Changing What and Where We Fund

In the fall of 2020, our board voted to approve a new mission: to support and partner with communities to advance racial equity and eliminate health disparities through advocacy and strategic investments.  During the year that followed, we have been working on reimagining our grantmaking using a racial equity lens and launching participatory grantmaking.  We are excited to share some changes that our board recently approved …

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FAQs about Healing for the Healer

Who can attend Healing for the Healer retreats? Healing for the Healer retreats are for people who work in nonprofits in Middle Tennessee. Although we appreciate other helpers in our community, these retreats are not offered to therapists with private practice, teachers, police officers, EMTs, etc. We prioritize the attendance of our grantees, but attendance is not limited to members …

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Welcome Back: What to Expect at Our In-Person Retreats

The Healing for the Healer retreats are our most popular programs, beyond grantmaking. The Trust has offered them since 2008 to say thank you to helping professionals in Middle Tennessee by providing a free day of rest, relaxation, and self-care centered on the belief that the healing and wholeness of service professionals matters as much as the clients they serve. …

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Updates for the Third and Fourth Quarters

We’re examining our commitment to equity and how that impacts our grantmaking program. We will begin strategic planning in the Fall and pausing the grant process will allow us the time and space to reflect on our work and decide how to further institutionalize our new mission and values in 2022 and beyond.  In light of this, we’ve already approved …

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Collaboration: Loan Guarantee Fund

Collaboration and innovation are necessary for lasting change. Read more about this unique partnership between us, Urban Housing Solutions, Regions Bank, The Memorial Foundation, the James Stephen Turner Family Foundation, and the Kharis Foundation. In Nashville, Using Loan Guarantees to Fund Affordable Housing Preservation Unique Collaboration Preserves Two Nashville Properties

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Get to know our new Healing for the Healer facilitator!

We recently made a few updates to the Healing for the Healer program, including bringing on Ashiya Swan as an additional facilitator.  Read on to find why she’s so excited about the retreats. What excites you about offering these retreats? What excites me the most about offering these retreats is the opportunity to create space for others to restore themselves. …

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