Imagine a world where Baptists, Jews and Episcopalians come together to help meet a critical need in the Nashville community – serving the homeless. The Boulevard Bolt meets that need with a long tradition of serving Nashville’s homeless community. Proceeds have been used for such vital projects as:

  • Purchasing backpacks with “street survival supplies” for homeless youth
  • Helping pay for laundry facilities at a homeless shelter
  • Adding a hot breakfast to services provided by a local soup kitchen
  • Operating a truck to deliver meals to the homeless on the streets
  • Supporting “safe nights” in a 24/7 shelter for homeless victims of domestic violence
  • Supporting a chronic disease program for local medical clinic serving the homeless
  • Paying for electronic health records for a mobile healthcare van serving the homeless

         ….and many other much needed services

All Nashville agencies that benefit the homeless are invited to apply for funds from the Boulevard Bolt. Each year an allocations committee with members from each congregation determines the priority for funding.  All monies received above race costs are donated to the selected agencies each year.  The three congregations receive none of the money and in fact donate their space and resources each year.

Since 1994, we have donated over $2.75 million to the homeless community in Nashville.

2016 GRANT process is now closed. 


The 2016 Boulevard Bolt supported the following agencies:

Aphesis House, Inc.

The Clinic at Mercury Courts

Colby's Army

Communities in Schools of Tennessee

Community Resource Center

Connect Us Outreach Center

The Contributor

Dismas House

Faith Family Medical Clinic

How's Nashville Partner Agencies

Loaves and Fishes, Community Meals for the Hungry

Luke 14:12

Magdelene (Thistle Farms)

Matthew 25, Inc.

onroe Harding

orning Star Sanctuary

Nashville Diaper Connection

The Nashville Food Project

NeedLink Nashville

The Next Door

Neighborhood Health

Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee

Oasis Center, Inc.

Open Table Nashville

Operation Stand Down Nashville

Park Center

Prevent Child Abuse

Project Return

Renewal House, Inc.

Rooftop Foundation

Room in the Inn's Campus for Human Development

Safe Haven Family Shelter

Salvation Army of Middle Tennessee

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

Shade Tree Family Clinic

Siloam Family Health Center

St. Luke's Community House


Youth Villages of Middle Tennessee

YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee