United Way of Southwest Virginia fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Southwest Virginia because they are the building blocks for a good quality of life.


United Way of Southwest Virginia is fighting for the health of the region by promoting healthy eating and physical activity, expanding access to quality health care, lowering the cost of prescription medications, building a more resilient community, and integrating health into early childhood development.

Learn about our work in Health


United Way of Southwest Virginia is fighting for the education of the region by making sure children and youth can start school ready to succeed, become proficient readers at a young age, stay on track in middle school, earn their high school diploma, and pursue a higher education or career.

Learn about our work in Education

Financial Stability

United Way of Southwest Virginia is fighting for the financial stability of the region by empowering people to get on stable financial ground with proven methods like tax preparation assistance, money management, and community partnerships aimed at helping local families keep their hard-earned money. The result is a thriving community where everyone has more opportunity to succeed.

Learn about our work in Financial Stability

Latest Press Releases

Ballad Health and United Way partner with local schools to help children strengthen reading skills

The collaboration with Ballad Health will join a variety of United Way regional efforts already in place improve reading.

United Way of Southwest Virginia’s Ignite program shows results and looks to the future

United Way of Southwest Virginia has been creating major community collaborations to address the gap between the worlds of learning and work. At an event on September 26 called Operation Tomorrow’s Workforce: The Leaders Breakfast, Travis Staton, president and CEO of United Way of Southwest Virginia recapped successes and announced additions to the Ignite Program.

United Way of Southwest Virginia establishes childhood success advisory council

United Way of Southwest Virginia held the first meeting of the Childhood Success Advisory Council on Wednesday, September 12. The newly-formed Childhood Success Advisory Council is comprised of almost 30 members who represent a cross-section of business, industry, nonprofit, government, and academic professionals.

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