city of johnson city & United Way

United Way of East TN Highlands is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that raises and allocates funds for nearly 30 programs working to improve the health, education and financial stability of our local families. We bring people and organizations together to do more together than any of us can do on our own. Together, we tackle some of the community’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.

So far this year, United Way agencies have helped more than 10,000 individuals in Washington County alone. This means that on average, 1 in every 5 homes has needed help this year and found it because of donations that have been made to United Way. We hope that you’ll make it possible for the next family to find the help they need.

Community Impact Fund

The Community Impact Fund will be used to support programs through local non-profit organizations that are making a significant difference in these key areas Health, Education, and Financial Stability.

Examples of programs currently supported through United Way:

Financial coaching. Afterschool programs. Elimination of food insecurity. Substance abuse prevention and recovery. Care and shelter for the homeless population. Providing basic needs for students within our school systems. Access to health care for those who have little to no health insurance.

Relief Fund

 The Relief Fund will be used to support local relief efforts that are activated in a time of community crisis. Most recently these funds were used to support local relief efforts related to the Covid-19 global pandemic.

Social Innovation Fund

The Social Innovation Fund will be used to support new programs aimed to meet social needs by filling gaps in our community related to Health, Education or Financial Stability. Non-profit or community organizations with programs less than 2 years old are eligible to apply.

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