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 2002-2019

The West End Home Foundation made its first grant in 2002. Since that time we have distributed $14,882,509 to fifty-eight different nonprofit agencies in Middle Tennessee.  The chart to the left presents funding by impact area during our 17 year history of making grants.

Grant Awards Distributed in 2019:

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

Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee

Funding will support COA’s core services with special emphasis placed on their work in the areas of caregiver education, elder abuse and affordable housing.

Nashville Public Television, Inc.

NPT Reports: Aging Matters informs Middle Tennessee about the major issues and concerns facing senior citizens and caregivers.

Guardianship and Trusts Corporation

The GTC Fiduciary Fund provides conservatorship services to low income and indigent older adults.

Tennessee Justice Center

Independence provides legal advocacy for applicants encountering enrollment barriers with the TennCare CHOICES program, educates the public and stakeholders about how to navigate the program and advocates for system changes in the CHOICES program.

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.

Enrichment and Socialization Programs

Opportunities for meaningful social interaction and lifelong learning


Funding is targeted to – Bordeaux Center operating support to provide education and enrichment services for members; Bordeaux Center Capital Grant to support the construction of a new Bordeaux Center.

Nations Ministry Center

The Front Porch Program: Welcoming Refugee Elders Home provides classroom experiences, enrichment events and case management to refugee elders, 50 years and older.

Music For Seniors

Subsidized Outreach Programming to Under-Served Low Income Groups provides music programs to lower income seniors in nonprofit recreational and care settings.

St. Luke’s Community House Episcopal, Inc.

Senior Services provides Mobile Meals, Food Bank, enrichment and socialization programs and other supportive services for older adults in West Nashville.

Nashville Public Library Foundation

Nashville Public Library’s Digital Inclusion Program for Seniors provides digital literacy instruction for seniors in Davidson County.

Food and Nutrition Programs

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

Bethlehem Centers of Nashville

Senior Programs of BCN provides Meals on Wheels through partnerships with thirteen North Nashville churches and hosts the Active Seniors Circle to provide wellness and enrichment programs at the center.

Nashville Food Project, Inc.

Meals Program for Seniors provides made-from-scratch, high quality meals to vulnerable seniors.

Cedar Seniors, Inc.

Cedar Seniors provides hot nutritious meals and enrichment activities, 5 days a week to approximately 50 older adults each day in Lebanon. Funding will enable this volunteer-run organization to hire a part-time coordinator to assist with fundraising, grant writing and program management.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

The Fighting Senior Hunger project will provide food boxes and nutrition classes to the residents of Chippington Towers.

Martha O’Bryan Center, Inc.

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

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

Funding will support high quality, affordable medical care and wellness services for working uninsured and underinsured adults age 50 and older.

Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center

Dial Down Diabetes – On the Go will provide diabetes screenings and prevention/education in the Cheatham Place Apartments and Temple Church to adults age 50 and older.

Insight Counseling Centers

The Senior Care Program provides quality mental health services to persons age 60 and over on an income-based sliding fee scale.

Siloam Health

Providing High Quality Health Care to Vulnerable Seniors in Middle Tennessee serves uninsured seniors age 55+, most of whom are foreign born.

Interfaith Dental Clinic of Nashville

Funding is targeted to two projects – Smiles For Life provides high quality complete dental care, emergency dental care and oral hygiene education to low income seniors age 55 and over;  A Smile Changes Everything capital grant will support the new Interfaith Dental Clinic facility.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Program Support for Older Adults Living with Functional Dementia will expand treatment options and post discharge support at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital for the most vulnerable older adults with complex needs.

Housing Programs

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

Community Helpers, Inc.

The Elderly Assistance Program provides emergency financial assistance (rent and utilities), prescription drug assistance, coordination of services and referrals to other agencies.

Westminster Home Connection

Westminster Home Connection provides critical repairs, mobility modifications, and sort-pack-move services to persons age 60 and older or 50 and older with a certified disability.

Needlink Nashville

Crisis Financial Support for Older Adults Preventing Homelessness and Unsafe Living Environments provides financial assistance for rent, utilities or move-in costs for seniors age 60 and over who are at or below 200% of poverty level.

Room In The Inn, Inc.

The Guest House Supportive Living Program provides temporary housing, meals, laundry, adult education services and case management for senior men and women who would otherwise be on the streets.

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, Inc.

Senior Ride Sumner is a new transportation program for older adults living in Sumner County that offers door-to-door and door-through-door transportation using volunteer drivers.

Senior Ride Nashville, Inc.

Senior Ride Nashville provides courteous and safe door-through-door volunteer transportation along with guidance on mobility options.

Tennessee Kidney Foundation

The Transportation Assistance Program provides impoverished and disabled seniors 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.

Lebanon Senior Citizens Center

Social Services Coordination helps connect older adults throughout Lebanon with needed resources, supports and benefits.

UCP of Middle Tennessee, Inc.

The Durable Medical Equipment and Home Access for Seniors with Severe Disabilities program provides basic safety and independent living supports to seniors with severe disabilities.

Community Resource Center

The Drive for Dignity program provides personal hygiene products to agencies serving disadvantaged older adults.

Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee

Aging and Alzheimer’s Services provides resources, support and education to caregivers and family members of persons suffering from dementia and specialized training for first responders.


Supportive Care Services helps older adults maintain independence. Programs include Living at Home, Victory Over Crime, Adult Day Services and Meals on Wheels.

Tennessee Respite Coalition

Funding is for the provision of 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.

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, 2016–2019—Senior Resource Center & Hot Lunch Program

  • Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.

    2018-2019—Living At Home

  • Cedar Seniors, Inc.

    2018—Kitchen Refurbishments
    2019—Part-time Director

  • Centerstone of Tennessee, Inc.

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

  • Community Helpers, Inc.

    2018-2019—Elderly Assistance Program

  • Community Life Bridge, Inc.

    2019—Senior Ride Sumner

  • Community Resource Center

    2015, 2018-2019—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, 2017–2019—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, 2011–2019Healthcare 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, 2017–2019—Living At Home/Supportive Care Services
    2015–2016, 2018-2019—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

  • Guardianship and Trusts Corporation

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

  • Insight Counseling Centers

    2018-2019—Senior Care Program

  • Interfaith Dental Clinic of Nashville

    2005, 2007, 2011–2019—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

    2018-2019—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, 2014–2019—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!

  • 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
    2018-2019—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
    2018-2019—Advocating for Vulnerable Long-Term Care Residents

  • Music For Seniors

    2015, 2017–2019—Live Music Outreach for Low Income and Differently-Abled Seniors

  • Nashville Food Project, Inc.

    2015–2019—Meal Distribution and Garden Programs for Seniors

  • Nashville Public Library Foundation

    2018-2019—Nashville Public Library’s Digital Inclusion Program for Seniors

  • Nashville Public Television, Inc.

    2013–2019—NPT Reports:  Aging Matters

  • Nations Ministry Center

    2018-2019—The Front Porch: Welcoming Refugee Elders Home

  • NeedLink Nashville

    2015–2019—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
    2017–2019—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
    2019—Fighting Senior Hunger

  • Senior Ride Nashville

    2018-2019—Volunteer Driver Program

  • Shepherd’s Center of Madison

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

  • Siloam Health

    2004, 2007, 2012–2019—Providing Whole-Person Health Care to Vulnerable Seniors in Middle Tennessee

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

    2003, 2005, 2011, 2013–2019—Seniors Program

  • Tennessee Justice Center

    2016—Our Sister’s Keeper

  • Tennessee Kidney Foundation

    2018-2019—Transportation Assistance Program

  • Tennessee Respite Coalition

    2014, 2016, 2018-2019—Family Directed Respite Voucher Program

  • UCP of Middle Tennessee, Inc.

    2015–2017, 2019—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
    2019—Older Adults Living with Functional Dementia

  • Westminster Home Connection

    2013–2019—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