ADAPT of Tennessee – Memphis | (901)726-6404
ADAPT of Tennessee organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities.
Appalachian Community Fund – Knoxville | (865)523-5783
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 – Nashville | (615) 366-5530
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.
BURNT* – Nashville | (615)244-1188
Improving the environment through citizen involvement with government, business, and academia’ BURNT issues—environmental injustice, recycling, landfills, water, and pesticides in State and Nashville.
Center for Independent Living of Middle TN – Nashville | (615)256-2206
The CIL-MT works to ensure persons with disabilities have the opportunity to achieve their own vision of independence in an inclusive and integrated community.
CISV (formerly Children’s International Summer Villages) – Knoxville | (865)566-2709
Educates and inspires action for a most just and peaceful world and prepares individuals to become active, contributing members of a peaceful society.
Community Food Advocates – Nashville | (615)385-2286
A movement of diverse stakeholders united by a commitment that all members of our community have access to fresh, healthy and sustainably grown food.
Community Mediation Center – Knoxville | (865)594-1879
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.
Community Televison of Knoxville – Knoxville | (865)215-4352
Linking community residents to the decision-making activities of local government; empowering citizens to share unedited viewpoints; and promoting collective action for change through cable television.
Cumberland River Compact – Nashville | (615)478-8901
Our mission is to enhance the water quality of the Cumberland River and its tributaries through education and by promoting cooperation among citizens, businesses and agencies.
disAbility Resource Center – Knoxville | (865)637-3666
We empower people with disabilities to live full independent lives within the community.
Fort Loudoun Lake Association – Knoxville | (865)523-3800
Conservation membership organization protecting and enhancing the economic and quality of life value of clean water in Fort Loudoun Lake and the four-county watershed.
Highlander Research and Education Center* – Knoxville | (865)933-3443
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.
Humane Society of the TN Valley – Knoxville | (865)573-9675
Founded in 1885 to prevent animal cruelty; provides no kill shelter, outreach adoption programs, low/no cost spaying/neutering, humane education and animal welfare advocacy
Ijams Nature Center – Knoxville | (865)577-4717
A 275-acre wildlife sanctuary and environmental learning center, providing community-wide connections and experiences through education, conservation, recreation and responsible environmental stewardship for all people.
Jubilee Community Arts – Knoxville | (865)522-5851
Promotes, preserves and presents traditional arts of the Southern Appalachian region.
Little River Watershed Association* – Maryville | (865)384-6691
Dedicated to preserving and protecting the Little River for enjoyment and sustainable use. We engage our community to advocate on behalf of the river.
MADD-TN – Nashville | (615)360-8055
The mission of MADD-Tennessee is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime, and prevent underage drinking.
Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center – Memphis | (901)278-6422
Provides a safe environment for education, counseling and cultural services; works to create a safer environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
Mid-South Peace and Justice Center – Memphis | (901)725-4990
A multi-issue, inclusive, community organizing group in the mid-south working with oppressed communities for liberation and social change.
Mid Tennessee Council of the Blind – Nashville | (615)771-2586
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) – Nashville | (615)361-6605
A self-help organization of individuals and families living with mental illness, NAMI Tennessee offers support groups, education and advocacy in over 40 local affiliates.
Nashville Peace and Justice Center – Nashville | (615)650-8868
A community-based, multi-issue center for Middle Tennessee region, promoting peace making, social justice and environmental issues in our society and around the world.
Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance (OREPA) – Oak Ridge | (865)776-5050
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 (ONE) – Nashville | (615)483-0564
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 – Franklin | (615)790-3120
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 Middle and East Tennessee* – Nashville | (615)346-0952
PPMET provides access to reproductive and sexual healthcare services and sex education programs, and advocates for public policies to protect reproductive rights and services.
Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee* – Nashville | (615)383-0994
Dedicated to preventing the abuse and neglect of Tennessee’s children by working to provide education, resources, programs, and services that strengthen families.
Radio Free Nashville – Nashville | (615)662-8229
A low-power community radio station for diverse and alternative music, voices, and viewpoints generally ignored or misrepresented by the corporate media.
Reconciliation* – Nashville | (615)463-2487
Statewide organization serving families and children of prisoners. Programs: guest house, family resource center, pre-employment training, support groups for youth and adults,and prison advocacy groups.
SOCM: Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment – Knoxville | (865)249-7488
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 – Knoxville | (865)637-6055
A nonpartisan organization working to promote responsible energy choices that create global warming solutions and ensure clean, safe and healthy communities throughout the Southeast.
STEP – Nashville | (615)322-4176
Assists community organizations with environmental problems through education, technical assistance, and placement of interns. Issues addressed range from recycling and water quality to waste disposal.
Tennesseans for Fair Taxation – Nashville | (615)654-6838 |Statewide (888)671-5188
A statewide coalition working to create a more fair and modern tax system that provides revenue to invest in Tennessee, its communities and its residents.
Tennessee Alliance for Progress – Nashville | (615)579-0451
Building a sustainable, equitable economy by helping to create energy efficient and renewable energy programs that provide green jobs to Tennessee’s distressed communities.
Tennesseans for Alterntaives to the Death Penalty – Nashville | (615)256-3906
TADP strives to honor life by abolishing the death penalty in Tennessee through a strategy of grassroots organizing and education.
Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning – Oak Ridge | (865)481-0286
A grassroots environmental advocacy organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of wild and natural areas.
Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence – Nashville | (615)386-9406
A non-profit organization composed of diverse community leaders and program members who share a common vision of ending violence in the lives of Tennesseans.
Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare – Nashville | (615)313-9980
Promotes social and economic well-being of Tennesseans through advocacy, training and community involvement; encourages statewide program development and cooperation between public and private sectors.
Tennessee Disability Coalition – Nashville | (615)383-9442
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 – Nashville | (615)248-6500
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 – Nashville | (615)227-7500
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 Coaliton* – Nashville | (615)833-0384
TIRRC is a statewide, immigrant and refugee-led collaboration whose mission is to empower and integrate immigrants throughout TN
Tennessee Literacy Coalition – Nashville | (615)259-3700
Providing support, information and services to adult education providers, learners, volunteers and public since 1983, with the goal of achieving a fully literate Tennessee.
Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association – Nashville | (615)299-8403
TSRA is a primarily volunteer organization dedicated to preserving and protecting Tennessee’s streams, creeks, water bodies and watersheds.
Workers Interfaith Network – Memphis | (901)332-3570
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.