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 2002-2022

The West End Home Foundation made its first grant in 2002. Since that time we have distributed $20,958,298.00 to sixty-six different nonprofit agencies in Middle Tennessee. The chart to the left presents funding by impact area during our 20 year history of making grants.

Grant Awards Distributed in 2022:

Advocacy Programs

Legal assistance and education for issues related to aging, and advocacy for new or expanded initiatives to ensure a comprehensive system of care for older adults

AgeWell Middle Tennessee

Funding will support AgeWell Middle Tennessee’s core services with emphasis placed on growth of AgeWell’s impact as a convener, catalyst & advocacy leader in addressing unmet needs of older adults and family caregivers.

Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program protects the Federally mandated rights of the residents of long-term care facilities to assure the highest level of care and quality of life.

Nashville Public Television, Inc.

NPT Reports: Aging Matters informs Middle Tennessee about the major issues and concerns facing older adults, their families and caregivers.

Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services

The Senior Legal Helpline helps older persons age with dignity and security by making civil legal help more accessible. This project will protect and enhance the essential rights and benefits of older persons in Davidson and contiguous counties.

Tennessee Justice Center

Independence provides legal advocacy for applicants encountering enrollment barriers with TennCare CHOICES, Tennessee’s Medicaid LTSS program, SNAP, Medicare Savings Programs, use of coronavirus relief funds, educates the public and stakeholders about how to navigate the programs and advocates for system changes in the programs. Funding will also support the acquisition and renovation of a permanent office space.

Enrichment and Socialization Programs

Opportunities for meaningful social interaction and lifelong learning

Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.

Refugee Elders provides long-term assistance to refugee elders by addressing their overall wellness through assessments and by developing case plans to manage chronic illnesses and mental health, provide English language and citizenship training and community engagement programs.


FiftyForward Bordeaux – Lifelong Learning Center provides education, wellness and enrichment programs for center members in the North Nashville community.

Music For Seniors

Live Music Outreach for Socially Isolated Groups provides music programs to lower income older adults in nonprofit recreational and care settings.

Nashville Public Library Foundation

Nashville Public Library’s Digital Inclusion Program provides digital literacy inclusion for older adults in Davidson County. The program creates cognitive stimulation, eliminates isolation, reduces depression, builds bonds, creates easier access, provides access to critical health and government services, and encourages interested and able seniors to re-enter the workforce.

Nations Ministry Center

The Front Porch Program: Welcoming Refugee Elders Home provides classroom experiences, enrichment events and case management to refugee elders.

Food and Nutrition Programs

Services such as groceries, home-delivered and congregate meals to meet the nutritional needs of vulnerable older adults

Bethlehem Centers

The Bethlehem Senior Resource Center provides Meals on Wheels through partnerships with fourteen North Nashville churches and hosts the Active Seniors Circle to provide wellness and enrichment programs.

Graceworks Ministries

The Older Adults Food/Shelter Assistance program provides food assistance/hunger prevention and rent/utility assistance to vulnerable older adults living in Williamson County.

Home Bound Meals Program

The Providing Meals to the Elderly program delivers hot, nutritious meals to vulnerable older adults in Hendersonville and the surrounding area. Volunteers place special emphasis on developing friendships and provide much needed interaction with socially isolated older adults.

Martha O’Bryan Center, Inc.

Senior Services provides food, individualized counseling, financial assistance, medical referrals and opportunities for fellowship for the older adults living in and around Cayce Place.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and FiftyForward

The Older Adult Essential Nutrition Partnership provides food and other supportive services to older adults in underserved areas of Davidson County. The second year of the collaboration will expand existing partnerships and build new connections in the Antioch/South Nashville, Old Hickory and North Nashville areas.

St. Luke’s Community House

St. Luke’s Senior Programs provides older adults with food security, hunger relief, enrichment, socialization and supportive care through mobile meals, food boxes, social club activities, community events, mental health support, volunteer opportunities and free tax preparation.

The Branch of Nashville

The Fresh Solutions program provides food assistance to older adults in the Southeast Nashville area in need of food assistance while also connecting them with other needed resources.

The Nashville Food Project

Meals Program for Seniors provides made-from-scratch, high quality meals to vulnerable older adults through collaborations with more than 10 nonprofit and community partners.

Healthcare Programs

Primary health care including diagnosis and treatment of chronic and critical conditions, oral health care and behavioral health services

Faith Family Medical Center

Health Care for Seniors provides high quality, affordable medical care and wellness services for working uninsured and underinsured older adults.

HEAR Nashville

Hearing Aids for Seniors provides financial and professional assistance for hearing aids to low income older adults in the greater Nashville area. The program also provides community education about hearing loss and its effects on quality of life.

Insight Counseling Centers

The Older Adult Care Program provides quality mental health services to older adults on an income-based sliding fee scale.

Interfaith Dental Clinic of Nashville

Smiles for Life provides high quality complete dental care, emergency dental care and oral hygiene education to low income older adults.

Siloam Health

Siloam’s Culturally-Sensitive, Whole-Person Health Care to Vulnerable Seniors in Middle Tennessee serves uninsured older adults, most of whom are foreign born. Funding will also support the new Siloam Health Antioch location.

Housing Programs

Home repair and safety modifications, rent and utility assistance and access to appropriate housing solutions to facilitate safe and affordable housing

MDHA Housing Trust Corporation

The COVID-19 Resource Navigator is dedicated specifically to support the 1900 older adults living in MDHA housing units. The Resource Navigator will mobilize resources needed by the older residents, facilitate the logistics of service delivery and support older adults in safely re-entering the community.

NeedLink Nashville

The Crisis Financial Support for Seniors to Prevent Eviction and Homelessness program provides financial assistance for rent, utilities or move-in costs for older adults age 60 and over who are at or below 200% of poverty level.

Rebuilding Together – Nashville

The Bordeaux Initiative provides structured, wrap-around resources for homeowners in the Safe and Healthy Home Improvement program within the Bordeaux community. This program supports home repair and renovation work with resources that will empower homeowners to sustain homeownership through maintenance and financial planning.

The Community Helpers

The Elderly & Disabled Assistance Program provides emergency financial assistance (rent and utilities), prescription drug assistance, coordination of services and referrals to other local community agencies in Rutherford County.

Urban Housing Solutions

The AFRESH: Wellness and Supportive Housing for Older Adults program is a supported housing program for low-income older adults living in 26th and Clarksville’s 55-unit supportive housing community. AFRESH emphasizes person-centered frailty-focused communication for residents to understand the effects of frailty on their bodies and to make informed decisions that promote their health, well-being and ability to age in place.

Westminster Home Connection

Westminster Home Connection provides critical repairs, mobility modifications, and sort-pack-move services to empower older adults to age in place safely and with dignity.

Transportation Programs

Safe and affordable transportation to ensure that older adults have access to needed services and have opportunities to remain engaged in community life

Community Life Bridge

Community Life Ride uses volunteer drivers to provide door-through-door transportation to older adults who no longer drive in order to support their independence and quality of life. Volunteers develop friendships and provide much needed interaction with socially isolated older adults.

Senior Ride Nashville, Inc.

Senior Ride Nashville provides courteous and safe door-through-door volunteer transportation along with guidance on mobility options allowing older adults to maintain health and quality of life. The program also facilitates meaningful relationships between volunteer drivers and riders.

Tennessee Kidney Foundation

The Transportation Assistance Program provides impoverished and disabled older adults who have End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) with transportation to and from dialysis treatments.

Wellness and Supportive Care Programs

Prevention, wellness and in-home supportive services to promote and sustain healthy aging

Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.

The Living at Home program provides home-based supportive services to help keep older adults living safely in their homes and communities.

Community Resource Center

The Older Adult Support program will provide over 10,000 older adults in seven counties with basic essentials through the distribution of age-appropriate hygiene kits containing personal hygiene products, paper products, PPE and cleaning supplies.


FiftyForward Supportive Care Services provides care management, FiftyForward Fresh home-delivered meals, Adult Day Care and other supportive services to enable vulnerable older adults to remain in their homes.

Mental Health America

The Caregiver Support Program supports both vulnerable older adults and their caregivers by increasing caregiver knowledge, decreasing isolation, improving safety for seniors, and promoting life-saving initiatives. Programming includes 0nline support groups, consultations to discuss caregiver challenges and create personalized solutions, workshops and informational sessions, and File of Life card distributions providing first responders immediate access to vital health information for vulnerable seniors.

Room In The Inn, Inc.

Resource Navigation for Older Adults focuses on 3 strategic areas: 1) Connection to supportive services supporting older adults with their physical and mental health. 2) Connection to income. 3) Connection to housing. Older adults who would otherwise be on the streets will receive assistance navigating the complexities of social service and healthcare systems, and become better equipped with daily living skills necessary to support their transition into permanent supportive housing.

Tennessee Respite Coalition

Funding is targeted to two projects: the Respite Voucher Program provides respite vouchers to caregivers who are at least 60 years old and caregivers of individuals who are at least 60 years old in the seven Middle Tennessee counties; the Sumner Senior Volunteer Program matches volunteers who are at least 60 years old to families who are in a caregiving situation. The caregiver provides assistance and companionship to the older adult who needs care.

UCP of Middle Tennessee, Inc.

The Durable Medical Equipment and Home Access for Older Adults with Severe Disabilities program provides basic safety and independent living supports to older adults with severe disabilities.

Previous Grant Awards:

  • Abe’s Garden

    2011, 2012—Abe’s Garden Phase 1

  • AgeWell 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, 2017–2021—Identifying Needs and Driving Solutions to Assist Seniors and Caregivers

  • Alive Hospice

    2012–2014—Grief Support Services and Patient Care
    2014—Residence Bed Replacement
    2015—Electronic Medical Records Project
    2016—Murfreesboro Residence Building Project
    2020—HVAC Upgrades
    2021—Nurse Call System

  • 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, 2016–2021—Senior Resource Center & Hot Lunch Program

  • Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.

    2018-2021—Living At Home
    2021—Refugee Elders

  • Cedar Seniors, Inc.

    2018—Kitchen Refurbishments
    2019—Part-time Director
    2020—Bathrooms Refurbishment

  • Centerstone of Tennessee, Inc.

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

  • Community Life Ride

    2019-2021—Senior Ride Sumner

  • Community Resource Center

    2015, 2018-2021—Senior Kits

  • 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, 2011–2021Healthcare for Seniors
    2020Capital Funding for new Medical Center

  • 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, 2017–2021—Living At Home/Supportive Care Services
    2015–2016, 2018-2021—Bordeaux Center Program
    2017—Bordeaux Center Expansion Study
    2018—Aging Mastery Program
    2019—Capital Funding for new Bordeaux Center

  • 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

  • GraceWorks Ministries, Inc.

    2021—Hunger Prevention/Rent & Utility Assistance

  • Guardianship and Trusts Corporation

    2002, 2006, 2008, 2015, 2017, 2019—Indigent Senior Ward Program

  • Insight Counseling Centers

    2018-2021—Older Adult Care Program

  • Interfaith Dental Clinic of Nashville

    2005, 2007, 2011–2021—Smiles for Life—Comprehensive Dental Care for Seniors
    2019—A Smile Changes Everything! capital grant

  • Jewish Family Services of Nashville and Middle Tennessee

    2011—Personal Emergency Preparedness

  • Lebanon Senior Citizens Center

    2018-2021—Social Services 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, 2014–2021—Senior Assistance Program

  • Matthew 25, Inc.

    2014—Substance Abuse Counseling
    2016—Renovation of Living Quarters

  • Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, Inc.

    2018—Senior Smiles
    2019—Dial Down Diabetes on the Go!
    2020Seasoned Adults Living Triumphantly

  • Mental Health America of the MidSouth

    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
    2018-2020—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
    2018-2021—Advocating for Vulnerable Long-Term Care Residents

  • Music For Seniors

    2015, 2017–2021—Live Music Outreach for Low Income and Differently-Abled Seniors

  • Nashville Food Project, Inc.

    2015–2021—Meal Distribution and Garden Programs for Seniors

  • Nashville Public Library Foundation

    2018-2021—Nashville Public Library’s Digital Inclusion Program for Seniors

  • Nashville Public Television, Inc.

    2013–2021—NPT Reports:  Aging Matters

  • Nations Ministry Center

    2018-2021—The Front Porch: Welcoming Refugee Elders Home

  • NeedLink Nashville

    2015–2021—Emergency Housing & Utility Assistance for Older Adults

  • Progress, Inc.

    2014—Senior Transportation

  • Rebuilding Together – Nashville

    2014—Building A Healthy Neighborhood
    2015—Safe at Home Program
    2020Target CommunityHomeowner Education Pilot Program
    2021Bordeaux Initiative

  • 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
    2017–2021—Guest House Supportive Living Program for Aging Adults

  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee & FiftyForward

    2021Older Adult Essential Nutrition Partnership

  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, Inc.

    2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2013–2017—Filling the Pantry for Seniors
    2019—Fighting Senior Hunger
    2020Ending Senior Hunger Together

  • Senior Ride Nashville

    2018-2021—Volunteer Driver Program
    2021Friendly Neighbor Program

  • Shepherd’s Center of Madison

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

  • Siloam Health

    2004, 2007, 2012–2021—Providing Whole-Person Health Care to Vulnerable Older Adults in Middle Tennessee
    2021Health Happens Here Capital Campaign

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

    2003, 2005, 2011, 2013–2021—Seniors Program

  • Tennessee Justice Center

    2016—Our Sister’s Keeper

  • Tennessee Kidney Foundation

    2018-2021—Transportation Assistance Program

  • Tennessee Respite Coalition

    2014, 2016, 2018-2021—Family Directed Respite Voucher Program
    2021Senior Companions Program

  • The Community Helpers, Inc.

    2018-2021—Elderly Assistance Program

  • UCP of Middle Tennessee, Inc.

    2015–2017, 2019–2021—Durable Medical Equipment and Wheelchair Ramps for Seniors with Severe Disabilities

  • Urban Housing Solutions

    2020—Aging & Fraility: Resilience and Energy in the Second Half of Life
    2021AFRESH: Wellness & Supportive Housing for Older Adults

  • Vanderbilt University

    2018, 2020—Medical-Legal Partnership for Disadvantaged Older Adults

  • 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”
    2019—2020—Older Adults Living with Functional Dementia
    2021Age-Friendly Healthcare for Hospitalized Older Adults

  • Westminster Home Connection

    2013–2021—Home Safety Repair & Modification for Older Adults

  • 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