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Local Partner Agencies

Community Investment Process

The Budget and Allocations process is the cornerstone of United Way’s local impact. The framework for this process was established to assist donors in making sound giving decisions and to foster public confidence in United Way and its partner agencies. It ensures fiscal and program accountability for all agencies receiving United Way funds, while meeting the health and human service needs of our community. In the process, volunteers evaluate each agency’s effectiveness at providing services, review the need for those services in the region, and analyze the impact of United Way funding in meeting those needs. Agency partner programs are closely evaluated by United Way and its volunteers to ensure they are healthy, maintaining proper management and producing measurable outcomes.

Partner agency programs approved for funding have provided evidence and documentation that they meet United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region’s standards for:

  • Organizational governance,
  • Effectiveness of operations,
  • Fiscal responsibility, and
  • Truthfulness of their representations.

Each year, Full Partner Agency Programs may apply submit applications for funding during this process. The Allocation review process begins in January and extends through May when funding recommendations are approved by the United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region Board of Directors. Approved agency programs receive funding payments monthly on a July – June annual cycle.


Volunteer Review Committee

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The allocation process is driven by a diverse committee of community volunteers who are invested in United Way’s guiding principles of transparency, accountability, partnership and engagement. These volunteers are community members who:

  • Think strategically about community issues and solutions
  • Offer subject matter expertise
  • Represent donors, companies, community organizations and government agencies
  • Possess a commitment to the stewardship of community funds
  • Desire to learn more about the issues and greatest needs facing our community
  • Value data as part of a decision making process
  • Comply with UWGCR’s Code of Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies

VOLUNTEER serve on the Budget and Allocations Committee or learn more by contacting Sarah Wood at swood@uwgcr.org.


Becoming A United Way Partner Agency

The Board of Directors of United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region has opened the application period for local nonprofits wishing to seek admission as a United Way Partner Agency.  To be eligible to apply for admission, 501(c)(3) organizations must adhere to the AGENCY PARTNERSHIP STANDARDS OF ADMISSION and STANDARD AGREEMENT.  Eligible organizations seeking admission may email gholleman@uwgcr.org to request an admission application.

The Board of Directors maintains the discretion to admit new/renewed agencies as a ‘Designated Only Partner Agency’ or as ‘Full Partner Agency.’  Designated Only Partners receive funds only designated specifically to its organization by donors, but will be included in all United Way campaign promotion and advertising as a Partner Agency.  Full Partner Agencies are also eligible to apply for allocated funding raised during the campaign in the Spring of 2019.
Applications are due to the United Way GCR office by Monday, July 23, 2018 by 4:00 p.m.  Agencies will be notified of their admission status by August 1, 2018.  For more information about applying for admission as a United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region Partner Agency, please call (931) 647-4291.

2018-2019 Partner Agencies | Montgomery County

Adult Literacy Council

Free year-round service providing reading, math, and English for speakers of other languages and instruction for adults who function below the seventh grade competency level.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross of Tennessee River is dedicated to helping victims of disaster and providing programs and services that help our community prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville

Places positive adult role models with at-risk youth to promote healthy social, psychological and academic development through school-based mentoring and one-to-one friendship programs.

Boy Scouts of America, Cogioba District, Middle Tennessee Council

Provides opportunities for boys ages 6-18 and girls ages 14-18 to build character and leadership skills through programs designed to encourage youth to become participating citizens and to care for others as well as themselves.

Catholic Charities – CHAP Program

Works with families whose children are at risk for abuse or neglect through home-based counseling, parenting education, crisis intervention, and case management services.

Centerstone – Regional Intervention Program

Nationally recognized parent training program working with families with preschool age children who have emotional development and/or behavior problems.

Clarksville 50+ Activity Center

Nutrition Program serves daily lunches at reduced prices.

The Adult Day Care Program – Provides families with a senior member who has lost their ability to live independently an option to nursing home care by providing care for those seniors during the day.

Also available:  a variety of activities, including education, health screenings, exercise, support groups, evening dances, and more to seniors aged 55+.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Action Agency

Foster Grandparents Program – An inter-generational program that matches seniors with pre-school aged children and their families to help children succeed in school by ensuring their social and academic readiness for kindergarten.

Head Start Program – A family-oriented program providing children and their parents with the skills needed to help the children succeed in school by ensuring their readiness for kindergarten.

Crisis 2-1-1 Call Line

The Crisis Intervention Center provides telephone hotline services 24-hours, 7 days a week, including crises hotline for anyone in need of crisis intervention and suicide prevention: 2-1-1 information and referral line; and school safety hotline.

Fort Campbell Armed Services YMCA

Serves military service members and their families throughout the region through programs such as childcare, hospital assistance, spouse support services, food services, computer training classes, health and wellness services, and holiday meals.

Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee

Provides opportunities for girls, ages 5 through 17, for adventure, learning, and fun through programs that build confidence, courage, and characters so they may become confident and contributing citizens.

Imagination Library of Montgomery County – by Montgomery County Friends of the Library

Any child from birth to 5 years of age in Montgomery County can receive a free book every month. A national committee of individuals meet each year to review the Library. The book is delivered to the child’s residence addressed to the child.

Legal Aid Society

Provides free legal advice and representation to eligible clients with civil issues including domestic violence, housing, health care access, and other matters that impact family well-being and stability, and community education on legal rights and responsibilities.

Manna Cafe Ministries

Restores hope and dignity to low income and homeless individuals by providing hot meals, boxed groceries,  shelter and community.

Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency

Homemaker Program – Provides a variety of services for our most vulnerable citizens, from housekeeping, meal preparation, transportation, shopping, etc. for the elderly & disabled, to training in parenting skills, budgeting, resources and nutrition for families with children or adults at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

Meals on Wheels – Provides group or home- delivered meals to individuals ages 60 and over to help maintain their health and independence and enable them to remain at home.

Ombudsman – Since 1976, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman service has assisted residents in homes for the aged and prospective residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and residential homes for the aged.  Provides an impartial third party whose primary purpose is the resolution of problems.

Youth Can – Provides assistance to youth ages 16–24 with educational, training, and career opportunities through various resources and support services. The mission is to help young people achieve academic and occupational goals and attain a healthy work ethic.

Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee

Provides a safety net for families most at-risk to help prevent infant mortality and child abuse and neglect through in-home nursing visits that provide healthcare, education, and positive parenting skills.

Operation Stand Down Tennessee

Provides veterans and their families with the tools needed to become self-sustaining.

Progressive Directions, Inc.

Early Intervention Program – Serves developmentally delayed children birth to three years and their families through developmental screenings and assessments, and behavior management offered through center-, home-, and community-based programs, family group activities, transportation, and transition into the school system.

Adult Services Program – Serves developmentally delayed adults and their families through center-, home-, and community-based programs, including residential support, supported employment, job placements, activities, transportation, and respite care.

Buddy Ball Program – Provides individuals with an intellectual and/or physical disability the opportunity to play sports, regardless of their abilities, to promote teamwork and self-esteem.

Project Transformation Tennessee

Project Transformation’s collaborative model of ministry harnesses the creative energy and leadership of college age young adults, who live in intentional Christian community, and lead summer and after-school programs for children in various underserved neighborhoods.  The programs are held at United Methodist churches located in the heart of low-income neighborhoods, thereby helping those churches connect in meaningful ways with their communities.

S.A.F.E (Soldiers and Families Embraced)

Provides free counseling and supportive services to anyone connected to the military.

Sexual Assault Center

Offers clinical, advocacy and education services to end sexual violence and provide healing for those affected by sexual assault.

United Methodist Urban Ministries

Grace Assistance – Provides emergency assistance, including food and financial assistance for utilities, shelter, prescriptions, and transportation.

SafeHouse – Provides a safe shelter for domestic violence victims, a crisis line, counseling support groups, and other supportive assistance, including jobs, housing, clothing, and follow ups after leaving the shelter.

SafePlace – Provides shelter for homeless families, and a plan to find permanent housing within 90 days.


2018-2019 Partner Agencies | Houston County

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross of Tennessee River is dedicated to helping victims of disaster and providing programs and services that help our community prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Bethesda Community Mission

Provides emergency assistance, including food and financial assistance for utilities, shelter, prescriptions, and transportation.

Boy Scouts of America, Cogioba District, Middle Tennessee Council

Provides opportunities for boys ages 6-18 and girls ages 14-18 to build character and leadership skills through programs designed to encourage youth to become participating citizens and to care for others as well as themselves.

Crisis 2-1-1 Call Center 

The Crisis Intervention Center provides telephone hotline services 24-hours, 7 days a week, including crises hotline for anyone in need of crisis intervention and suicide prevention: 2-1-1 information and referral line; and school safety hotline.

Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee

Provides opportunities for girls, ages 5 through 17, for adventure, learning, and fun through programs that build confidence, courage, and characters so they may become confident and contributing citizens.

J.D. Lewis Senior Citizen’s Center of Houston County

The Center offers a wide range of activities, games, crafts, and fellowship opportunities for seniors. Exercise, art, and craft groups meet regularly. Health screenings and potluck meals are offered several times a year.

Legal Aid Society

Provides free legal advice and representation to eligible clients with civil issues including domestic violence, housing, health care access, and other matters that impact family well-being and stability, and community education on legal rights and responsibilities.

Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency

Homemaker Program – Provides a variety of services for our most vulnerable citizens, from housekeeping, meal preparation, transportation, shopping, etc. for the elderly & disabled, to training in parenting skills, budgeting, resources and nutrition for families with children or adults at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

Meals on Wheels – Provides group or home- delivered meals to individuals ages 60 and over to help maintain their health and independence and enable them to remain at home.

Ombudsman – Since 1976, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman service has assisted residents in homes for the aged and prospective residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and residential homes for the aged.  Provides an impartial third party whose primary purpose is the resolution of problems.

Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee

Provides a safety net for families most at-risk to help prevent infant mortality and child abuse and neglect through in-home nursing visits that provide healthcare, education, and positive parenting skills.

United Methodist Urban Ministries

SafeHouse – Provides a safe shelter for domestic violence victims, a crisis line, counseling support groups, and other supportive assistance, including jobs, housing, clothing, and follow ups after leaving the shelter.

2018-2019 Partner Agencies | Stewart County

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross of Tennessee River is dedicated to helping victims of disaster and providing programs and services that help our community prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Boy Scouts of America, Cogioba District, Middle Tennessee Council

Provides opportunities for boys ages 6-18 and girls ages 14-18 to build character and leadership skills through programs designed to encourage youth to become participating citizens and to care for others as well as themselves.

Crisis 2-1-1 Call Center

The Crisis Intervention Center provides telephone hotline services 24-hours, 7 days a week, including crises hotline for anyone in need of crisis intervention and suicide prevention: 2-1-1 information and referral line; and school safety hotline.

Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee

Provides opportunities for girls, ages 5 through 17, for adventure, learning, and fun through programs that build confidence, courage, and characters so they may become confident and contributing citizens.

Imagination Library of Stewart County – by Stewart County Friends of the Library

To encourage childhood development and future educational success, the program offers a book a month to each registered child’s home at no cost to the family from birth through age five.

Legal Aid Society

Provides free legal advice and representation to eligible clients with civil issues including domestic violence, housing, health care access, and other matters that impact family well-being and stability, and community education on legal rights and responsibilities.

Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency

Homemaker Program – Provides a variety of services for our most vulnerable citizens, from housekeeping, meal preparation, transportation, shopping, etc. for the elderly & disabled, to training in parenting skills, budgeting, resources and nutrition for families with children or adults at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

Meals on Wheels – Provides group or home- delivered meals to individuals ages 60 and over to help maintain their health and independence and enable them to remain at home.

Ombudsman – Since 1976, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman service has assisted residents in homes for the aged and prospective residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and residential homes for the aged.  Provides an impartial third party whose primary purpose is the resolution of problems.

Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee

Provides a safety net for families most at-risk to help prevent infant mortality and child abuse and neglect through in-home nursing visits that provide healthcare, education, and positive parenting skills.

Progressive Directions, Inc.

Early Intervention Program – Serves developmentally delayed children birth to three years and their families through developmental screenings and assessments, and behavior management offered through center-, home-, and community-based programs, family group activities, transportation, and transition into the school system.

Adult Services Program – Serves developmentally delayed adults and their families through center-, home-, and community-based programs, including residential support, supported employment, job placements, activities, transportation, and respite care.

United Methodist Urban Ministries

SafeHouse – Provides a safe shelter for domestic violence victims, a crisis line, counseling support groups, and other supportive assistance, including jobs, housing, clothing, and follow ups after leaving the shelter.