Community Impact 2017-04-27T17:27:22+00:00

Foundation Giving

The West End Home Foundation seeks to enrich the lives of seniors 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 2002-2017

The West End Home Foundation made its first grant in 2002. Since that time we have distributed $11,214,509 to forty-six different nonprofit agencies in Middle Tennessee.  The chart to the left presents funding by impact area during our 15 year history of making grants.

Grant Awards Distributed in 2017:

Alive Hospice, Inc.

Grant funding is targeted to the development and implementation of a Telehospice Program that will allow patients to communicate electronically with their hospice caregiver. This will facilitate faster response time for service needs and will provide greater continuity of care.

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.

Guardianships and Trusts Corporation

Funding will provide court-appointed services for abused, neglected and exploited seniors placed under conservatorship and without means to pay for these services.

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, Meals on Wheels and Family Support services.

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.

Rooftop Nashville

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

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.

Bethlehem Centers of Nashville

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

Fifty Forward

Funding is targeted to two areas. First is the Care Management Program that provides in home supportive care and service coordination to low income seniors in Davidson and Williamson Counties. The second area funded is The Bordeaux Center Expansion Plan Study to assess the senior center program and facility needs for the Bordeaux community.

Interfaith Dental Clinic

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.

Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency

Funding is designated for the Serving Abused Seniors Program which targets seniors referred by Adult Protective Services who are suffering physical, emotional and financial abuse, including neglect and self-neglect.

Nashville Public Television

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.

Room in the Inn

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

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

Funding is directed to a project with a specific focus on senior nutrition – the provision of nutritious frozen meals and shelf-stable food resources to homebound and food insecure seniors.

United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee, Inc.

Funding will be used to provide basic safety and independent living supports such as wheelchair ramps, wheelchairs and other durable medical supplies to Nashville area seniors who have severe disabilities.

Council on Aging of Greater Nashville

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.

Friends in General

Funding is targeted to a new program – Wellness Wednesdays – which will be conducted in partnership with churches in North Nashville to provide flu shots and other wellness activities for seniors.

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands

Funding will support the Health and Elder Law Program for low income seniors in Davidson, Cheatham, Wilson, Robertson, Sumner, Williamson and Rutherford Counties.

Music for Seniors

Funding will support the delivery of 100 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.

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.

Senior Ride Nashville

This grant provides start-up funding for Senior Ride Nashville, a new volunteer transportation initiative that is being launched by the Council on Aging of Greater Nashville. Senior Ride Nashville will be a separate 501(c)(3) organization by the end of the first quarter and will fill an important gap in transportation services for senior adults.

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.

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.

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
    2017 – Telehospice

  • 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 – 2017 – Senior Resource Center & Hot Lunch Program

  • Centerstone of Tennessee, Inc.

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

  • Community Resource Center

    2015 – Drive For Dignity

  • Council On Aging of Greater Nashville

    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
    2013, 2017 – Identifying Needs and  Driving Solutions to Assist Seniors and Caregivers
    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

  • 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 – 2017Healthcare for Seniors

  • Family & Children’s Services

    2004 – Help for Seniors and Their Families

  • Friends In General, Inc.

    2017 – Wellness Wednesdays for North Nashville 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

  • Interfaith Dental Clinic of Nashville

    2005, 2007, 2011-2017 – Smiles for Life – Comprehensive Dental Care for Seniors

  • Jewish Family Services of Nashville and Middle Tennessee

    2011 – Personal Emergency Preparedness

  • 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 – 2017 – Senior Assistance Program

  • Matthew 25, Inc.

    2014 – Substance Abuse Counseling
    2016 – Renovation of Living Quarters

  • 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

  • Metropolitan Nashville Teachers’ Apartments, Inc.

    2011, 2013 – Safety System

  • Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency

    2016 – Meals On Wheels
    2017 – Serving Abused Seniors

  • Music For Seniors

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

  • Nashville Food Project, Inc.

    2015 – 2017 – Meal Distribution and Garden Programs for Seniors

  • Nashville Public Television, Inc.

    2013 – 2017 – NPT Reports:  Aging Matters

  • NeedLink Nashville

    2015 – 2017  – 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 Nashville

    2016 – 2017 – Emergency Housing  Assistance for Seniors

  • Room In The Inn, Inc.

    2014 – Transitional Housing for  Elderly Homeless Women
    2017 – Guest House Supportive Living Program for Older Men

  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, Inc.

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

  • Senior Citizens Inc., DBA 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 – Living At Home/Supportive Care Services
    2015 – 2016 – Bordeaux Center Program
    2017 – Bordeaux Center Expansion Study

  • Shepherd’s Center of Madison

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

  • Siloam Family Health Center

    2004, 2007, 2012 – 2017 – Providing Whole-Person Health Care to Vulnerable Seniors in Middle Tennessee

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

    2003, 2005, 2011, 2013 – 2017 – Seniors Program

  • Tennessee Justice Center

    2016 – Our Sister’s Keeper
    2017 – Independence

  • Tennessee Respite Coalition

    2014, 2016 – 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”

  • Westminster Home Connection

    2013 – 2017 – Home Safety Repair & Modification for Seniors

  • YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee

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