Nonprofit Support

At the United Way of Greater Chattanooga, our nonprofit support empowers and strengthens impact in the social sector through community building, professional development, advocacy, and innovation. 

The Venture Forward brand is retiring and will now operate under the banner of United Way of Greater Chattanooga as our nonprofit support efforts. This change will allow us to remain focused on empowering the nonprofit community under one strategic vision. Welcome!  

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With no membership dues or requirements, we’re opening up our support to all area nonprofits. If you’d like to stay up to date, subscribe today!  

Our Services


Balancing theory and practical application, United Way of Greater Chattanooga aims to offer educational opportunities for local nonprofits, volunteers, and community members.

Newsletter Sign Up

How to Start a Nonprofit Guide

Helpful Resources

Community Roundtables


A connected community changes everything. Through strategic opportunities to connect with other nonprofit professionals and community leaders, we nurture opportunities to share ideas, gain support, and collaborate.

Job Board

Nonprofit Circles

CoStarters 2-Day Bootcamp for Nonprofits (September)

CoStarters 2-Day Bootcamp for Nonprofits (October)


United Way of Greater Chattanooga has made a commitment to infuse community impact efforts across the region with dedicated innovation strategies. Together, we’re laying a foundation for nonprofits, for-profits, entrepreneurs, neighborhood advocates, creatives, and concerned residents to work across sectors to solve problems and help each other thrive.

Hub For Social Innovation



The social sector is one of the largest employment sectors in the region. When we come together, we can speak with one voice around key policies to advance our ability to deepen our missions and impact.

Advocacy Guide

Have a question?

Visit our FAQ page or email nonprofitsupport@uwchatt.org 

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