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.

Learn about our work in Financial Stability

Latest Press Releases

United Way of Southwest Virginia Earns GuideStar’s Highest Seal of Transparency and Charity Navigator’s 4-Star Ranking

By sharing results that highlight progress United Way of Southwest Virginia is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation, earning the highest level of recognition from GuideStar and a 4-Star Ranking from Charity Navigator.

Wize Solutions and United Way of Southwest Virginia Working Together to Alleviate Hunger in Washington County through Backpacks Unite

Wize Solutions, an IT services provider that creates sustainable employment opportunities in rural Virginia communities, and United Way of Southwest Virginia have partnered to provide food for children in Washington County as part of United Way’s Backpacks Unite program.

Appalachian Regional Commission names Mary Anne Holbrook as Appalachian Leadership Institute Fellow

After a competitive application process, Mary Anne Holbrook was selected by the Appalachian Regional Commission to participate in the inaugural class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute. Holbrook serves as the Director of Community Relations for United Way of Southwest Virginia.

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