Community Impact


Since its inception in 1980, more than $37 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 these organizations.


If your organization wishes to be considered for one of our grants, please click below to download the Grant Application Form or contact us for more information.

American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge

  • Hope Lodge provides a nurturing place with a home-like community in Nashville for cancer patients and their caregivers to stay during their treatment at no charge.


  • Our funding supports Hope Lodge operating costs and special projects including the refurbishment of the second floor and the creation of a patient salon within the lodge.

Ascension Saint Thomas Foundation

  • Ascension Saint Thomas Foundation embraces the philosophy and mission of healing and service to those who are struggling, and the patients, families, and communities served by their ministry, with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable.


  • Our funding supports the Blood Cancer and Cancer Care Respite Program – personalized gowns for women in chemotherapy/radiation treatment and renovating space for a Women’s Private Sub Waiting area at Saint Thomas West – Radiation Oncology. Funding also launched a second Mobile Mammography unit for the Mission in Motion program to reach underserved and uninsured women in Middle Tennessee.
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Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee

  • Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee is dedicated to providing support, education, and hope to all people impacted by cancer, including family members and friends of those diagnosed.


  • Our funding supports program costs providing evidence-based psychosocial cancer support to all people impacted by cancer and their families through community, action, and knowledge.

The Heimerdinger Foundation

  • The Heimerdinger Foundation’s mission is to provide immune-boosting, nutrient-dense meals, and nutrition education for people facing cancer. They strive to be a resource for those undergoing cancer treatments by providing guidance, support, and delicious organic meals.


  • Our funding supports the Meals 4 Health and Healing program providing nutrient-dense, organic meals and education, free of charge, for families facing cancer.
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HopeKids, Inc.

  • HopeKids provides ongoing events, activities, and a powerful, unique support community for families who have a child with cancer or some other life-threatening medical condition. They surround these remarkable children and their families with the message that hope is a powerful medicine.


  • Our funding supports the HopeDay & HopeCommunity Programs that transform the lives of children with cancer and their families through events, activities, and community support.

Leukemia Lymphoma Society®

  • 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.


  • Our funding supports the Dare to Dream Project, which helps fund safer, less toxic, more effective treatment for kids with blood cancer.
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Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee

  • Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee exists to grant life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses.


  • Our funding ensures that wishes come true for kids facing and fighting a cancer diagnosis with 25+ wishes granted as of this year.

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital

  • Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals. Their researchers and physicians are internationally recognized for discoveries in genetics, hematology, oncology and more, providing cutting-edge clinical trials that help save lives every day.


  • Our funding supports research of Hematopic gene expression profiles to understand the gene expression profile changes that occur in hematopoietic cells when a SAMD9 mutation is present. The goal is to better predict which patients with a SAMD9 mutation will require a bone marrow treatment, in turn improving long term survival.
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Nashville General Hospital Foundation

  • Nashville General Hospital Foundation seeks to identify and raise resources in support of the patients, families, staff, and community of Nashville General Hospital.


  • Our funding supports Oncology Patient Access to Resources. This will improve access to transportation, financial help, community resources, and nutritional assistance for NGH oncology patients and families.

Survivor Fitness Foundation

  • Survivor Fitness Foundation helps cancer survivors regain their health and wellness through one-on-one personal training and nutritional support.


  • Our funding supports One-on-One Training Programs for cancer survivors.  The goal is to provide 2,400 training sessions to cancer survivors in Middle TN through the one-on-one fitness program. Survivor Fitness now collaborates with Nashville Metro Parks Community Centers allowing the program to meet the needs of Nashvillians more directly and conveniently.
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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

  • The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.


  • Our funding supports Proton Therapy Treatment for patients. This advanced therapy focuses radiation on cancer cells while reducing the effects on healthy tissue; lessening short and long-term side effects of treatment.

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

  • Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is a leader in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. They are the only National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Tennessee that conducts research and treats both adults and children.


  • Our funding supports research on Spatial Transcriptomics of Pediatric Thyroid Cancer. This research studies pediatric thyroid specimens and aims to defines the role of tumor stroma in pediatric thyroid cancer.
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