Community Impact 2018-06-13T14:55:57+00:00

Foundation Giving

The West End Home Foundation seeks to enrich the lives of older adults by investing in nonprofit organizations that address their unique needs. The programs that we support address a broad range of issues impacting people from all walks of life as they age.  Our nonprofit agency partners transform our funds into meaningful outcomes that enhance lives and strengthen our communities.

Funding by Impact Area 2002-2018

The West End Home Foundation made its first grant in 2002. Since that time we have distributed $12,872,509 to fifty-seven different nonprofit agencies in Middle Tennessee.  The chart to the left presents funding by impact area during our 16 year history of making grants.

Grant Awards Distributed in 2018:

Bethlehem Centers

Funding will support Meals on Wheels for homebound individuals and the Active Seniors Circle at the Bethlehem Center for senior residents of North Nashville.

Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.

Funding will support the Living at Home Program which provides supportive care to enable older adults to remain in their homes.

Cedar Seniors, Inc.

Cedar Seniors provides congregate meals, 5 days a week in Lebanon, TN to an average of 45 older adults per day.  This grant will be used to refurbish the kitchen so that they can continue to provide quality meals to area seniors and expand their take-out meal program.

Community Helpers, Inc.

Funding will support the Elderly Assistance Program that serves elderly residents of Rutherford County. Services include emergency financial assistance (for rent, utilities and prescription medications), coordination of care services and referrals to other agencies to ensure that basic needs are met.

Community Resource Center

Funding will support the Drive for Dignity program which provides personal hygiene products to 300 disadvantaged older adults through partnerships with senior serving agencies in the community.

Council of Aging of Middle Tennessee

Funding is focused on strengthening the core mission of the Council which includes expanding information, education & advocacy services, continuing to identify unmet needs and develop collaborative solutions.

Faith Family Medical Center

Funding will support Faith Family Medical Center’s Primary Health Care and Journey to Health Wellness Program for uninsured and underinsured seniors.


Funding will support three key areas of services delivery for the agency.  The first is the Care Management Program which provides in-home supportive care services (Living at Home Program), Adult Day services, case management services to victims of crimes (Victory Over Crime Program) and Meals on Wheels. The second area to receive grant funding is the FiftyForward Bordeaux Center for general operating support to serve older adults in the Bordeaux community. The third project to receive funding is the Aging Mastery series that provides education on key issues impacting older adults.  Grant funding will support implementation of the program in all seven FiftyForward Centers.

Friends in General, Inc.

Friends in General supports the work of General Hospital. Grant funding will provide diagnostic screenings that include mammograms, clinical breast exams, prostrate screenings, full bloodwork panels plus eight other health indicators to persons aged 60-64 without health insurance.

Insight Counseling Centers

Funding will support the Senior Care Program to ensure that persons age 60 and over have access to quality mental health services on an income-based sliding fee scale.

Interfaith Dental Clinic of Nashville

Funding is targeted to the provision of dental care services for dentally uninsured seniors who are at or below 250% of the poverty level and reside in Davidson or one of the six contiguous counties.

Lebanon Senior Citizens Center

Grant funding will support a new program that helps older adults in Lebanon, TN connect with needed supportive services in the community.  A full-time Service Coordinator will be based at the Center, but will also provide outreach services throughout Lebanon.

Martha O’Bryan Center, Inc.

Funding will support the extensive network of services provided by the Martha O’Bryan Center to vulnerable seniors living in and around Cayce Place. Specific services include Emergency Food Bank, Food Box Delivery  and Family Support services.

Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, Inc.

Funding will provide oral health prevention and treatment services to low-income older adults who would otherwise not have access to care.

Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee

Funding will support the Aging and Alzheimer’s program services. Specific programs include “Just the Facts” and the new “Hit by the Bus Plan”. Both projects educate and support caregivers of persons with dementia or Alzheimers.

Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency

Funding will support the Ombudsman program which provides ongoing monitoring of nursing homes. This project is a critical link for ensuring that nursing homes are in compliance with industry standards of care and that resident’s needs are being met.

Music for Seniors

Funding will support the delivery of live music outreach performances to low income older adults groups and to groups which include a large of number of individuals with Alzheimer’s or other dementia.  Music is a universal language with proven therapeutic benefits.

Nashville Food Project, Inc.

Funding is targeted to the provision of high quality, made from scratch meals to be served in group settings to seniors to enhance nutrition and to foster social interaction.

Nashville Public Library Foundation

Funding will support the Digital Inclusion Program for Seniors that is offered through the Nashville Public Library. This program provides digital literacy instruction to older adults to enable them to use technology to access health care information, resources in the community and to remain connected to their families and friends.

Nashville Public Television, Inc.

Since 2013, NPT has been producing award winning documentaries on issues related to aging that reach hundreds of thousands of viewers. Funding will support the production of two new documentaries in the Aging Matters series.

Nations Ministry Center

Funding will help launch a new program entitled The Front Porch Program: Welcoming Refugees Home. This program will serve refugee elders through classroom experiences, enrichment events and case management services to foster engagement and support their transition to the United States.

Needlink Nashville

Funding is targeted to emergency rent and utility assistance for low-income seniors in Davidson County so that they can remain in their homes.

Rooftop Foundation

Funding will provide emergency rent assistance to Davidson County residents, thereby preventing homelessness.

Room in the Inn, Inc.

Funding is targeted to the Supportive Living Program which provides temporary housing with comprehensive supportive care to senior men and women who are transitioning out of homelessness.

Senior Ride Nashville

Senior Ride Nashville is a new agency that was launched with start-up funding in 2016 and 2017 through the Council on Aging. Now an independent agency, Senior Ride Nashville provides door-through-door transportation for older adults using a network of volunteer drivers. In 2018, services will be provided in the Bellevue and Madison areas as the agency begins its gradual expansion to the entire Davidson County area.

Siloam Health

Funding is provided for whole-person health care to uninsured seniors age 55 and above in Middle Tennessee, many of whom have fallen through the cracks due to language and cultural barriers.

St. Luke’s Community House Episcopal, Inc.

Funding is provided to support the extensive range of services that St. Luke’s provides to the senior residents of West Nashville. Services include mobile meals, emergency food boxes, senior club social activities, mental health support and free tax preparation.

Tennessee Justice Center

Funding will support legal advocacy for seniors who are trying to access the health care system and are encountering enrollment barriers for TennCare CHOICES. Funding will also be used to support advocacy efforts to bring about system reforms in the CHOICES program.

Tennessee Kidney Foundation

Funding will support the Transportation Assistance Program to provide impoverished and disabled seniors who have End Stage Renal Disease (ERSD) with transportation to and from dialysis treatments.

Tennessee Respite Coalition

Funding will provide much needed respite care to caregivers of persons who are 60 years of age and older and to older adults who are serving as caregivers.

Vanderbilt University

Funding will support the new Medical-Legal Partnership which is a collaboration between the Vanderbilt School of Nursing and the Vanderbilt Law School.  The program will provide counseling and assistance regarding Advance Care Plans and the designation of healthcare and/or financial powers of attorney to patients 60 years and older for whom obtaining legal representation presents a financial hardship.

Westminster Home Connection

Funding will support the provision of health and safety modifications and repairs to the homes of senior adults, allowing them to remain and live safely in their homes.  Funding will also support the “Sort, Pack, Move” program which helps older adults who are downsizing and/or moving into a new residence.

You Have the Power Know How To Use It

Funding will support the design, production and dissemination of a Resource Guide on Elder Abuse in both English and Spanish.

Previous Grant Awards:

  • Abe’s Garden

    2011, 2012—Abe’s Garden Phase 1

  • Alive Hospice

    2012–2014—Grief Support Services and Patient Care
    2014—Residence Bed Replacement
    2015—Electronic Medical Records Project
    2016—Murfreesboro Residence Building Project

  • Alzheimer’s Association

    2014—Social Engagement Program
    2015—Respite for Caregivers
    2016—24/7 Helpline & Community Care Consultation

  • Arc of Davidson County & Greater Nashville

    2015–2016—Senior Supports Program

  • Bethlehem Centers of Nashville

    2003, 2005, 2008, 2011–2014, 2016–2018—Senior Resource Center & Hot Lunch Program

  • Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.

    2018—Living At Home

  • Cedar Seniors, Inc.

    2018—Kitchen Refurbishments

  • Centerstone of Tennessee, Inc.

    2004, 2006, 2008, 2012–2013, 2015—Older Adult Services

  • Community Helpers, Inc.

    2018—Elderly Assistance Program

  • Community Resource Center

    2015, 2018—Drive For Dignity

  • Council On Aging of Middle Tennessee

    2004—Scams Aganist the Elderly & Other COA Projects
    2007—Council On Aging’s Expansion of Services
    2011—Strengthening of Council On Aging
    2012—Council On Aging
    2014—Building Capacity to Assist Seniors and Caregivers
    2015—Expanding Information and Resources for Seniors
    2016 —Supporting Transportation and Resources for Seniors
    2017—Senior Ride Nashville
    2013, 2017–2018—Identifying Needs and Driving Solutions to Assist Seniors and Caregivers

  • Cumberland University

    2015—Promoting Health and Wellness for Middle TN Seniors

  • Disciples Village of Nashville

    2004, 2007—Disciples Village of Nashville

  • Domestic Violence Program, Inc.

    2015–2016—Emergency Services for Elderly Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse, and Stalking

  • Easter Seals Tennessee

    2003—New Frontiers Program

  • Faith Family Medical Center

    2005, 2007, 2011–2018Healthcare for Seniors

  • Family & Children’s Services

    2004—Help for Seniors and Their Families

  • FiftyForward

    2002, 2004—Living At Home Services/Salvation Army Red Shield Initiative Collaboration
    2006—Peer Counseling, Respite Care, and Victory Over Crime
    2008—Accessing Services Through Transportation Initiatives
    2011—Integration of Physical and Mental Wellness Initiatives
    2012—Maximizing Participation of Older Adults
    2013–2015, 2017–2018—Living At Home/Supportive Care Services
    2015–2016, 2018—Bordeaux Center Program
    2017—Bordeaux Center Expansion Study
    2018—Aging Mastery Program

  • Friends In General, Inc.

    2017—Wellness Wednesdays for North Nashville Senior Adults
    2018—Patient-Centered Care for Senior Adults

  • Gilda’s Club Nashville

    2012–2016—Psychosocial Support of Seniors Impacted By Cancer

  • Guardianship and Trusts Corporation

    2002, 2006, 2008, 2015, 2017—Indigent Senior Ward Program

  • Insight Counseling Centers

    2018—Senior Care Program

  • Interfaith Dental Clinic of Nashville

    2005, 2007, 2011–2018—Smiles for Life—Comprehensive Dental Care for Seniors

  • Jewish Family Services of Nashville and Middle Tennessee

    2011—Personal Emergency Preparedness

  • Lebanon Senior Citizens Center

    2018—Service Coordinator

  • Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands

    2014, 2016-2017—Health and Elder Law Program

  • Light In The Nations

    2007, 2011, 2013—Senior Assistance Ministry

  • Martha O’Bryan Center, Inc.

    2003, 2005, 2011 – 2012, 2014–2018—Senior Assistance Program

  • Matthew 25, Inc.

    2014—Substance Abuse Counseling
    2016—Renovation of Living Quarters

  • Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, Inc.

    2018—Senior Smiles

  • Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee

    2004—Substance Abuse Education, Screening and Referral for Older Adults
    2013—We Care Fair
    2014–2016—Just the Facts—Aging and Alzheimer’s Support for Older Adults and Caregivers
    2018—Aging and Alzheimer’s Services for Middle Tennessee Aging Caretakers

  • Metropolitan Nashville Teachers’ Apartments, Inc.

    2011, 2013—Safety System

  • Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency

    2016—Meals On Wheels
    2017—Serving Abused Seniors
    2018—Advocating for Vulnerable Long-Term Care Residents

  • Music For Seniors

    2015, 2017–2018—Live Music Outreach for Low Income and Differently-Abled Seniors

  • Nashville Food Project, Inc.

    2015–2018—Meal Distribution and Garden Programs for Seniors

  • Nashville Public Library Foundation

    2018—Nashville Public Library’s Digital Inclusion Program for Seniors

  • Nashville Public Television, Inc.

    2013–2018—NPT Reports:  Aging Matters

  • Nations Ministry Center

    2018—The Front Porch: Welcoming Refugee Elders Home

  • NeedLink Nashville

    2015–2018—Emergency Housing & Utility Assistance for Seniors

  • Progress, Inc.

    2014—Senior Transportation

  • Rebuilding Together – Nashville

    2014—Building A Healthy Neighborhood
    2015—Safe at Home Program

  • Rochelle Center

    2003—Four-Season Sensory Stimulation Room

  • Rooftop Foundation

    2016–2018—Emergency Housing  Assistance for Seniors

  • Room In The Inn, Inc.

    2014—Transitional Housing for  Elderly Homeless Women
    2017–2018—Guest House Supportive Living Program for Seniors

  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, Inc.

    2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2013–2017—Filling the Pantry for Seniors

  • Senior Ride Nashville

    2018—Volunteer Driver Program

  • Shepherd’s Center of Madison

    2007—Shepherd’s Center Programs
    2011—Food Program for Older Folks

  • Siloam Health

    2004, 2007, 2012–2018—Providing Whole-Person Health Care to Vulnerable Seniors in Middle Tennessee

  • St. Luke’s Community House Episcopal, Inc.

    2003, 2005, 2011, 2013–2018—Seniors Program

  • Tennessee Justice Center

    2016—Our Sister’s Keeper

  • Tennessee Kidney Foundation

    2018—Transportation Assistance Program

  • Tennessee Respite Coalition

    2014, 2016, 2018—Family Directed Respite Voucher Program

  • United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee, Inc.

    2015–2017—Durable Medical Equipment and Wheelchair Ramps for Seniors with Severe Disabilities

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    2013—Research Grant: “Preventing Cognitive Decline in Older Adults with Dementia in Assisted Living Facilities”
    2014—Supporting Faculty Leaders in Geriatrics—Establishing a Career Development Award
    2016—Research Grant: “Nutritional Care in Nursing Homes”
    2018—Medical-Legal Partnership for Disadvantaged Seniors

  • Westminster Home Connection

    2013–2018—Home Safety Repair & Modification for Seniors

  • You Have The Power Know How To Use It

    2018—Elder Abuse Prevention

  • YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee

    2005, 2007—Domestic Violence Services for Older Women
    2013—Elder Abuse Prevention