Healing Trust grant will allow Bridges Domestic Violence Center founder to take a sabbatical

Healing Trust grant will allow Bridges Domestic Violence Center founder to take a sabbatical

Bridges Domestic Violence Center received two grants from The Healing Trust, which awarded funds totaling over $500,000 in its most recent grant cycle.

Bridges received a $40,000 Operating Grant to serve women, men, and their children affected by domestic violence and a $25,000 Sabbatical Grant to support its 20-year founder, Linda Crockett and the interim staff, while she takes a well-deserved three month sabbatical.

 “We are deeply grateful for the life changing work done by these 14 grantee partners, “said President & CEO Kristen Keely-Dinger.  “Their commitment to improving the health of the most vulnerable members of our community is inspiring and Sabbatical Grants provide an opportunity for a leader to increase his/her effectiveness.” The Sabbatical Grants program was created to support CEOs/Executive Directors of nonprofits who need to take some time for renewal in order to continue to effectively serve the nonprofit agencies that they have committed to leading.

Bridges Domestic Violence Center is the only domestic violence shelter in Williamson County.

The mission of The Healing Trust, a private grant making foundation, is the sacred work of fostering healing and wholeness for vulnerable populations through strategic investing, philanthropy, and advocacy.

Recipients of the contributions include non-profit organizations from 40 counties in Middle Tennessee that focus on advocacy, physical health, mental health, recovery from alcohol and drug abuse or healing from abuse, neglect, and violence.  This year’s grants bring the collective grant making of The Healing Trust to over $87 million since 2002.  The Trust, while created out of the sale of Baptist Hospital to Ascension Health/St. Thomas Health Services, is a private, independent foundation and is not affiliated with the St. Thomas Health Services or the St. Thomas Health Services Fund.

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