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.
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.
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 metro area.”
Your gifts to United Way of the Mid-South are invested in nonprofit programs that promote economic and social mobility for individuals and families in these counties. The decisions about where to use your donation are made by people who live in the individual counties, who know the county’s needs and the resources available to make the greatest impact on local lives.
Each year, United Way of the Mid-South completes a set of membership standards and requirements developed by United Way Worldwide in order to be able to use the United Way name and logo.
These membership standards include comprehensive requirements for financial reporting, governance, ethics, diversity and operations. Click here to learn more.
United Way of the Mid-South has served the people of our area for over 90 years, under several different names. Times and names have changed, yet our work has been the same – bringing people’s time, talents, and treasure together so citizens in need can enjoy a better quality of life, making the Mid-South an even better place for all.