Updates On Grant Distributions and Stories of Our Grantees

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CFMT Grantee: At This Putnam County School, Disaster Response Training Is Part of Curriculum

Founded in 1994, Heritage Academy is a self-supporting, coeducational, Seventh Day Adventist college-preparatory boarding high school located in Monterey, Tennessee on the Cumberland Plateau in Putnam County. The small school has an active program integrating academic, vocational and spiritual education. Service is a very large part of its institutional fabric ...
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CFMT Grantee: Heart of the Cumberland

CFMT Grantee: In wake of tornado devastation and pandemic, Putnam County welcomes peer counseling

Heart of the Cumberland in Cookeville, Tennessee provides peer support groups to promote hope and healing to those on a journey through grief. Peer support groups are offered in the community as well as in Putnam County Schools. The organization received a $10,000 grant from the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response ...
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CFMT Grantee: In Wilson County, church congregations critical in tornado relief efforts

In 2012, a group of Christians set out to make sure nobody froze to death in Wilson County. God blessed that effort. Over the last five years, 34 churches from 16 traditions have contributed to a ministry that has provided 5,000 beds and 10,000 meals to over 400 friends. Along ...
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Tornado Rebuild CFMT

CFMT Disburses 8 New Tornado Relief Grants; More than $3.5M total to date

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee announces eight additional grants totaling $227,000 to area nonprofits and organizations helping victims affected by the deadly tornadoes of March 3. The Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund advisory committee approved the latest round of grants last week. The grant application is open and continuing ...
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To Nashville, With Love at Music Marathon Works

Despite All Obstacles, Our Music Industry Continues to Step Up for Relief, Rebuilding

The night of March 3, 2020, just 18 hours or so after devastating tornadoes ripped through Middle Tennessee, a typically Nashville thing happened at the subterranean nightclub on Eighth Avenue South called The Basement. As has been the case most every Tuesday night for many years, charismatic co-owner Mike “Grimey” ...
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CFMT Grantee : Broken Restored Redeemed Minitries

CFMT Grantee: Midstate nonprofit practices what it preaches in tornado-torn Lebanon, Hermitage communities

Broken Restored Redeemed Ministries (BRRM) is a nonprofit and is one of the largest faith-based housing homeless ministries that promotes rebuilding of our communities through our Housing Program Service FROM HOMELESS TO HOME OWNERSHIP by teaching accountability, responsibility and sustainability. Broken, Restored Redeemed, Ministries bridges the gap between society and ...
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CFMT Grantee: Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship

CFMT Grantee: Relief is coming to displaced beauty, barber shops along historic Jefferson Street corridor

The Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship (IMF) started as a deliberate direct action group, attacking social evils without subscribing to the formalities of structure or bureaucracy. They were anxious to get all the ministers of all denominations to come together for fellowship-discussion which would strengthen them for direct social action to unitedly, ...
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CFMT tornado response

CFMT Sends 8 New Tornado Relief Grants; ChildcareTennessee Expands Reach

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee announces eight additional grants totaling $190,000 to area nonprofits and organizations helping victims affected by the deadly tornadoes of March 3. The Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund advisory committee approved the latest round of grants last week. The grant application is open and continuing ...
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CFMTgrantee: Music Health Alliance

CFMT Grantee: Helping the music community cope amid disastrous tornadoes, pandemic, job loss

Music Health Alliance (MHA) is music’s resource for healthcare solutions and access. In 2006, Tatum Allsep, MHA’s founder, began documenting the music industry’s need for healthcare support while working with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Kix Brooks, and the Country Music Association to co-found Sound Healthcare as a way to bring ...
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The Contributor - CFMT Grantee

CFMT Grantee: Hit hard by tornado, COVID-19, The Contributor vendors continue selling

The Contributor is a nonprofit street newspaper, published bi-weekly, and has been a part of Nashville’s fabric since 2007. People experiencing homelessness and poverty are welcomed to become a vendor, and start their own micro-business buying papers from the organization for 50 cents and selling them to the public for ...
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Tornado Rebuild

Hotline Launches to Help Tornado Survivors; FEMA Assistance Deadline of May 4 Approaches

CFMT Deploys Additional Grants to Support Recovery Efforts A hotline to help Davidson County residents affected by the March 3 tornadoes has been created to assist in recovery. Those experiencing an unmet need as a result of the tornado are encouraged to call the Tornado Recovery Connection at 615-270-9255. The ...
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Accountability - CFMT Tornado Response

Unmet Needs: Call Tornado Recovery Connection

24/7 Call Line Open at 615-270-9255 Even as we shelter in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the work of recovery from the devastating March tornado continues. As we transition toward long-term disaster case management, we are moving from American Red Cross relief support to the leadership of one ...
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