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. 

$50 million

raised in the last decade to lift struggling people to a position of stability


raised for COVID-19 Community Response Fund


individuals assisted through the COVID-19 Response Fund

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 Schools

Anchor of Hope Community Center


Bath County Schools

Bernard Healthcare Center & Free Clinic

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Blue Blaze Consulting

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare

Blue Ridge Independent Living Center

Blue Ridge Legal Services

Blue Ridge Literacy

Bonsack Baptist Preschool

Botetourt County Schools - VPI

Botetourt Department of Social Services

Botetourt Public Schools

Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Virginia

Bradley Free Clinic

Brooke Crouch Dental Consulting

Buena Vista City Schools

Carilion Clinic

Carilion Clinic-Franklin Memorial Hospital

Carilion Hospice

Carilion Outreach

Child Health Investment Partnership (CHIP) of Roanoke Valley

Children's Assistive Technology Services

Children's Trust

City of Roanoke - Department of Social Services, Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Parks and Rec, Economic Development.

City of Roanoke Health and Human Services

Community Gardens Initiative@ Tackling Hunger, Booker T. Washington Landmark

Community Youth Program 

Council of Community Services

Covington City Schools

Cox Communications

Craig County Childcare Center

Craig County Schools

Creative Kids

Cultural Arts for Excellence

Department of Medical Assistance Services 

Disability Resource Center

Domestic Abuse Disruption

Essig Center, Office on Aging

Faith Network

Family Promise of Greater Roanoke

Family Resource Center of Franklin County

Family Service of Roanoke Valley

Feeding Southwest Virginia

Ferrum College

Foothills Produce Auction

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute 

Franklin County Department of Social Services

Franklin Center

Franklin County Adult and Career Education

Franklin County Board of Supervisors

Franklin County Department of Aging

Franklin County Department of Parks and Recreation

Franklin County Department of Social Services

Franklin County Family YMCA

Franklin County Habitat for Humanity

Franklin County Library

Franklin County Parks & Rec

Franklin County Perinatal Education Center

Franklin County Public Library

Franklin County Public Safety

Franklin County Public Schools

Franklin County Sheriff's Department

Franklin County Virginia Department of Health

Franklin County Virginia Master Gardeners Association

Franklin Heights Church

Freedom First Credit Union

Friends of Pigg River

Girl Scouts

God's Provisions with Rocky Mount Church of God

Greenvale School 

Healing Strides of Virginia, Inc

Heavenly Manna of Franklin County

Helping Hands of Franklin County

Henry Fork Center

Henry Martinsville Smart Beginnings

High Street Baptist Church

Highland County Schools

His Cupboard in Boones Mill


Virginia PACE - Roanoke Valley 

KS Consulting

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

One Step Further Child Care

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

Radford University Carilion

Renovation Alliance

Rescue Mission Ministries, Inc. 

Ride Solutions 

Roanoke Alleghany Regional Commission 

Roanoke City Department of Social Services

Roanoke City Public Libraries 

Roanoke City Public Schools

Roanoke City Schools- VIP

Roanoke College

Roanoke County Department of Social Services 

Roanoke County Parks and Recreation

Roanoke County Public Schools

Roanoke County Schools- VPI

Roanoke Valley Speech and Hearing

Rockbridge County Schools

Rocky Mount Health & Rehab

Rocky Mount Police Department

Rocky Mount Rotary Club

Salem City Schools 

Salem VA Medical Center

Salvation Army

Sexual Assault Response and Awareness (SARA)

Sheriff Office of Franklin County Virginia

Small Steps Learning Academy 

Small Steps Learning Academy

Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce

SML Good Neighbors

Southern Area Agency on Aging .

Southern VA Child Advocacy Center

Southern Virginia Children's Advocacy Center

STEP, Inc.

STEP, Inc. Head Start

Stepping Stones Soup Kitchen Mission

Titmus Gardens, Hydroponic Farm in Ferrum

Total Action for Progress

Town of Rocky Mount

Tri Area Community Health Center-Ferrum

Tri Area Health Care


VA Cross-Sector Development 

VA Delegate

Virginia Career Works 

Virginia Cooperative Extension

Virginia Cooperative Extension- Franklin County, VA

Virginia Cross-Sector Professional Development

Virginia Department of Health - Roanoke and Alleghany Health Districts

Virginia Department of Health - West Piedmont District

Virginia Premier Health Plan, Inc. 

Virginia Tech, VT Carilion School of Medicine, School of Neuroscience, Dept of Pediatics

Virginia Western Community College

West End Center

YMCA Virginia Blue Ridge

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