Regionally based, regionally controlled grant-making fund supporting the work of grassroots community organizations that address economic, environmental, racial and social justice issues.
BLACK CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE OF TENNESSEE
Statewide child advocacy organization providing leadership, information and support to governmental agencies, community organizations, parents and individuals to improve lives of minority and poor children.
BRIDGE REFUGEE SERVICES
Bridge Refugee Services is the only refugee resettlement agency in East Tennessee. Bridge supports refugees to become self-sufficient, successful members of their new community.
CISV SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHAPTER
CISV educates and inspires action for peace through local and global programs that build inter-cultural friendship, cooperation and understanding among children and youth.
COMMUNITY MEDIATION CENTER
Assists kids, families, neighbors and organizations to resolve legal and personal issues through constructive conversation. Volunteers provide no-cost mediation. Champions peer-mediation within Knox County Schools.
DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER
The disABILITY Resource Center provides services, support, and advocacy so that people with disabilities may thrive and actively participate within their communities.
HIGHLANDER RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER
Works with youth, new immigrants, and poor people of all colors to bring grassroots struggles for social and economic equity into a new global era.
IJAMS NATURE CENTER
Ijams is a nonprofit 300-acre nature center providing environmental education and engaging outdoor experiences to encourage people to appreciate and care for the natural world.
JUBILEE COMMUNITY ARTS
Promotes, preserves and presents traditional arts of the Southern Appalachian region.
LITTLE RIVER WATERSHED ASSOCIATION
Dedicated to preserving and protecting the Little River for enjoyment and sustainable use. We engage our community to advocate on behalf of the river.
MID-TENNESSEE COUNCIL OF THE BLIND
An advocacy group for blind and visually impaired people in Middle Tennessee. We promote social, educational and employment opportunities, teach adaptability and monitor legislation.
NAMI-TN (NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS)
A self-help organization of individuals and families living with mental illness, NAMI Tennessee offers free support groups, education classes, and advocacy training across TN.
NASHVILLE LGBT CHAMBER FOUNDATION
The Nashville LGBT Chamber Foundation educates, inspires, and empowers LGBT business professionals.
NASHVILLE PEACE AND JUSTICE CENTER
A community-based, multi-issue center for Middle Tennessee region, promoting peace, social and economic justice and environmental sustainability in our community and around the world.
OAK RIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL PEACE ALLIANCE (OREPA)
Works nonviolently to build a culture of respect for the earth and its inhabitants that is free from the threat of nuclear weapons.
ORGANIZED NEIGHBORS OF EDGEHILL
Majority African-American neighborhood organization that organizes people based on issues of interest to the community such as crime, education, housing, welfare reform, and zoning.
PEOPLE FOR ANIMALS
An all-volunteer, not-for-profit animal protection organization dedicated to reducing pet overpopulation by spaying/neutering cats and dogs through partnerships with veterinarian clinics.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF TENNESSEE AND NORTH MISSISSIPPI
Our mission is to improve health and well-being by providing high-quality, non-judgmental sexual health care, honest and accurate sexuality education, and reproductive health and rights advocacy.
RADIO FREE NASHVILLE
A citywide, low-power community radio station for diverse and alternative music, voices, and viewpoints generally ignored or misrepresented by the corporate media.
SOCM: STATEWIDE ORGANIZING FOR COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT
Statewide member-run organization encouraging civic involvement and collective action. Members work at local, state and federal level for social, economic and environmental justice for all.
SOUTHERN ALLIANCE FOR CLEAN ENERGY
A nonpartisan organization working to promote responsible energy choices that create global warming solutions and ensure clean, safe and healthy communities throughout the Southeast.
TENNESSEANS FOR ALTERNATIVES TO THE DEATH PENALTY
TADP strives to honor life by abolishing the death penalty in Tennessee through a strategy of education and grassroots organizing.
TENNESSEE CITIZENS FOR WILDERNESS PLANNING
Dedicated to protecting natural lands and waters, particularly East Tennessee, by means of public ownership, legislation, or cooperation of the private sector.
TENNESSEE COALITION TO END DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE
A statewide coalition of organizations and individuals working to end domestic and sexual violence, protect victims, and hold abusers accountable.
TENNESSEE DISABILITY COALITION
A statewide alliance of disability organizations and individuals whose purpose is to assure individuals with disabilities have access to services promoting inclusion, independence, and productivity.
TENNESSEE ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL
The Council is celebrating over 40 years of working to educate and advocate for the protection and improvement of Tennessee’s environment, communities and public health.
TENNESSEE HEALTH CARE CAMPAIGN
A statewide organization working toward guaranteed, affordable, high-quality health care coverage for all Tennesseans through research, education and advocacy.
TENNESSEE IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RIGHTS COALITION
We are a coalition of immigrants, refugees, and allies lifting up fundamental American freedoms and human rights and build a strong, welcoming, and inclusive Tennessee.
TENNESSEE SCENIC RIVERS ASSOCIATION
TSRA is a statewide volunteer organization dedicated to preserving and protecting Tennessee’s streams, creeks, water bodies and watersheds.
WORKERS INTERFAITH NETWORK
A movement of people of faith who educate and organize the community to create living wages, improved benefits, and fair working conditions for low-wage workers in the Mid-South.