Your gift to United Way’s Community Impact Fund supports our entire network of nonprofit partners, providing improvements to local education, financial stability and health across our region by focusing on three impact areas:
- Helping children and youth succeed
- Strengthening families and neighborhoods
- Improving health for seniors and adults with disabilities
United Way nonprofit network partner agencies helping children and youth succeed:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Memphis, Inc.
Develops positive, mentoring relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people, ages 5 to 18. Provides strong role models for children and adolescents who desperately need someone in their lives who will make a difference between a future bright with hope or filled with despair.
Boy Scouts of America, Chickasaw Council
Offers a comprehensive youth development program, emphasizing personal growth, self-confidence and service to others. Prepares young people to make ethical decisions over their lifetime.
Boy Scouts of America, West Area Tennessee Council
Strives to instill values in young people ages 6-18 based on the Scout oath and law utilizing volunteers and community organizations.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis
Provides after-school and summer programs to youth ages 7 to 17 at clubs located in some of the most impoverished areas in Memphis, including a Technical Training Center. Members participate in various programs that focus on Education and Career Development, Character and Leadership Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.
Serves as a catalyst for empowering youth and adults to reach their potential through education, leadership, diversity, and workshop development.
Children and Family Services, Inc.
Provides social/recreational services and programs to low-income families in Tipton, Fayette, Lauderdale and Haywood Counties.
Comprehensive Counseling Network
Provides comprehensive mental health and case management to children, adolescents, adults and seniors. Staff includes psychiatrists, psychologists, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, counselors, support and administrative staff.
Council of Friendship
Provides educational, economic and other support to low and moderate income families with at-risk, school-age children. This support is offered through an after-school Tutoring+Plus program and summer camp-type activities.
Transforming the Delta through Imaginative Arts Education. Two national programs, Delta Wolf Trap and Delta Aesthetic Education Institution, serve East Arkansas, West Tennessee and North, Mississppi.
DeSoto County Foundation for Excellence in Education, Inc.
Enhances the quality of education in DeSoto County by providing funding and assistance for enrichment programs.
Dewitt Community Coalition, Inc.
Teaches young people the long-term benefits of personal and social responsibility, as well as to provide charitable acts for homebound seniors.
East Arkansas Youth Services, Inc.
Provides positive alternatives to institutionalization for children who are involved or at risk of becoming involved with the juvenile justice system. Both residential and nonresidential services are offered to male and female, 8 to 18 years of age, at-risk and delinquent youth.
Exchange Club Family Center of the Mid-South
Serves families from Shelby and DeSoto County, MS working through the trauma of child abuse and/or domestic violence.
Fayette County Schools Alumni Association, Inc.
Assists qualified students enrolled in the Fayette County school system with college scholarships, tutoring and enrichment programs to enhance learning.
Girl Scouts Heart of the South
Offers a values-based program that is open to all girls 5-17. Guided by caring adults, girls discover fun, friendship and their courage and strength.
Girls Incorporated of Memphis
Provides girls programs focused on teen pregnancy prevention, economic literacy, career planning, leadership, sports and culture and heritage. These programs are comprehensive, researched, outcome based, and age-progressive and equip girls with the skills and confidence to reach their full potential.
Harwood Center, Inc.
Enables children with special developmental needs to reach their full potential. Children ages birth to three receive home, community and center-based educational and therapy services.
Historic DeSoto Foundation
Preserves DeSoto County history from Hernando DeSoto’s time in 1541 to today by operating the Historic DeSoto Museum in Hernando, MS. Exhibits include Hernando DeSoto, the Civil War, African-American history and famous county residents.
Offers family-centered, community-based, coordinated care for children infected or affected by HIV and AIDS. Includes transportation for day care and medical appointments for the children and their families, as well as social services for the entire family.
Knowledge Quest, Inc.
Provides a fun and exciting after school program that offers an awesome experience of intellectual advancement and character development through an innovative, hands-on learning strategy and engaging artistic and sport activities.
Le Bonheur Early Intervention and Development (LEAD)
Provides a comprehensive array of services and support designed to meet the needs of children who are typically developing and children with developmental delays and their families.
Madonna Learning Center
Provides vocational programs for individuals with disabilities, ages 5-25, in the Mid-South community.
Memphis Child Advocacy Center
Provides a child-friendly, welcoming place serving children who are victims of sexual or severe physical abuse. A team of law enforcement officers, child protection case managers, therapists, investigators and prosecutors work together to ensure the best possible outcome for victimized children. Educators work to prevent abuse of children by equipping adults and children with information to help keep kids safe.
Memphis Jewish Community Center
Provides social group work; leisure activities; health and physical education; individual, group and family counseling; childcare; day camp; family life/informal education; cultural and social programming.
Memphis Oral School for the Deaf
Empowers deaf children to listen, learn, and talk.
Empowers children and families to achieve a healthy, optimal and independent life-style through Early Childhood Education, Foster Care, Special Needs Adoption, Residential Services, Child/Adult Food Care and Foster Grandparent programs.
Special Olympics, Tipton County
Provides Special Olympics programming for nearly 350 Special Olympics athletes (8+ years) and their coaches.
Tipton County Education Foundation
Secures and provides financial and material resources to create new or enhance existing educational programs and services in the Tipton County school systems with special interest on programs helping at-risk youth.
YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South
Provides Head-Start, school-aged childcare, summer day camps, fitness, recreation and swimming programs. Also offers teen development and leadership, juvenile offender programs and a low-income male residence.
Helps emotionally troubled children and their families live successfully. Programs include residential treatment, mentoring, in-home counseling, foster care and adoption.
Visit our index page for information on all our nonprofit agency partners.