BGCMT Receives SMART Girls Program Grant from CFMT

06 Dec

Have you heard that we received a $6,000 grant from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee? Additionally, BGCMT was one of eight non-profits to receive $4,000 through a new Women’s Fund initiative, Girls Give. Designed to promote multi-generational philanthropy, twenty-nine funds have been established, through Girls Give, by women in honor of the women and girls in their families. Collectively, these girls of all ages support non-profits in Middle Tennessee through volunteer service and granting, while educating the next generation of givers about playing an active role in their community.

These funds will be used to support SMART Girls, a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls in three age groups, spanning ages 8 to 18.

Encouraging young women to have healthy attitudes and lifestyles, SMART Girls helps them reach their full potential. Through dynamic sessions, participatory activities, field trips and mentoring opportunities with adult women, Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care and developing positive relationships with peers and adults.

The Community Foundation awarded more than $2.39 million in grants to 365 nonprofit organizations as part of the 2019 annual grant making process.

Huge thanks to the Women’s Fund, Girls Give, and The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee for their support of our young women and community as a whole.