Your Questions Answered
Does The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee collect any administrative or overhead fees from flood relief funds?
No. There is no fee paid to The Community Foundation from its flood relief funds for administrative or overhead costs.
Every penny donated to The Community Foundation for flood relief is being distributed back to the community through local organizations providing aid to and meeting the needs of flood survivors. As part of The Community Foundation’s commitment to flood recovery, we collect no fee whatsoever from flood relief contributions.
What is the difference between a flood grant and a flood grant allocation?
Grants have been distributed to qualified local organizations providing aid to flood survivors. A grant allocation represents flood grant funding that has been approved by a volunteer committee to meet a specific need, and to fund an organization’s program for flood survivors; while approved, the grant has not yet been distributed to the organization offering the program. Grants distributed and grant allocations are noted throughout the website. The Community Foundation is continually communicating with nonprofit partners about the needs of flood survivors they’re serving and working to distribute allocations as expeditiously as possible as organizations can mobilize their programs to meet needs identified.
Why is there a need for flood grant dollars to go toward child care? (See a breakdown of flood grants).
Flood grant dollars in this category were pinpointed to help families impacted by the flood whose financial losses would have prevented them from being able to pay their child care expenses. By alleviating the monthly expense of day care tuition costs for these families, identified by local nonprofit child care centers in close contact with the children and parents they serve, these flood victims were able to buy other basic necessities that were destroyed or pay for living expenses including food and rent/mortgage. Grants to support this area of need were made possible by a gift to The Community Foundation from the Toys R Us Children’s Fund.