United Way of South Hampton Roads Invests $6 Million in Local Nonprofits

United Way of South Hampton Roads Invests $6 Million in Local Nonprofits

United Way of South Hampton Roads (UWSHR) is proud to announce the awarding of $6 million in grant funds to 49 nonprofit organizations through their annual community investments process. This significant investment, made possible by UWSHR volunteers and donors, exemplifies the critical role United Way plays in the community – inspiring collective giving and putting dollars to work where they are needed most.

Thanks to the generosity of donors and corporate partners, UWSHR was able to increase the funds available by $2 million over previous years, investing in more programs to build capacity and drive innovation. In total, $6 million in grants have been awarded to 49 nonprofit organizations representing 82 community programs in the priority areas of education, health and economic mobility. The funding opportunity was released to certified agencies through a request for proposals which strategically defined priority areas, best practices and review criteria. The rigorous review process involved more than 50 volunteers who spent over 1,000 hours reviewing applications and financials to make funding recommendations to the UWSHR board of directors.

The following nonprofits will receive grant funding this year:

  • An Achievable Dream
  • Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boy Scouts of America Tidewater Council
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia
  • Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia
  • Chesapeake Care Clinic
  • The Children’s Center
  • Children’s Harbor
  • CHIP of South Hampton Roads
  • Communities in Schools of Hampton Roads
  • Eggleston
  • Envision Lead Grow
  • Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia
  • ForKids
  • The Genieve Shelter
  • Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast
  • Girls on the Run Hampton Roads
  • Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads
  • HER Shelter
  • Horizons
  • Jewish Family Service
  • Judeo Christian Outreach Center
  • Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia
  • Luter Family YMCA
  • Meals on Wheels of Chesapeake
  • Mercy Medical Angels
  • Mile High Kids and Community Development
  • Neighborhood
  • Norfolk Senior Center
  • The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command
  • The Salvation Army Portsmouth
  • The Salvation Army Suffolk
  • Samaritan House
  • Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia
  • Seton Youth Shelters
  • Southside Boys & Girls Club
  • Survivor Ventures
  • Teens With a Purpose
  • Together We Can Foundation
  • The Up Center
  • Urban League of Hampton Roads
  • Urban Renewal Center
  • Virginia Legal Aid Society
  • Virginia Supportive Housing
  • Western Tidewater Free Clinic
  • YMCA of South Hampton Roads
  • YWCA of South Hampton Roads

This investment touches the entire community and covers the lifespan of our neighbors. Of the $6 million awarded, 46 percent went to programs focused on education, 30 percent to programs supporting health and 24 percent to programs to build economic mobility. Funded agencies will be required to provide a biannual report and choose from select outcomes to measure. Progress on the significant community issues addressed by the individual agencies and programs receiving funding will be accelerated through collaboration sessions during the funding period that aim to strengthen partnerships between organizations, coordinate services and increase capacity to measure results.