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

United Way of Southwest Virginia investing in the region’s workforce of tomorrow

The 2019 Careers Expo for Youth took place on September 24 and 25 at the Washington County Fairgrounds. During the two-day event, 4,720 seventh-grade students across Southwest Virginia navigated through four zones filled with hands-on career activities, all led by over 60 industry professionals from the region.

High school students present internship experience at United Way of Southwest Virginia’s Leaders’ Breakfast

Students from the inaugural group of Ignite interns spoke during United Way of Southwest Virginia's Operation Tomorrow's Workforce Leaders' Breakfast about their experiences over their four-week Ignite 2019 Summer Internships.

Workforce development key issue for Southwest Virginia’s future economic growth

Richmond Fed President Tom Barkin visits Southwest Virginia to learn more about educational and workforce development opportunities that can help benefit the regional economy. Barkin and others from the Richmond Fed met with leaders from Southwest Virginia to discuss United Way of Southwest Virginia’s signature youth workforce development initiative, Ignite.

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