About TNChiroFoundation

Empowering Healthier Futures Through Chiropractic Care 

In the heart of our great state, where the well-being of each resident is intertwined with the fabric of our communities, the Tennessee Chiropractic Education & Research Foundation (TNChiroFoundation) stands as a testament to the transformative power of the whole health approach to care. Established by the Tennessee Chiropractic Association (TCA) in 2018, our mission is fueled by a profound belief in the potential of chiropractic care to elevate the quality of life for all our citizens. As a dedicated 501(c)(3) organization, the TNChiroFoundation is committed to advancing chiropractic care, education, and research. Our efforts aim to ensure that every Tennessean has access to the highest standard of chiropractic services, thereby fostering a healthier and more vibrant community. 

Join Us in Transforming Healthcare in Tennessee 

Your support extends beyond financial contributions; it signifies a shared commitment to improving healthcare outcomes and enhancing the quality of life for every Tennessean. Together, we can build a legacy of health, well-being, and opportunity.

Your Opportunity to Make a Difference

General & In Memorium Contributions

By donating to the TNChiroFoundation, you’re directly supporting our annual goals and operations. These undesignated funds allow us the flexibility to allocate resources directly where they are needed most, ensuring the advancement of our mission.  

Experiencing the loss of someone dear to us is profoundly challenging. However, honoring a cause that held deep significance to them provides a pathway for friends and family to pay homage, share cherished memories, and perpetuate their legacy.

Contributing to this cause in memory of your loved one represents a heartfelt tribute that both commemorates their life and reflects the profound impact they had. We deeply appreciate these contributions, recognizing each gift as a meaningful extension of their enduring influence and spirit.

Endowment/Planned Giving

Planned giving establishes a unique opportunity to be a vital partner in ensuring the long-term sustainability of the Foundation’s great work and support those wanting to leave a lasting impact on Tennesseans through chiropractic care. By planning a gift, you become a crucial part of a legacy that transcends generations, contributing to the long-term health and well-being of communities across Tennessee.

Legacy Scholarships

Our Legacy Scholarship program offers a unique opportunity for those inspired to create a lasting tribute through education. By contributing $10,000 or more, donors can establish a scholarship in honor of someone special or in memory of a pioneering leader in the profession, whether they are figures from the past or impactful individuals of the present. This meaningful gesture supports aspiring professionals in their educational journey and ensures that the honoree’s legacy endures. With permission, each contributor will be respectfully showcased on our Honor Wall, serving as a perpetual testament to their influence and generosity. This enduring recognition bridges past achievements and future successes, embodying the spirit of progress and gratitude within our community.

Named Scholarships

For individuals and organizations seeking to make a transformative impact, our Named Scholarships program presents an exceptional opportunity. With a generous contribution of $25,000 or more, you are invited to establish a scholarship bearing your chosen name. This act of philanthropy is a powerful homage to honor or memorialize a distinguished leader or supporter within the chiropractic profession. Such a scholarship provides crucial support to the next generation of chiropractic practitioners and ensures that the named individual’s legacy is celebrated and remembered. This tribute will inspire current and future Chiropractic Physicians and their teams, fostering a legacy of excellence and compassion in the field for years to come.

Why Your Support Matters 

With your support, the TNChiroFoundation’s vision for a healthier Tennessee is ambitious and achievable. Our pillars of focus—education, research, scholarships, and charitable programs—are the cornerstones of our strategy to enhance chiropractic care and accessibility across the state. Individuals, businesses, and organizations contribute to fueling our initiatives and expanding our reach. Whether through general contributions, endowment funds, planned giving, or establishing legacy scholarships, every donation empowers us to make a significant impact in the lives of those we serve. 


The TNChiroFoundation research initiatives will cover a varied range of topics surrounding chiropractic, as well as general health and wellness.  Topics may include studies designed to objectively demonstrate the benefits of chiropractic care, improve and/or develop chiropractic technique, nutrition for wellness and disease prevention, fitness, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, sports medicine, and chiropractic as an alternative to opioids.  We will develop a portfolio to provide empirical data to help chiropractic physicians create evidence-based treatment plans, improve training among chiropractic and other health care professions and increase public understanding of many facets of health.


Beginning in 2024, The TNChiroFoundation will award one or more scholarships annually to promote a strong and diverse chiropractic workforce for the future.  Applicants must demonstrate the need for assistance and have a strong desire to pursue a career in chiropractic.  Specific scholarship amounts will be based in part on funds availability and number of deserving applicants.  Once granted, the stipend is intended to cover tuition, fees, supplies, and will be made payable to the recipient’s school on their behalf.

We are thrilled to announce that Mr. Dylan Kahn has been selected as the recipient of the TNChiroFoundation’s inaugural scholarship! 🎉 A student at National University of Health Sciences – Florida, he will receive $1,500 to support his education. He’s an exemplary student, serving as the official blogger for the DC Degree, a TA and tutor for multiple classes, and has maintained a near-perfect GPA. His supervisor and department chair lauded him as “one of the most outstanding students to have come through the NUHS program. Congratulations, Dylan! With incredible applicants like you, the future of chiropractic is bright!

Applications for the 2025 DC Scholarship will open early next year.



The TNChiroFoundation recognizes that there are times when unexpected major events cause a drastic change in financial stability.  On an “as needed basis”, the TNChiroFoundation will collect funds and distribute them to chiropractors, chiropractic staff members and chiropractic clinics to assist with basic needs to maintain operations in the clinic and/or restore basic life needs for individuals.  Examples of this would include loss of property due to fire, storm or flood damage, significant injury or illness that prevents the individual from continuing to work.

If you need to request assistance from the Foundation, please email info@TNChiroFoundation.org or call the TCA office.



Pictured left: TNChiroFoundation chair Dr. Andy Dixon and Judy Carter, CTA, MA represented the TNChiroFoundation at the TN Dept of Labor & Workforce Health & Wellness Fair in March, 2024.  They were wonderful ambassadors promoting the benefits of chiropractic to not only the several 100 state workers in attendance, but also the state employees they help manage!

The TNChiroFoundation works to educate the public about the benefits of chiropractic care as a 1st line of defense.  Additionally, we seek to promote healthy lifestyle activities for wellness and disease prevention.  The TNChiroFoundation will be taking over TCA’s “Realign Your Thinking” campaign utilizing website articles, social media posts, memes, and infographics.  Each year, dozens of unique memes and infographics are created on topics such as chiropractic, wellness, motivation, positive thinking, nutrition, exercise among others.  Currently, the campaign is producing approximately 100 memes a year!  Additionally, the TCA website houses some 400+ articles and research abstracts regarding topics including:

  • chiropractic general information,
  • specific conditions and populations
  • posture
  • exercise
  • nutrition
  • whiplash
  • sports injury
  • chiropractic as an alternative to opioids

…and much more!

The TNChiroFoundation curated resources from reputable sources to help further health and wellness education.  The Foundation will also be creating additional new resources.  Additionally, the Foundation will also be expanding its investments in this area by supporting various projects and partnerships to create educational presentations and materials to be used in clinics, schools, businesses, and the community.  Please feel free to download, share, link to, or reference these materials.

TCA Website Articles

TCA Website Research Summaries



For more information on how you can contribute to the TNChiroFoundation and make a lasting impact, please contact us at info@TNChiroFoundation.org.