United Way of the Mid-South’s mission is to improve the quality of life for Mid-Southerners by mobilizing and aligning community resources to address priority issues.


We are located in United Way Plaza in the heart of Memphis, TN at 1005 Tillman Street. The building was generously donated to us in 2015 by Georgia Pacific.

Founded in 1923, United Way of the Mid-South serves the people of Crittenden County in AR; DeSoto, Tate and Tunica counties in MS; and Fayette, Lauderdale, Shelby and Tipton counties in TN. Collectively, this region is often called “the greater Memphis, TN area.”

In 2016, Rev. Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D., President and CEO of United Way of the Mid-South announced the organization’s top priority is addressing Mid-South poverty. United Way’s  work in education, financial stability, and health brings about positive changes on local poverty and we align our funding, initiatives, partnerships, and programs in ways that help more people escape poverty.

Driving The DreamDriving The Dream is United Way’s new, innovative approach to providing people in poverty with guidance, help, and a map of services they help create so they can take the proper steps at the right times to escape poverty and live the life of their dreams.

The area’s battle against poverty cannot be won by a single individual, organization, or sector. United Way uses our unique position at the intersection of numerous sectors including volunteers, nonprofits, collaborations, businesses, organized labor, academia, faith-based organizations, and other groups to create positive changes and help more people escape generational poverty.


Contact information:
United Way of the Mid-South
1005 Tillman Street
Memphis, TN 38112
Main Desk: 901.433.4300
Website: www.uwmidsouth.org

United Way of the Mid-South has completed the most recent United Way Worldwide membership requirements and is recognized as a partner in the United Way network of care.