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What We Do

Identify and solve the community's most pressing crises

Help Everyone in Roanoke Valley Thrive

Your donation helps more people thrive. Thank you for making our community stronger!

Our Mission

United Way of Roanoke Valley improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of people in our community.


Our Vision

We strive to elevate 10,000 families to self-sufficiency by 2030. 

We extended quality early care and education to 6,800 young children in our region.

1,500 Teachers

were trained and supported the quality improvement efforts in our region from over 200 childcare centers and preschool programs

Almost 400 students

accessed after and out of school programming through a network of community organizations dedicated to seeing youth succeed and thrive

Over 9,000 People

were connected with Community Health Workers who are part of the Community Health Resource Hub across the region

Learn more about UWRV's Strategic Plan

Commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

We take the broadest possible view of diversity.

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.

We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.

We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.

We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.


Our Community Partners & Collaborators

Everyone deserves the same opportunities to succeed. 

That’s why we focus on education, financial stability, and health – the building blocks for a good life. Remove any one building block, and the other two topple. Build them up, and our community is stronger. Together we can make sure every child gets a strong start, youth can thrive and families have a strong and stable foundation.  

Alleghany County Public Schools
Alleghany Highlands YMCA#
Anchor of Hope Community Center
ARCH Services*
Bath County Schools
Bernard Healthcare Center and Free Clinic
Blue Blaze Consulting
Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare
Blue Ridge Independent Living Center
Blue Ridge Legal Services*
Blue Ridge Literacy
Bonsack Baptist Preschool
Botetourt County Public Schools, BCPS - VA Preschool Initiative
Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Virginia*#
Bradley Free Clinic*
Brooke Crouch Dental Consulting
Buena Vista City Public Schools
Carilion Clinic* - Community Outreach, Franklin Memorial Hospital. Hospice
Children's Assistive Technology Services
Children's Trust
CHIP of Roanoke Valley*
City of Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority
City of Roanoke - Department of Social Services, Economic Development, Parks and Recreation
Community Gardens Initiative @ Tackling Hunger, Booker T. Washington Landmark
Community Youth Program at St. John's*
Council of Community Services
Covington City Public Schools
Cox Communications
Craig County Childcare Center*#
Craig County Public Schools
Creative Kids*#
Cultural Arts for Excellence*#
Disability Rights and Resource Center
Domestic Abuse Disruption
Faith Network*
Family Promise of Greater Roanoke
Family Resource Center of Franklin County
Family Service of Roanoke Valley*
Feeding Southwest Virginia*
Ferrum College, Titmus Agricultural Center
Foothills Produce Auction
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute
Franklin County - Board of Supervisors, Departments of Social Services, Parks and Recreation, Public Library, Public Safety, Office of Aging, and Sheriff's Department
Franklin County Adult and Career Education
Franklin County Family YMCA#
Franklin County Habitat for Humanity
Franklin County Perinatal Education Center
Franklin County Public Schools
Franklin County Virginia Master Gardeners Association
Franklin Heights Church
Frederica Payne Family Day Home#
Freedom First Credit Union
Friends of Pigg River Garden of Prayer#
Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council
God's Provisions with Rocky Mount Church of God
Healing Strides of Virginia Inc.
Helping Hands of Franklin County
Henry Fork Center
Heavenly Manna of Franklin County*
High Street Baptist Church
Highland County Schools
His Cupboard in Boones Mill
Imagine Me Mentoring#
Kathy Stockburger Consulting
Kids Soar
Lake Christian Ministries*
Legal Aid Society of Roanoke Valley*
Local Environmental Agriculture Project (LEAP for Local Food)*
Local Office on Aging*
Mainstream Mental Health Services
New Horizons Healthcare*
North Star Childcare#
One Step Further Childcare
Optima Health
PATH Coalition of Roanoke
Patrick County Public Schools
Piedmont Community Services
Planned Pethood of Rocky Mount
Points of Diversity
Presbyterian Community Center*
Prevention Council of Roanoke County
Project Discovery
Radford University Carilion
Renovation Alliance
Rescue Mission Ministries*
Ride Solutions
Roanoke Alleghany Regional Commission

Roanoke Area Ministries (RAM)

Roanoke City Public Schools, RCPS - Virginia Preschool Initiative

Roanoke College

Roanoke County - Departments of Social Services, and Parks and Recreation

Roanoke County Public Schools, RCPS - Virginia Preschool Initiative

Roanoke Valley Speech and Hearing Center

Rockbridge County Schools

Rocky Mount Health and Rehab

Rocky Mount Rotary Club

Rosalind Hills Child Development Center

Salem City Schools

Salem VA Medical Center

Salvation Army

Sexual Assault Response and Awareness (SARA)

Small Steps Learning Academy#

Smart Beginnings of Martinsville and Henry County#

Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce

SML Good Neighbors

Southern Area Agency on Aging

Southern Virginia Children's Advocacy Center

STEP Inc., STEP Inc. Head Start#

Stepping Stones Soup Kitchen Mission

The Foundry#

The Franklin Center

The LAB @ the Science Museum of Western Virginia

Total Action for Progress*, TAP Head Start

Town of Rocky Mount, Town of Rocky Mount Police Department

Tri-Area Community Health Center

United Healthcare

Virginia Career Works*

Virginia Cooperative Extension

Virginia Cross-Sector Professional Development

Virginia Department of Health - Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, West Piedmont Health District

Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services

Virginia PACE - Roanoke Valley

Virginia Premier Health Plan Inc.

Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Virginia Western Community College

West End Center*#

YMCA of Virginia's Blue Ridge#

Youth Enrichment Service

Organizations marked * receive funding from United Way of Roanoke Valley.
Organizations marked # denote grant-funded partnerships.


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