United Way of Greater Nashville announced today that it will award $8.2 million in grants to 135 nonprofit agencies throughout the Greater Nashville region.
United Way’s Community Impact Funding process mobilizes resources through fundraising and grants to fund nonprofit agencies in Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, Robertson and Williamson counties. Funding applications opened to tax-exempt charitable organizations in October 2022 and selected organizations were invited to interview. Grant recommendations were made by a dedicated group of community volunteers and ultimately approved by UWGN’s Board of Trustees.
“We’re truly grateful to these nonprofit partners who work so hard every day ensuring families are healthy and strong, kids have the resources they need to learn and succeed, no one lives in poverty and everyone’s basic needs are met,” said James Weaver, UWGN 2023 board chair. “These incredible agencies and their staff are truly moving the needle to make lasting change in our communities.”
Awards are based on a two-year funding cycle beginning July 1, 2023, and ending June 30, 2025. Funding goes to partners working in the areas of health, education, financial stability and basic needs with a strong emphasis this cycle on mental health and youth workforce development. Thanks to the generous support of donors and corporate partners, United Way is funding an additional 47 new nonprofit partners this cycle. For a complete list of community investment funded partners, visit unitedwaygreaternashville.org/funded-partners.
An additional $500,000 will be distributed to agencies throughout Houston, Montgomery and Stewart counties by United Way of the Greater Clarksville region. The Clarksville area United Way now operates under the United Way of Greater Nashville umbrella following a merger completed earlier this year. The list of partners receiving funding can be viewed at liveunitedclarksville.org/our-work/partner-agencies.
“This funding represents a significant investment in the future of our community. We are so grateful to the countless individuals and corporations throughout our region whose generosity has made this possible,” said Erica Mitchell, executive vice president and chief community impact officer. To learn more about how United Way is building brighter futures, visit unitedwaygreaternashville.org.