Mission Statement

The Contributor creates economic opportunity with dignity by investing in the lives of people experiencing homelessness and poverty

LATEST ARTICLES


How did we get here? A book from 1835 explains today's political climate

How did we get here? A book from 1835 explains today's political climate

By: Christina Ashworth

As a person who has long been interested in social issues but has also so far only been old enough t ...

MORE
How the mayor plans to bring better mass transit to the city

How the mayor plans to bring better mass transit to the city

By: Amanda Haggard

Despite massive growth in Nashville, the pikes surrounding the downtown area still remain largely di ...

MORE
Nashville prepares to help the city's homeless in dangerous summer temps

Nashville prepares to help the city's homeless in dangerous summer temps

By: Amelia Ferrell Knisely

Nashville’s heat, already present as May has brought on summer-like temps, brings challenges to thos ...

MORE
StyleBlueprint, a Nashville women entrepreneur success story

StyleBlueprint, a Nashville women entrepreneur success story

By: Ashley Heeney

Fashion, food, film. They’re taking off in Nashville, and behind the business boom are women. The ci ...

MORE

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT


Nate, a homeless vendor, has found community in Hermitage

Nate, a homeless vendor, has found community in Hermitage

By: Amelia Ferrell Knisely

Nathan, or “Nate” as we know him, can’t say enough kind words about the community where he sells the ...

MORE
Faithful customers have helped 'The Scribe' create a budget, dream for the future

Faithful customers have helped 'The Scribe' create a budget, dream for the future

By: Amelia Ferrell Knisely

“If one out of every five cars would pay $2 and maybe a tip for The Contributor,” vendor Michael say ...

MORE
A Mother's Pride

A Mother's Pride

By: Vicky B.

Sometimes it is very shameful to tell people that I live with my son in a hotel. It’s not easy. But ...

MORE
Anthony moves into an apartment after 27 years without a permanent place

Anthony moves into an apartment after 27 years without a permanent place

By: Amelia Ferrell Knisely

For the first time in 27 years, Anthony has a light bill in his name.  The 55-year-old Army veteran ...

MORE

SOCIAL WALL