Community Impact

Community Impact

United Way is making a better Nashville by creating strategic, scalable solutions focused on education, financial stability, and health. These are the proven building blocks to a good life. Creating solutions in these areas moves people on a pathway from dependence to independence. Partnering with United Way is the most effective way to invest in our community to improve conditions and change lives. Together, we will make a better Nashville. 

Together we will make a better Nashville

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Pathways to Empowerment

Changing lives, building futures together.


Building educational success

United Way's goal is to enable all children to succeed in their educational journey. Each of the steps along United Way's education pathway are strategic in building a child's chances for educational success, and combating the challenges that often impede that progress. Programs include Read to Succeed, Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee, as well as 28 additional programs within 22 partner agencies.

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Financial Stability

Opportunities to succeed

United Way endeavors to create stable financial futures for individuals and families. The solutions across this pathway provide Nashvillians opportunities to achieve long-term financial stability. Programs include VITA, the 2-1-1 Helpline, Bank On Music City, the Financial Empowerment Center, as well as 70 additional programs within 36 partner agencies.

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Improving health and well-being

United Way strives to provide Nashvillians with the tools they need to pursue healthy lifestyle choices. Along the Health pathway, individuals and families can find resources to improve their health and well-being. Programs include SPARK, the Family Empowerment Program, Family Resource Centers, as well as 27 additional programs within 22 partner agencies.

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