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Bridges grant will support safety, education and court programs for domestic violence survivors


Bridges grant will support safety, education and court programs for domestic violence survivors

Bridges’ Domestic Violence Center in Franklin has received a $5,000 grant to provide assistance, safety planning, education about and accompaniment for court processes for domestic violence victims.

The grant was portion of $2,726,800 given to 453 nonprofit organizations as part of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee 2018 annual grantmaking process.

Bridges’ serves women, men, and their children affected by domestic violence, ensuring a safe transition to successful independent living through education, intervention, and case management.

“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, in a press release announcing the Bridges grant. “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 the quality of life in the 40 Middle Tennessee counties it serves.

More information on the grant process is online at www.cfmt.org

For more information on Bridges Domestic Violence Center, go to http://www.bridgesdvc.org.

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