Tornado Relief Donations

$12,470,816.51 IN GIFTS RECEIVED TO THE MIDDLE TENNESSEE EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND (as of November 2)

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$5,741,382 GRANTED FROM THE MIDDLE TENNESSEE EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND TO DATE (as of November 2)

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A TOTAL OF 141 GRANTS DEPLOYED TO 107 NONPROFITS TO CONTINUE THEIR TORNADO RELIEF EFFORT (as of November 2)

$1,111,759 GRANTS PENDING* FROM THE MIDDLE TENNESSEE EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND TO DATE (as of November 2)

*$1,111,759 in pending grants is designated to support the coordinated repair and rebuild effort, representing a partnership between Westminster Home Connection and 14 nonprofits and churches that have signed on to support tornado survivors with construction projects.


Grant DateGranteeGrant DetailsGrant Amount
11/2/2020
Cumberland River Compact
to support tree planting in public areas and private residences in Putnam and Wilson counties that suffered tree loss following the March 2020 tornado.$50,000.00
11/2/2020
Nashville Tree Conservation Corps
to support tree planting in public areas and private residences in East Nashville, Donelson, and Hermitage that suffered tree loss following the March 2020 tornado.
$25,000.00
11/2/2020Nashville Tree Foundationto support tree planting in public areas and private residences in North Nashville that suffered tree loss following the March 2020 tornado.
$25,000.00
10/21/2020
Crosspoint Church Mt. Juliet
to provide additional cleanup and debris removal of trees in Wilson County destroyed in the tornado.
$75,000.00
10/21/2020
Nashville General Hospital Foundation
to provide additional support for Food Pharmacy totes being provided to March 2020 tornado survivors across Davidson County.
$25,000.00
10/21/2020
Project Connect Nashville
to provide additional support for meal service and delivery, operated out of Historic First Community Church on Knowles Avenue, for North Nashville resident impacted by the March 2020 tornado. 
$15,000.00
10/21/2020
Rebuilding Together Nashville
to support construction oversight for this construction committee member involved in home repair/rebuild of tornado survivor homes.
$40,000.00
10/21/2020
Rebuilding Together Nashville
to provide direct expenses associated with the home repair/rebuild for tornado survivors 37206-1 and 37206-2.
$13,241.00
10/21/2020
Inspiritus (formerly Lutheran Social Services)
to support the repair/rebuild efforts in Putnam County through July 31, 2021. This includes support for coordination of construction oversight, construction volunteer crews, and direct costs necessary to complete the repairs of at least 50 homes and rebuild of 2 homes of survivors identified through case management.
$814,850.00
10/21/2020
Broken Restored Redeemed Ministries
to provide additional rental assistance, household supplies, and other direct financial assistance to tornado survivors in Davidson and Wilson Counties.
$100,000.00
9/18/2020Historic Buena Vista Community Association (HBVCA)to support immediate needs of the Historic Buena Vista Neighborhood Association residents impacted by tornados. This 37208 community located near Jefferson and Rosa Parks saw significant damage with several homes completely destroyed. $25,000.00
9/18/2020Successful Survivors Community Development Organizationto support construction oversight for this construction committee member involved in repair/rebuild of tornado survivor homes. Successful Survivors is the affordable housing outreach of the Greater Heights Missionary Baptist Church.$30,000.00
9/18/2020Tennessee Respite Coalitionto provide vouchers to caregiver families impacted by the tornado, which would allow them to acquire respite services, including rest and self-care.$6,000.00
9/18/2020Providence United Methodist Churchto support unmet needs of tornado survivors in Wilson County through referral from UMCOR case management.$30,000.00
8/20/2020Street Worksto support the organization’s financial recovery following direct impact from tornado. $30,000.00
8/20/2020Pleasant Green Baptist Churchto support demolition/clean up and debris removal from site at 1412 Jefferson Street, which suffered severe damage and destruction resulting from the March 3rd tornado. $20,656.00
8/7/2020
TN Conference of the United Methodist Church
To support the hiring of 10 case managers and associated staffing expenses that will enable the Tornado Recovery Connection to achieve our goal of equitably assisting tornado survivors to reach pre-disaster wholeness.$446,000.00
8/7/2020
TN Conference of the United Methodist Church
To support emergency unmet needs of tornado survivors identified through the Tornado Recovery Connection case management process.
$20,000.00
8/7/2020
Catholic Charities To support unmet needs of Davidson County tornado survivors identified through the Tornado Recovery Connection case management process.$50,000.00
8/7/2020
Hands On NashvilleTo support Hands On Nashville (HON) leadership role in coordinating continuing clean up and debris removal work that remains in Davidson and Wilson counties. 
$30,000.00
8/7/2020
Community Resource CenterTo support a partnership with medical providing partners, including Charis Health and Pathfinders, to replace medical equipment including blood pressure cuffs, shower chairs, canes, breathing machines, and other devices for patients who are tornado survivors.$10,000.00
8/3/2020
Broken Restored Redeemed MinistriesTo support deposits/rent support for tornado survivors in Davidson and Wilson counties.$95,000.00
7/10/2020Westminster Home Connectionto support the startup costs associated with long term recovery construction management in Davidson and Wilson counties$87,000.00
7/10/2020Inspiritusto support the startup costs and initial repair projects associated with long term recovery construction management in Putnam county$98,750.00
6/26/2020Gideon's Armyto support the North Nashville Coalition June 27th Tornado Survivor Outreach Event at the McGruder Center$12,985.00
6/12/2020Nashville Diaper Connectionto distribute diapers through its nonprofit partners to support tornado survivors$25,000.00
6/12/2020Broken Restored Redeemed Ministries to help provide rental assistance and household supplies to tornado survivors in Davidson and Wilson counties$25,000.00
5/15/2020Crosspoint Church Mt. JulietTo provide cleanup and debris removal of trees in Wilson County destroyed in the tornado.$50,000.00
5/15/2020The Equity AllianceTo provide additional food, rent, and other direct financial assistance for residents as well as continuing outreach to connect residents with needed resources.$50,000.00
5/15/2020First Baptist Church of LebanonTo provide food, rent, and other direct financial assistance for residents.$20,000.00
5/15/2020The Hope StationTo provide rent, utility, transportation and other basic financial assistance to single mothers in Davidson County.$30,000.00
5/15/2020Martha O'Bryan CenterTo provide food, rent, direct financial assistance, and mental health support to tornado victims.$50,000.00
5/15/2020Neighbor2NeighborTo provide support for the coordination of the Eastside Tornado Recovery Group and debrief/planning session with up to 20 neighborhood leaders.$5,000.00
5/15/2020Tennessee Immigrants and Refugees Rights Coalition (TIRRC)To provide food assistance to 100 families and translation assistance including recruitment of 50 translators for community partners and distribute 4,700 multi-lingual resource guides to tornado survivors.$10,000.00
5/15/2020Turnip Green Creative ReuseTo provide 500 STEAM art education kits that include with physical supplies, lesson plans, and online workshop demos to MNPS students from the 9 schools that experienced tornado damage.$12,000.00
5/1/2020Corner to Cornerto provide food and educational resources to families with children in partnership with MNPS Community Achieves$20,000.00
5/1/2020East End United Methodist Churchto provide basic necessities, clean up assistance and direct financial support to East Nashville families impacted by the tornado$30,000.00
5/1/2020East Nashville Cooperative Ministryto provide food boxes and hot meals for homeless$5,000.00
5/1/2020Fortitude Groupto rehouse 16 mentally ill men displaced by tornado damage to the Fortitude Group's two group homes$30,000.00
5/1/2020Lantern Lane Farmsto provide counseling and mental health support to tornado survivors$10,000.00
5/1/2020Mother to Motherto provide diapers, formula, and other infant care items to families impacted by tornadoes$40,000.00
5/1/2020Project Connectto continue to provide food assistance to approximately 500 North Nashville tornado survivors through referrals made through casework efforts at Historic First Community Church$25,000.00
5/1/2020The Church at Lockeland Springsto provide basic necessities, clean up assistance and direct financial support to East Nashville families impacted by the tornado$30,000.00
4/24/2020Nashville General Hospital Foundationto provide Food Pharmacy totes feeding tornado victims$30,000.00
4/24/2020Matthew Walker Health Centerto provide physical and mental health counseling to tornado victims$30,000.00
4/24/2020Heritage Academyto provide basic necessities (food, clothing, medications, hygiene needs) to tornado victims at the Cookeville Community Center$14,800.00
4/24/2020Heart of the Cumberland, Inc.to provide peer support counseling groups for those directly and indirectly affected by the March 3 tornado in Putnam and surrounding counties$10,000.00
4/24/2020Green Hill Baptist Churchto provide immediate assistance to tornado victims with prepared meals, food boxes, and personal items, such as toothpaste, shampoo, diapers, etc$6,000.00
4/15/2020Affordable Housing Resources, Inc.to provide mortgage mitigation assistance to individuals and families affected by March 2020 tornadoes in partnership with Lee AME Chapel$25,000.00
4/15/2020College Hills Church of Christto assist our community of Lebanon families requesting support for food, clothing, housing, and short-term financial assistance following the March 2020 tornadoes$2,500.00
4/15/2020Greater Heights Missionary Baptist Churchto provide support for food and basic necessities for families in North Nashville impacted by the March 2020 tornadoes$30,000.00
4/15/2020Inspiritus (formerly Lutheran Social Services)to provide direct service to Middle Tennessee families impacted by the March 2020 tornadoes, including but not limited to the coordination of over 24,000 volunteer hours supporting with home debris removal, and valuable item search and salvage across Davidson, Wilson and Putnam counties$30,000.00
4/15/2020Manna Cafe Ministriesto provide food assistance to individuals and families in Greater Nashville immediately following the March 2020 tornadoes$5,000.00
4/15/2020Meharry Medical Collegeto provides medical, dental, and mental health services to North Nashville residents impacted by the March 2020 tornadoes$50,000.00
4/15/2020MJ 4 Hopeto provide direct financial assistance to families affected in the Mt. Juliet community and in the west side of Lebanon, who had damage to their home caused by the March 2020 tornadoes $30,000.00
4/15/2020St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Churchto provide support for basic necessities and utility payment assistance for families in Wilson County impacted by the March 2020 tornadoes$30,000.00
4/15/2020Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC)to provide direct, short-term financial assistance for Latinx families whose homes were severely damaged or destroyed by the March 2020 tornadoes $20,000.00
4/15/2020Wilson County Civic League, Inc.to provide direct financial assistance to families in Lebanon directly impacted by the March 2020 tornadoes$15,000.00
4/15/2020YMCA of Middle Tennesseeto support the YMCA Hope Fund, a safety net program to support 55 employees directly impacted by the March 2020 tornadoes$50,000.00
4/7/2020American Red Crossto support March 2020 tornado Relief efforts through direct financial assistance to individuals and families in Davidson, Putnam, and Wilson counties$70,000.00
4/7/2020Broken Restored Redeemed Ministriesto provide housing placement and additional wrap around services individuals living in Hermitage and Lebanon directly impacted by the March 2020 tornadoes$50,000.00
4/7/2020The Contributorto provide Contributor vendors in Nashville and Hermitage with replacement tents, blankets, medicine, and groceries that they lost in the March 2020 tornadoes$5,000.00
4/7/2020Faith Evangelical Lutheran Churchto provide clean up/debris removal support for Wilson County following the March 2020 tornadoes with assistance including but not limited to feeding 70 National Guard members deployed and fund supplemental clean up/debris removal resources$30,000.00
4/7/2020Family Affair Ministriesto provide housing placement and basic necessities to individuals living in East Nashville and other areas in Davidson and Wilson counties directly impacted by the March 2020 tornadoes$50,000.00
4/7/2020Galaxy Star Drug Awareness dba as Nashville Peacemakersto provide food and other basic necessities to families and seniors living in North Nashville directly impacted by the March 2020 tornadoes$15,000.00
4/7/2020Gideon's Armyto provide housing placement and other direct financial assistance to individuals and families living in North Nashville directly impacted by the March 2020 tornadoes$75,000.00
4/7/2020Goodwill Industriesto distribute Goodwill gift cards through partner nonprofits to individuals and families needing to replace household items following the March 2020 tornadoes$50,000.00
4/7/2020Heartstringsto provide direct financial assistance to musicians living in Nashville directly impacted by the March 2020 tornadoes$15,000.00
4/7/2020MDHA Housing Trust Corporationto provide temporary hotel stays for 125 MDHA residents whose apartment were directly impacted by the March 2020 tornadoes as their units were repaired and assessed for safety$45,000.00
4/7/2020Nashville Diaper Connectionto provide diapers to families with children directly impacted by the March 2020 tornadoes through a network of community partner agencies$20,000.00
4/7/2020The Nashville Food Projectto provide prepared food to individuals and families, including seniors, directly impacted by the March 2020 tornadoes through a network of community partner agencies.$50,000.00
4/7/2020New Covenant Christian Churchto provide housing grants for deposits as well as transportation and moving assistance to help rehouse renters living in North Nashville directly impacted by the March 2020 tornadoes$30,000.00
4/7/2020Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church Disaster Response Ministry (UMCOR)to initiate case management resources for long term recovery following the March 2020 tornadoes$50,000.00
4/7/2020YouInspireto pay the cost of insurance premiums for 15 African American churches (Metropolitan Interdenominational Church, Mt. Hopewell Church, Mt. Carmel Church, Mt. Bethel Church, St. John Church, King Solomon Church, Greater Revelation Church, Pleasant Green Church, First Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, Nashville City Association, Mt. Zion Church, Fifteenth Baptist, and Eighth Street Baptist) severely damaged by the March 2020 tornadoes $37,000.00
3/23/2020American Red Crossto support Nashville/Middle TN 2020 Tornado Relief efforts through direct financial assistance to individuals and families in Davidson, Putnam, and Wilson counties.$30,000.00
3/23/2020Bridge Ministry, Inc.to support the tornado relief to individuals and families directly impacted by the March 3, 2020 tornadoes. The priority is direct support in the form of cash assistance or resources related to the basic necessities of food shelter, and, clothing.$30,000.00
3/23/2020Compassionate Handsto support Nashville/Middle TN 2020 Tornado Relief by providing housing, clothing, and other necessities to tornado victims referred through Recover Wilson.$47,000.00
3/23/2020Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundationto support Nashville/Middle TN 2020 Tornado Relief through direct financial assistance to individuals and families who suffered the greatest losses due to the tornadoes.$75,000.00
3/23/2020Elijah's Heartto support Nashville/Middle TN 2020 Tornado Relief by providing food, water, hygiene, and basic supplies to 500 low-income families living in MDHA housing.$50,000.00
3/23/2020HEAR Nashvilleto support Nashville/Middle TN 2020 Tornado Relief efforts to provide replacement hearing aids to low-income Nashvillians.$6,600.00
3/23/2020Lebanon Senior Citizens Centerto support Nashville/Middle TN 2020 Tornado Relief to seniors living in Wilson County by offering food, hydrating drinks, and medication.$20,000.00
3/23/2020Lebanon Special School District Family Resource Centerto support Nashville/Middle TN 2020 Tornado Relief to the approximate 200 Lebanon Special School District families by offering food, medication, clothing, and other basic necessities.$30,000.00
3/23/2020MidSouth District Church of the Nazarene Disaster Responseto support Nashville/Middle TN 2020 Tornado Relief by providing housing repair to individuals and families in North Nashville referred through the Urban League.$30,000.00
3/23/2020Mother to Mother, Inc.to support Nashville/Middle TN 2020 Tornado Relief efforts in support of mothers and families through community based delivery of diapers, formula, and other infant items in Davidson, Putnam, and Wilson counties.$60,000.00
3/23/2020Music Health Allianceto support Nashville/Middle TN2020 Tornado Relief efforts to provide mental and physical health services and prescriptions and other basic financial assistance to musicians living in Middle Tennessee.$70,000.00
3/23/2020MusiCares South Region (Nashville)to support Nashville 2020 Tornado Relief efforts to provide direct financial assistance to musicians in Middle Tennessee.$40,000.00
3/23/2020NeedLink Nashvilleto support Nashville/Middle TN 2020 Tornado Relief efforts to provide utility assistance to Davidson County residents.$75,000.00
3/23/2020One Generation Awayto support Nashville/Middle TN 2020 Tornado Relief efforts to provide food distribution location sites in neighborhoods and communities in Davidson, Putnam, and Wilson counties.$15,000.00
3/23/2020Operation BBQ Reliefto support Nashville/Middle TN 2020 Tornado Relief efforts to feed volunteers and first responders.$5,000.00
3/23/2020Operation Stand Down Tennesseeto support Nashville/Middle TN 2020 Tornado Relief efforts to provide case management and direct financial assistance to veterans in Middle Tennessee.$50,000.00
3/23/2020Rooftop Foundationto support Nashville/Middle TN 2020 Tornado Relief efforts to provide rent and mortgage assistance to Davidson County residents.$32,000.00
3/23/2020Samaritan's Purseto support the Nashville/Middle TN 2020 Tornado Relief clean-up and debris removal efforts of Samaritan's Purse volunteers located in Davidson, Putnam, and Wilson counties.$30,000.00
3/23/2020Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennesseeto support Nashville/Middle TN 2020 Tornado Relief efforts to provide food to individuals being served by Red Cross, Catholic Charities, Metro Nashville Public Schools, and more.$60,000.00
3/23/2020Shower The Peopleto support Nashville/Middle TN 2020 Tornado Relief efforts to provide showers and hygiene resources to homeless community.$1,500.00
3/23/2020Shower Upto support Nashville/Middle TN 2020 Tornado Relief efforts to provide showers and hygiene, first aid, and sleeping supplies to homeless community.$7,500.00
3/23/2020The Donelson Fellowshipto support Nashville/Middle TN 2020 Tornado Relief efforts to provide direct financial assistance to residents in need in Donelson and surround areas.$30,000.00
3/23/2020The Hope Station, Incto support Nashville/Middle TN 2020 Tornado Relief efforts to provide rent, utility, transportation and other basic financial assistance to single mothers in Davidson County.$50,000.00
3/23/2020The Onsite Foundationto support Nashville/Middle TN 2020 Tornado Relief efforts to provide mental health services to individuals impacted by tornadoes in Davidson, Putnam, and Wilson counties.$30,000.00
3/23/2020US Bartenders Guild National Charity Foundationto support the direct financial assistance provided to bartenders impacted by the Nashville 2020 Tornadoes.$30,000.00
3/23/2020Wilson County Schools Family Resource Centerto support Nashville/Middle TN 2020 Tornado Relief to the approximate 500 Wilson County School families by offering food, medication, clothing, and other basic necessities.$30,000.00
3/22/2020Wilson County Community Help Centerto support the tornado relief to individuals and families directly impacted by the March 3, 2020 tornadoes. The priority is direct support in the form of cash assistance or resources related to the basic necessities of food shelter, and, clothing.$30,000.00
3/21/2020Mt. Juliet Help Centerto support the tornado relief to individuals and families directly impacted by the March 3, 2020 tornadoes. The priority is direct support in the form of cash assistance or resources related to the basic necessities of food shelter, and, clothing.$30,000.00
3/20/2020Catholic Charities of Tennesseeto support the tornado relief to individuals and families directly impacted by the March 3, 2020 tornadoes. The priority is direct support in the form of cash assistance or resources related to the basic necessities of food shelter, and, clothing.$30,000.00
3/19/2020Salvation Army Nashville Area Commandto support the tornado relief to individuals and families directly impacted by the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes. The priority is direct support in the form of cash assistance or resources related to the basic necessities of food shelter, and, clothing.$30,000.00
3/18/2020Tennessee Justice for Our Neighborsto support of the tornado relief to individuals and families directly impacted by the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes. The priority for this grant is support to the replacement of immigration paperwork and other legal assistance.$30,000.00
3/17/2020Conexion Americasto support the tornado relief to individuals and families directly impacted by the March 3, 2020 tornadoes. The priority is direct support in the form of cash assistance or resources related to the basic necessities of food shelter, and, clothing.$30,000.00
3/16/2020Metro Nashville Public Schoolsto support the tornado relief that MNPS and its Community Achieves program is providing to the MNPS students and employees directly impacted by the March 3, 2020 tornadoes. The priority is direct support in the form of cash assistance or resources related to the basic necessities of food shelter, and, clothing.$30,000.00
3/11/2020Cookeville Regional Medical Center Foundationto support the relief efforts in the aftermath of the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$60,000.00
3/11/2020NeedLink Nashvilleto support the relief efforts in the aftermath of the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$30,000.00
3/11/2020Rooftop Foundationto support the relief efforts in the aftermath of the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$30,000.00
3/11/2020United Way of Metropolitan Nashvilledesignated for the McGruder Family Resource Center to support the relief efforts in the aftermath of the March 2020 Middle Tennessee Tornadoes$30,000.00
3/10/2020Gideon's Armyto support the relief efforts in the aftermath of the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$30,000.00
3/9/2020Backfield in Motionto support the delivery of food and educational supplies to ensure students are "educated, engaged, and empowered" during March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornado relief efforts$30,000.00
3/9/2020Community Resource Centerto support the relief efforts in the aftermath of the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$30,000.00
3/9/2020Cumberland Mental Health Services (Volunteer Behavioral Health at Lebanon)to provide counseling, grief, and PTSD services in Mt. Juliet and Lebanon Tennessee in the aftermath of the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$30,000.00
3/9/2020Donelson-Hermitage Family YMCAto serve as a collection and distribution center for food, clothing, and other donations; provide a safe place, showers and power regardless of membership; and facilitate and coordinate community and volunteer responses to the storm.$30,000.00
3/9/2020Family and Children's Serviceto support the Crisis Call Center and meet the practical needs for families, particularly those in our relative caregiver program, having food and other necessities delivered to their homes due to the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$30,000.00
3/9/2020Hands On Nashville, Inc.to support the volunteer relief efforts in the aftermath of the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$30,000.00
3/9/2020Holly Street Daycareto support the relief efforts in the aftermath of the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$30,000.00
3/9/2020Interdenominational Ministers Fellowshipto support the relief efforts in the aftermath of the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$30,000.00
3/9/2020Jefferson Street United Merchants Partnership, Inc.to support the relief efforts in the aftermath of the 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$30,000.00
3/9/2020Lee Chapel AME Churchto support the North Nashville's clean-up and repair efforts in the aftermath of the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$30,000.00
3/9/2020Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee & the Cumberlandsto support the important legal outreach and resources available for March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornado victims$30,000.00
3/9/2020Martha O'Bryan Centerto support the relief efforts in the aftermath of the 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$30,000.00
3/9/2020NAACP Nashvilleto support the relief efforts in the aftermath of the 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$30,000.00
3/9/2020Nashville Food Projectto cover the cost of food and supplies of tornado relief meals as well as fuel, staffing, etc.$30,000.00
3/9/2020Neighborhood Health Servicesto support the relief efforts in the aftermath of the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$30,000.00
3/9/2020Northwest Family YMCAto support the relief efforts in the aftermath of the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$30,000.00
3/9/2020Project Connect Nashvilleto support the relief efforts in the aftermath of the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$30,000.00
3/9/2020Rebuilding Together Nashvilleto support the clean-up and repair efforts in the aftermath of the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$30,000.00
3/9/2020Second Harvest Food Bankto support the relief efforts in the aftermath of the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$30,000.00
3/9/2020St. Ann's Episcopal Churchto support the relief efforts in the aftermath of the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$30,000.00
3/9/2020Team Rubiconto support the relief efforts in the aftermath of the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$30,000.00
3/9/2020Tennessee State University Foundationdesignated for the Agricultural Department and to support the relief efforts in the aftermath of the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$30,000.00
3/9/2020The Equity Allianceto support the relief efforts in the aftermath of the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$30,000.00
3/9/2020Urban League of Middle Tennesseeto support the relief efforts in the aftermath of the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$30,000.00
3/9/2020Westminster Home Connectionto support the relief efforts in the aftermath of the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$30,000.00
3/9/2020World Central Kitchen Inc.to support the relief efforts in the aftermath of the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$30,000.00
3/6/2020Gideon's Armyto support the relief efforts in the aftermath of the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$10,000.00
3/6/2020Hands On Nashville, Inc.to support the volunteer relief efforts in the aftermath of the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes$5,000.00
3/6/2020Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee & the Cumberlandsto support the important legal outreach and resources available for March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornado victims$10,000.00

MIDDLE TENNESSEE EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Members of CFMT’s Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund advisory committee includes city and civic leaders from communities throughout Nashville and areas of Middle Tennessee affected by the tornadoes. Grantmaking has included input from both committee and The Community Foundation board members.

The MTER Advisory Committee includes: Hannah Davis, Affordable Housing Program Manager, Metro Nashville Mayor’s Office; Karl Dean, former Nashville Mayor and trustee, United Way of Greater Nashville; Jessica Farr, Manager of Examinations, Federal Reserve Bank; Brenda Haywood, Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement, Metro Nashville Mayor’s Office; Sam Hatcher, board member, Community Foundation of Wilson County; Ashford Hughes, Executive Officer for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Metro Nashville Public Schools; The Rev. Chris Jackson, Pleasant Green Baptist Church and Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship; Lonnell Matthews, Juvenile Court Clerk of Metro Nashville; Jay Servais, District Chief, Metro Nashville Office of Emergency Management; Ron Samuels, Vice Chairman, Pinnacle Financial Partners; Jerry Williams, Community Volunteer and retired, Leadership Nashville; and Brenda Wynn, Davidson County Clerk.

A few additional members are in the process of being added to bring further neighborhood and geographic representation and perspective to the committee.

Staff and philanthropic support to the Advisory Committee are: Ellen Lehman, president, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee; Amy Fair, Vice President of Donor Services, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee; and Pete Bird, President and CEO, The Frist Foundation.


Donations to the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund are fully tax-deductible. During times of disaster response, The Community Foundation donates its time and resources, and no administrative fees are deducted from donations to the Fund. Proceeds go to nonprofits providing for the short-term and long-term needs of victims of the tornadoes and their aftermath. To give to the Fund, go to www.cfmt.org.

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