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Knoxville selected first for IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge

Fristoe IBM Smarter City

United Way of Greater Knoxville’s Caleb Fristoe, center, confers with Mayor Madeline Rogero during their Smarter Cities Stakeholder Council public meeting. Knoxville was selected for an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant which has resulted in a multi-prong effort to help low-income residents weatherize their homes and learn more about energy efficiency to reduce the need for […]



  City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett jointly proclaimed American Education Week, November 18-22, in our community.  Representatives from many agencies receiving education-related grants from United Way of Greater Knoxville joined School Superintendent Jim McIntyre and School Board Chair Lynne Fugate for the presentation. This year United Way of […]

Health Care in East TN

Under the Federal Affordable Care Act, new competitive private health insurance marketplaces—called the Affordable Insurance Exchanges or “Exchanges”—will provide millions of Americans and small businesses with access to affordable health care coverage. In Tennessee, a Federally funded Exchange will help insure more than half a million Tennesseans who do not qualify currently for Medicaid or […]

Reading with Rosalyn


    PLEASE VIEW WHOLE KNOXVILLE NEW SENTINEL STORY HERE. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (June 20) – United Way of Greater Knoxville’s (UWGK) will participate in tomorrow’s Day of Action by distributing books to 13 area park and recreation centers for the Summer Reading Program. The annual Day of Action is a United Way Worldwide initiative that […]

Funding Information

United Way of Greater Knoxville’s (UWGK) mission is to help people in Knoxville/Knox County move toward greater self-sufficiency through focused work in the areas of health, education, income and basic needs. Announcing the availability of funding for a three year grant period from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2017 in the focus impact area of […]

The Belk Project


As part of its 125th anniversary celebration this year, Belk is showing its continued gratitude and commitment to the Southern communities it serves by enlisting store volunteers to do makeovers  in local schools over a 125 day period.  United Way of Greater Knoxville is privileged to have served as the project manager for the match-up of […]