United Way of the New River Valley is a local, independently incorporated, volunteer-governed organization. Our mission is to unite local people and resources to improve lives in the New River Valley.
United Way unites individual and corporate donations to achieve measurable, lasting results. Our organization is primarily known for funding 22 local partner organizations, but we also provide several direct service programs and are a place for individuals and organizations to turn to when critical community needs arise in the New River Valley.
Impact Area Focus
Each of our partner agencies and programs provides for critical services to our community in one or more of our impact areas of focus:
- Strengthening Families and Youth
- Promoting Self-Sufficiency
- Health and Crisis Intervention
Through the United Way community investment process, our partner organizations provide the community investment volunteer teams with a formal funding request, financial information, service numbers, and an in-depth look into the service their organization is providing to the New River Valley community. The community investment teams then distribute funding based on needs and impact. This volunteer-driven program is critical to ensure our United Way is a good guardian of the donations made by contributors and that donor gifts are used to impact the biggest needs of our community.