Organization Profile

The Contributor, Inc.

The Contributor creates economic opportunity with dignity by investing in the lives of people experiencing homelessness and poverty. The Contributor, Inc., is a nonprofit, social enterprise that prints and publishes a weekly newspaper. We recruit, interview, and train homeless and formerly homeless vendors to distribute our paper. The Contributor, Inc., then sells the paper to our vendors at $0.75 per issue and vendors, in turn, sell the paper to their customers for retail at $2, plus tips, earning at least $1.25 per paper sold. The vendor keeps all profits from the sale of the paper to their customers.

Hunger & Homelessness
Homeless, Low-income Communities
Nashville, TN, 37219