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$2.72 MILLION IN GRANTS HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED FROM THE MIDDLE TENNESSEE EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND TO DATE (as of April 6)

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71 NONPROFITS HAVE RECEIVED GRANTS TO CONTINUE THEIR TORNADO RELIEF EFFORTS


Grant DateGranteeGrant DetailsGrant Amount
3/6/2020Gideons 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
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
3/10/2020Gideons Armyto support the relief efforts in the aftermath of the March 2020 Middle Tennessee tornadoes $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
3/16/2020Metro 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
3/17/2020Conexion 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
3/18/2020Tennessee 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
3/19/2020Salvation 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
3/20/2020Catholic 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
3/21/2020Mt. 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
3/22/2020Wilson 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
3/23/2020American 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 assitance 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
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 assitance 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

The Community Foundation is currently funding organizations involved in the immediate relief efforts. We will continue funding both relief and recovery grants as many more pledged commitments come to The Foundation as cash, allowing us to review and approve grants for organizations that assist those who have been impacted by the tornadoes on both a short- and long-term basis.


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; 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, Founder, Blueprint Solutions Group; 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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