The Memorial Foundation provided 56 grants to nonprofit organizations in the third quarter of 2023. Grants will support a wide variety of vital services in Middle Tennessee, such as:
Oasis Center connects young people to positive support systems and helps them transition into healthy adulthood. Over 3,500 vulnerable youth are served annually from programs ranging from emergency youth shelter to college and career preparation. Funding from Memorial Foundation helps provide outreach services, emergency shelter, and wraparound support to youth who have run away, are experiencing homelessness, or are in a serious family crisis. After returning home or to another safe residence, youth and families can receive at least three months of aftercare counseling to help maintain healthy home environments.
Community Life Bridge
Community Life Bridge provides services that promote the self-sufficiency of seniors in Sumner County. Funding from Memorial Foundation supports the Community Life Ride program, a volunteer-based ride program that provides transportation for seniors to medical appointments, grocery stores, pharmacies, exercise classes, and other destinations. Riders can access two round trips per week and receive door-through-door service as needed. Since inception in 2019, Community Life Bridge has provided over 6,400 rides to 175 seniors.
Healing Housing provides a holistic residential recovery program that serves women from Middle Tennessee with limited financial resources. Women can stay at Healing Housing for 6-12 months. Funding from Memorial Foundation helps provide trauma-informed wraparound support for residents including medical and dental care, individual and group therapy sessions with a licensed counselor, an Intensive Outpatient Program, transportation to and from employment, psychiatric care and medication management support, 12-step meetings, spiritual formation classes, financial mentorship, a cell phone plan, vocational training, and alumnae support.
Together, these and other partner organizations are making a lasting impact in the lives of people in Middle Tennessee.