Achieving Equity Through Diversity and Inclusion

Your local United Way, serving Rutherford, Cannon, Bedford, and Lincoln counties, believes equity is the intentional inclusion of everyone in society. Equity is achieved when systemic, institutional and historical barriers based on race, gender and other identities are dismantled. Our mission is centered around equity in education, income and health. We fight for greater opportunity for all.


UNITED, we have the collective capacity and courage to identify and address the different ways that bias, prejudice, privilege and oppression show up in our community. We will continue to look to our partners, donors, volunteers and advocates to identify solutions and be part of the ongoing conversation to confront and end inequality.  Most importantly, we are committed to working alongside those who are most affected by disparities. Together, we can create a thriving community where everyone has the opportunity to succeed.