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Grants Awarded to Help Bridge Digital Divide for Older Tennesseans

West End Home Foundation Oversees Distribution of Funds From Court Case August 03, 2022 05:42 PM Eastern Daylight Time NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The West End Home Foundation (WEHF) is pleased to announce that more than $3.76 million in grants has been awarded to agencies throughout the state to help bridge the digital divide for Tennesseans age 60 and older. The digital literacy initiative, administered by the West End Home Foundation, is the last phase of the $40 million settlement handed down from Davidson County Chancery Court, Division III, Case No. 11-1548-III. Funds from this case, were designated by the Court to be used to sustain and improve the quality of life for elderly Tennesseans. “Digital equity and inclusion are now considered to be social determinants of health with far-reaching implications,” said Dianne Oliver, executive director, WEHF. “This grant program was designed to provide funding to locally based programs offered by trusted community agencies that understand the specific needs of their residents.” Agencies and nonprofits from across the state that were seeking grants had to address [...]

August 15th, 2022|

Innovations in Aging Symposium

The last two years have seen incredible innovations and collaborations in the non-profit community as organizations have pivoted to serve the community amidst the constantly changing landscape.  The pandemic has touched all of us in one way or another and older adults have been particularly impacted.  The West End Home Foundation wanted to provide space to lift up the incredible work being done in our community and look toward the future as we continue the work of enriching the lives of older adults. On April 27, 2022 The West End Home Foundation was excited to host Innovations in Aging: A Symposium for Service Providers, Funders and Community Leaders. Over 90 community leaders, practitioners and funders gathered in the auditorium at the Nashville Public Library to share in a conversation about the state of aging in our community and the incredible work being done to enhance the lives of older adults throughout Middle Tennessee. Dianne Oliver, Executive Director of The West End Home Foundation, opened the event by sharing the history of the foundation.  Building on [...]

May 16th, 2022|

WEHF Honored with 2021 Sage Award

The West End Home Foundation was honored by AgeWell Middle Tennessee in October as a recipient of the 2021 Sage Award. Sage Awards are given to older individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Middle Tennessee through a lifelong commitment to improving the quality of life in their communities and to organizations that have provided exemplary service to older adults. The Foundation was part of a distinguished group of honorees that included Ernie Bacon, Dr. James and Phyllis Hildreth, Charlie Strobel, John Hood, Tim Takacs and Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center. At the awards ceremony, Dianne Oliver, WEHF Executive Director, expressed her sincere thanks to AgeWell Middle Tennessee for this incredible honor and her congratulations to fellow honorees. "I am truly overwhelmed to be in your company today". Jim Shulman, Vice Mayor and former Director of the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability, introduced the Foundation at a private in-person ceremony earlier this month. WEHF has been a strong partner with TCAD over the past five years on the SeniorTrust Statewide grant program. [...]

October 27th, 2021|

WEHF Welcomes Our New Program Officer

We are excited to announce that Chandra Allen has joined the Foundation staff to fill our new Program Officer position. Chandra is a native Nashvillian. She brings a diversity of experience in both the nonprofit and commercial sectors. Chandra has served as Director of Education, Programs, and Connections at Scarritt-Bennett Center; Customer Experience Manager at The Egly Agency (Farmers Insurance); and Director of Children’s Ministry at Second Presbyterian Church. Chandra is passionate about connecting with people in an intentional way and being a collaborative partner alongside underserved communities and marginalized populations. Chandra earned a Masters of Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School and a Bachelor of Arts in German (Honors) from Davidson College. In her free time, Chandra enjoys reading, cooking and spending time outdoors with her husband and three children. Please join us in welcoming Chandra to the Foundation. She is looking forward to meeting you and working with you in the weeks, months and years ahead.  Her email address is or you may reach her by phone at 629-240-5838.

September 15th, 2021|

Nashville Property Tax Assistance for Older Adults

June 16th, 2020|

Metro Nashville offers two property tax assistance programs for elderly and disabled low-income homeowners in Davidson County. The Property Tax Relief program provides reimbursement for all or part of the taxes for homeowners whose incomes did [...]

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