Since 1986 the Darrell Waltrip Automotive Group has partnered with numerous charities, sponsored hundreds of community events and invested over five million dollars back into the community we call home. The following are just a few of the events we host and/or partner with to show our support of the individuals and families that make up this extraordinary community. 

Darrell Waltrip Automotive Group's Drive Away Hunger Challenge

The Drive Away Hunger Challenge was started in 2013 by the Darrell Waltrip Automotive Group as a fundraising event partnering WCS High Schools with GraceWorks. Since then the challenge has grown to include Franklin Special School District & Williamson County Elementary and Middle Schools and has collected over 1.4 million pounds of food for food pantries throughout Williamson County.

Darrell Waltrip Automotive Group's Hometown Heroes

100 heroes, 82 charities and 11 years of honoring ordinary people doing extraordinary things in our community.  Learn more about the these incredible people and their stories.

Williamson Health

We are proud to partner with Williamson Health's Foundation and their  flagship hospital, Williamson Medical Center.  Now undergoing a historic nearly $200 million expansion and renovation project, WMC offers extensive women's services, state-of-the-art cardiology services, advanced surgical technologies, an award-winning obstetrics and NICU, leading-edge orthoapedics, outpatient imaging services, and comprehensive emergency and inpatient services for both adult and pediatric patients.   Link learn more button to

Williamson County Animal Center

Darrell Waltrip Automotive Group has a long-standing history of collaborating with Friends of WCAC to promote and support quality of life for all animals in Williamson County.  Not only has this partnership helped pets find forever homes, it has provided care for animals with special needs, contributed to the creation of programs that reduce stray cat populations, and enhanced animal enrichment activities at the animal center.
"Life is better for the animals and people living in Williamson County because of the support we receive from Darrell Waltrip Auto Group.", according to Ondrea Johnson, Director of Williamson County Animal Center.  "Their generosity greatly contributes to the programs and services we offer that make us a leader in animal care."

One Generation Away

One Generation Away is 510(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on wiping hunger off the face of America. Founded in 2013, the nonprofit rescues and receives high-quality food and distributes it free-of-charge to those experiencing food insecurity in Middle Tennessee, North Alabama, and the Florida panhandle.

"We at OneGenAway are so grateful for our partnership with Hendrick Automotive Group and Darrell Waltrip Automotive Group. Through the Waltrip Cares initiative, this incredible team has provided over 800,000 meals for the OneGenAway community. Hendrick and Darrell Waltrip Automotive are setting wonderful examples of what it means to be a community-focused organization in the for-profit sector, and we are humbled to work alongside them to support our neighbors experiencing food insecurity." - Chris Whitney, Founder/CEO of OneGenAway

Harpeth Conservancy

For 15 years, DWAG has been a key partner in supporting the Harpeth Conservancy's work to restore and protect clean water and the rivers in Tennessee.   The State Scenic Harpeth, DWAG's hometown river, is part of the unique freshwater river systems of the Southeast where some of the greatest variety of aquatic life in the world are found!

The Harpeth is now one of the very few completely free flowing rivers in Tennessee after the nationally recognized joint project coordinated by the Harpeth Conservancy and the city of Franklin with many state and federal agency partners to remove the lowhead dam over 10 years ago.  It its place is a modern design that is practically invisibile for the city to continue to withdraw some water for drinking water that improved water quality, fish habitat, and removed a safety hazard for paddlers which earned the 2013 Governor's Environmental Stewardship Award.  Now called the Eastern Flank Canoe Access this site is one of a string of public access points along the Harpeth River Blueway that the Harpeth Conservancy and others have established from Franklin through Williamson county, through Bellevue in Nashville, and all the way to the Harpeth River State Park in Cheatham County.

Hands on Nashville

When a tornado devastated parts of Nashville on March 3, 2020, we knew we wanted to do something big to help with the recovery effort.  We partnered with Hands on Nashville, a local organization focused on meeting community needs through volunteerism and donated our largest one time gift to date- $120,000.

Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program

Since 2002, the Darrell Waltrip Automotive Group has partnered with the Salvation Army to host an Angel Tree during the holidays. This employee led event gets everyone involved- from the porters to the sales people, service advisers and service technicians. The number of children DWAG adopts has grown, with almost 100 children adopted each year.

Habitat for Humanity of Williamson & Maury Counties

For 15 years the Darrell Waltrip Automotive Group partnered with Habitat for Humanity to support the building of homes for hard-working families in Williamson and Maury County. For more information about Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury visit

Hendrick Cares

Hendrick Cares is a corporate program to built empower and mobilize our employees to care for others, Hendrick Cares is not a 501(c)(3) or a foundation. Since we are not a nonprofit organization, we do not accept donations or grant financial or in-kind gifts. Supported by the company's Corporate Social Responsibility team, the program helps every part of the company unite, engage and make a difference, as well as celebrate the resulting efforts.

Waltrip Brothers Charity Championship

The Waltrip Brothers Charity Championship is a legendary one day event benefitting Motor Racing Outreach (MRO), non-profit that ministers to the NASCAR community, and other charities. In 1989 Darrell and his wife Stevie were an integral part of founding MRO so it has a special place in their heart. MRO is able to send a chaplain to every NASCAR race, provide our community center at 18 races a year, organize bible studies, perform marriage counseling, weddings, funerals etc. MRO is known to be the glue that holds the NASCAR garage together.