The Tennessee Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-TN) represents 1,800 professional social workers and social work students across the state. The association promotes, develops and protects the practice of social work and social workers. NASW also seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its work and advocacy.
The Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) is a statewide non-profit organization that seeks to build partnerships to support the delivery of effective civil legal services for low-income and elderly Tennesseans. The goal of TALS is to increase financial and advocacy support for Tennessee’s civil legal services programs.
Tennessee Conservation Voters (TCV) is a coalition of 20 Tennessee environmental, conservation, and preservation groups and hundreds of individuals dedicated to electing environmentally responsible state officials and holding them accountable for safeguarding the environment of Tennessee through the making of prudent laws and policies.
Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. was founded in 1983 by a small group of East Tennessee families. Today the 501c3 non-profit organization is still governed by a local Board of Directors and advocates for top research initiatives and provides services to the more than 22,000 individuals and families facing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in East Tennessee and the Cumberlands. With offices in Knoxville and Cookeville, Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. serves Knox and 29 other counties from Putnam in the west to Hancock in the northeast part of the state. Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. provides family support, community and professional education and advocates for the needs and rights of those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as research for its prevention, cure, and treatment.
The Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children (TAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. TAEYC is committed to becoming an increasingly high performing and inclusive organization.
The League of Women Voters of Tennessee (LWVTN) is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership is open to anyone supporting the League’s mission and advocacy. League advocacy (lobbying) is based on positions reached by the membership after careful study and discussion. Educational and Voter Service activities are funded through the League’s Education Fund.
TN Alliance for Children and Families (TN Alliance) is a consortium of private service providers from across the State of Tennessee, whose mission is “to serve as a voice for our members in enhancing the well-being of children, families and communities in Tennessee.” For over 55 years, member agencies have provided family support, counseling, foster care, adoption, residential treatment and community prevention & intervention services for children and families each year. TN Alliance agencies provide services for at least 7,000 abused, neglected, delinquent and troubled children and youth in the custody of or at risk of entering custody of the State of Tennessee.
The YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The YWCA helps families leave abusive households and start new lives. It provides free GED® education to men and women and mentors middle school girls in some of Nashville’s toughest neighborhoods. The YWCA exists to educate, encourage and break down those barriers that perpetuate racism, violence and hopelessness.
The Center for Nonprofit Management’s mission is to create and sustain nonprofit excellence. The Center was created in 1986 by the Frist Foundation and the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville to improve the skills of nonprofit executives in Middle Tennessee and it has blossomed into a full set of training, consulting and evaluation programs that meet the education and management needs of our growing nonprofit community. Additionally, the Center is a place for nonprofit board members, executives and staff to learn how to enhance their services – and for the community to appreciate and recognize the enormous positive impact made by these nonprofit agencies.