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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

CEO appointed to VA Board of Workforce Development

Travis Staton, president and CEO of United Way of Southwest Virginia, was appointed to the Virginia Board of Workforce Development.

SWVA joins nationwide Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Southwest Virginia is taking a big step toward improving student success by joining the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (GLR Campaign), a collaborative effort to improve reading proficiency, early learning, and early school success for children from low-income families.

Making sure SWVA’s next chapter is a good one

United Way of Southwest Virginia held “Abracadabra: The Magic of Reading Revealed” last week, where they revealed their participation in the Campaign for Grade Level Reading in a big way: by announcing their acquisition of 50,000 brand new, high-quality books donated by The Soho Center, a 46-year-old nonprofit in Virginia.

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