• Beneficiaries


Since its inception in 1980, more than $32 million has been raised for organizations whose purpose is directly related to cancer research, innovative patient treatment, and caregiver/patient support. Much of the costs to produce the auction are underwritten by corporate sponsors. Individuals, wine producers and other businesses donate auction items, with the single objective of generating as much money as possible for cancer-related programs. Nashville Wine Auction is proud to provide financial support to those organizations. To be considered for one of our grants, please click here to download the Grant Application Form,  or feel free to call the office at (615) 329-1760 or send an email to Theresa@NashvilleWineAuction.com

American Cancer Society Hope Lodge

The American Cancer Society is working to create a world with more birthdays – a world where cancer never steals another year from anyone’s life. We help you celebrate more birthdays by showing you how to stay well and encouraging you to take steps to prevent cancer or detect it early. We help you fight for more birthdays and help you get well by guiding you through every step of a cancer experience if you or someone you love is faced with a diagnosis. We find cures by supporting the best ideas of the brightest cancer researchers. We believe everyone deserves more birthdays, and we fight back by working tirelessly to rally lawmakers and communities to join our fight to save lives from cancer. Together, we’re fighting for every birthday, threatened by every cancer, in every community – including yours. “Happy Birthday” is our victory song.

Hope Lodge– Getting the right care sometimes means cancer patients must travel away from home, often to a cancer treatment facility in another city. The American Cancer Society makes this difficult situation easier with free, temporary housing accommodations for cancer patients and their families while undergoing treatment. Hope Lodge provides guests with private rooms, kitchen facilities, and transportation to treatments. The lodge has room for a family member to stay with the patient. Perhaps the most important thing that a Hope Lodge provides is a supportive and home-like environment which is conducive to the unique needs of its guests. To watch our video about Hope Lodge, please click here.

Ascension Saint Thomas Foundation

The Ascension Saint Thomas Foundation provides compassionate, patient-centric cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and support through our three hospitals accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, the sole national accreditation body for cancer programs. The largest provider of cancer treatment for adults in Tennessee-we provide personalized care for mind, body, and spirit. Learn more about the St. Thomas Cancer Network by clicking here. Saint Thomas Health’s Family Cancer Risk Services provides individualized comprehensive cancer risk assessment and facilitation of genetic testing for hereditary susceptibility to cancer. The Nashville Wine Auction’s funding will expand the capacity of Family Cancer Risk Services, increasing the number of individuals having access to personalized, predictive and preventative cancer risk plans including those with TennCare and insurance providers requiring counseling prior to testing.

Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee

The mission of Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee is to provide, free of charge, a meeting place where men, women and children living with cancer along with their families, friends, and caregivers can join together with others to build emotional and social support. Each month GCMT offers more than fifty support and networking groups and over fifty educational lectures and workshops in a non-residential, homelike setting. GCMT strives to meet the needs of all within the greater Nashville community whose lives are changed by a cancer diagnosis in a unique and innovative way through a well defined program of education, support and social activities.


HopeKids is a HOPE organization. Their mission, their focus, and their programs are truly transformative. They offer an ongoing program of highly-anticipated events and activities open to all families who have a child with cancer or other life-threatening medical conditions. They work to build a unique support network to encourage and support each other. One of the most powerful aspects of their work is their HopeDay & HopeCommunity Program. Each month, they schedule a variety of sporting events, theater shows, concerts, museum visits or other types of fun activities for the whole family that are always offered at no cost to the families. These events focus on providing opportunities for families to deepen relationships and build a strong support network at a time when they need it most. They strive to keep these kids focused on the future, looking forward to the next fun event, rather than dwelling on what they are dealing with in the present. All of their events are focused on the whole family – the whole time, to prevent siblings from being unintentionally overlooked, and connect families who “get it” while on a similar journey.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society®

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to fighting blood cancer.

The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.

Since 1949, LLS has invested more than $1.2 billion in groundbreaking research, pioneering many of today’s most innovative approaches. Our work has helped millions impacted by cancer. Beating Cancer is in our Blood.

Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee

Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee is proud to be a beneficiary of the Nashville Wine Auction. Make-A-Wish® exists to grant the wishes of children who have reached the age of 2 1/2 and are under 18 years old and have life-threatening medical conditions. These wishes enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Wishes are made when referred children use their imaginations to finish the sentences: I wish to go…I wish to be…I wish to have…I wish to meet…I wish to give….Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee serves 38 counties and will grant more than 100 wishes this year with the help of dedicated volunteers. All of the money raised by Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee stays in the community and 78% of every dollar donated goes into making these wishes come true. To refer a child with a life-threatening medical condition, call 615-221-2200 Ext 111. Individuals can make donations or donate frequent flyer miles by calling 615-221-2200, or send donations to Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee, 8119 Isabella Lane, Suite 105A, Brentwood, TN 37027.

PearlPoint Nutrition Services

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) offers PearlPoint Nutrition Services to patients and caregivers of all cancer types, providing free nutrition education and consultations.

Our registered dietitian with expertise in oncology nutrition is available for one-on-one consultations by phone or email to assist patients and caregivers with healthy eating strategies, side effect management, and survivorship nutrition. For nutrition education at any time, the PearlPoint website provides online articles, blog posts, videos, and other resources.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking    St. Jude on Facebook and following us on Twitter.

Funds donated from NWA to St. Jude will go toward their new clinical research study, Genomes for Kids (G4K). Through this novel study, researchers hope to discover why childhood tumors form, how genome sequencing might help predict a tumor’s response to treatment, and the best ways to share the test results with families.

Survivor Fitness Foundation

Survivor Fitness Foundation empowers cancer survivors with the tools and training to regain their health and wellness following cancer treatment by providing safe and reliable exercise and nutrition programs. Through Survivor Fitness Foundation’s one-on-one personal training program, cancer survivors are given the opportunity to regain their health and wellness and lower their risk of recurrence and re-hospitalization while overcoming the side effects of their cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatments.

Regardless of age, fitness level, type of cancer, or impairments, participants are met at their point of need in order to increase positive outcomes and reduce any risk of injury. This is the only organization of this kind in Tennessee, bridging the gap post-treatment and providing safe and reliable therapy for those facing side effects of their illness, whether physical, psycho-physical, and/or psychological. This essential part of cancer care can lead to reduced physical and psychological impairments, increased quality of life, ability to return to regular activities (including work), and overall financial security.

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is one of the nation’s top 10 cancer research programs and Middle Tennessee’s only Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute, one of the National Institutes of Health. The Center is among the first in the nation to tailor therapy to individual patients based on changes in the tumor’s DNA and is advancing cancer care by making its My Cancer Genome online treatment decision-support tool available to researchers and doctors worldwide. In addition to lung cancers and melanoma, breast cancer patients are now offered genetically driven treatment through its Personalized Cancer Medicine Initiative. Vanderbilt-Ingram clinicians are helping to set the standard of cancer care through membership in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Its REACH for Survivorship Clinic is the only clinic dedicated to the care of cancer survivors regardless of age at diagnosis, type of cancer and where oncology treatment was received. Learn more at www.vicc.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vanderbiltingram.