About Us

Founded in 2007, The Contributor is a nonprofit, social enterprise in Nashville that was created to provide an earned income opportunity for homeless and formerly homeless individuals. Vendors interview, train, and purchase newspapers for $.50 and sell it for $2.00.

By building their newspaper sales micro businesses, vendors create community with their customers and gain a restored sense of purpose, prideĀ and dignity. The Contributor street paper is printed twice a month and offers news and information from a different perspective than other media outlets.