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First Horizon Foundation Gives $500K to Support Middle Tennessee COVID-19 Relief Efforts

First Horizon BankNashville, TN – First Horizon Foundation has announced that it is giving a total of $500,000 in support of COVID-19 Coronavirus emergency relief efforts to nonprofit organizations throughout Middle Tennessee.


The funding will be distributed locally to select organizations that provide meals, educational, healthcare and emergency assistance in the region.

Local leadership analyzed current data outlining the biggest needs of Middle Tennessee residents, which include financial services, food security and emergency services.

Organizations were chosen based on the number of individuals and families they serve who were impacted during this health care crisis.

Some of these organizations and initiatives include:

  • Boys & Girls ClubsDistributing meals to members and local families facing food insecurity as well as providing virtual learning programs for students.
  • Meharry Medical CenterProviding rapid and consistent medical intervention through testing, assessment and research for a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Nashville Food ProjectProviding thousands of nutritious meals through partners serving children, families and seniors.
  • Salvation ArmyProviding meals through community feeding sites for those living outside of shelters and services. 
  • Second Harvest Food BankSupporting emergency food distribution including for seniors and school aged children. Expanding the Emergency Food Box program that includes 2-3 days of staple food items for those at multiple sites.
  • YMCADistributing food in partnership with Metro Nashville Public Schools including more than 2,200 meals at four sites each weekday as well as taking meals directly to the apartment complexes of families who lack transportation. 

“When people can’t work, they lose access to healthy food, essential supplies, healthcare and educational opportunities for themselves and their families,” said Carol Yochem, Middle Tennessee Region President of First Horizon Bank, a subsidiary of First Horizon National Corporation. “It is our intent to fund the relief efforts to get supplies into the hands of the people in our communities that need it the most.”


The special COVID-19 relief funds being provided are in addition to the foundation’s annual charitable giving grants. 
The donation represents part of the $2.5 million the foundation has given to nonprofits for relief throughout its footprint. A detailed infographic outlining other ways in which First Horizon has assisted its customers, business clients and communities during the pandemic can be downloaded from here

About First Horizon Foundation

First Horizon Foundation is the private charitable foundation of First Horizon National Corporation. Founded in 1993, our foundation has donated more than $100 million to meet community needs. Grants from the foundation support the following impact areas: arts & culture, education & leadership, environment, financial literacy, and health & human services. More information is available at www.firsthorizonfoundation.com.


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