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Who We Are

Mission & History

Mission Statement

To advocate for equity through Uniting agencies (nonprofit organizations) in ways that improve each person’s access to health, education, and financial stability.

Stronger Together

United Way of West Tennessee is a nonprofit organization with an 80-year history of building a United and resilient community in 14 counties across West Tennessee. We empower communities by connecting people in need with those who have the resources to help, thus, Uniting both givers and resources. 

Every year, we help raise funds through company campaigns on behalf of local service-based agencies (nonprofits) — a vital role we play so they can focus on what they do best: serving their communities. But fundraising is not the only area we service. We also coordinate with these nonprofits and the community at large to provide multi-faceted support for people in all stages of life. In essence, we forge partnerships with those who are already addressing the needs in our community's needs. This collaboration helps prevent duplication of services and increases county-specific access to needed resources.

United Way's history is filled with countless stories of tragedy transformed into victory, and we aim to continue this narrative moving forward. But our work would not be possible without the collective contribution of others. We invite you to join us on our journey to LIVE UNITED.

Our Impact This Year

  • Agency Partners

    62

  • Programs Funded

    80

  • 2020-2021 Dollars Raised

    $1,766,000

  • People Helped

    81,493

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