Our Focus

Every three years the United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County researches current local data to identify critical needs for individuals and families in the Dan River Region. The process helps the United Way to gain insight into the challenges, strengths and gaps in service in the region.

Areas of Impact

In response to the findings, UWDPC updates its community impact funding priorities, so that it can effectively and efficiently create change.
The following four Focus Areas describe the current targeted funding priorities and strategic initiatives addressing education and youth development, economic opportunity and supporting basic needs.

Read Dan River

The United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County supports programs to get children reading on grade level by third grade.

United Way commits by 2026 to:

• Increase by 20% the number of students reading on grade level by third grade through increased services and accessibility of resources;

• Double the reading achievement rate for Black, Hispanic and mixed heritage students to close the racial gap.

Current United Way funded programs in Read Dan River

Read Dan River

The United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County supports programs to get children reading on grade level by third grade.

Danville Church and Community Tutorial

Pittsylvania County Schools — Book Buddies

Educate Dan River

The United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County supports programs that remove barriers and help students graduate on-time from high school.

United Way commits by 2026 to:

• Decrease by 35% chronic absenteeism and school suspensions; and increase relationships with caring adults for middle school students in Danville and Pittsylvania County.

Current United Way funded programs in Educate Dan River

Educate Dan River

The United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County supports programs that remove barriers and help students graduate on-time from high school.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area

Boys & Girls Club of the Danville Area

Regional Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention - Youth Advisory Council

Get Healthy Dan River

• Remove barriers to ensure vulnerable individuals have access to supports and services to address domestic violence and safe, stable and affordable housing.

• Increase access for aging adults to physical, medical and social support.

United Way commits by 2026 to:

The United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County supports programs that provide services to all individuals to help them meet their basic needs and maintain health and wellness across their lifespan.

Current United Way funded programs in Get Healthy Dan River

Get Healthy Dan River

American Red Cross of Blue Ridge Virginia

Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services-Healthy Families

Danville-Pittsylvania County Habitat for Humanity

Danville Speech and Hearing

Haven of the Dan River Region, Inc.

House of Hope, Inc.

Southern Area Agency on Aging

The United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County supports programs that provide services to all individuals to help them meet their basic needs and maintain health and wellness across their lifespan.

Financially Stable
Dan River

The United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County supports programs that connect individuals and families with critical resources and services essential to being financially stable and able to provide a safe and healthy living environment for themselves and their families.

United Way commits by 2026 to:

• Increase the number of individuals and families connected with critical resources and services essential to self-sufficiency in Danville and Pittsylvania County.

Current United Way funded programs in Financially Stable Dan River

Financially Stable
Dan River

The United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County supports programs that connect individuals and families with critical resources and services essential to being financially stable and able to provide a safe and healthy living environment for themselves and their families.

Goodwill Industries of South Central Virginia

The Arc of Southside

Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc.