About Us

Our Statement of

The mission of The Healing Trust is to support and partner with communities to advance racial equity and eliminate health disparities through advocacy and strategic investments.  The Trust’s grantmaking policies reflect the belief that organizational performance is greatly enhanced when people with different backgrounds and perspectives are engaged in an organization’s activities and decision-making process. Thus, The Trust actively seeks to promote access, equity, and inclusiveness, and to discourage discrimination based on race, creed, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and other factors that deny the essential humanity of all people. This principle is a lens through which all the work of The Trust is viewed.  


Strategic Priorities

We dream of a world where all communities thrive, and health outcomes are not predicted by race. We know that social determinants of health and public policy are key drivers of health, and we believe that focusing on the following strategic priorities will help us get closer to making that dream a reality.

Watch the video below for more detail about our strategic priorities and changes in 2023.


Annual Reports

In 2022, we awarded 169 grants to nonprofits in Middle Tennessee. Read more about our impact and programs through the years.

Our Staff

Our staff is friendly, approachable, and ready to answer your questions.

whistleblower policy

The Healing Trust has established a confidential Whistleblower Hotline with Lighthouse Services, Inc. for the specific purpose of reporting fraud and unlawful activities as well as unethical or improper behavior.

Ways to file a report:

Toll-Free: (855) 400-6009 (not available from Mexico)

E-mail:  reports@lighthouse-services.com


Compassionate Care

We believe health needs and human services should be delivered with a balance of skill and great compassion for the person being served.