welcoming nashville fund

Let’s welcome our Afghan Allies.

Join the citywide effort to welcome our new neighbors.

In Partnership With

Since October, Greater Nashville has welcomed more than 540 Afghan allies as part of the U.S historic effort to resettle more than 50,000 evacuees from Afghanistan.

The effort is being led by our city’s two refugee resettlement agencies, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville, and the Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE).

Congress passed a bill that provides temporary assistance for Afghan evacuees. While this funding does help pay for some initial basic needs, our goal is to welcome our Afghan allies with all the tools and resources they need to prosper.

We are leaning on the Nashville community to ensure our new neighbors have access to the entire network of services and support they need to become economically self-sufficient and successfully transition into life in the United States. The partners involved in this effort include: NICE, Catholic Charities, AMAC, United Way of Greater Nashville, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors, Community Resource Center, Tennessee Resettlement Aid, The Branch of Nashville, WeGo Public Transit, Siloam Health, Councilwoman Zulfat Suara, Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University, Metro Action Commission and the Tennessee Office for Refugees.

During this critical time, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville, NICE, American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) and United Way of Greater Nashville established the Welcoming Nashville Fund, a collaborative effort that will maximize our impact in serving our neighbors from Afghanistan.

Truly, we are stronger united.

Donate

Make a donation. With your support, we can assist evacuee families in acclimating to their new lives.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers may serve as Family Mentors, Transportation Assistants, and Housing set-ups (including moving furniture, shopping for small household items, washing dishes at apartment).

In-Kind Resettlement Donation Needs

Welcoming Nashville Fund Distribution

Agency Funding Date Allocation Services
Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors 2/3/2022 $ 20,000 Legal services
Nashville International Center for Empowerment 2/7/2022 $ 16,450 Case management
The Branch 3/1/2022 $   8,000 Food security
Nashville International Center for Empowerment 5/6/2022 $  80,000 Case management
Community Resource Center 5/6/2022 $  15,000 Household necessities
Total allocations   $ 139,450  
Total raised   $ 295,300  
Balance   $ 155,850