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In keeping with its mission to improve lives by forming innovative and effective partnerships, UWRV identifies and solicits the participation of the best potential partners to ensure positive community change is achieved. Partnerships will be based on relationships that achieve a common goal through collective efforts.

A "Community Partner" is any organization or group that works with UWRV in a coordinated efford to achieve a shared community goal. Community Partners will play specific roles, which may include:

Impact Partners (formerly known as partner agencies) are organizations that utilize a focused approach to bring about community change related to the priority issues identified by UWRV. These organizations offer essential services that reinforce the health and human service system in the Roanoke Valley, and receive funding through UWRV's Community Investment (CI) Process. Click to view our list of Impact Partners and Funded Programs.

Watch the video below to see just a few of our Impact Partners talk about the programs that UWRV funds.


Coalition Partners help UWRV mobilize and work collaboratively with others to define priority issues, establish desired outcomes, determine strategies, advocate and take action. Coalition partners may also be Impact Partners. UWRV may assist with fundraising efforts on behalf of coalitions; and may host coalitions organized by others. Click for more information about our Featured Coalition Partners.

Corporate/Sponsorship Partners are people or organizations that invest in and help UWRV leverage resources, build relationships and increase its visibility in the community.  Thanks to our year-round corporate sponsors: Advance Auto Parts and Kroger Mid-Atlantic!