The West End Home Foundation presented checks totaling $1.68 million to thirty-three nonprofit agencies at their annual grant awards breakfast on January 5, 2018.  These agencies provide critically needed services to older adults in the Middle Tennessee region and all have achieved a high standard of excellence with measurable impact. The lives of older adults are enriched everyday through the programs and services that benefit from Foundation support.

The $1.68 million were distributed across agencies and impact areas as follows:

Advocacy:  $304,000.00

Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee

Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency

Nashville Public Television

Tennessee Justice Center

Vanderbilt University

You Have The Power Know How to Use It

Enrichment and Socialization:  $178,750.00

Bethlehem Centers of Nashville

Music for Seniors

Nashville Public Library Foundation

Nations Ministry Center


St. Luke’s Community House

Food and Nutrition: $206,250.00

Bethlehem Centers of Nashville

Cedar Seniors, Inc.


Martha O’Bryan Center

Nashville Food Project

St. Luke’s Community House

Healthcare:  $382,000.00

Community Helpers

Faith Family Medical Center

Friends in General

Insight Counseling Center

Interfaith Dental Clinic

Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center

Siloam Health

Housing:  $232,500.00

Community Helpers

NeedLink Nashville

Rooftop Foundation

Room in the Inn

Westminster Home Connection

Transportation:  $111,500.00

Senior Ride Nashville

Tennessee Kidney Foundation

Wellness and Supportive Care:  $253,000.00

Catholic Charities

Community Resource Center


Lebanon Senior Citizens Center

Martha O’Bryan Center

Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee

Tennessee Respite Coalition

The annual grant awards breakfast has become a signature event of The West End Home Foundation. Foundation Board and staff members consider it both an opportunity to honor the exemplary service provided by this remarkable group of nonprofit agency professionals and a forum to bring together diverse agencies that serve older adults. Recipient agencies welcome the networking opportunity and report that the breakfast has helped establish relationships with other providers that have later resulted in new partnerships and collaborations