Featured Nashville Charities



The 100 Club of Nashville was founded by area business persons in 1979 as a nonprofit charity dedicated to providing financial assistance to the families of police officers, firefighters, and EMT staff employed by an official police or fire organization in Metropolitan Nashville who lose their lives or are victim of serious, traumatic and disabling injury in the line of duty.

100 Club website
The local agency was formed through a group of civic leaders and human service professionals who shared a concern and a vision. Since 1969, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee has affected the lives of thousands of our community’s children… and we are poised to change more lives in the coming years.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee is a growing agency that is expanding its scope and reach to serve every child who wants or needs a mentor in Middle Tennessee. Our coverage area includes all of Nashville and Davidson county, but also the contiguous counties and beyond including Robertson, Sumner, Wilson, Rutherford, Williamson, Cheatham, Dickson and Hickman counties. Our region is growing rapidly… and the need for adult mentors and donors is great.

BBBS Middle Tennessee website
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville is to “keep families close” by providing essential resources and a “home away from home” for families of critically ill children receiving inpatient or outpatient medical care at Nashville area hospitals.

Programs run by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville, the 32-bedroom Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald McDonald Family Room on the 5th Floor of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offer a place for parents and family members to relax, refresh and experience the comforts of home while staying close to their sick child.

Ronald McDonald House Nashville website
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee was founded in 1978 by a group of citizens who were concerned about their hungry neighbors. The Food Bank was designed to collect food that would otherwise be wasted, inspect and sort that food, and distribute it to not-for-profit agencies serving hungry people.

By donating to Second Harvest Food Bank, you have the ability to maximize the purchasing power of each and every dollar given. One dollar = four meals. 

Second Harvest website
Thistle Farms is a sanctuary for healing for women survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking and prostitution. We are a community of survivors, advocates, employees, interns, volunteers, and friends from all across the world. We are young and old, women and men. We want to change a culture that still allows human beings to be bought and sold. We believe that in the end, love is the strongest force for change in the world.

Why the Thistle?  Thistles grow on the streets and alleys where the women of Thistle Farms have walked. Considered weeds, thistles have a deep root that can shoot through concrete and survive drought. In spite of their prickly appearance, their royal and soft purple center makes the thistle a mysterious and gorgeous flower. Being a Thistle Farmer means the world is our farm and that we choose to love all creation. 

Thistle Farms website
United Cerebral Palsy's mission is to advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with disabilities and to provide support to family members.

UCP serves individuals with all types of disabilities. Our expertise is generally in service to individuals with physical disabilites which affect mobility. UCP also serves as the area clearinghouse for information about the condition known as cerebral palsy. At present, approximately 40% of UCP consumers have cerebral palsy, the second largest lifetime disability in the U.S. (mental retardation is the largest). 60% of the people UCP serves have physical disabilities other than cerebral palsy. These include such conditions as spina bifida, M.S., disability resulting from head and spinal cord injury, ALS, amputations, strokes, and heart attacks, and many lesser known physical disabilities.

United Cerebral Palsy website