"With the Caring for the Community Canteen, everyone rallied around the people in need. I’ve never seen a group so strongly behind their peers and the people in the community."

- Pat Champion, HCA Employee Volunteer

Foundation & Grant Information

As the philanthropic arm of HCA, the mission of The HCA Foundation is to promote health and well being, support childhood and youth development, foster the arts in Middle Tennessee and support employees in need nationally through the HCA Hope Fund.

In partnership with the employees of HCA, we seek to accomplish this mission by providing leadership, service and financial support to non-profit organizations effectively engaged in meeting local needs.


Organizations with a well-defined sense of purpose, a demonstrated commitment to maximizing available resources, and a history of delivering quality services and meeting objectives are highly encouraged to apply. While providing grants is only a part of our service, The HCA Foundation has contributed more than $146M in grants to over 175 organizations and agencies in Middle Tennessee since 1998.

HCA Annual Update

HCA Agency Update

The HCA Foundation and HCA Corporate Sponsorship Annual Update will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.  Grants and sponsorship information, including our breakdown of giving for 2014 and plans for giving in 2015, will be presented.  

The keynote speaker for this year will be Kyle Peterson, Managing Director of FSG, who will share his insights, perspective and lessons learned from his national and global work on Collective Impact.

The last Annual Update was held on Friday, December 13 in the HCA Auditorium.  Michael Burcham, President and CEO of the Entrepreneur Center (EC) in Nashville, was the 2013 Annual Update keynote speaker. He presented "Fueling the Startup of You" and discussed the entrepreneurial skills that every leader needs to be successful.  Click on the links below to view the presentations.

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