older adults

Higher Achievement Program
Closing the Middle School Opportunity Gap

Utilizing data to facilitate systems change
Coordinated entry to homeless services

Housing Families First
Building neighbors
Hilliard House Emergency Shelter

Ways to Work

Jewish Family Services
Coordinated care for seniors

The Literacy Lab
Literacy tutoring
Leading Men Richmond

MENTOR Virginia (formerly Virginia Mentoring Partnership)
Training and quality assurance

NextUp RVA
Creating access to opportunity

OAR of Richmond
START! Reentry

Partnership for Housing Affordability
Richmond Housing Resource Line

Partnership for the Future
Success in college and beyond

Peter Paul Development Center
Middle school education

Progressive Adult Rehabilitation Center (PARC)
Supported employment

Renew Crew

The READ Center
Adult literacy programs

REAL Houses: Providing Recovery and Transitional Housing

Sacred Heart Center
Family Literacy Project
College and Career Bound Program

St. Joseph’s Villa
Mental health services
Flagler Housing/Homeless Services Petersburg Youth

The Salvation Army
Emergency homeless shelter
Boys & Girls Club

Senior Connections
Care Transitions

SOAR365 (formerly Greater Richmond ARC)
Pediatric therapy
Adult day and adult day health services
Respite care for adults with disabilities

South Richmond Adult Day Care
Adult day services

Southside Community Development & Housing Corporation
Housing stabilization and financial empowerment

Thrive Virginia (formerly Quin Rivers)
Financial/housing counseling program
Charles City/New Kent Healthy Families

Virginia Dental Association
Donated dental services

Virginia Home for Boys and Girls
Pride Place at VHBG

Virginia LISC
Financial Opportunity Centers – Smart Savings

Virginia Supportive Housing
Supportive services for formerly homeless individuals

YMCA of Greater Richmond
Out-of-School Time
Aging Strong Program

YWCA of Richmond
Crisis response services
The Sprout School
Buidling Resilience in Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Featured Partner

Senior Connections

The mission of Senior Connections is “empowering seniors to live with dignity and choice,” and their diverse programming and support options show their commitment to this work. Visit their website to learn more about the services they offer to our community.

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2024 Community Investments

Community Investments By Steps to SuccessNumber of ProgramsTotal Investment% of Grants
Basic Needs: Food, Safety & Housing22$553,00027.7%
Born Healthy2$180,0009.0%
Kindergarten Readiness6$181,8009.1%
Third Grade Reading3$113,0005.6%
Middle School Engagement9$185,0009.2%
High School Graduation1$28,2001.4%
College- Or Career-Ready5$129,0006.4%
Financial Well-Being9$267,00013.4%
Connected & Healthy Older Adults15$363,00018.2%


Program investment decisions are made by the United Way Board of Directors at the recommendation of the Community Impact Committee.