United Way of South Hampton Roads Announces Hope & Healing Grant Awards

The United Way of South Hampton Roads (UWSHR) has awarded over $1.8 million in grants to 16 nonprofit organizations through the Hope & Healing Fund.

The fund was created in the wake of the tragic November 22, 2022, mass shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, to foster hope and healing for the broader community impacted by this tragedy.

The Fund received an initial $1 million gift from the Wal-Mart Foundation in addition to individual and corporate gifts for a total of over $1.2 million raised.

UWSHR awarded funding ranging from $37,500 to $54,000 for individual applications and $95,883 to $225,000 for collaborative applications. to the following 16 organizations:

  • Blakey Weaver Counseling Center, Inc.

  • Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters

  • CHIP of South Hampton Roads

  • Eastern Virginia Medical School

  • Healthy Chesapeake, Inc.

  • HEB Foundation

  • Ketchmore Kids

  • League of Advocates

  • Micro Nonprofit Network

  • New Vision Youth Services, Inc.

  • Quality of Life, Inc.

  • Stop the Violence 757

  • Sylver Strategies, Inc.

  • Teens With a Purpose

  • Virginia Hospital Research & Education Foundation

  • Walk In It

“We are honored to be able to provide support to these organizations doing critical and innovative work in our community,” said Kelsey Mohring, chief marketing and strategy officer at UWSHR said in a press release. “Through our coalition meetings, we’ve gotten to hear from those impacted by violence and those on the front lines working to find solutions. We hope these grants and participation in this coalition will provide the knowledge, support and capacity building we all need to make a measurable difference for our community.”