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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

Sevier County Wildfire Recovery Resources

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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

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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 […]

Stories of Impact: Arc Knox County

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When a young family received the difficult diagnosis that their first born child was profoundly deaf, they turned to the Sunshine Early Intervention program for help. The Sunshine Early Intervention program (SEI) at The Arc Knox County offers infant and early childhood education and training for babies with developmental disabilities. This home based program teaches […]