The S.M.A.R.T. Institute
A Step Ahead Foundation of East TN
The Arc, Knox County
Asian Culture Center of TN
Battlefield Farms & Gardens
BeYond the Cover Academy
Big Brothers Big Sisters of East TN
Boys & Girls Club of the TN Valley
Breast Connect, Inc.
Bridge Refugee Services, Inc.
Camp Koinonia Foundation, Inc.
CASA of East TN
Catholic Charities of East TN
Centro Hispano de East TN
Childhelp TN Child Advocacy Center
The Children’s Center of Knoxville
Clinch-Powell Resource Conservation & Development
Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking
Drums Up Guns Down
East TN Children’s Hospital
East TN Equality Council, Inc.
East TN Freedom Schools
East TN Historical Society, Inc.
East TN Kidney Foundation
East TN Lions Eye Bank
Emerald Youth Foundation
Epilepsy Foundation of East TN
Family Promise of Knoxville
The Florence Crittenton Agency
Foothills Land Conservancy
Free Indeed International Ministries
Friends of Literacy
Friends of TN’s Babies with Special Needs
Friends of the Knox County Public Library for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Gennisi Charitable Birth Services, Inc.
Girl Talk, Inc.
Girls Inc. of the TN Valley
Grow Partnership TN
Helen Ross McNabb Center
Helping Mamas Knoxville
InterFaith Health Center
Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity
Joy of Music School
Karate Five Association, Inc.
Knox County Rescue
Knox County Schools Clothing Center PTA
Knox Education Foundation
Knox Housing Partnership DBA HomeSource East TN
Knoxville – Knox County CAC
Knoxville – Knox County CAC for Affordable Neighborhoods
Knoxville Academy of Medicine Foundation
Knoxville Area Urban League
Knoxville Family Justice Center
Knoxville International Network
Knoxville Leadership Foundation
Legal Aid of East TN
Live-It Ministries, Inc.
Magnolia Harbor Carefarm
The Mend House Sober Living Community for Men
Mental Health Association of East TN
Metro Drug Coalition
My Daughters Journey, Inc.
Net’s Nest Shelter
New Direction Health Care Solutions, Inc.
Next Step Initiative
Raising a Voice
Real Talk Mentoring, Inc.
Real YOUth Dance Ensemble
The Restoration House
Rooted East / Canvas Can Do Miracles
Royal Youth Dance Ensemble, Inc.
The Salvation Army
Second Harvest Food Bank of East TN
Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service, Inc.
Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding
Soar Youth Ministries
Solidarity Development and Light Association
Southeastern Housing Foundation
UUNIK Academy, Inc.
Volunteer Ministry Center
Wesley House Community Center
Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Inc.
YMCA of East TN
YOKE Youth Ministries
YWCA Knoxville and the TN Valley
Collaborating with Black-led organizations to create a more equitable and supportive grant process built directly on the needs of nonprofits and the community they serve.
In 2021, United Way of Greater Knoxville started the Community Healing Fund to support small to medium-sized Black-led organizations and to collaborate to create a more equitable grant process. This year, our committee selected 15 Black-led organizations who are rooted in community to receive these unrestricted funds. These 15 organizations will work together, alongside United Way of Greater Knoxville, to create a shared aspiration for the community. Our hope is that this group will help us continually refine our grant process to make it more equitable and more focused on true community need.