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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

United Way of Greater Knoxville Celebrates Lights On Afterschool

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For nearly 100 years, The United Way of Greater Knoxville has supported individual programs at partner agencies.  In addition, United Way of Greater Knoxville is engaged in many other community service functions, one of them being the Knoxville Area Afterschool Network.  The United Way of Greater Knoxville works to encourage quality after school programs through […]

‘Pilot Celebrity Pumpers’ Raises Record-Breaking $93,350

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Written by:  Lauren Miller – Moxley Carmichael Thanks to community members who purchased gas and other items at Pilot convenience stores, the 24th annual “Pilot Celebrity Pumpers” event raised a record-breaking $93,350 for the United Way of Greater Knoxville. The previous record of $90,400 was set in 2015. From Oct. 10-12, local celebrities, including elected […]