Community Impact

Why We Fight

United Way of Metropolitan Nashville is fighting for a community where every person—no matter their background, their abilities or their zip code—has an equal chance at a bright future.


We must do more to alleviate poverty for our most vulnerable neighbors. Together, we can give everyone in our community a chance at a better life by providing access to free financial counseling services and banking accounts to build assets and increase financial reserves; making sure our young people graduate; offering continuing education and job training so people can get higher paying jobs; and setting people on the path to financial independence.

Learn more about how we are breaking the cycle of poverty. 

 


Every child in our community deserves an equal opportunity to learn and succeed. Together, we can ensure that every child in our community enters kindergarten ready to learn, has the support they need to develop crucial reading skills for success and receives essential social and emotional support from preschool to graduation.

Learn more about how we are giving kids an equal chance. 

 


Most of our vulnerable neighbors struggle to access quality health care, supportive services and a strong community network. Together, we are building a stronger, healthier Nashville by helping people access quality health care, assisting those suffering from mental health issues and chronic disease, and bringing people together to make connections and build strong, supportive communities. 

Learn more about how we are building strong, healthy communities. 

 

 

Families struggling to make ends meet are often one flat tire or unexpected medical bill away from not being able to pay their rent that month. Together, we are ensuring all of our families have a stable place to call home, food to eat and the support they need in times of crisis. 

Learn more about how we are meeting our neighbors' basic needs. 

 

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