United Way of the Mid-South is a Grant Administrator for the Tennessee Community CARES Program!

As a Grant Administrator, United Way of the Mid-South is prepared to support West Tennessee nonprofits regardless of your current or previous affiliation with United Way. To learn more about Grant Administrators and how to identify your organization’s preferred Grant Administrator, please visit the Grant Administrator Info page. United Way of the Mid-South is one of the Grant Administrators that you can designate as your preferred Grant Administrator.

Apply now HERE! Deadline is Saturday, August 15, 2020.

For additional assistance in completing an application, please contact United Way of the Mid-South at 901-433-4830 or via email at TNCommunityCARES@uwmidsouth.org.


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Faces of Poverty

“I make sure I’m grounded by that experience of growing up in poverty.”

~ Charles

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“We did not speak English nor did we have housing.”

~ Ellen

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“The conditions were terrifying.”

~ Nat

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“All he wanted to do was read and complete a crossword puzzle.”

~ LJ

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“But there’s hope. There’s a silver lining around every cloud.”

~ Tonya

Where there's a you, there's a way

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Faces of Poverty

“I make sure I’m grounded by that experience of growing up in poverty.”

~ Charles

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“We did not speak English nor did we have housing.”

~ Ellen

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“The conditions were terrifying.”

~ Nat

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“All he wanted to do was read and complete a crossword puzzle.”

~ LJ

Where there's a you, there's a way

Faces of Poverty

“But there’s hope. There’s a silver lining around every cloud.”

~ Tonya

Where there's a you, there's a way

MOVING PEOPLE FROM WHERE THEY ARE, TO WHERE THEY DREAM TO BE!

STATEMENT FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

STATEMENT FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UNITED WAY OF THE MID-SOUTH OCCASIONED BY THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD For the last five years, our United Way of the Mid-South has chosen to place our highest priority on addressing the challenges facing our neighbors who are living...

COVID-19

COVID-19 Economic Relief Fund As our community begins to feel the effects of the COVID-19 crisis impacting our country, our United Way is taking action, and has launched the United Way of the Mid-South COVID-19 Economic Relief Fund. This Fund will offer the community...

WKNO Conversation with Dr. Kenneth Robinson

The United Way of the Mid-South has served our region for nearly 100 years. And its president & CEO Dr. Kenneth Robinson, has helped focus its mission with the 'Driving The Dream" initiative, a multi-agency approach taking aim at poverty. Join us for A...

Conaway: It’s all connected

By Dan Conaway Published: September 27, 2019 4:00 AM CT OP-ED As we spoke, words from an old spiritual I first heard and sang as a child came to mind. You probably know it, too. “Toe bone connected to the foot bone, Foot bone connected to the heel bone” Even in...

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of people in the City of Memphis live in poverty

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of children under 18 in Memphis live in poverty

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of people in our AR, MS, TN metro area live in poverty

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of children under 18 in our AR, MS, TN metro area live in poverty

The US average for people living in poverty is 12.3%. The 2019 Update of the Memphis Poverty Fact Sheet, Produced Annually by Dr. Elena Delavega of the School of Social Work at the University of Memphis. Data from the 2018 American Community Survey Released in September 2019.

{ Financial Capital }
MONEY Support us with the gift of money, trust, stocks, and/or other forms of funding to invest in the advancement of individuals and families.

{ Intellectual Capital }
BRAIN POWER Join us by delving deeper into the data, contacting your elected officials, and championing our cause to make a difference in this community.

{ Human Capital }
PEOPLE Serve this community with your passions through Volunteer United and accelerate impact of nonprofits to create lasting change.

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NETWORKS Connect with us through our Leadership Groups, invite us out to speak, or engage your networks in a Feast of Dreams of your own.

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2020 Best of the Best Awards

BEST OF THE BEST AWARDS OUR 2019-20 WORKPLACE CAMPAIGN WAS A HUGE SUCCESS, AND WE WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THE CORPORATE PARTNERS WHO ALLOW UNITED WAY TO DRIVE THE DREAMS OF THOSE IN POVERTY IN THE MID-SOUTH. THANKS to OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THEIR LEADERSHIP IN...

‘Driving the dream’ by fostering relationship between nonprofits and our communities

The United Way of the Mid-South, Guest ColumnistPublished 6:00 a.m. CT June 9, 2020 Being “all in this together” will finally drive the dreams and transform the lives of individuals and families who today are hurting more than ever. For the last five years, our United...

Coveted 4-star rating

Letter from Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator On behalf of Charity Navigator, I wish to congratulate United Way of the Mid-South on attaining the coveted 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability...

15 Games to Play at Home with Kids, Ages 3-5

United Way of the Mid-South invests in quality early childhood education programs in our community. We provide tools and resources that teach parents and caregivers facts and best practices for different ages and stages of a young child’s life. From engagement ideas...

COVID-19 Update from Dr. Kenneth S. Robinson

United Way of the Mid-South’s top priority is the well-being of our community. Our commitment to improve the quality of life for Mid-Southerners by mobilizing and aligning community resources to address priority issues has not wavered during this time of uncertainty...

Three Resolutions for 2020

As we enter the new year, many people have resolutions on their mind. A resolution can be any decision you make to change your life for the better in the coming year. Not all resolutions have to focus on weight loss. At United Way of the Mid-South, our resolution...

Trunk or Treat

5th Annual "Trunk or Treat on Tillman Street” Fall Festival is a safe, family-friendly event hosted by United Way of the Mid-South. This event provides free flu shots, community resources, meals, and a safe and fun way for families to enjoy Halloween. Come join us for...

Feast of Dreams Dinner Party

Feast of Dreams is an informal dinner party during which an exchange of perspectives, ideas, and imagination is shared between people who normally wouldn’t have an opportunity to meet. Attendees are given the freedom to start re-imagining what the future could look...