agencies we support

United Way of East TN Highlands fights for the health, education and financial stability of our community by partnering with programs that work to improve lives in our communities. All of these agencies have been fully vetted by a group of volunteers from our communities.

Meet the 2022 grant review committee

2022 Community Impact Grant Recipients

This page is actively being updated as we release each of our 2022 Community Impact Grant Recipients. To see them as soon as they’re posted, be sure to like & follow our Facebook page.

To see a list of the agencies we provided grant funding to in 2021, click here.


A Step Ahead Foundation Tri-Cities

A Step Ahead Foundation Tri-Cities works to remove barriers to Long-Acting, Reversible Contraceptives (LARC) and provide individuals a step ahead to maximize their potential in the Appalachian Highlands. A Step Ahead is a community partner through thier collaboration with local schools, youth based nonprofits and ETSU Pediatrics to provide education and accesibility to LARC across our region.

Adult Day Service: Transportation

Adult Day Services (ADS) provides personalized care for adults who are physically, socially, emotionally and mentally challenged, or frail due to advanced age. ADS helps older people maintain their independence by providing stimulating activities including daily exercise and craft projects. They offer an opportunity for our clients to shop for themselves with outing to the local Wal-Mart and K-Mart.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross of Northeast Tennessee provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and disaster preparedness education in Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union and Washington counties in Tennessee.

Carter County Drug Prevention

CCDP focuses on seven evidence-based prevention strategies including; providing information, enhancing skills, providing support, enhancing access and reducing barriers, changing consequences, changing physical design, and modifying policies.

Girls Inc: Afterschool Program

Girls Incorporated is an organization designed to meet the needs of today’s girls and tomorrow’s women. It is a center-based program that provides a place for girls to meet and learn in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Girls Incorporated programs provide information, skills and resources to effectively assist in developing girls’ capacity to be self-sufficient, responsible members of the community.

Elizabethton Senior Center

The Carter County Senior Center works to provide nutritious meals to home bound and congregate clients 60 years of age & also handicapped individuals.

Johnson County Community Center

The Johnson County Community Center has educational programs through local agencies, and volunteers. They offer one on one tutoring, evening meal or snack all staff are CPR First Aid certified and have background checks.


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