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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services

Mission: To provide free lodging for veterans and/or their families while the veteran is receiving care at either the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center or the Nashville VA Hospital.

Results: Opened Nov. 7, 2013 - Average Occupancy rate 90%

Target demographics: veterans and their families

Geographic areas served: across the United States

Programs: free lodging while a loved one is receiving care in the Alvin C. York or Nashville VA Medical Center

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Having a son serving in the U.S. Army, I know that a family's love is good medicine.

Fisher House Foundation, Inc. continually rates A+ (AIP) and 4 stars out of 4 by Charity Navigator. 96% of Fisher House revenue goes to programs that help Military Families.

There is no charge to stay at a Fisher House. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times - during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.

Our Tennessee Fisher House being built in Murfreesboro will be 12 suites, each with a private bedroom and handicap accessible bathroom in the 10,000 square foot facility. All are professionally furnished and decorated. Families will share common areas that include a kitchen, communal living, dining and family rooms, a patio and library – and toys are available for children.

It is a honor to help the men and women who have sacrificed so much to keep us safe and free.

Anne Kyle, Blue Star Mom and Tennessee Fisher House Board Member

Comments ( 1 )


tennesseefisherhouse 04/07/2013

The general public in Tennessee is paying to build this beautiful home, and it is well on it way to being a reality to serve our veterans and their families with free lodging. You cannot compare the beauty and comfort with any other place. All of our Board of Directors are volunteers who have been working hard to make a difference in the lives of those who have given so much for us. This is our way of saying "Thank You".

2 Andrea51

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Fisher House Foundation is by far the best military focused charity. They received A+ ratings from the American Institute of Philanthropy and four star Charity Navigator ratings because the money donated goes to the focus of the charity, and not to salaries and overhead. I was first introduced to Fisher House through the recommendation of a soldier returning from deployment in Iraq. Once I was briefed on their mission and visited a Fisher House, I was totally sold. The veterans and their families of these recent conflicts are facing years of medical treatments, and they deserve a warm, compassionate environment where the families find support and encouragement from others in similar circumstances. Offering free lodging in a beautiful, safe place while a loved one is receiving medical care is what we should do for America's service members, veterans and their families during the stressful times of illness or injury.