United Ways of Tennessee fights for the Education, Financial Stability, and Health of every Tennessean. Our state network works to engage community members, including those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized, to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, support, opportunities, and networks they need to thrive.  

Yet, for too many individuals and families, access to a better life remains elusive.  To achieve our vision, we must understand and address the underlying factors that impede progress.  United Ways of Tennessee recognizes that structural racism and other forms of discrimination contribute to persistent disparities.  By challenging practices based on racism, sexism, and other historical and current forms of discrimination, the United Way network can create more inclusive communities and equitable outcomes.


  • We denounce discrimination and exclusion based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, or other identities. 
  • We commit to ongoing learning, communication, and dialogue to deepen our progress toward being a more diverse, equitable, and intentionally inclusive organization for all Tennesseans. 
  • We commit to challenging the biases and stereotypes that prevent Tennesseans from their right to live in an equitable and inclusive society. 
  • We commit to fostering equity, which can only be achieved when the systemic, institutional, and historical barriers no longer predict socioeconomic, education and health outcomes. 
  • We commit to creating and sustaining an equitable UWTN and equitable communities in collaboration with our network across the state through convening, capacity-building, advocacy, and representation.

UWTN is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principle of diversity. We therefore:

  • Value, champion, and embrace diversity in all aspects of UWTN activities and respect others without regard to race, color, religion,creed, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status,sexual orientation, or status as a qualified disabled or handicapped individual.
  • Support affirmative action and equal employment opportunity programs throughout UWTN.
  • Refuse to engage in or tolerate any other form of discrimination or harassment.

Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person in every community.