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Our Mission

Education, Income and Health Goals

Education

We believe all children have the right to a strong start so they can be successful in life. United Way of Greater Knoxville professionals, along with prominent community volunteers have identified areas in which support is needed to develop success. The education goals we have set will work toward: helping children be ready to enter […]

Income

As many as one-third of working Americans do not earn enough money to meet their basic needs. United Way of Greater Knoxville professionals, along with prominent community volunteers, have identified areas in which support is needed to develop success. The income & basic needs goals we have set will promote financial stability and independence by […]

Health

We believe health encompasses body and mind. United Way of Greater Knoxville professionals, along with prominent community volunteers have identified areas in which support is needed to develop success. The health and basic needs goals we have set will focus on: maternal health and well being, basic healthcare coverage and prevention, and healthy youth and […]

Basic Needs

While United Way of Greater Knoxville focuses on education, income and health – the building blocks of a good life – we have not forgotten about those with critical needs. Through our grant making process, we fund agencies in the income and health areas that offer programs to stabilize people in crisis with emergency food, […]
From The Blog

Story of Impact – Knoxville Leadership Foundation

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Zackea had always dreamed of owning a home for her family. Although she was motivated, Zackea found that she lacked the information and resources that she needed to purchase her first home. When Zackea found out about the Homebuyer Readiness Program (HRP), she enrolled right away. The Homebuyer Readiness Program promotes the financial independence and stability of […]

Ronni Nelson, AmeriCorps VISTA

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March 4-11 individuals, programs and organizations honor and celebrate the contributions that 80,000 Americans make to their communities and the service of more than 1 million AmeriCorps alumni.  AmeriCorps Week is a time to salute AmeriCorps members and alums for their service, thank AmeriCorps community partners, and communicate AmeriCorps impact on communities and on the […]

Story of Impact – YWCA

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For Gail*, the path to homelessness began at the age of 13. While in middle school, Gail and her group of friends began experimenting with drugs. Experimentation quickly developed into substance abuse and led to tension with her parents at home. Throughout the next three years, Gail made several attempts to run away and by […]