United Way of Davidson County Foundation

United Way of Davidson County IMPACT FUND

Established in 1955, United Way of Davidson County has been a mainstay in community activities directed at improving the lives of individuals and families. Over the past 30 years, UWDC has reinvested over $50 million dollars into the community to address health and human service needs and the challenges of non-profits serving the citizens of the county.

The United Way of Davidson County Foundation was founded in 2007, just before the recession. During that period of limited resources, our focus shifted to meeting immediate needs rather than long-term needs. We are overdue for a return to focusing on the big picture, with a strong Impact Fund we will be able to address emergencies not covered otherwise and emerging community needs. Plans for the fund fall into three areas of focus:

  • INNOVATION GRANTS - The Impact Fund will allow United Way to provide innovation grants to fund important human service initiatives in the community.
  • EMERGENCY FUNDING- Respond to community emergencies and emerging community needs. The next time a crisis hits the community, whether another pandemic or tornado damage, the Impact Fund will allow United Way to respond quickly and meaningfully.

  • COMMUNITY RESILIENCY - Enhance long-term financial stability for the organization. The Impact Fund will provide financial flexibility and security to help meet operating needs, thereby maximizing the annual fundraising dollars available for distribution to community programs.

We hope you will join us on the journey to improving our community. If you are ready to make a gift to the UWDC Impact Fund, please click HERE for easy only giving. If you would like more information, please contact the United Way at 336-249-2532 or email UWDC President, Kristie Hege, kristiehege@uwdavidson.org.