At Core, we believe that we can use real estate to inspire social change. We recognize that real estate is more than bricks and mortar; it’s about people, and the opportunity to improve people’s lives. Giving to causes which strengthen our neighborhoods, the land and the local economy elevates our great city. The greater our city can become, the more we will all benefit.
We feel that supporting the community in which we work and live is not just an idea, but it is our responsibility to help it thrive. Crucial to a healthy community are attributes including belonging, resiliency, diversity, connection, safety, and joy.
That is why we give a percentage of our profits to the Village Fund – the non-profit foundation of our site organization Village Real Estate – which gives to a wide array of local and national non-profits that enrich our neighborhoods and communities. The Village Fund focuses on four areas of giving.
The Village Fund’s Areas of Giving
A city is defined by its housing.
Attainable housing ownership not only provides basic shelter needs, but also sustains the local economy, builds wealth for families and established community networks, and nurtures neighborhoods.
The Village Fund contributes to housing related organizations including Room In the Inn, Magdalene House, Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity, and Urban Housing Solutions.
Our experience of Nashville life is within the very neighborhoods we live.
Dynamic, healthy communities stimulate growth. Whether it is to beautify our streets, build and maintain our parks, or support community events to encourage neighbors to build relationships, support of our neighborhood associations is essential.
Giving to local schools and youth enrichment programs, such as Oasis Center and Salama Urban Ministries, invest in our future. Helping members of our community through crisis or growth, such as programs with Exchange Family Center and Nashville Homeless Power Project ensures resources will remain available.
Environment & Smart Growth
As we grow, smart growth and sustainability issues become increasingly more important.
We believe in protecting our environment and controlling our growth to have the least amount of impact.
Whether through retrofitting our historic homes or preserving our green spaces, the Village Fund gives to organizations that share in these same ideas and goals such as Greenways for Nashville, Cumberland River Impact, and Nashville Civic Design Center.
A city with a strong arts community will flourish.
We need the arts in Nashville to energize, express and empower ourselves and others. Art inspires creativity that can stimulate our local economy, enrich our culture and encourage success in schools.
We support organizations such as Nashville Children’s Theater, Belcourt Theater, W.O. Smith Community Music School, and Nashville Independent Film Festival.