Make a Financial Investment

The impact from The Restoration House program is made possible solely by the financial investments from individual donors and private organizations. By becoming a financial partner of The Restoration House, you are making a long-term investment in the lives of single mothers and their children.


There are four specific funds you can invest in that will help change the future for single-mother families.  If you should have any questions about these funds please contact us.

1. Unrestricted Operations Fund: As a financial partner, you can invest in the overall program by supporting our Unrestricted Operational Fund. This helps cover the full breadth of support families have access to along their journey toward restoration.  We are proud that 80 cents of every dollar invested, directly impacts single mothers and their children.

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2. Capital Fund – The Village: You can also choose to invest in the capital campaign to fund the construction of The Village, a 24-home community for single-mother families.  Here are three ways you can make an investment today:

Invest financially.  This is the perfect time to show your support.  Learn more about The Village here. You can also make a more specific investment in The Village, by sponsoring an item or furnishing a room for The Village by selecting from the grid on the home page. You can even do this in honor or memory of someone important to you. Larger investment opportunities with naming rights are also available for The Village. So if you, your family or your company would like to make a significant investment in support of single-mothers and the generations to follow, we would love to speak with you.
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3. Scholarship Funds: At The Restoration House we are helping low-income single-mother family’s change their futures not just manage their present. A key indicator of any single parent’s ability to become self-reliant is the level of education she has obtained and the job opportunities that education provides. There are two ways you can help a single mother change and her children’s future through education.

Consider investing in The Restoration House Internal Scholarship Fund. 100% of these funds go directly toward the cost of education for single mothers to pay for tuition, books, and supplies. Moms must apply to a Scholarship Review Committee staffed by the board of directors and staff liaison. Through a very generous supporter we currently have a $10,000 matching grant for the Scholarship Fund, allowing your gift to be matched dollar-for-dollar! In 2012, Johnson University established The Watson Restoration House Scholarship Fund, in honor of The Restoration House and its cofounders, Daniel and Mandy Watson. Scholarships from this fund can be awarded to current or past participants in The Restoration House program who enroll at Johnson University in pursuit of a post-secondary degree. You can read more about this fund here.
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4. Endowment Fund: Sustainability is the key to the long-term impact of any non-profit organization. The Restoration House is incredibly grateful for a very generous local investor who has started The Restoration House Endowment which is held at the East Tennessee Foundation.  By making an investment in this endowment you are ensuring The Restoration House is able to help single mother families break the cycle of poverty long into the future.

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Mail-in Donations

If you prefer, check or money order donations may also be made payable to The Restoration House and mailed to:

The Restoration House
2205 Village Place Way
Knoxville, TN 37923

Thank you for your investment!

The Restoration House is a 501(c)(3) organization. As such, your donation to TRH is fully tax-deductible. A donation summary will be provided in January of each year to help you file your income taxes for the previous calendar year.