The West End Home Foundation has announced grant awards in the amount of $1.9 million for 2023. Thirty-nine nonprofit organizations that serve older adults in Middle Tennessee will receive grant payments in early January.

Each year, grant requests far surpass the amount of funding available. According to Dianne Oliver, Executive Director, “the service demands on agencies that deliver programs for older adults are increasing and will continue to increase as our population age 60+ grows. We are very fortunate in Middle Tennessee to have such a robust network of nonprofits committed to ensuring access to high quality, innovative and affordable services that promote successful aging.”

Funding in 2023 is targeted to seven key impact areas:


Enrichment and Socialization

Food and Nutrition




Wellness and Supportive Care

The organizations and program areas awarded funding are:

AgeWell Middle Tennessee – Advancing Solutions for Aging Well: Support for AgeWell Middle Tennessee

Alive Hospice – Recliners and Day Beds for Patient Rooms

Bethlehem Centers of Nashville – Senior Resource Center

Catholic Charities of Tennessee – Refugee Elders and Living at Home

Community Helpers of Rutherford County – Elderly and Disabled Assistance Program

Community Life Bridge – Community Life Ride

Community Resource Center – Older Adult Support Program

Faith Family Medical Center – Health Care for Seniors

FiftyForward – Supportive Care Services and Bordeaux Lifelong Learning Center

Graceworks Ministries – Older Adults Food/Shelter Assistance

HEAR Nashville – Hearing Aids for Seniors

Home Bound Meals Program – Providing Friendship and Meals to the Elderly

Insight Counseling Centers – Older Adult Care Program

Interfaith Dental – Smiles for Life

Lebanon Senior Citizens Center – Food Security for Aging Seniors

Martha O’Bryan Center – Senior Services

Mental Health America of the MidSouth – Caregiver Support Program Operating Expenses

Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency – Ombudsman Advocating for Dignity and Quality Care

Mindful Care Adult Day Service – Day Service Life Enrichment

Music for Seniors – 132 Transformative Live-Music Experiences for Older, Under-Resourced Adults

Nashville Public Library Foundation – NPL Digital Inclusion for Seniors

Nashville Public Television – Aging Matters: 2023

Nations Ministry Center – The Front Porch: Welcoming Refugee Elders

NeedLink Nashville – Crisis Support for Older Adults Preventing Eviction and Unsafe Conditions

NOAH (Nashville Organized for Action and Hope) –Advocacy for Senior Housing

Room In The Inn – Resource Navigation Flex Team for Older Adults

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee – Older Adult Essential Nutrition Partnership

Senior Ride Nashville – Transportation Program

Senior Ride Wilson – Wilson Rides

Siloam Health – Culturally-Sensitive, Whole-Person Health Care for Vulnerable Seniors

St. Luke’s Community House – Senior Services

Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services – Senior Legal Helpline

Tennessee Justice Center – Independence

Tennessee Kidney Foundation – Transportation Assistance for Older Adult Dialysis Patients

Tennessee Respite Coalition – Respite Voucher Program and Sumner Senior Volunteer Program

The Branch of Nashville – Older Adult Care

The Nashville Food Project – Meals Program for Seniors

United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee – Durable Medical Equipment and Home Access for Seniors

Westminster Home Connection – Repairs and Mobility Modifications: Age in Place and Preserve Affordable Homes