Trees are on my heart these days. The scarecrow remains of a once noble walnut, all but the trunk and a few branches torn from it by the tornado. My son’s tire swing was roped around that tree. The mounds of limbs and torsos at curbs unceremoniously hauled away by hulking clawed machines. To say nothing of the many fallen trees that have caved-in the roofs of homes they’ve sheltered for generations.
Our thoughts have been with you over the past few weeks. Being connected to one another is a source of comfort in these trying times. The city of Nashville and our nonprofit community has inspired is since the tornado and encourages us as we face COVID-19.
To better support our nonprofit
partners, the Maddox Fund is moving all 2019 Program Grants to Core Mission
Support (unrestricted operating grants).
We recognize the need for flexibility in funding to cope with the
changing environment. The reports for
these grants will not require partners to report on outcomes as data is less
important at this moment, and in some cases, not likely to be available. Instead, the reports will involve more
open-ended questions about what you are learning as we seek for what sustains
us and gives us hope in uncertain times.
Together, we hope to create a more resilient city.