Support victims of the Tennessee tornadoes

Mar 12, 2020

On March 3, 2020, a series of tornadoes swept through communities in Tennessee. Twenty-five people have lost their lives and many more are still missing. Homes and buildings have been destroyed leaving many homeless or without power. Trees, powerlines, and debris cover roadways.


If you’re interested in supporting communities in Tennessee, Vanguard Charitable and Charity Navigator, have confirmed that the organizations in the table below are focusing on relief efforts in the areas affected. We’ve expedited the granting process so your grant can be put to use as quickly as possible. Charity Navigator encourages donors to support any of the 3- and 4-star charities featured. 


Charity NameEINAreas of support
Convoy of Hope68-0051386Immediate Needs, relief supplies, providing critical non-cash items
Heart To Heart International, Inc.48-1108359

Medical services

Matthew 25 Ministries 31-1348100

Immediate Needs, general relief/aid, relief supplies, providing critical non-cash items

SBP 26-2189665Immediate needs, providing for long-term needs, general relief/aid, relief supplies, providing critical non-cash items, unmet products needed by nonprofits working in recovery
Good36054-1282616Immediate needs, providing for long-term needs, general relief/aid, relief supplies, providing critical non-cash items, unmet products needed by nonprofits working in recovery
All Hands And Hearts - Smart Response20-3414952Immediate needs, general relief/aid, debris removal 
Food For The Hungry, Inc.95-2680390Funding other organizations to provide aid, general relief/aid


To support these charities or others:
Log in to your online account by clicking the Login button in the upper right corner. Select Grant in the navigation menu at the top of the page and select Recommend a grant in the dropdown.


If the organization is not in your saved charities’ list, type the charity name, region, or interest area in the search bar under Find a charity. Click the magnifying glass to begin the search and then scroll down to see your search results. Charities will appear in a list below. Once found, save the charity by clicking on the star and then click select to begin the granting process. 


You will be asked to select a grant purpose in the first step of the process. Select Disaster Relief: Tennessee TornadoesIf you do not have access to your online account, you can register by selecting the Login button in the upper right-hand corner. Follow the prompts to register for online access. 


The nonprofit community's response will be ongoing, and as such, these lists are not meant to be exhaustive. For additional resources and information on how you can support disaster relief efforts visit Charity Navigator. Vanguard Charitable encourages you to approach disaster relief the same way you approach all giving: strategically. 

Support victims of the Tennessee tornadoes
Support victims of the Tennessee tornadoes
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