Human Services

United Way of Greater Richmond

  • Richmond, VA
  • www.yourunitedway.org

Mission Statement

United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg exists to mobilize people, multiply investments and maximize opportunities so people learn more, earn more and lead safe and healthy lives.United Way is your best partner for achieving the results that improve lives in our community. United Way focuses on long term solutions and not quick fixes. It executes effective strategies based on solid research. And, it makes sure that the money you give is well spent and maximizes the greatest amount of return on your investment. Making an investment in United Way ensures that you get:ResearchUnited Way has the most thorough research abilities of all charities in our region. Our community indicators report, published yearly, shows the most critical needs and determines the best programs and initiatives to effectively meet those needs. We focus on the necessities of life and the most vulnerable populations to improve community conditions.ExpertiseIn our focus areas of Education, Income and Health, United Way has clear goals and priorities. We know the best approaches in these areas. We are careful to invest your hard earned dollars in solutions that are proven to get results.CoordinationUnited Way is the area's expect on bringing together organizations to tackle problems together through partnership and collaborations.Local Citizen DecisionsSupported by United Way's staff, hundreds of local volunteers - citizens like you - decide where the dollars go. They use established priorities, community research, and agency results to direct our resources to the most critical services.Fiscal ResponsibilityOur volunteer board ensures the strictest accountability so that we are sure to carefully steward every donor dollar that comes to us.ResultsWhat matters most is positive change that can last over time. Measurable outcomes that improve community conditions as well as individual lives. Positive change that creates a better community for all of us.These aspects ensure that the most critical needs are prioritized, best solutions and practices are identified, long term changes and not just quick fixes are made, divergent groups are brought together, accountability is kept at the forefront, and each individual gift is used to the best ability.Unlike other non-profit organizations, United Way engages all sectors - public, private and civil society - at the community level, mobilizing individuals so they become the agents of change in their own neighborhoods to improve the conditions in which they live. By working at the local level, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg addresses the root causes that affect families and individuals in our area.Whether it's our work to ensure that all children are ready for school success and all youth are ready for the workforce, to provide resources to families in need of financial stability, or to facilitate adequate health services for older adults - our United Way is part of a powerful force working for change.

Main Programs

  1. Improving Education, Income and Health through coalition building, leadership, program investments and fundraising.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

Service Area: The cities of Richmond, Petersburg and Colonial Heights, and the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Powhatan.

ruling year

1962

Principal Officer since 2015

Self-reported

Mr. James L. M. Taylor

Keywords

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Live United, Education, Income, Health, Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond, United Way, United Way Services, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg

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Also Known As

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg

EIN

23-7375346

 Number

0764471666

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Community Coalitions (S21)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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In the 2014/2015 fiscal year: United Way provided technical assistance and outcome-focused funding to 73 high-priority, effective non-profit programs, serving more than 86,000 people in the Richmond-Petersburg region. For many of these programs, United Way is the only stable source of funding, as their government or foundation grants fluctuate from year to year. United Way support provided opportunities for a better life to at-risk children and families. For example: more than 38,000 young children, school age youth, and families benefited from services including preschool, high-quality after school programs, and parent mentoring.More than 14,000 students earned better grades and spent more time in school thanks to United Way-supported youth programs.United Way funded programs provided resources to people who are struggling to meet their most basic of needs including food, shelter, and employment. Last year more than 32,000 people received services helping them to become more financially stable such as job training and placement services, housing assistance and emergency shelter, and case management services.United Way funded programs provided essential support to older adults and their caregivers with a goal of maintaining health and independence. United Way-funded programs served more than 7,900 older adults through various supportive programs such as home health and adult day care, legal assistance, home delivered meals, and transportation.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Improving Education, Income and Health through coalition building, leadership, program investments and fundraising.

United Way focuses on the building blocks of a good life: Education, Income & Health.We provide long-term funding, technical assistance, and support to a portfolio of programs at partner agencies that are meeting high priority needs. We have a significant research and community planning function and regularly collaborate on community initiatives. Information is used to set priorities for program funding and community problem-solving activities. Initiatives:Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond: a regional coalition of local public and private organizations, businesses, and citizens working together to ensure that the region's children enter school healthy, well-cared for, and ready to succeed in school and in life. YPQI (Youth Program Quality Initiative): a regional effort to improve the quality of programs serving children and youth during out of school time hours. The Greater Richmond Age Wave Planning effort: a coalition of public and private organizations, businesses, and citizens working together to ensure that the region is Age Wave Prepared. Metrocash Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Coalition: This program, run by United Way, provides free income tax preparation and cash coaching.

Category

Human Services, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Other Named Groups

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    EDUCATION – Our goal is for children and youth to succeed in school, work, and life.
    INCOME – Our goal is for individuals and families to have the resources, skills, and opportunities to obtain and maintain financial stability.
    HEALTH - Our goal is for individuals to achieve and maintain health and wellness across their lifespan.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    EDUCATION - School readiness, social/emotional development and engagement, academic success and on-time graduation.
    INCOME - Household-sustaining income/employment, stable, affordable housing, savings, assets, financial literacy.
    HEALTH - Lifelong wellness and healthy aging, quality care and personal supports, caregiver supports.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    RESEARCH- United Way has the most thorough research abilities of all charities in our region. Our community indicators report, published yearly, shows the most critical needs and determines the best programs and initiatives to effectively meet those needs. We focus on the necessities of life and the most vulnerable populations to improve community conditions.
    EXPERTISE - In our focus areas of Education, Income and Health, United Way has clear goals and priorities. We know the best approaches in these areas. We are careful to invest your hard earned dollars in solutions that are proven to get results.
    COORDINATION - United Way is the area's expert on bringing together organizations to tackle problems together through partnership and collaborations.
    LOCAL CITIZEN DECISIONS - Supported by United Way's staff, hundreds of local volunteers – citizens like you – decide where the dollars go. They use established priorities, community research, and agency results to direct our resources to the most critical services.
    FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY - Our volunteer board ensures the strictest accountability so that we are sure to carefully steward every donor dollar that comes to us.
    RESULTS - What matters most is positive change that can last over time. Measurable outcomes that improve community conditions as well as individual lives. Positive change that creates a better community for all of us.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    EDUCATION – We've set a bold target to increase our region's on-time high school graduation rate to 92.5% by 2020.
    INCOME – We've set a bold target to help 25,000 Richmond-area households achieve greater financial stability by 2020.
    HEALTH - We've set a bold target to eliminate isolation for 25,000 at-risk older adults and people with disabilities by 2020.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    More than 38,000 young children, school-aged youth, and families benefited from services including preschool, high-quality after school programs, and parent mentoring. More than 32,000 people benefited from services like job training, temporary shelter, transitional housing, and budget counseling. More than 7,900 older adults and people with disabilities benefited from services like adult day care, transportation, legal assistance, wellness programs, and home-delivered meals. (2012/2013 program year)
Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

Service Area: The cities of Richmond, Petersburg and Colonial Heights, and the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Powhatan.

Additional Documents

Funding Needs

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg is unique in the local nonprofit landscape in our focus on region-wide impact. It takes research, strategy and investment to make the bold changes our region needs in order to help people of all ages and to strengthen our community for the future. Through research, United Way has identified the following community needs and created strategies to help: All children, from birth to age 5, to become healthy, well-cared for and ready to succeed in school and in life. All youth to develop positive behaviors and graduate from high school on time with the necessary skills to become productive citizens. All families and individuals to become financially stable and to weather crises. All older adults to age with dignity and independence, which includes meeting basic needs, accessing medical care and staying active. It will take all of us, working together through United Way, to provide the investment that will help the children, youth, families and older adults in need in our region. We all have a stake in making our region a healthy and prosperous place to live.

Accreditations

Affiliations + Memberships

Bridging Richmond

Smart Beginnings-Early Child Development Coalition

Greater Richmond Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition

Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce

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Financials

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UNITED WAY OF GREATER RICHMOND & PETERSBURG
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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United Way of Greater Richmond

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. James L. M. Taylor

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Anthony Conte

Wells Fargo

Term: July 2016 - June 2018

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