New online initiative features extensive breakdown of grant allocations and tracks donations
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In its continued effort to help survivors of the May 2010 flood restore their lives and to remain transparent with flood donations and the grantmaking process, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has launched a new initiative detailing its flood response efforts at www.cfmt.org
The site boasts significant improvement in the areas of content, more intuitive navigation, and design, with the goal of making it easier for people to understand and track The Community Foundation’s flood response efforts.
Some of the revamped features include:
- “Where is the Money Going?” allows users to track the money donated and distributed to support ongoing recovery. It features an extensive breakdown of flood relief funds and detailed lists of grants given to date by fund, including the funded organization; area of need served, from rebuilding to counseling and more; and counties served.
- The “Response Overview” tab allows visitors to research how The Community Foundation deploys resources strategically and effectively in the flood’s aftermath and explains the grantmaking process.
- The “Flood Stories” section provides stories of Middle Tennesseans’ courage in the face of the flood. The section also provides glimpses of survivors’ journeys, including help from nonprofit organizations, made possible, in part, by flood grants from The Community Foundation. Flood survivors are invited to tell their own story of recovery on the website. Another feature of this section is a photo slideshow of recovery efforts.
“We remain committed to being fully accountable and transparent about our flood response and are very excited to have this new tool to provide people enhanced and easier access to the details,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation. “This online initiative allows us to continue to inform our community, detailing our response and the incredible ongoing efforts of dedicated community leaders and organizations working to getting people back on their feet.”
To date, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has allocated $10.1 million in flood relief grants to more than 100 organizations. The allocations have come from the $14 million collected in disaster response funds. To get detailed information on The Community Foundation’s ongoing flood response efforts, visit www.cfmt.org.
The Community Foundation continues to assess evolving and emerging needs from the 2010 flood and work with community leaders, volunteer-led long-term recovery committees active in each of the affected counties and volunteer committees working to provide strategic grant funding to organizations helping flood survivors recover.
About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee oversees more than 800 charitable funds. In its first 20 years, The Community Foundation has already distributed $507 million to community programs and institutions. It is located at 3833 Cleghorn Avenue, #400, Nashville, Tennessee 37215. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit www.cfmt.org.