Williamson County

To learn more about our work or to get involved, contact:

Debby Rainey
Community Impact Manager, Williamson and Hickman

Making an Impact: Williamson County

Williamson County lies just south of Davidson County and encompasses historic neighborhoods, affluent suburbs and rural communities. It’s also home to twelve of the top 25 largest publicly traded companies in the Nashville region. It’s a special place to live and work and we are proud to partner with local community members, corporate partners and nonprofit organizations to create brighter futures for our neighbors.

A look at our work.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Each year, United Way volunteers help thousands of low-income and at-risk taxpayers prepare their taxes through the VITA free tax prep program. In 2021, we offered in-person and virtual VITA tax prep throughout Williamson County, including sites at the City of Fairview, GraceWorks Ministries and Spring Hill Public Library.

The Family Collective
Kids who experience homelessness face many obstacles to reaching their potential like lack of resources, frequent school changes, loss of school records and emotional stress. That’s why The Family Collective is preventing and ending family homelessness by connecting families to sustainable opportunities and disrupting cycles of poverty.

Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee
In partnership with the Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation and the Dollywood Foundation, Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee delivers an age-appropriate, high-quality book each month straight to Williamson County children’s mailboxes at no cost to families.

Raise Your Hand
Volunteer tutors work in Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District classrooms to help first- through fourth-grade students struggling with reading and math.

Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition
We prevent substance abuse by building strong partnerships to help support a healthy, drug-free Williamson County. We implement effective strategies that prevent substance abuse among 14- to 18-year-olds with a focus on three main areas: binge drinking, tobacco abuse and prescription drug abuse.

Funded Partners

Our Community Impact Funding process mobilizes resources to provide results-oriented funding to 28 nonprofit agencies serving Williamson County. Funding recommendations are made by a dedicated group of community volunteers and are approved by our Board of Trustees. In 2021, we put $1,850,061 back into Williamson County through our Community Impact Funding along with an additional $29,522 in VITA funding, $86,000 in Raise Your Hand funding and $605,950 in The Family Collective funding.

View our Funded Partners in Williamson County on the Funded Partners page where you can filter by county.

we’re seeing results


Referrals were made to neighbors in crisis through our 211 Helpline


People received free tax preparation services through VITA


Children received monthly books delivered to their home at no cost to their families


Students received backpacks with supplies to start the school year ready to learn.