Our competitive grant process works in one-year cycles. The open application process begins in September of each year with an announcement of the focus impact areas.
United Way of Greater Knoxville’s mission is to help people in Knoxville move towards greater self-sufficiency through focused work in the areas of health, education, and financial stability. UWGK seeks to improve community conditions for everyone by investing donated dollars in programs that deliver meaningful and measurable results – all to create lasting change in Knox County. We provide resources and funding to nonprofits whose strategies align with ours and invite 501(c)3 organizations (or nonprofits with a fiscal sponsor) that are outstanding in our funding areas to consider applying for grants through our funding opportunities.
Qualifying applicants must attend one of the mandatory Request for Investment Information (RFI) Workshops held at United Way of Greater Knoxville.
Workshop Registration is Currently Closed for the 2022-2023 RFI Process. Fill out the form below to join our list for future grant opportunities.
Details and instructions regarding the grant process and the application submission will be provided at the September Information Sessions. Requests for Investment will be submitted through an online data management system. Access to the system will be available following the September sessions.
Throughout the year over 230 trained volunteers work toward informed funding decisions for those United Way donations that are not specifically designated to a particular agency.
These volunteers invest a generous amount of their time visiting each of the United Way-funded programs, examining detailed financial reports, and ensuring that service providers are accountable for their overall operations.
After careful consideration, volunteers determine the most efficient use of available resources to meet local needs and responsibly invest donors’ contributions.
United Way partners are asked to demonstrate how funding produces a lasting community impact in biannual reports to United Way.
Each program funding request must include detailed information regarding its specific outcomes and their measurement. The requirement of thorough reporting is just one of the ways United Way works to uphold its commitment to donors to fund the best programs and advance the common good.
Please contact Torrie Boggs for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.