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Our Mission

United Way of West Tennessee advocates for equity through Uniting agencies in ways that improve each person’s access to health, education, and financial stability.

Our Impact This Year

  • Agency Partners


  • Programs Funded


  • 2022-2023 Funds Secured


  • People Helped



Rikkila Taylor from Stanton, TN has been selected as the recipient of the Dr. Barbara Jones Educational Empowerment for Young Women Scholarship. Last year, United Way partnered with Dr. Barbara Jones from the Weakley County Reconciliation Project to establish a scholarship for one African American female student seeking financial assistance to attend a four-year college or university.

United Way of West Tennessee is excited to announce that the organization has received a grant from the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) to fund a new tutoring program called Tutor U. This Connected Literacy Partner grant awards United Way over $830,000 to implement literacy tutoring for first through third grade students.

  • Raven Ferrell Billingsby
    Raven Ferrell Billingsby

    I grew up in a dysfunctional family and was very confused. I did not know what a real family was supposed to be like. Because of treatment and United Way, I was able to give that opportunity to my son and the opportunity was given to me. I have been given a new life, and it’s unimaginable.

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