The Normal continues to make huge strides in native communities by awarding nonprofit organizations.
Earlier this yr, The Normal launched their “The Normal Group Grants Program”, an annual group funding initiative that builds on the corporate’s persistent dedication to the communities they serve. The Normal is giving again to its house base of Nashville with the announcement of 17 native nonprofits that can obtain a grant to proceed their onerous work locally whereas additionally fostering genuine relationships. The dedication made by The Normal will complete $145,000 and would be the first installment of a three-year grant dedication.
Belief Based mostly Relationships
“We have been so happy with the response to our new grants program, and we’re honored to put money into these 17 native organizations and the necessary group work they do every single day,” stated Eileen Manners, Head of Claims for The Normal. “Our purpose is to go far past writing a verify, and try to create genuine partnerships with these organizations by listening, studying and dealing collectively to result in significant change in Nashville communities.” The Normal affords unrestricted, total working assist quite than assigning funds to particular applications, and doesn’t require conventional reporting necessities. Inserting full confidence within the organizations promotes the purpose of constructing reliable relationships to attain measurable outcomes for the group.
The story of 1 grant recipient: Nashville Launch Pad
One group The Normal has chosen to put money into is Nashville Launch Pad, town’s solely emergency shelter devoted to LGBTQ+ youth. The group was based in 2014 after the compelled closure of an identical group attributable to lack of funding. All youth deserves “stress-free sleep” and Nashville Launch Pad is devoted to making a secure area that affirms the rights and dignity of LGBTQ+ adolescents.
Their first program, Authentic Launch Pad, gives shelter area supported by a community of church buildings in the course of the chilly climate months. They provide a heat meal, a scorching bathe, and a mattress to sleep in.
“We’re so excited in regards to the funding The Normal is making in our work and it’s extremely affirming to be chosen and shine a light-weight on our group,” stated H.G. Stovall, interim govt director of Nashville Launch Pad, “The grant from The Normal will allow us to re-launch Authentic Launch Pad in time for winter when so many LGBTQ+ younger adults want our help with housing, and assist us proceed to offer staffing for our Impartial-Supported Residing Program, one other necessary program that gives assist for our purchasers as they get again on their toes and take steps to stay independently.”
The Normal Group Grants Program’s unrestricted, basic working assist will permit Nashville Launch Pad to make use of the funds the place and after they decide they’re wanted most.
Specializing in Impactful Investments
The Normal Group Grants program additionally locations an emphasis on organizations that work with teams that determine as Black, Indigenous, and Folks of Colour (BIPOC). It’ll additionally assist funding for organizations/applications that present academic or workforce alternatives for people at present incarcerated, justice-involved, or experiencing re-entry into the group.
To be taught extra in regards to the extra grant recipients and The Normal’s Group Grant Program, go to the press launch HERE.