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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

Stories of Impact: Emerald Youth Foundation

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How your donation has helped Hadassah. First grader, Hadassah, was struggling to identify letters and could not read at grade level. She had difficulty staying focused, which made it hard for her to finish her assignments and keep up with the rest of her class. In hopes of helping Hadassah progress in her education, the […]

Pat Summitt’s IMPACT Will Live on Forever

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  The United Way of Greater Knoxville board of directors, volunteers, partner agencies and staff would like to express our deepest sympathy to Pat Summitt’s family.  Pat was a true leader.  She was our friend. In 1996, Pat Summitt co-chaired the United Way of Greater Knoxville annual campaign along with University of Tennessee men’s basketball […]