Giving Back is important to me. In my childhood years, my family started a charity that did incredible work in my hometown of Monroe, Louisiana, and volunteering has always been an important part of my life.
One reason I chose to be affiliated with Village Real Estate is because I love The Village Fund. The founder of Village, Mark Deutschmann has a heart for community outreach and a passion for strengthening neighborhoods. He was a pioneer in revitalizing Nashville’s urban core, and I’m proud to be a part of a Nashville real estate company that genuinely cares about the community it serves.
I donate a portion of EVERY real estate transaction to The Village Fund! I am specifically passionate about expanding and preserving our incredible Greenways, and when I’m out biking, it means a lot to know that my company played a big role in expanding these wonderful trails. Read below to learn more about The Village Fund and the ways it contributes to the Nashville community…
THE VILLAGE FUND
At Village Real Estate, we recognize the importance of a healthy, vibrant community. We feel that supporting the community in which we work and live is not just an idea, but our responsibility to help it thrive. 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.
The Village Fund was born out of this passion. Village’s non-profit foundation is designed to benefit from our collective success and prosperity, giving to a wide array of local and national non-profits. Our greater Village family is instrumental in this endeavor of building a better Nashville. We count on the generosity and shared values of our agents, clients, business partners, vendors, staff, and friends.
These tax-deductible donations give life to organizations which enrich our neighborhoods and communities. The Village Fund focuses on four areas of giving.
Housing – A city is defined by its housing. Attainable housing ownership not only provides basic shelter needs, it 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.
Community– 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.
The Arts– 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.
There is always so much that needs to be done. Reach out. Get involved. Change your community.