Please consider making a donation to our nonprofit organization with non-commissioned staff. All of our facilities’ employees work here because they believe in our programs. Many of our staff completed one of our recovery programs and continue to carry the message of hope in a life of recovery. Our outcomes are published and comparable to top-notch, incredibly funded for-profit treatment centers. Please consider donating through Giving Matters or through PayPal.

Discovery Place needs your donations of money, time and supplies so that we can help more men and their families find recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism.

Although we keep our overhead low, we cannot help men and their families overcome addiction without your help. Every year, through the kindness of people like you, over 100 men in need receive partial scholarships to attend Discovery Place. Without your help, most these men would not have the opportunity to come here and find lasting sobriety, restored relationships and meaningful lives.

Here are some easy ways to make your financial contribution.

Donate by Credit Card Online

If you prefer the convenience of giving online, please use our secure Giving Matters account. You may need to sign in first, but it is an easy process. If you donate this way, your credit card statement will show a payment to Giving Matters.

Donate by Check

If you prefer to mail your gift, please make your check payable to Discovery Place, and mail to:
Discovery Place
P. O. Box 130
Burns, TN 37029
You can print out a form here to send with your check if you like.

Donate by Monthly Automatic Contribution (through Giving Matters)

If you wish to contribute monthly or quarterly to Discovery Place, and prefer to have your gift automatically transferred, you can do this through the Giving Matters account. Contact us and we can walk you through the steps. It is easy to set up, and there is no additional charge. After each transfer, you will receive a receipt for your tax-deductible gift, just as you would for any other contribution.

Donate through our Facebook Friends of Discovery Place Page

If you are a member of Facebook, please join our Cause- Friends of Discovery Place– and help us spread the word about DP. There is a place for secure donations on the page. If you donate this way, your credit card statement will show a payment to Network for Good.

Donate through Planned Giving

If you would like to include Discovery Place in your estate planning, please call Jim Thaden at 615-740-8600.

Thank you again for your interest in Discovery Place, a Tennessee non-profit charitable and educational corporation. Discovery Place is federally tax-exempt according to section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Contributions to Discovery Place are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Discovery Place’s board of directors holds us accountable to our mission and in our financial stewardship. Financial reports are available on request.

How We Are Financed

Discovery Place receives financial support from the following sources: guest fees, fundraising efforts, grants, special events and generous contributions from people like you. We do not take insurance, and we receive no government funding.

Please be assured that we will not sell or rent your name and address to anyone. If you have any questions about making your gift, call 615-740-8600 or e-mail Jim at

Look over our website, call or come and visit us. You will see your donation will be put to good use. If you seriously want to help men and their families recover from the devastating effects of the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction, please give generously.

There is no greater reward than giving. No donation is too small. Discovery Place is a registered nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization. Your donation is tax deductible.