Rappahannock United Way

3310 Shannon Park Dr., Fredericksburg, VA 22408    |    (540) 373-0041

Community Impact: Results

Rappahannock United Way 2017 -2018 Community Impact Fund

2018 Funding: $880,250 invested in Community Impact

Community Impact Fund made grants to 30 Programs at 16 agencies for a total amount of $880,250

The Funding Process

Here’s how RUW determines how to invest donor dollars:

Proposals Evaluated.

More than 50 Reviewers

50+ Volunteer Citizen Reviewers on 14 panels evaluate and prioritize 2 to 3 programs each.

Focus Areas Aligned.

3 Focus Areas

Focus Area Committees and the RUW Investment Committee align panel priorities with RUW goals and available funds.

Strategies Finalized.

Strategic Decisions

The RUW investment committee and Board of Directors finalize funding decisions.

How we Track Change

Programs are funded based on the impact they will have on 10 outcomes in the areas of Education, Income and Health. All RUW funded programs report annually on the changes they are making in our community.

  • Parents support the development of their children during the crucial birth to age 5 years
  • Children are ready to start school in reading, knowledge, and abilities
  • Families value education and support children through graduation
  • Individuals gain the skills to meet the challenges of a changing workforce
  • Download our 2016-17 Education Impact Summary here
  • Parents start their children well with health care from birth to 6 years old
  • Individuals and families work to stay healthy and reduce chronic illness
  • Individuals learn how to avoid risky behaviors as they grow, contributing to safer communities
  • Download our 2016-17 Health Impact Summary here.

The Results are Amazing

Explore Community Results in Education, Income and Health



$262,00 and 7 Programs

1,590+ Students benefit from RUW funded education programs.



$214,000 and 6 Programs

265 Individuals will increase financial self-reliance



$414,250 and 14 Programs

96,000 Individuals benefit from RUW funded health programs.

Community Results Stories