Get Involved With These Nashville Charities

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These are some of our favorite charitable and non-profit organizations in Nashville, Tennessee (and the surrounding counties). There are hundreds upon hundreds of local charities and non-profit organizations based in Nashville and the Middle Tennessee Area. Below you will find some of the best local Nashville organizations dedicated to charitable giving in Middle Tennessee.

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American Red Cross, Nashville Area Chapter

The Nashville Area American Red Cross, a non-profit organization, has a year-round need for blood donations and volunteers. This organization provides health and safety training, emergency social services to the military, CPR Training, relief to victims of disaster and helps people to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships.

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Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee oversees more than 700 charitable funds, providing customized philanthropic solutions with flexibility for donors, nonprofit organizations and the community.

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Easter Seals Tennessee

Easter Seals Tennessee has been serving adults and children with disabilities since 1936. The mission is to provide exceptional services to ensure that people with disabilities and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

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Giving Matters

As part of the Community Foundation, Giving Matters provides detailed information about all of Middle Tennessee's non-profit organizations.

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Hands On Nashville

Hands On Nashville sparks community transformation by activating and inspiring Middle Tennesseans to become effective volunteers and civic change agents.

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Nashville Public Television

Nashville Public Television (NPT) broadcasts 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to an audience within an 80-mile radius of Nashville. NPT is the only channel in Nashville that is locally owned and accountable and has remained true to its original mission to serve our community by consistently providing viewers with superior programming.

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Monroe Harding Children's Home

Monroe Harding continues to change young people’s lives every day. Founded in 1893 as an orphanage, Monroe Harding now serves children and youth who are in state’s custody. Their programs include Foster Care, Cooperative and Independent Living, and a Resource Center for older youth. Their range of services includes education, vocational skills, relationship building, spiritual formation, health & wellness, and - most importantly - the guidance and support of a caring adult in a safe and stable home.

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Nashville Rescue Mission

The Nashville Rescue Mission feeds, clothes, and assists people in need. Nashville Rescue Mission seeks to help the hurting of Middle Tennessee by offering food, clothing, and shelter to the homeless and recovery.

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The mission of PearlPoint (formally known as The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation) is to create a more confident cancer journey for adults anytime, anywhere. Celebrating 25 years in 2012, MPCF was formed in 1987. After Sarah Cannon, also known as comedienne "Minnie Pearl," was successfully treated for breast cancer, she became a passionate supporter in the fight against cancer and in 1992 offered her stage name to the Foundation. The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit public charity that offers: Personalized guidance to complement cancer care, Nutrition consultations and side effect management Cancer-specific treatment information, Clinical trials education, Online educational videos and forum, and more.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities

The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville is to keep families close by providing essential resources and a "home away from home" for families of critically ill children receiving inpatient or outpatient medical care at Nashville area hospitals.

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Second Harvest Food Bank

The main goal of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in the local community.

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St.Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's number one goal is to find cures and means of prevention for childhood catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

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Nashville based, Soles4Souls started out simply as one person's idea and vision to help those in need and has found its own niche by simply providing those in need with new and used footwear.

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The Little Pantry That Could

The Little Pantry That Could provides staples and fresh produce to approximately 80 to 90 families a week – people without homes, retired people, single moms, ​and children. Helping Real People With Real Needs.

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United Way of Metropolitan Nashville

United Way seeks to bring people and organizations together to create a community where individuals, families, and neighborhoods thrive.

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Vanderbilt Children's Hospital

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is a place to hope and a place to heal for patients and their families. Children’s Hospital is a non-profit teaching and research hospital dedicated to meeting the unique health care needs of children, from newborns to young adults, by providing medical care based on a philosophy of family-centered care.

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Vanderbilt Fund

Contributions to the Vanderbilt Fund help fund scholarships, support great faculty, and underwrite new academic programs. Unrestricted gifts through the Vanderbilt Fund give the chancellor, provost, and the deans critical flexibility to spend gifts where the need is greatest. This charity also has a 4-star rating fiscal excellence rating with Charity Navigator.

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