Impact Nashville Awards TAK $25,000 Grant

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Impact Nashville is a women's giving circle that empowers women to collectively invest in and develop nonprofits that serve the community to make it greater. Impact Nashville awards $50,000 each year through two $25,000 grants: Category One: New and Small Nonprofit (the category TAK was awarded) and Category Two: Ending the Cycle. 


Impact Nashville prides itself on a vigorous process to vet nonprofits who will make the best impact in the community with their investment of dollars. This summer they received more than 65 inquiries for its Category One grant. In late summer, TAK was notified it was one of 13 nonprofits who were selected to move to the next level. TAK then completed a very involved application process and, in September, TAK was notified we had made it to the top four! Impact Nashville members then made site visits to each finalist---TAK hosted members at one of its Nashville Safe Room's. 
       
Thursday evening, November 2nd, Impact Nashville held its Member Voting Event at the Pinnacle Building in downtown Nashville, where finalists in each category made 10 minute presentations. Following the presentations, Impact Nashville members voted;

Tennessee Alliance for Kids was notified Friday that members had voted us the Category One Winner!

TAK is incredibly thankful to have be selected by such a strong group of women in Nashville. With this grant, Impact Nashville is significantly empowering Tennessee Alliance for Kids to continue to make an impact in the lives of children at risk of coming into foster care, those in care, and those aging out. 

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TAK and DCS staff from Davidson County Thursday night at the Pinnacle Building. Jen Gash, Executive Director TAK; Angela Bryant, Team Leader Extension of Foster Care; Ami Parker, Deputy Regional Administrator; and Ann Brooks, Team Leader Resource Linkage.

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DCS and TAK Staff with Auja, a TAK Sunshine Club Recipient, who spoke about the impact TAK had in her life. 

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Mollie Lacher, Executive Director of Impact Nashville, opens the evening