Nashville businesses that give back

From providing clean water to educational resources, these businesses are giving back in big ways.

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Recently, we highlighted ways you can give back by volunteering your time with Music City organizations — but did you know you can go the extra mile by shopping locally this season, too? We’ve rounded up small businesses supporting causes within our community and beyond.

☕ Sip

First, fuel up for your successful shopping spree.

Humphreys Street Coffee | Locations vary

  • This coffee shop is an enterprise of Harvest Hands and invests 100% of its profits into programs and scholarships supporting students. Employees have the opportunity to tour colleges, learn about trade school options, and partake in financial literacy training.

Crest Coffee House | 1601 Martin St.

  • Acting as Nashville’s “first and only donation-based coffee house,” Crest is a not-for-profit shop that allows customers to choose the price of their drink. A percentage of money is donated to various nonprofits throughout the year.

The Well Coffeehouse | Locations vary

  • A portion of sales made at The Well are utilized to provide clean drinking water via water wells in countries where the business sources its coffee. Since its 2012 opening, the coffee house has donated $200,000+ to over 50 communities.
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🛍️ Shop

Now, it’s time to shop and support.

Thistle Farms | 5122 Charlotte Pk.

  • Grab your morning tea or coffee from the café. Then, browse the handcrafted candles, body products, jewelry, apparel, and household goods in the shop. Thistle Farms provides safe housing, therapy, financial coaching, and more for women survivors.

The Nashville Blanket Project | 1006 Fatherland St. Ste. 103A

  • Cozy up this winter with a throw, or add some flair to your living space. With each blanket sold, The Nashville Blanket Project partners with with local nonprofit organizations to give a blanket to a neighbor in need. The business hopes to donate 10,000 blankets by 2024.

Nashville Artist Collective | 438 Melrose Ave. A

  • Nashville artists design “themed” paintings each month and 5% of sales benefit a designated local charity.
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