Updates On Tornado Recovery and Stories of Our Grantees

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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CFMT Grantee: Purple Heart Honoree Goes “Around the Clock” to Keep Fellow Vets Connected

CFMT Grantee: Purple Heart Honoree Goes “Around the Clock” to Keep Fellow Vets Connected

Operation Stand Down Tennessee (OSDTN) provides and connects Veterans and their families with comprehensive resources focused on transition, employment, housing, benefits, peer engagement, volunteerism and connection to the community. Engage. Equip. Empower. The organization has received a $50,000 grant from the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund of The Community Foundation ...
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Tornado rebuild

CFMT Deploys 11 New Tornado Relief Grants; Additional Opportunity to Support Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee announces 11 additional grants this week totaling $287,500 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 focused on immediate relief efforts — food, ...
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CFMT Grantee: Cookeville Hospital Shoulders Patient Costs for Tornado Victims

The Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation was established in 2005 as a separately governed, nonprofit affiliate of Cookeville Regional Medical Center committed to bettering our community. Recognized nationally by several organizations for its patient care over the past several years, city-owned Cookeville Regional Medical Center is proud to be the regional ...
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Gideons Army

CFMT Grantee: Gideon’s Army mobilizes its neighborhood troops

Gideon’s Army is a community-based, grassroots organization that uses restorative justice programs to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline through social activism by children, families, and the community. Its programs address school-push-out, youth violence, policing, and juvenile justice. Based in North Nashville, the organization to date has received $115,000 in grants from ...
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Tornado Rebuild

CFMT Deploys 15 New Tornado Relief Grants; Child Care Centers Getting Help Statewide

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee announces 15 additional grants this week totaling $592,000 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 focused on immediate relief ...
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CFMT Grantee: Backfield in Motion trying to keep things ’normal’

Backfield in Motion is a nonprofit organization in East Nashville focusing on education through mastery of literacy and numeracy skills of at-risk youth that leads to a high school diploma, a foundation for higher education, and the on-job skills needed to enter the world of work, while using athletics as ...
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CFMT Grantee - Second Harvest Food Bank

CFMT Grantee: Second Harvest Makes Urgent Appeal for Donations

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee opened its doors in 1978 with commitment from several community leaders. The purpose of the organization was to provide a central distribution center for companies, groups, and individuals who wished to help provide food for hungry people in Middle Tennessee. Second Harvest Food ...
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