GiveAdvocateVolunteer
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

Stories of Impact: YMCA

ccbnsartldq-tina-floersch

Following the death of their mother, Lucian, Jeremy, and Isaiah moved in with members of their extended family. The family did their best to provide the three boys, but they struggled to get by financially. The cost of after school care, additional meals, and transportation of the three boys weighed heavily on the family. Members […]

United Way Surpasses Goal & Raises $13,352,523

IMG_9720

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (January 19) – The United Way of Greater Knoxville and 2016 Campaign Chair, Amy Miles, closed the 2016 campaign this morning announcing the campaign total of $13,352,523.  The Regal Pinnacle Theatre was filled with close to 300 guests including United Way of Greater Knoxville partner agencies, volunteers, former campaign chairs […]

Sevier County Wildfire Recovery Resources

300-width-logo

The Sevier County Economic Development Council, in conjunction with Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, announce the creation of www.mountaintough.org. The website was named for something that Mike Werner, Mayor of Gatlinburg said, “We are Mountain Tough, and we have a strong, strong faith in God.” This website will serve as a one-stop-shop for information related to the […]

MORE THAN $23,000 RAISED THROUGH THE REGAL FOUNDATION #GIVINGTUESDAY MATCH CHALLENGE

giving-tuesday-thank-you-copy

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (November 30) – On #GivingTuesday, November 29th, the Knoxville community accepted the challenge and donated more than $11,500 in gifts to the United Way of Greater Knoxville through the #doublemygift match challenge.  With the generous support from the Regal Foundation, the amount raised including the match totaled more than $23,000. All gifts made […]