Helping Neighbors In Need
(click any of the funds below for more information and how you can help)
Helping our neighbors is important to the Urban League of Middle Tennessee. We care about our neighbors- it's the motivation behind empowering communities and changing lives. The door of opportunities before us to help our neighbors in need is great. With your support, we are empowered to provide workforce employment services over the days, weeks, and months ahead for our neighbors. “We are stronger together.”
~ Clifton Harris, ULMT President & CEO
Sam Howard Empowerment Fund
The nonprofit sector is experiencing a racial leadership gap. Studies show the percentage of people of color in the executive director/CEO role has remained under 20% for the last 15 years, even as the country becomes more diverse. To change things, the Urban League has established the Sam Howard Empowerment Fund to support emerging and established leaders of color in the nonprofit sector in Middle Tennessee with professional development opportunities. The fund emerged from a partnership between the Urban League of Middle Tennessee, the Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM), and the Frist Foundation. This fund is in memory of Sam Howard, a health care pioneer, businessman, and nonprofit leader in Middle Tennessee.
Your support will provide scholarships to recipients and allow leaders of color to expand their skills and strengthen their networks through courses offered by CNM.
Each applicant must be part of an organization that is a current CNM member or a member of the Urban League of Middle TN.
CNM member organizations should have an operational budget size of $2,000,000 or less for the most recently completed fiscal year.
Each scholarship is limited to up to $500 in courses for use only by the applicant. The scholarship amount will cover 75% of the workshops' cost, leaving 25% left for scholarship recipients to pay.
Applicants are limited to individuals who personally identify as a person of color.
Support the Sam Howard Empowerment Fund. Help the Urban League address the fact that Black people account for about 12% of the U.S. population. Yet blacks only occupy only 3.2% of the senior leadership roles at large companies in the U.S. and just 0.8% of all Fortune 500 CEO positions, according to the analysis by the Center for Talent Innovation, a workplace think tank in New York City.
ULMT Presidential Scholarship Fund
Now that you are in college, are you worried about affording college? For many students, this may seem out of reach and possibly overwhelming. Did you know there are many ways to pay for school besides out of your pocket? Many individuals and small organizations offer scholarships to help students pay for school. One source as an example would be the Give Back, Give Black Fund: www.cfmt.org/community-leadership/community-initiative/give-black-give-back/
Are you worried or discouraged because you don't have the resources to stay in school, and you think you are not suitable for a scholarship. Even if you think you might not qualify for a scholarship, there is another option for getting scholarship support. Every year the President and CEO of the Urban League of Middle Tennessee grant a scholarship award to one or two worthy college students, depending on funding availability.
Your contribution to ULMT's Presidential Scholarship Fund helps award eligible college students who's proven their worthiness and deserve the right to stay in school. No student should have to drop out of college because they don't have the funds for tuition. So, help the Urban League help those college students finish strong. It's not about how you start, but how you finish. Your support will help make a difference in some college students' lives, based on funding availability. The Urban League "Movement" is about empowering communities and changing lives.
The student must not be on academic probation;
The student must prove there's a need for scholarship support; and
The student must meet with the Urban League President to discuss his/her need for the ULMT Presidential Scholarship Fund.
Emergency Assistance Fund
While crises are inevitable, that doesn't mean we can't be proactive and prepare for them.
The Urban League of Middle Tennessee (ULMT) is committed to providing emergency assistance to communities throughout Middle Tennessee in times of crisis. ULMT, a member of Nashville VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster), in the wake of destructive tornadoes, floods, and other perils in Middle Tennessee, is now part of a VOAD activation through the Office of Emergency Management to support the affected communities and nonprofits helping victims by collecting donations for the relief efforts.
Funds raised by The Urban League will allow the organization to support individuals and families affected by natural disasters and perils, as needed, based on the relief efforts' needs.
Senior Services Assistance Fund
Thank you for considering our Senior Services Assistance Fund designed to help our seniors in senior care facilities experiencing quality of life hardships. Your support ensures older adults remain active and engaged and have the services they need.
Many of our seniors have limited financial means and have to make a daily decision between food, medication, and rent. ULMT's Senior Services Assistance can help offset or reduce basic household costs. ULMT is currently working with Senior Care Facilities in the North Nashville Promise Zone community; however, as funding increases, this service can be expanded to ULMT's service footprint based on the availability of funds.
Your donations ensure all who need our services receive them and can live independently in their home.
To donate by check, make it out to the Urban League of Middle Tennessee and note the fund you are supporting in the memo line.
Mail your donation to:
The Urban League of Middle of Tennessee
50 Vantage Way, Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37228
*Your Gift is Tax-Deductible