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Nashville Charities

A Guide to Charities Serving the Middle Tennessee Area


A local guide to charitable and non-profit organizations in Nashville Tennessee that highlights the top charities that serve Nashville and the Middle Tennessee area including the surrounding counties.

There are hundreds upon hundreds of local charities and non-profit organizations based in Nashville and the Middle Tennessee Area. Below you will find some of the best local Nashville organizations dedicated to charitable giving in Middle Tennessee.


The 12Giving idea was formed when Al Thomas, owner of Sperry’s Restaurant and co-owner of Sam’s Sports Grill, and his wife Trish were looking for a way to combine the charitable giving initiatives of their restaurants and businesses. It’s a simple idea that keeps one goal in mind—to spread their efforts locally and eventually grow nationally. 12Giving unifies charitable fundraising efforts of local restaurants by selecting one charity each month to receive proceeds from select food sales. They believe that doing good for others and giving back to the community shouldn’t just be a one-time thing. Together, their partners are giving back to the community by getting their customers involved and making a difference with every bite.

American Red Cross - Nashville Area Chapter

The Nashville Area American Red Cross, a non-profit organization, has a year-round need for blood donations and volunteers. This organization provides health and safety training, emergency social services to the military, CPR Training, relief to victims of disaster and helps people to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships.

Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee oversees more than 700 charitable funds, providing customized philanthropic solutions with flexibility for donors, nonprofit organizations and the community.

Easter Seals Tennessee

Easter Seals Tennessee has been serving adults and children with disabilities since 1936. The mission is to provide exceptional services to ensure that people with disabilities and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

Giving Matters

As part of the Community Foundation, Giving Matters provides detailed information about all of Middle Tennessee's non-profit organizations.

Hands On Nashville

Hands On Nashville sparks community transformation by activating and inspiring Middle Tennesseans to become effective volunteers and civic change agents.

Nashville Public Television

Nashville Public Television (NPT) broadcasts 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to an audience within an 80 mile radius of Nashville. NPT is the only channel in Nashville that is locally owned and accountable and has remained true to its original mission to serve our community by consistently providing viewers with superior programming.

Monroe Harding Children’s Home

Monroe Harding continues to change young people’s lives every day. Founded in 1893 as an orphanage, Monroe Harding now serves children and youth who are in state’s custody. Their programs include Foster Care, Cooperative and Independent Living, and a Resource Center for older youth. Their range of services includes education, vocational skills, relationship building, spiritual formation, health & wellness, and - most importantly - the guidance and support of a caring adult in a safe and stable home.

Nashville Rescue Mission

The Nashville Rescue Mission feeds, clothes, and assists people in need. Nashville Rescue Mission seeks to help the hurting of Middle Tennessee by offering food, clothing and shelter to the homeless and recovery.

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