For 50 years, Nashville OIC has provided job training and placement to improve the lives of its students.  Generous donors make the OIC experience possible and free to students. All costs of education, training and job placement services are covered, including HISET practice tests and the state HISET examination.  There is never a waiting list to enroll in classes.

OIC attacks the root causes of poverty, not just the symptoms, by helping students build their qualifications and get jobs.


Donate Time

Volunteers make an extraordinary impact on Nashville OIC’s students and their families.  For volunteer opportunities, please visit our Volunteer page.

Donate Money

Donations from corporations, foundations, faith-based communities and individuals allow Nashville OIC’s programs to effectively serve a growing number of students and improve lives.

OIC delivers measurable outcomes. For every $1 donated, $9 is returned to the community, which is a significant Return on Investment. Visit our Programs page to learn more about OIC’s services and About Us to learn about OIC’s Mission, History and Leadership.

To donate to OIC online, please click here.

If you prefer to contribute by check, please mail to:

Nashville OIC
P.O. Box 280507
Nashville, TN 37228

Sponsor OIC

Corporate and event sponsorships are available and vital to the success of OIC’s programs. Contact Helena Farrow for sponsorship materials and recognition opportunities.
For detailed information about OIC’s finances, please check us out on Giving Matters.

In-Kind Donations

Nashville OIC appreciates in-kind donations from individuals and corporations to provide supplies for students and teachers. While we accept donations of all types, we are most in need of items on our Wish List.

Wish List

  • Nashville OIC  is in need of new computers and updated software. It is important that we provide state of the art training for our participates who are entering into the job market.  The computers in our labs are six (6) years old. Please contact Helena Farrow if you are interested in donating. All contributions to Nashville OIC are tax-deductible.


Platinum ($10,000+)




Martha & Bronson Ingram Foundation Advised Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Ingram Industries

The Blum Family Foundation

The Martin Foundation

Betty & Bernard Werthan Foundation


Gold ($5,000-$9,999)

Assurant, Inc.

The Atticus Trust

The Eden Foundation


Silver ($1,750-$4,999)

Edwin B. Raskin Family Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. Ben R. Rechter

Mr. & Mrs. Philip R. Russ

The Shayne Foundation

The HCA Foundation


Joni P. Werthan


Diamond ($500-$1,749)

Alexander & Associates

Susan & David Battis

Ann & Frank Bumstead

Citizens Bank

Clark Memorial UMC

J. Chase Cole

Charles W. Cook, Jr.

Dr. Daniel B. Cornfield

Downtown Presbyterian Church

The Jane & Richard Eskind Family Foundation

The Steven & Laurie Eskind Family Foundation

Annette Eskind

Ezell Foundation

William H. Freeman

Frank Garrison

Gaylord Entertainment Foundation

Martha & Dr. Fred Goldner

Joel C. & Bernice W. Family Foundation

Patricia & Rodes Hart Foundation

Ingram Entertainment, Inc.

Mrs. Jack W. Kuhn

Metropolitan Development & Housing Agency

Darrel Mogilles

Purity Foundation

Rogers Group, Inc.

Margaret H. & Clark B. Rollins, Jr.

Anne & Charles Roos

Patricia & Richard Spiller

The Temple/ Congregation Ohabai Sholom

Ridley Wills, II

YMCA of Middle Tennessee