Progress has received a $5,000 grant to provide training to 31 staff who will be supporting people with intellectual disabilities and seniors.
“The work of our nonprofit partners has never been more important as we watch needs emerge and evolve in this community,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. “The Community Foundation is honored to connect generosity with need through these annual grants and other avenues throughout the year, but we couldn’t have an impact without the array of quality nonprofits offering solutions to our community’s needs and vital services to our neighbors.”
The Community Foundation awards discretionary grants annually from its unrestricted and field-of-interest funds through an open application process to Middle Tennessee nonprofits organizations addressing community needs and benefiting the well-being of citizens through valuable programs and innovative services.
More information on the grant process is online at www.cfmt.org.
Founded in 1971, Progress promotes health, happiness and safety for people with disabilities and senior adults needing care. Progress provides a variety of programming to help people with intellectual disabilities and seniors live independently. Programs include Residential support, Employment training, Senior Services, Community-Based Day programming and Smart Art + Craft Supplies, a social enterprise that sells upcycled arts and crafts materials while providing employment and training to people with disabilities. Through these programs we serve approximately 250 people throughout Middle Tennessee.
About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of
Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at
any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits and
communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community
Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great
wealth, to craft solutions that reflect their intentions and goals. For more information, call
615-321-4939 or visit www.cfmt.org.