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Across every glimpse of our community, across landscapes and lives—24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year—United Way is at work helping make this a better place to live.

Picture our community and what do you see? Bricks and mortar perhaps, but inside the buildings and homes, throughout neighborhoods and businesses, along every street or sidewalk, behind every scene—in classrooms, at Predators games, in workplaces—there’s much more than meets the eye. You find lives made better by those around them. Lives made better by programs funded through the generosity of their neighbors. Lives enriched as a result of participation in United Way.

    How we are at work…

    • United Way works to identify the needs in the community, recognizing that most needs are complex and require multiple solutions and we help agencies put in place the programs to meet those needs.
    • We ask “why not?” when we see potential for improvement and find ways to help achieve a better community.
    • We gather and distribute charitable resources—gifts of energy and gifts of means—with focus that encourages organized use of all gifts to leverage extraordinary results.
    • We partner with agencies who bring extraordinary expertise and understanding to meet needs in areas of education, financial stability, and health.
    • We help put in place the tools to address the things that can help make lives better today, and tomorrow.

    United Way of Metropolitan Nashville currently works with 64 local agencies to fund 150 programs. Over the past decade, we have invested over $200 million dollars into the community. By focusing on the building blocks of a good life: Education, Financial Stability and Health, United Way is advancing the common good. Learn more about our exciting results in these areas by visiting the focus area pages:

    Education

    99% of children in Read to Succeed get the needed skills to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.
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    Education

    Financial Stability

    $17.1 million returned to families in tax refunds through the VITA program last year.
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    Financial Stability

    Health

    As of 2011, United Way has provided over $1.3 million in prescription savings.
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    Health