Donations & Nonprofits
The organizations below have been nominated by members of our giving circle at one time (but not all have current nominations). Those in italics haven't been vetted by our leadership team yet (see guidelines). Three nominated nonprofits are selected at random to give brief presentations at each Big Give event. Members vote and write checks directly to the chosen charity for a cumulative donation of $10,000+!
In February 2019, Isaiah 117 was the recipient of $10,225 in donations from our members! Holston Habitat for Humanity and Door of Hope also both received $1,000 from members. (For subsequent events, all donations go to the single nonprofit that receives the most votes.)
In August 2019, Levi’s Legacy was the recipient of $10,719 in donations from our members! Appalachian Sustainable Development and Friends of Suzanne also presented.
In April/May 2020, we held a special Big Give. Due to COVID-19, we suspended our usual rules and members voted via email for a local charity that provides food for those in need. One Acre Cafe was selected and received $10,151 from our members and friends! Second Harvest Food Bank of NE TN and The Salvation Army were the other options.