About United Way of Roanoke Valley

Mobilizing the Compassion of Our Community

United Way of Roanoke Valley has dedicated nearly a century to improving lives in our community, proudly serving the citizens of Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Salem, Vinton, Botetourt, Craig, and Franklin County. In 2017 we joined forces with United Way of Franklin County to serve local families in a more efficient, coordinated way, bringing better access to services across the region. For more information about Franklin County, click here.

United Way creates lasting change by lifting individuals and families to a position of stability through collaborative solutions that address an entire family’s needs, solving problems that no one organization can solve alone. For a full list of programs that we fund, click here.

A New Vision For Our Community

United Way seeks to elevate
10,000 families to self-sufficiency by 2030.

Over the past year, in collaboration with the greatest thought leaders of our community, we reviewed local data and conducted a “community listening tour” in which we tracked down hundreds of families’ stories to help shape our next course of action in elevating families to self-sufficiency. This approach will be facilitated through a cradle-to-career continuum of support that will help this generation break out of the cycle of generational poverty.
Learn how we invest to make this vision a reality.

It Takes A Village. This Is Ours.

United Way of Roanoke Valley's impact on the surrounding communities is only as strong as the leaders that drive our work. These individuals represent a real Roanoke United with their dedication to empowering local organizations and our prized citizens to come together for a better Roanoke Valley. These are the faces of United Way.


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Stand up for Roanoke. When you work at United Way, you're working for more than a paycheck. You're working for a purpose, a vision. Our employees use their knowledge and skills to tackle our community's toughest challenges.

Community Health Worker (CHW) – Franklin County

 Community Health Worker (CHW) – Franklin County  United Way of Roanoke Valley is seeking 3 highly motivated, organized, outgoing and […]

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Virginia Infant and Toddler Specialist – Piedmont Roanoke

United Way of Roanoke Valley is seeking a highly motivated, organized and detail-oriented Infant and Toddler Specialist. Successful applicants will […]

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Over 10,700

Roanoke Valley our children are living in poverty, affecting their ability to learn and thrive in a secure setting.

Over 29,000

people in our valley live without adequate insurance coverage to access a primary care physician.

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