Financial Stability


Goal: Increase the number of individuals with family-sustaining incomes and connect youth and adults to college and career pathways.

United Way NCA invests in programs and initiatives that help individuals and families in the national capital area achieve financial stability. We work with our corporate and community partners and member nonprofit organizations to provide workforce development, job training, and other services that will prepare adults for employment that provides a livable wage.

As an example of one recent investment, United Way NCA, in partnership with organizations across the District, supports a workforce development program that is training 600 District of Columbia residents for careers at the Marriott Marquis Hotel.

Serving Our Veterans

Nearly 76,000 post-9/11 veterans live in our region. To help this population find gainful employment and transition into civilian life, United Way NCA has partnered with four educational institutions, five workforce development programs and a host of local employers and nonprofits. Through these partnerships, we provide support services to help veterans access job training, educational benefits, housing and homelessness assistance, and family and caregiver support for themselves and their families.

Read the recently released report, Supporting our Region’s Veterans, which looks at the well-being of post-9/11 veterans in Northern Virginia.

Tax Credits and Financial Literacy

United Way NCA works with community partners to help educate citizens about predatory lending, credit management and the range of tax credits that are available to them. We also work with our partners to help low-to-moderate income families access the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), file tax returns and maximize their tax refunds.

Our EITC program is supported through generous grants from Bank of America and The Walmart Foundation. United Way NCA helps nearly 10,000 tax payers per year to access the EITC, which has resulted in a total of more than $70 million in tax refund dollars coming back into our community.