Rappahannock United Way

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

Focus Area: Financial Stability

Income Stories

Financial Self-Reliance for Individuals and Households.

RUW focuses on helping ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed)  individuals and households gain financial self-reliance through positive financial practices and employment. Our goal is to ensure that individuals have the skills needed to hold a steady job in today's workplace and to balance spending and savings with income.

Here Are The Financial Outcomes We Target:

  • Positive Financial Practices: Families and households sustain financial self-reliance through positive financial practices.
  • Employment: Families and households sustain financial self-reliance by obtaining and maintaining employment.

2020 Outcomes:


Was provided in rent and mortgage relief to more than 550 local households.


In tax refunds was received by local tax payers who filed with Rappahannock United Way for free! Over $100,000 of those refunds was put into saving accounts by taxpayers who promised to save 10% of their return.

Financial Resources

Free Financial Coaching

Our Goal is to help individuals and households reach their financial goals.  RUW offers free Financial Coaching 1 on 1 and  Financial Literacy Workshops on Saving, Debt, Budgeting and Credit.

Due to COVID-19 all of our workshops and 1 on 1 coaching are being offered over the phone or zoom. 



Free Virtual Income Tax preparation and filing services for those who made $80,000 or less in 2020. Visit our website for more information.


Through virtual workshops Mission: Independence students will gain hands on experience building tailored resumes and learn to build positive financial practices including budgeting, credit and avoiding debt.