United We Win.

It’s a credo. A mission. A goal. A constant reminder that when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. We build the strength of our neighborhoods. We bolster the health of our communities. And we change the lives of those who walk by us every day.

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UNITED WE WIN.

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WHEN YOU SUPPORT…

You help our partner agencies assist your friends, your neighbors, your co-workers, the child down the street, others in the community, or maybe even you or your family when there is adversity, tragedy, unexpected challenges and unmet need.

WHEN YOU SUPPORT…

You help our partner agencies assist your friends, your neighbors, your co-workers, the child down the street, others in the community, or maybe even you or your family when there is adversity, tragedy, unexpected challenges and unmet need.

WHICH MATTERS MORE?

A $5

cup of coffee

OR

READING ASSISTANCE

for a school-aged child for a year

A $10 APP

on your phone

OR

SHELTER & EDUCATION

for a homeless family for a year

A $15 PIZZA

with your friends

OR

390 NUTRITIOUS MEALS

for those who are hungry

A $20 NIGHT

at the movies

OR

21 DAYS OF SAFE CARE

for an adult with disabilities

WHICH MATTERS MORE?

A $5

cup of coffee

OR

READING ASSISTANCE

for a school-aged child for a year

A $10 APP

on your phone

OR

SHELTER & EDUCATION

for a homeless family for a year

A $15 PIZZA

with your friends

OR

390 NUTRITIOUS MEALS

for those who are hungry

A $20 NIGHT

at the movies

OR

21 DAYS OF SAFE CARE

for an adult with disabilities

our impact in 2017

meals were served to those with food insecurities

low or no-cost dental procedures provided relief from infection and pain for adults

nights of shelter were provided to those who had no place to go

FAQs

FAQs

What does United Way of Washington County, TN do?

United Way of Washington County, TN is a 501c3 non-profit organization that raises and allocates funds for more than 40 programs pertaining to improvement in health, education and financial stability administered by itself and 21 partner agencies in our community.  We bring people and organizations together to do more together than any of us can do on our own. Employers, nonprofits, government, faith organizations, educators, labor, health providers, community leaders, youth and many others partner with us. Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest issues. We’re after solutions that create real change. It’s not simple, or easy. But we’re making progress and seeing results.

How much of my donation actually goes toward helping others?

With combined administrative, non-operating and fundraising expenses of 12%, 88 cents of every dollar goes directly to help your neighbor.

What is a United Way Campaign?

The United Way workplace campaign unites employees in all offices or branches of a company, and gives them an opportunity to donate, volunteer and speak out for causes that matter to them. You can see the results of successful programming right in your community because funds stay local.

Why should I give to United Way instead of directly to one of their partner agencies?

While our partner agencies certainly rely on and appreciate direct donations, they have applied to and been chosen as Untied Partners for maximum community building impact.  Donors know partner programs have been well vetted for both effectiveness and fiscal responsibility.  Being a United Way partner gives agencies and programs access to additional funding, volunteers and other area social services professionals.  By working together, duplication of services can be reduced as well.

How does United Way of Washington County decide how much funding each partner receives?

It doesn’t!  Thirty community members from a wide range of ages, genders, races and socio-economic backgrounds are assembled each year to form an Allocations Team.  Team members visit the agencies, speak with directors (and participants when appropriate), review program descriptions and financials then get meet to determine how to allocate funds raised the previous year to be of the greatest benefit for our community. 

How can I be certain you don’t support organizations that with which I disagree?

Please click here to view the programs for which we provide funding. All donations we receive support only the programs listed.

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OUR MISSION...

Improving people's lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.

United Way brings communities together to focus on the most important human needs-building partnerships, forging consensus and leveraging resources to make a measurable difference. Focus areas are identified at the local level and vary from community to community.