Mission: United way of metropolitan nashville serves as a community collaborator who increases the organized capacity of the community to improve the education, financial stability and health of the community.
Programs: The outcome based investments program provides funding support to 143 community based programs in 64 nonprofit agencies in davison county, tn. These programs serve over 95,000 low income, vulnerable children and adults by providing measurable changes in behavior or condition in three focus areas- education, financial stability and health. Highlights of program outcomes in these areas are: education - 97% of pre-k children enrolled in the read to succeed early literacy program assessed kindergarten ready. Financial stability- 14,800 families benefitted from free tax preparation and received more than $19. 4 million in tax refunds and eitc credits. Health - more than 4,000 individuals improved physical or mental health through physical activity, case management, or chronic disease self-management.
united way administers two federal grants awarded to state and local health departments through the health resources and services administration (hrsa) and the center for disease control (cdc) that are focused on hiv care and prevention. The ryan white/care grants focuses on providing core medical (medical case management, mental health, substance abuse, oral health care, etc. ) and support services (non-medical case management, food bank/home-delivered meals, transportation, etc. ) to individuals living in 92 of the 95 counties in tennessee. Over 2,500 are served annually. The cdc/hiv prevention grant focuses on providing prevention and education services to target populations at high risk for hiv/living with hiv. Over 700 individuals are reached through specific prevention interventions designed for the target populations.
during the annual united way campaign, some donors choose to directly designate some portion of their gift to a specific non-profit agency or united way in another community. Designated gifts are aggregated and are then paid to the agencies or organizations as they are collected, subject only to a modest administrative fee to help support the cost of the united way campaign. The designated gifts are distributed to the recipient agencies without restriction, for use as determined by the agency. To be eligible for designated gifts, agencies must be tax exempt under section 501(3), have a health and human services focus, and have a presence in the middle tennessee community.