About Us




To Improve Lives



A Better Life for All


United Way works to advance the common good by focusing on the three building blocks for a good quality of life: education, income, and health. At the United Way of Greater Kingsport, our mission is TO IMPROVE LIVES by mobilizing the caring power of the community to DRIVE AND INSPIRE COMMUNITY CHANGE. We bring people and organizations together from across our community to create long-term, lasting change that produces healthy, well-educated, and financially stable individuals and families. We raise, invest, and leverage funds to create innovative programs and initiatives to generate sustained community impact. We hold ourselves accountable to this cause through our steadfast committment to continually measure - in real terms - improvement in education, income, and health. 

We have a vision of A BETTER LIFE FOR ALL, where everyone in our community has an opportunity for a quality education, financial stability, and good health. We work toward this vision by providing support for 30 United Way of Greater Kingsport member agencies, their 41 programs, and 3 community impact strategies: United WE READ, Life BRIDGE, and the Appalachian Miles for Smiles Mobile Dental Unit. 

We invite YOU to be part of the change. You can GIVE, you can ADVOCATE, and you can VOLUNTEER. That's what it means to LIVE UNITED.