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Organization Legal NameMission StatementGiving Matters Profile URL
100 Black Men of Middle TennesseeTo nurture and enhance the growth, development and opportunities for young Black males of Middle Tennessee.
4:13 Strong, Inc.To break the cycle of poverty, crime and dependency by providing faith-based educational, vocational, and life skills training.
ABC Sports FoundationAs a non-profit organization, our mission at A.B.C. Sports Foundation is to provide current and former athletes with resources to make a meaningful impact in their communities. We focus on mentoring youth through financial literacy, social justice, health and wellness, education, and, of course, sports! Our main purpose at A.B.C. Sports Foundation is to connect Athletes and Businesses through Community Initiatives.
American Heart AssociationThe American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The Mission Statement of the American Heart Association is: To be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.
Armed Services YMCA of the USA - Fort CampbellThe ASYMCA enhances the lives of military members and their families in spirit, mind and body through programs relevant to the unique challenges of military life.
Aspiring Youth Enrichment ServicesOur mission is to provide educational programs which teach underserved youth how to obtain the skills necessary for becoming financially self-sufficient, by using a holistic and comprehensive approach in helping the youth and their family.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle TennesseeOur Mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. This mission is accomplished through our after school, summer enrichment, and sports programs at eleven separate Clubs in Davidson and Williamson County. In everything we do, our programs and activities instill in Club members four things: a sense of competence--they can do something and do it well; a sense of usefulness--whatever they are doing, it is of value and worthy of their time; a sense of belonging--each child feels they are special and are part of something significant; and a sense of power/influence--the knowledge that their voices will be heard and that they too can influence their environment.
Breaking The SSickle Cell Cycle Foundation, Inc. Breaking The SSickle Cell Cycle Foundation seeks to promote sickle cell disease awareness, education, and prevention through community education and service.
The foundation provides connections to healthcare education, resources and services for those at-risk for and/or affected by sickle cell disease within the community. In addition to providing sickle cell disease education within the community, Breaking The SSickle Cell Cycle Foundation Inc., also seeks to bridge the gap in sickle cell disease education among healthcare professionals unfamiliar with sickle cell disease.
Brooklyn Heights Community GardenTo build community by reconnecting with nature and growing our own food.
Cafe Momentum Nashville/Momentum Advisory CollectiveWe envision a country with clear pathways out of incarceration, where today's most at-risk youth have access to resources,
opportunity and trauma-informed support such that they and their future generations can thrive, not just survive.
CCSI GroupWe exist to improve quality of life. We do this by being better managers of our community and personal investments. Investments focused on positive instead of zero sum gains.
Children Are People, Inc.To unlock the potential of at-risk youth,
To remove barriers to their success,
To inspire character development, academic achievement and community involvement only CAP can.
Chrysalis Oral Health Care AllianceTo impact local communities by bringing back smiles and transforming lives through access to affordable dental care.
Clarksville Montgomery Co. Adult Literacy CouncilTo promote public awareness of the need for literacy education. To recruit students who are under-educated in basic reading, computation skills, and/or English as a second language. To promote the recruitment and training of tutors interested in teaching adults with low reading and computation skills. To work in cooperation with other literacy projects. To obtain and allocate funds for local literacy programs. To support the Montgomery County Adult Education program.
Clarksville-Montgomery County Senior Citizens AssociationOur mission is to provide a multi-purpose facility and services for seniors that will enhance their enjoyment and quality of life.
Coalition of Black Social WorkersThe Coalition of Black Social Workers exists to engage, connect, and empower Black social students and professionals.
Corner to CornerCorner to Corner is a Christian nonprofit that exists to extend the hope of Christ to every corner of our community through Gospel word and loving deed.
David Jones, Jr. Assisted Living Center, Inc.The mission of the David Jones Jr Assisted Living Center (DJJALC) is to provide safe, comfortable, and affordable housing as well as an enhanced quality of physical, psycho-social, educational, and spiritual life for seniors.
Diamond MinistriesTo transform lives such in our community regardless of gender, race, or age, by providing food, shelter, clothing, and other necessary essentials, making for a better community.
Dynamic Young Minorities of Nashville - In the RoughTo provide a safe space for inner city and minority youth as we refine, enrich, and empower them through scholarships, mentoring, and community outreach.
It takes a village to raise a child. We help individuals cultivate high self-esteem, achieve scholastic excellence, and attain fulfillment in life realizing their full potential and purpose.
East Nashville Hope Exchange, Inc.Our mission is to strengthen literacy of at-risk children in East Nashville and beyond.
Education Trust, Inc.The Education Trust is a national nonprofit that works to close opportunity gaps that disproportionately affect students of color and students from low-income families. Through our research and advocacy, Ed Trust supports efforts that expand excellence and equity in education from preschool through college, increase college access and completion particularly for historically underserved students, engage diverse communities dedicated to education equity, and increase political and public will to act on equity issues.
Eighteenth Avenue Community CenterOur mission is to empower and enrich our children, families and community
Elijah's HeartOur mission is to assist underserved children and their families with a primary focus of community development, which includes literacy (education), hunger relief, financial and social life skills, and musical arts, and to raise awareness about their situations to inspire others to act.
F.I.N.D. DesignThe F.I.N.D. DESIGN exists to mitigate the effects of systemic and personal trauma on Black girls, and other girls of color ages 11-17, by providing safe spaces for healing, long-term mentorships, and programming that transform their mental health and overall well-being.
Family Affair Ministries, Inc.Family Affair Ministries, Inc.'s mission is to provide support and enrichment to children and their families in low-income communities in an effort to 'Restore Families, Rebuild Communities, Through God's Hand Extended'. Our goal is to transform and restore families by guiding them on a pathway from poverty to productivity to prosperity. Our approach to family transformation, restoration, and community rebuilding is like the "One-Stop-Shop System" designed to destroy the systemic external and internal elements that sustain poverty.
Fannie Battle Day Home for Children, IncOur mission is to provide affordable and accessible high-quality childcare while empowering families to reach their fullest potential. We continuously work to achieve our mission through our core values: Teaching Children, Empowering Families, Strengthening the Community.
Fisk UniversityMISSION STATEMENT MISSION STATEMENT Fisk University produces graduates from diverse backgrounds with the integrity and intellect required for substantive contributions to society. Our curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts. Our faculty and administrators emphasize the discovery and advancement of knowledge through research in the natural and social sciences, business and the humanities. We are committed to the success of scholars and leaders with a global perspective. VALUES The D.E.T.A.I.L.S. represents Fisk's core values. Our values reflect our overall ethical and moral engagement. We, the Fisk Family, seek to internalize these principles and apply them in our day-to-day work and in our lives. Read Fisk's Mission & Values. Read Fisk's Mission & Values
Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee Inc.Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee is the premier leadership organization for all girls to have the opportunity to pursue greatness, create sustainable change in their communities, and actively transform the world around them now and for future generations.
Girls on the Run of Middle TennesseeWe inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Girls on the Run is a non-profit after-school program that uses the power of running to educate and prepare 8 to 13 year-old girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Our research-based curriculum teaches life skills for the whole girl; body, brain, heart, spirit, and social connection. The program culminates with a celebratory, non-competitive 5k to teach a sense of accomplishment and goal setting.
Heaven South Inc. / The StoreThe Store community empowers and dignifies low-income families and the elderly who are seeking self-sufficiency by providing choices for food.
Hope Center Adoption and Family Services Inc.To nurture forever families through Christ-centered counseling and adoption services.
Horizons at University School of NashvilleHorizons at USN is a transformative, educational summer program serving students from low-income families with a broad range of academic abilities. Horizons supports children from the South Nashville area who stay with us throughout their elementary, middle, and high school years, adding a grade level of 15 students each summer until the program serves 180 rising first through twelfth graders. A key to the success of this program is that students are given the opportunity to attend for twelve consecutive summers.
J.C. Movement, IncJ.C. Movement, Inc. is going beyond the walls to pour into people and relate to them in a real way while pushing them into purpose as we move through inspiration, education, films, music, and art.
Kymari House, Inc.Our mission at Kymari House is to build strong families, informed communities, and resilient children.
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the CumberlandsLegal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands' mission is to advance, defend and enforce the legal rights of low-income and vulnerable people in order to secure for them the basic necessities of life.
Living Development Concepts Inc.Our mission is to provide reliable housing services in the development of safe, decent, affordable housing for low-to-moderate-income individuals/families. To provide quality referral services and function as a liaison along with the housing counseling partners to our clients. Our purpose is to operate as an advocate for housing acquisition opportunities within the community through awareness of resources.
Maury County Senior Citizens, Inc.The mission of the Maury County Senior Center is to provide opportunities for senior citizens to meet as a group for activities and services designed to support their independence and encourage their involvement in and with the community, and to serve as a focal point for the delivery of basic services to senior residents in the Maury County area.
McNeilly Center for ChildrenOur mission is to provide high quality, affordable early care and education for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years whose parents are working, in job training, or in school, and further, to support the families through parent education and social services.
Meharry Medical CollegeMeharry Medical College is a national treasure, with a long, successful history of meeting the healthcare needs of the underserved. Meharry Medical College is a global academic health sciences center advancing health equity through innovative research, transformation education, exceptional and compassionate health services and policy-influencing thought leadership. True to its legacy, Meharry empowers diverse populations to improve the well-being of humankind. The Meharry mission is firmly rooted in its core belief that health care -- irrespective of one's social standing or economic means -- is a basic human right. Perhaps the College's greatest and most enduring contribution to health care is the number of its graduates who serve in medically underserved communities. Throughout its 146-year history, Meharry has been highly regarded as a respected advocate for quality, community-based healthcare and research in the biosciences. Meharry is a community partner serving the medical needs of Nashville residents and extending our reach globally as our researchers seek to eliminate health disparities that impact underserved communities around the world. We collaborate in strategic partnerships with likeminded organizations that strive for excellence in education, research, and patient care. Meharry is a community of scholars and learners committed to excellence. These are our core values: Accountability with transparency; Equity with inclusion; Respect with collegiality; Service with compassion and Integrity without exception.
Mending Hearts, Inc.Mending Hearts helps women restore their lives from addiction through a long term treatment program that offers hope and healing in a supportive community environment - regardless of their ability to pay.
Monroe Harding Inc.Enable foster care children and older youth to live in Homes with Healing and Opportunities for successful adulthood.
Mt Olive Cemetery Historical Preservation SocietyThe mission of the Mt. Olive Cemetery Historical Preservation Society is to emphasize the influence and contributions of African Americans regarding the history, education, development, growth and culture of the Clarksville, Tennessee area.
My Friend's House Family and Children Services IncThe mission of My Friend's House Family & Children Services, Inc. is to provide a structured, therapeutic, nurturing home to at-risk youth who are unable to remain in their family home by offering a safe, stable and welcoming place to address challenges, improve their behaviors and learn to make more positive choices.
NASBA Center for the Public TrustOur mission: To develop, empower and promote ethical leaders. Our vision: Advancing ethical leadership to influence the world.
Nashville CARESNashville CARES' MISSION is to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Middle Tennessee. We work to achieve this through education, advocacy and support for those at risk for or living with HIV.

Our VISION is a community where HIV infections are rare, and when they do occur, everyone with HIV/AIDS has access to the care, treatment and support to achieve optimal health and self-sufficiency without stigma or discrimination.
Nashville Freedom School PartnershipNashville Freedom School Partnership uses liter acy to instill cultural pride, self-assurance, and active citizenship with a primary focus on children and youth of color.
Nashville General Hospital FoundationThe Nashville General Hospital Foundation procures resources to support the patients, families, staff and community of Nashville General Hospital.
Nashville Youth for ChristYouth for Christ reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.
NashvilleHealthOur mission is to build and advance partnerships and initiatives that tackle Nashville's most critical health challenges.
National Alliance of Panafrican Seminarians (NAPAS)Our mission is to build equitable housing and mentor families to grow healthy homes and neighborhoods.
National Museum of African American MusicThe National Museum of African American Music's mission is to educate the world, preserve the legacy, and celebrate the central role African Americans play in creating the American soundtrack.
One WillCoAt One WillCo, we believe that school should be a welcoming place for every child, regardless of their race or ethnicity. That's why we educate our community about the challenges diverse populations face, advocate for actionable solutions, and unite community members who align with our mission.
Preston Taylor MinistriesPTM empowers Preston Taylor children and youth to discover and live their God-inspired dreams, develop a love for learning, and build joy-filled friendships that glorify Christ Jesus.
Project ReflectThe Project Reflect mission is to transform urban America through education and policy reform?to save every child. We envision a community of empowerment and equality through education, self realization, personal responsibility, and service to others.
Raphah InstituteEvery day, lives are traumatically impacted by harm in communities. Structural and systemic defects often leave people very few healthy options that, when coupled with minimal opportunity for healing or transformation, result in generational cycles of harm. But, what if, as a community, we decided to interrupt these complicated, layered challenges? What if we could develop scalable and adaptive strategies that disrupt societal harm to prioritize our pursuit of individual healing and positive transformation? Raphah Institute partners with community leaders to design and implement solutions that empower us all to heal from harm. Through strategic partnerships that look beyond the status quo, Raphah Institute represents a chance to confront our more complicated community challenges, take a uniquely crafted approach, and see transformative healing for all.
Renewal HouseTo treat, promote healing and provide housing for women and their children affected by substance use disorders.
Rocketown of Middle Tennessee, Inc.Offering HOPE to the next generation through Christ's love
Royal Table IncRoyal Table Inc is devoted to create a safe space for Youth in these unprecedented times, suicide prevention, offer STEM projects to youth and teach financial literacy to create streams of income to reduce violence, assist homeless and food drives.
Southeast Center for Cooperative DevelopmentThe Southeast Center for Cooperative Development seeks to increase economic opportunities and benefits by creating and strengthening cooperative businesses and networks that grow an equitable economy. We give priority to developing the power and capacity of low-income, minority, and/or underserved areas of Metro Nashville and beyond.

We envision a society in which we have eliminated racial and community disparities in employment, wealth, and income with an economy that sustains people, community and earth.
Spring Hill Enrichment TNOur mission is to educate and foster a love of learning. We firmly believe that if you encourage your children (and yourself) to learn new things, you will forever grow. There are unlimited possibilities in what we can achieve when we are not afraid to simply begin.
Sumner County CASASumner County CASA's mission is to recruit, train, and supervise community volunteers that act as advocates for the best interests of children involved in juvenile court proceedings; primarily as the result of abuse and/or neglect. These volunteers establish a relationship with the child, and act as the 'eyes and ears' of the judge to provide information needed so that informed decisions can be made in their cases. A CASA volunteer is often the only stable adult presence in a child's life and they continue to advocate for that child until a safe permanent home is found.
Tennessee Aquatic Project and Development Group Inc.Our vision was to create a youth based organization that would provide at-risk and inner city youth in particular, a complete approach to personal development. We would stress the educational, personal, community, occupational, ecological and human connections that compose our world and life choices. Using aquatics and travel as major incentives, we would organize The Tennessee Aquatic Project Group for youth aged 8-18.
Tennessee Higher Education Initiative, Inc.The Tennessee Higher Education Initiative (THEI) is a non-profit organization working to disrupt systems of harm and create opportunities for autonomy and success by providing college access to people inside Tennessee prisons, preparing students for skillful re-entry, and reducing barriers to continued education and achievement.
Tennessee Youth Courts, Inc.Plant new youth court programs throughout Tennessee, nourish youth courts to ensure their sustainability, grow opportunities for youth to change their lives and the lives of others.
We give marginalized and overlooked teens/youth a chance to realize their full potential and turn their lives around

By teaching and engaging teenagers/youth with the direct involvement of judges, legal and education professionals

We facilitate and support program growth and development between communities, judges, and teenagers/youth by providing training, technical assistance and funding supported by grants and donations.
TennesseeCAN, Inc.50CAN: The 50-State Campaign for Achievement Now is a nonprofit organization that advocates for a high-quality education for all kids, regardless of their address.

TennesseeCAN: The Tennessee Campaign for Achievement Now is affiliated with the national 50CAN network. TennesseeCAN empowers local stakeholders-from community members to policymakers-to advocate for improved K-12 education policies that put Tennessee children first. Together, we are working to ensure students have access to high-quality schools, teachers and resources that prioritize their unique educational talents and needs.
The Equity AllianceTHE EQUITY ALLIANCE unapologetically builds independent Black political and economic power. We educate, empower, and mobilize Black people to take action and keep our government in check.

We envision a world where Black communities are thriving and have equitable access to power, resources, and the freedom to choose our quality of life.
The Hope Station, Inc.To provide financial assistance relief for single working mothers, whose income disqualifies them for government assistance.
The Housing FundThe Housing Fund provides resources and creative leadership to help individuals and communities create and maintain affordable and healthy places in which low and moderate income people live.

The Housing Fund is a private non-profit, Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). We were founded in 1996 to help create solutions to the affordable housing crisis- and we are still in operation combatting these same issues today. Our goal is to create affordable homeownership opportunities that are sustainable for generations.

Our programs operate across the entire state of Tennessee, serving populations with incomes at or below 80%, 100%, and 120% of the Area Median Income (AMI). We offer programs such as Down Payment Assistance, Shared Equity Homeownership, and Home Improvement Loans.
The Kayson Kids FoundationWe are committed to celebrating the lives of children hoped for, living and deceased. Creating indelible events and meaningful activities for families of our community with Christ as our foundation.
The R.H. Boyd CompanyProducing and providing the highest quality of Christian inspirational, historic, educational, and cultured literature, merchandise, and services by continuing to use high ethical, moral, and biblically sound standards for five generations.
The West End ConnectionPreserving the rich history of this community. Connecting with one another for the betterment of West End while fostering new relationships with our neighbors.
Transformation Life CenterOur Mission:
Ignite (purpose), Inspire (success) and Transform the lives of African American collegiate students and youth living in underserved communities through Education, Leadership, Health & Wellness.

Our Vision:
"Cultivating future leaders to positively impact their community and the world!"

Our Programs:
Pathway To Success Initiative (P2SI) Leadership Academy
(10 Week Leadership Academy + College Scholarships)

Black Men Run, Brown Boys Read Initiative
(Literacy + Leadership + Health: 2nd to 5th Grade African American/Black Males)

12th Annual Steps of Success 5K Run/Walk
(Annual Fundraiser - September 10, 2022)
Unlimited Potential Community Development CorporationThe mission of Unlimited Potential Community Development Corporation (Unlimited Potential Inc.) is to create pathways for success to empower our community for spiritual, personal and economic growth.
Vine Branch FellowshipVine Branch Fellowship designs programs to equip individuals, families, seniors, and low-income groups with the tools to create healthier food options. VBF provides meals to uplift those going through difficult times. We seek to combat the growing concerns of diabetes, celiac, obesity, depression, and other chronic health illnesses. It creates opportunities with a centralized focus of connecting individuals and/or families with opportunities to assist those in need, through volunteering, and installing community gardens. VBF strives to connect the VINE of resources in communities to a BRANCH of individuals in need of assistance through FELLOWSHIP opportunities.
Water WalkersWe provide access and opportunities for youth in urban areas to experience watersports, outdoor adventure, and educational resources, resulting in confident and empowered leaders who are ready to walk on the rough waters of life.
WFSK Jazzy 88JAZZY 88 strives to provide high-quality programming which is both educational and entertaining. Serving the Metropolitan Nashville area with information the general public can use in their daily lives.
When We Are Us IncOur mission is to ignite the talents and ideas of children in an underserved populous area by encouraging and supporting their future.

We want to make a difference in the lives of youth of Nashville by providing them with the tools, resources and support they need in order to shape them into the leaders of tomorrow. When We Are Us is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit offering the youth of Nashville a chance to reach their fullest potential.
Wilson County Black History CommitteeThe Wilson County Black History Committee has a vision and mission to share the heritage, arts, and culture of African Americans who lived in Wilson County by restoring Pickett Chapel, an 1827 slave-built former church sanctuary, into a museum for education, events, and exhibits.
Young Leaders CouncilYoung Leaders Council's mission is to train diverse, committed individuals to effectively participate on the boards of nonprofit organizations and make a difference in the community by replenishing the volunteer leadership base.
Youth ChangesPreparing today's youth to be tomorrow's leaders
Youth Empowerment Through Arts and HumanitiesYouth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities, Inc. (YEAH!) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable youth arts organization in Nashville, Tennessee. YEAH! welcomes people of all backgrounds into a creative, collaborative community to amplify the voices of youth and underrepresented populations through educational arts and music programming.

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Audra Cox

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