WILLIAMSON COUNTY

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

Debby Rainey
Community Impact Manager, Williamson and Hickman
615.780.2508
debby.rainey@unitedwaygn.org

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 operated XX VITA sites throughout Williamson County, including the City of Fairview, GraceWorks Ministries and Spring Hill Public Library.

Financial Empowerment Center
The Financial Empowerment Center offers no-cost one-on-one financial counseling to any resident in Greater Nashville Williamson County. In 2021, 19 Williamson County residents were able to move from a state of instability to empowerment with new savings habits, higher credit scores and lower debt burdens.

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.

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

we’re seeing results

1,169

Referrals were made to neighbors in crisis through our 211 Helpline

698

People received free tax preparation services through VITA

11,567

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

2,100

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