Impact100 Nashville’s goal is to provide high-impact grants that reach under-served populations, support nonprofits, and highlight unmet needs in our community. Through grant-making, we invest in nonprofits financially and by partnering with them to familiarize ourselves with their programs, services, and the communities they serve. In return, our partners assure us our process allows them to think bigger and more strategically about the work they do and the impact they have.
2021 Grant Recipient:
Ending the Cycle
Mending Hearts, Inc. helps women restore their lives from addiction through a long-term treatment program that offers hope and healing in a supportive community environment—regardless of their ability to pay. Katrina Frierson, Founding CEO, Mending Hearts, Inc. remarked, “Mending Hearts is honored to receive these generous funds from the inspiring women of Impact100 Nashville. We are grateful for this community of women who have come together to not only serve others but also to invest in the future of our clients and their recovery. The women in our program have expressed deep appreciation that Impact100 Nashville believes in them and their ability to overcome.”
Tennessee Kids Belong equips the community to dramatically change the experience and outcomes for children in foster care. The organization works to end the cycle of kids aging out without permanent families, which leads to high rates of homelessness, trafficking, addiction, incarceration, pregnancy and unemployment. “Every time our team gets notified that a family has been identified for one of the children we filmed, we celebrate so big, because we know what was at stake if they age out without one. We are beyond grateful for Impact100 Nashville investing in helping some of the most vulnerable youth in our state,” said Kristin Allender, Executive Director, Tennessee Kids Belong.