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About The Richmond Area

In the City of Richmond, nearly 45,000 men, women, and children live in poverty – a troubling 19.8% of our community. A percentage that has decreased from 25.4% when The Giving Wall launched in December of 2018. At that time 550 neighbors were experiencing homelessness. Now, approximately 486 are experiencing homelessness – an increase of 8.7% in the last year.

The Giving Wall serves neighbors beyond Richmond City and into both Chesterfield and Henrico Counties. In Henrico, 8.1% of neighbors are living within the definition of poverty. In Chesterfield, 6.9% of neighbors are.

The national poverty rate in 2022 was 11.5%, or 37.9 million people.

These neighbors are too often surrounded by barriers built to block them from their potential, from their right to peace and progress.

We didn’t get here by accident.
We won’t move beyond it by accident either.
Thank you for your intentional support of collective progress and community thriving.

Overview - Richmond Area Stats

Giving Wall launched in area December 2017
Total needs supported 1082
Total individual Supporters 377
Total dollars contributed $232,716.68

Where Neighbors in Need Who've Been Supported Live

Our partner organizations support zip codes and areas in Richmond City and beyond. This map represents those they work to support. Our Neighbors in Need have lives lived in Richmond - not far from you. Real lives. Hard lives. Joyful lives too, with impossible moments. All met with resilience and grit and grace.

Sandy Hook 23063 Bumpass 23024 Maidens 23153 State Farm 23160 Crozier 23039 Oilville 23129 Rockville 23146 Doswell 23047 Montpelier 23192 Ashland 23005 Hanover 23069 Aylett 23009 Manquin 23106 23238 Mechanicsville 23116 Mechanicsville 23111 Glen Allen 23059 Quinton 23141 Manakin Sabot 23103 23233 Glen Allen 23060 23294 23228 Midlothian 23113 23229 23226 23230 23227 23222 23223 Highland Springs 23075 Sandston 23150 23231 23250 Moseley 23120 Midlothian 23112 23114 23235 23236 Chesterfield 23832 23234 23237 23221 23220 23219 23225 23224

Richmond, Virginia and surrounding counties

last updated: June 14, 2024

Needs By Zipcode

0 115 231
Zip Code Total % of Support
23223 31.09%
23224 21.27%
23219 9.29%
23226 7.54%
23227 6.33%
23220 2.69%
23225 2.56%
23231 2.56%
23222 2.29%
23228 2.02%
23230 1.88%
23803 1.88%
23233 1.62%
23294 1.08%
23235 0.94%
23229 0.67%
23059 0.67%
23150 0.67%
23234 0.4%
23075 0.4%
23116 0.27%
23860 0.27%
23238 0.27%
23111 0.27%
23060 0.27%
23832 0.13%
23801 0.13%
23114 0.13%
23831 0.13%
23221 0.13%
23005 0.13%

Where Supporters Who've Met Their Urgent Needs Live

Our Supporters have lives lived in Richmond - not far from you. Real lives with hope. Real lives with sorrow. Real lives with compassion for others, perhaps even more than for themselves.

Sandy Hook 23063 Bumpass 23024 Maidens 23153 State Farm 23160 Crozier 23039 Oilville 23129 Rockville 23146 Doswell 23047 Montpelier 23192 Ashland 23005 Hanover 23069 Aylett 23009 Manquin 23106 23238 Mechanicsville 23116 Mechanicsville 23111 Glen Allen 23059 Quinton 23141 Manakin Sabot 23103 23233 Glen Allen 23060 23294 23228 Midlothian 23113 23229 23226 23230 23227 23222 23223 Highland Springs 23075 Sandston 23150 23231 23250 Moseley 23120 Midlothian 23112 23114 23235 23236 Chesterfield 23832 23234 23237 23221 23220 23219 23225 23224

Richmond, Virginia and surrounding counties

last updated: June 14, 2024

Donors By Zipcode

0 10 20
Zip Code Total % of Supporters
23223 8.1%
23225 7.69%
23229 6.88%
23220 5.26%
23113 5.26%
23221 4.86%
23235 4.45%
23060 4.05%
23226 4.05%
23236 3.64%
23231 3.64%
23230 3.24%
23103 2.83%
23222 2.83%
23005 2.83%
23059 2.83%
23116 2.83%
23233 2.83%
23238 2.43%
23227 2.02%
23228 2.02%
23219 1.62%
23112 1.62%
23114 1.62%
23153 0.81%
23111 0.81%
23294 0.81%
29455 0.4%
94110 0.4%
23930 0.4%
07822 0.4%
23454 0.4%
98584 0.4%
23237 0.4%
23834 0.4%
23120 0.4%
55129 0.4%
23824 0.4%
20176 0.4%
20109 0.4%
23024 0.4%
20164 0.4%
11231 0.4%
23102 0.4%
23224 0.4%
23181 0.4%
29403 0.4%

Type of Needs on The Giving Wall

When you see these needs, get curious as to why they exist. Get curious about what systemic solutions would solve them for good.

9.48%

Small debt & fees

17.7%

Car & Transportation

24.64%

Home Bills

4.23%

Education

2.03%

Caring for Children

9.23%

Unique & urgent

6.01%

Groceries

5.25%

Other

9.91%

Employment Needs: Clothing & Equipment

8.81%

Household

1.78%

Clothing

0.93%

Employment Needs: Education

last updated: June 14, 2024

Need Type Total % of Needs
Home Bills 24.64%
Car & Transportation 17.7%
Employment Needs: Clothing & Equipment 9.91%
Small debt & fees 9.48%
Unique & urgent 9.23%
Household 8.81%
Groceries 6.01%
Other 5.25%
Education 4.23%
Caring for Children 2.03%
Clothing 1.78%
Employment Needs: Education 0.93%

Days to Fulfill, by Type of Need

What need types are met the most quickly? Why? We invite you into curiosity not only about why needs exist — but also about why we are more likely to support certain need types.

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    5

    3

    2

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  • Small debt & fees 5.5238095238095238
  • Car & Transportation 4.8951048951048951
  • Home Bills 4.6785714285714286
  • Clothing 4.5555555555555556
  • Household 4.3723404255319149
  • Other 4.0
  • Groceries 4.0
  • Employment Needs: Clothing & Equipment 3.5
  • Unique & urgent 3.4754098360655738
  • Education 3.1428571428571429
  • Employment Needs: Education 2.6666666666666667
  • Caring for Children 2.25

last updated: June 14, 2024

Need Type Average days to fulfill
Small debt & fees 5
Car & Transportation 4
Home Bills 4
Clothing 4
Household 4
Other 4
Groceries 4
Employment Needs: Clothing & Equipment 3
Unique & urgent 3
Education 3
Employment Needs: Education 2
Caring for Children 2

Financial Value of Support Over Time

Thank you to the Giving Wall Supporters for their generosity. They don't come looking for recognition. They come quietly and leave just as quietly, without the need for back-patting or outpourings of gratitude – only the need to do what's right and good.

last updated: June 14, 2024

Month, Year Posted (dollars) Supported (dollars)
July 2023 $3,634.50 $3,204.50
August 2023 $6,121.45 $6,121.45
September 2023 $3,851.20 $3,329.20
October 2023 $10,006.93 $7,273.93
November 2023 $3,698.10 $3,208.10
December 2023 $8,007.70 $7,557.70
January 2024 $2,776.95 $2,276.95
February 2024 $4,585.25 $3,067.15
March 2024 $4,882.00 $3,106.90
April 2024 $3,870.59 $2,736.69
May 2024 $5,627.21 $4,377.00
June 2024 $2,283.10 $1,403.10