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1st Quarter 2014 Grant Recipients Announced
February 28, 2014

Baptist Healing Trust's Board of Trust is pleased to announce that over $1.1 Million worth of grants were awarded to 28 non-profit organizations that impact the health and well-being of Middle Tennesseans late last week. This latest round of grants brings the total Trust grant-making, since inception, to over 65 million dollars.

The goal of  Baptist Healing Trust’s grant-making is to increase vulnerable populations' access to compassionate and affordable healthcare and to support and enhance the success of the non-profit organizations it funds by offering funding to support cultures centered on compassionate care.

The Trust is proud to support the following organizations through its first quarter cycle. Click here to view the Grant Recipients The grant recipient page of the website is also a searchable grant database.

 

BHT Announces 4th Quarter and Special Cycle Grant Awards
December 9, 2013
Baptist Healing Trust's Board of Trust is pleased to announce that over $1.2 Million worth of grants were awarded to 33 non-profit organizations that impact the health and well-being of Middle Tennesseans late last week. This latest round of grants brings the total Trust grant-making, since inception, to over 63 million dollars.
 
In addition to its regular funding cycle, BHT held a special funding cycle for Affordable Care Act outreach, training, and enrollment assistance. Over $800,000 will fund 9 nonprofit agencies working in Middle Tennessee to help link people to affordable coverage.  Additionally, agencies will be providing specialized training to enrollment assistance personnel and other social service providers on TennCare and other state specific issues that are not covered by the federal marketplace training. 
 
The goal of  Baptist Healing Trust’s grant-making is to increase vulnerable populations' access to compassionate and affordable healthcare and to support and enhance the success of the non-profit organizations it funds by offering funding to support cultures centered on compassionate care.
 
The special cycle grant recepients are Charis Health Center, the Community Development Center, Family and Children's Services, St. Thomas Family Health Centers/Vincentian Clinics, TAADAS, Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare, Tennessee Health Care Campaign, Tennessee Justice Center, and the United Way of Metro Nashville. The Trust is also proud to support the following organizations through its fourth quarter cycle. Click here to view the Grant Recipients
BHT Announces 3rd Quarter Grant Recipients
October 2, 2013

Baptist Healing Trust's Board of Trust is pleased to announce that over $820,000 worth of grants were awarded to 27 non-profit organizations that impact the health and well-being of Middle Tennesseans late last week. This latest round of grants brings the total Trust grant-making, since inception, to over 62 million dollars.

The goal of  Baptist Healing Trust’s grant-making is to increase vulnerable populations' access to compassionate and affordable healthcare and to support and enhance the success of the non-profit organizations it funds by offering funding to support cultures centered on compassionate care.

The Trust is proud to support the following organizations through its third quarter cycle. Click here to view the Grant Recipients The grant recipient page of the website is also a searchable grant database.

 

Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Kickoff Rally
September 30, 2013

Community leaders and Mayor Karl Dean will hold a community kickoff rally at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church to encourage Nashvillians to learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace and to enroll if they are eligible.

The kickoff rally will make available a few computer stations where individuals can enroll. Counselor familiar with the Affordable Care Act also will be on hand.

Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church will make computers available each Sunday throughout the enrollment period so that church members, students at nearby Tennessee State University and others can learn about the Affordable Care Act and enroll. Churches, universities and community groups across the city are encouraged to hold enrollment rallies throughout the open enrollment period, which ends on March 31, 2014.

  

WHO:             Community leaders, including Pastor James “Tex” Thomas and

Michael McSurdy, CEO, Family and Children’s Services

Karl Dean, Mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville

                       

WHAT:           Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Kickoff Rally

 

WHEN:           Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

                        1 p.m.

 

WHERE:         Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church

                        2708 Jefferson Street

  

www.getcoverednashville.org   (live October 1)

615-724-1339  for information about the marketplace   (live October 1)

            

Open Enrollment Begins October 1, 2013
September 19, 2013

For the first time, millions of uninsured Americans will be able to go online to compare health insurance plans, find out if they are eligible for federal help in paying the premiums, and buy coverage.

The initial open enrollment period for these marketplaces, which operate as interactive web sites, runs from Oct. 1 through March 31. Under the law, most Americans are required to have insurance by Jan. 1, 2014, or face a fine, but officials have said those who are insured by April 1 won’t be penalized. Insurance bought by mid-December will take effect Jan. 1; coverage bought by mid-March is effective April 1.

Insurers must meet new requirements. For the first time, for example, they’ll be barred from rejecting people with preexisting conditions or charging them more.

The federal government will run the marketplace in Tennessee.  www.healthcare.gov will direct people to the right marketplace.

The marketplaces will inform people if they are eligible for Medicaid, which as of today, Tennessee has decided not to expand, or if they should sign up for private plans. If someone doesn’t qualify but earns less than four times the federal poverty rate — $45,960 for an individual and $94,200 for a family of four — that person may qualify for subsidies to reduce the cost of the premiums. Small businesses, including nonprofits, will also be able to sign up their employees for policies on the marketplace and potentially take advantage of tax credits for purchasing that insurance.

Individual policies will be organized into four tiers — bronze, silver, gold and platinum — depending on their coverage and costs.  People with employer-sponsored coverage generally won’t buy on the exchanges, nor will those on Medicare, Tenncare or veterans’ health-care plans.

 

Baptist Healing Trust Announces Second Quarter Grant Awards
June 26, 2013

 Baptist Healing Trust's Board of Trust is pleased to announce that almost $1.2 million dollars worth of grants will be awarded to 29 non-profit organizations that impact the health and well-being of Middle Tennesseans. This latest round of grants brings the total Trust grant-making, since inception, to over 61 million dollars.

The goal of Baptist Healing Trust’s grant-making is to increase vulnerable populations' access to compassionate and affordable healthcare and to support and enhance the success of the non-profit organizations it funds by offering funding to support cultures centered on compassionate care.

The Trust is proud to support the following organizations through its second quarter cycle. Click here to view the Grant Recipients The grant recipient page of the website is also a searchable grant database.

 

Learn more about Get Covered Tennessee!
June 18, 2013

 Tennessee is mapping out its path to implement the Affordable Care Act. We are now less than 110 days away from open enrollment. Big decisions have (mostly) been made, and we have the task of enrolling hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans who will be offered new coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Join the Tennessee Health Care Campaign on Saturday, August 3rd as we prepare to GET COVERED TENNESSEE!

 The conference is timed to give participants the most up-to-date policy analysis, enrollment training information, and an unparalleled opportunity to network with others engaged in this ground-breaking effort.  

 Here's what you can expect from this year's conference: 

  • National & state insider information on the ACA
  • The new Health Insurance Marketplace (Exchange)
  • Information about Medicaid expansion
  • The single, streamlined application for health insurance
  • Essential Health Benefits package & how it impacts your coverage
  • The who, what, where, & how of in-person enrollment assistance
  • Training for Navigators & Certified Application Counselors
  • An opportunity to network with advocates, academics, medical professionals, & community leaders
  • LUNCH!

Together we will strategize how to realize the potential of health care reform for our communities and ourselves. 

Registration & breakfast begins at 8am. The conference program, which includes speakers, breakout sessions, lunch and snacks, is scheduled from 8.45a- 5pm. Registration is $35/person before July 15th and $45/person thereafter. Scholarships are available upon request. 

 Don’t miss your chance to join in as we work for affordable, quality health care for all Tennesseans!  RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

 

Family Health Documentary Airs Friday, June 14 at 8 PM on NPT
June 13, 2013

With 35 percent of U.S. children living in a single parent household and one in 20 children in Tennessee being raised by a grandparent, it is clear the typical American family is no longer typical.  In “NPT Reports: Children’s Health Crisis – Family Health”—the seventh installment in NPT’s Emmy® Award-winning series—the documentary explores the role shifting family structures play in the health of Tennessee children. 

 “NPT Reports: Children’s Health Crisis – Family Health” premieres Friday, June 14 at 8 p.m. on NPT and online at http://wnpt.org/childrenshealth.

Produced by Will Pedigo and hosted by actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley (Father of the Bride, According to Jim, and Nashville), the documentary focuses on early childhood development. It examines non-traditional families overcoming challenges and demonstrates the importance of parents in child development. In particular, “NPT Reports: Children’s Health Crisis – Family Health” takes a close look at the impact fathers have in the overall wellbeing of children.

Connect with Baptist Healing Trust
June 7, 2013

Baptist Healing Trust is now on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. For updates about Get Covered Tennessee, an initiative to connect uninsured individuals to the new insurance marketplace, and to learn more about what is happening with our community partners, we encourage you to connect with us!

BHT has a new home!
May 14, 2013

 Baptist Healing Trust has moved to 2928 Sidco Drive  Nashville 37204.  Our phone number, fax and email addresses will all stay the same.  Please update your records, and we look forward to seeing you very soon in our new space!  

We're Moving!
April 5, 2013

BHT is pleased to announce that we will be moving to our new home on May 10th!  Our new building is located at 2928 Sidco Drive near 100 Oaks and the wonderful Berry Hill neighborhood.  We have enjoyed being on the Charlotte corridor for the last ten years, but we are looking forward to our new neighborhood and our new digs!

 We will be down for a couple of days, just May 10 and May 13, for moving and unpacking, and we may be tough to reach on those days.  Don’t worry, though, as we should be back up and operational on May 14!  Our phone number and email addresses will remain the same, but should you need to snail mail us, please update your records, and as of May 10, you can find us at 2928 Sidco Drive, Nashville, TN  37204.  

BHT Announces First Quarter Grant Recipients
March 6, 2013

Baptist Healing Trust's Board of Trust is pleased to announce that almost 900,000 dollars worth of grants will be awarded to 34 non-profit organizations that impact the health and well-being of Middle Tennesseans. This latest round of grants brings the total Trust grant-making, since inception, to over 60 million dollars.

The goal of  Baptist Healing Trust’s grant-making is to increase vulnerable populations' access to compassionate and affordable healthcare and to support and enhance the success of the non-profit organizations it funds by offering funding to support cultures centered on compassionate care.

The Trust is proud to support the following organizations through its first quarter cycle. Click here to view the Grant Recipients The grant recipient page of the website is also a searchable grant database.
2013 Salute to Excellence Awards Call for Entries
February 19, 2013

Every fall the Center for Nonprofit Management honors nonprofits with the Salute to Excellence awards dinner. This is the largest nonprofit awards event in the country and this year CNM is celebrating our nonprofit’s achievements on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Renaissance Hotel. A total of 10 awards—totaling nearly $200,000 in grant dollars—will be awarded to organizations across Middle Tennessee.

 
Applications for the awards will be available March 7 at cnm.org and with a new and revamped awards, this is the year to consider applying. If you have any questions about the applications or awards, CNM will host a “Call for Entries” event on Friday, March 8 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. featuring awards panel members from past years and current awards sponsors. The event is free and open to all members and you can register by clicking here.
BHT to offer workshop on the Affordable Care Act
January 9, 2013

On Monday, February 11, 2013 Baptist Healing Trust will host a workshop to update non-profits on the impact of health care reform.  This workshop will cover an overview of the law and the ways in which it will expand health insurance options for non-profit organizations and the clients they serve.  Attendees will learn about the refundable tax credit available to non-profits to help cover the cost of health insurance they provide for employees, and how they can access the new health insurance exchange later this year to shop for competitively-priced, comprehensive insurance plans.  This workshop will also give attendees an update on potential funding for non-profits to conduct outreach, education and enrollment assistance for uninsured individuals and families in the communities they serve.  Beth Uselton, former Director of the Tennessee Health Care Campaign and Program Officer for the Trust’s ACA Outreach and Enrollment Planning Project, will lead this workshop.

To attend this free workshop, please register here.  Space is limited to the first 85 registrants.

The Affordable Care Act: What Non-profits Need to Know about Health Care Reform

Monday, February 11th, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon   Center for Non-profit Management 37 Peabody Street, Suite 201 Nashville, TN 37210

BHT Announces Fall 2012 Grantees
December 5, 2012

Baptist Healing Trust's Board of Trust is pleased to announce that almost 2.1 million dollars worth of grants will be awarded to 56 non-profit organizations that impact the health and well-being of Middle Tennesseans. This latest round of grants brings the total Trust grant-making, since inception, to over 59 million dollars.

The goal of  Baptist Healing Trust’s grant-making is to increase vulnerable populations' access to compassionate and affordable healthcare and to support and enhance the success of the non-profit organizations it funds by offering funding to support cultures centered on compassionate care.

The Trust is proud to support the following organizations through its fall cycle. Click here to view the Fall 2012  Grant Recipients
Please note: The grant recipient page of the website is also a searchable grant database.
BHT Moves to Quarterly Grantmaking Cycles
October 1, 2012

The Board of the Baptist Healing Trust made a decision to move to a quarterly grant making cycle in order to increase the responsiveness of its grantmaking. The cycles, starting in 2013, will now correspond with calendar year quarters. In order to balance the cycles, current grantees will be assigned to cycles in 2013.  This information will be covered, in depth, at a mandatory grantee meeting on Monday, November 12 at CNM at 2 PM. Please register for this meeting or any of BHT's upcoming workshops by visiting the workshops section of our website.

BHT Announces Spring 2012 Grant Recipients
June 29, 2012

 Baptist Healing Trust's Board of Trust is pleased to announce that almost 2 million dollars worth of grants will be awarded to 50 non-profit organizations that impact the health and well-being of Middle Tennesseans. This latest round of grants brings the total Trust grant-making, since inception, to over 57 million dollars.

The goal of  Baptist Healing Trust’s grant-making is to increase vulnerable populations' access to compassionate and affordable healthcare and to support and enhance the success of the non-profit organizations it funds by offering funding to support cultures centered on compassionate care.

The Trust is proud to support the following organizations through its spring cycle. Click here to view the Spring 2012  Grant Recipients

Please note: The grant recipient page of the website is also a searchable grant database.

Supreme Court Upholds Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
June 28, 2012

 For a link to the Supreme Court opinion on the health care cases, http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-393c3a2.pdf

The Economic Impact of Health Reform in Tennessee
May 17, 2012

Two recent studies, by The University of Memphis, have been released that examine the upcoming changes in Tennessee's health care marketplace as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Click below for each individual study. Click here for a quick summary of both studies.

Consider Applying for the 2012 Salute to Excellence Awards
January 13, 2012

Each fall CNM hosts the Salute to Excellence Awards that honors Middle Tennessee nonprofits for their commitment to excellence.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Salute, and CNM is celebrating by offering a total of 10 Salute to Excellence awards worth nearly $200,000 in grant dollars. This is a record for CNM, and it is the largest nonprofit awards opportunity in the country.  Baptist Healing Trust is pleased to sponsor two of the awards - The Compassionate Care Award and the Access to Care award totaling $40,000 in award funding.  For more information about the BHT awards, please visit our website.

The awards will be held October 9 at the Renaissance Hotel, and award applications will be available at cnm.org on March 8.

This year we encourage you to take a fresh look at the awards and applications when they become available this spring and see how the new changes—including a new award—might better fit your agency.

 Applications will be due May 4.

Fall 2011 Grant Recipients Announced
December 2, 2011

Baptist Healing Trust's Board of Trust is pleased to announce that over 1.8 million dollars worth of grants will be awarded to 57 non-profit organizations that impact health in Middle Tennessee. This latest round of grants brings the total Trust grant-making, since inception, to over 55 million dollars.

The goal of the Baptist Healing Trust’s grant-making is to increase the access of vulnerable populations to compassionate and affordable healthcare and to support and enhance the success of the non-profit organizations it funds by offering funding and consulting to organizations to support cultures centered on compassionate care.

The Trust is proud to support the following organizations through its fall cycle. Click here to view the Fall 2011 Grant Recipients

Please note: The grant recipient page of the website is also a searchable grant database.

BHT Celebrates Salute to Excellence Award Winners
November 1, 2011

The stars came out in Nashville as the Center for Nonprofit Management celebrated the 2011 Salute to Excellence Awards with 1,000 community leaders and colleagues on September 20 at the Renaissance Hotel.

The “Academy Awards” of the nonprofit community in Middle Tennessee, $176,000 in awards was given to 10 extraordinary recipients.
 
Baptist Healing Trust sponsors two awards at the Salute to Excellence and congratulates the award winners and the finalists.
 
The Baptist Healing Trust Compassionate Care Award recognizes a non-profit where love and compassion characterize its delivery of service. 
 
The Compassionate Care award went to STARS Nashville. The finalist was Safe Haven Family Shelter.
 
The Baptist Healing Trust Access to Care Award recognizes organizations that demonstrate boldness in expanding access to care, especially for the vulnerable and underserved in Middle Tennessee.  Eliminating barriers and expanding access to care may be demonstrated by implementing social entrepreneurial ventures that expand the agency’s reach and/or engaging in systems change advocacy (i.e. efforts to influence public or institutional policy.)
 
The Access to Care award went to Streetworks. The finalists were Magdalene/Thistle Farms and First Steps.
Spring 2011 Grant Recipients Announced
June 27, 2011

Baptist Healing Trust's Board of Trust is pleased to announce that over 1.96 million dollars worth of grants will be awarded to 53 non-profit health organizations in Middle Tennessee for its Spring 2011 round of grant-making. This latest round of grants brings the total Trust grant-making, since inception, to almost 55 million dollars.

The goal of the Baptist Healing Trust’s grant-making is to increase the access of vulnerable populations to compassionate and affordable healthcare and to support and enhance the success of the non-profit organizations it funds by offering funding and consulting to organizations to support cultures centered on compassionate care.

The Trust is proud to support the following organizations through its spring cycle. Click here to view the Spring 2011 Grant Recipients

Please note: The grant recipient page of the website is also a searchable grant database.

 
Baptist Healing Trust Announces Fall 2010 Grant Recipients
December 6, 2010

Baptist Healing Trust's Board of Trust is pleased to announce that over 1.6 million dollars worth of grants will be awarded to 54 non-profit health organizations in Middle Tennessee for its Fall 2010 round of grantmaking.

The goal of the Baptist Healing Trust’s grantmaking is to increase the access of vulnerable populations to compassionate and affordable healthcare and to support and enhance the success of the non-profit organizations it funds by offering funding and consulting to organizations to support cultures centered on compassionate care.
 
Since its inception in 2002, the Trust has awarded over $50 million dollars of grants in Middle Tennessee.  The Trust is proud to support the following organizations through its fall cycle. Click here to view the Fall 2010 Grant Recipients

Please note: The grant recipient page of the website is also a searchable grant database.

Baptist Healing Trust Partners with NPT: Children's Health Crisis Series
October 13, 2010

The Baptist Healing Trust has partnered with Nashville Public Television on a series of documentaries focused on the children's health crisis in Tennessee. 

In response to the number of children facing health risks from premature birth, the rising epidemic of childhood obesity, untreated mental health issues, and the lack of specialty care, NPT launched a three year project aimed at fostering a community-wide conversation about the state of Tennessee children’s health.

Please also visit NPT's website and Facebook site to learn more about the health issues facing Tennessee's children.

NPT Reports:  Children's Health Crisis

Become a Facebook fan of NPT Reports:  Children's Health Crisis and receive updated and relevant information about the state of children's health in our community. 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2010 Grant Recepients Announced
June 25, 2010

Baptist Healing Trust's Board of Trust is pleased to announce that over 1.7 million dollars worth of grants will be awarded to 49 non-profit health organizations in Middle Tennessee for its Spring 2010 round of grantmaking.

The goal of the Baptist Healing Trust’s grantmaking is to increase the access of vulnerable populations to compassionate and affordable healthcare and to support and enhance the success of the non-profit organizations it funds by offering funding and consulting to organizations to support cultures centered on compassionate care.

The Trust is proud to support the following organizations through its spring cycle. Click here to view the Spring 2010 Grant Recipients

Please note: The grant recipient page of the website is also a searchable grant database.

Flood Relief and Response
May 3, 2010

The staff and board at the Baptist Healing Trust recognize that many of our non-profit partners and their clients will have been affected by the devasting flooding that occured in Middle Tennessee beginning on May 1, 2010.  In order to respond immediately to the many needs of the community, the Baptist Healing Trust has donated directly to the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund, which is housed at the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.  We encourage others who wish to contribute to the response to visit the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee website.   For our non-profit partners that have needs related to flood relief, please conact the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at 615-321-4939 for more information. 

For those who want to volunteer in the flood response efforts, please visit the Hands on Nashville website to register. The Community Resource Center, who were victims of the flood themselves, are now open and operating out of a temporary warehouse location.  They are accepting donations of new basic nessessities and clothing for flood victims.  For more information, please visit the Community Resource Center.

We are deeply grateful to our community and offer our sincerest condolences to those who have been affected by the floods.

Baptist Healing Trust Announces Fall 2009 Grant Awards
December 4, 2009

Baptist Healing Trust's Board of Trust is pleased to announce that almost 1.3 million dollars worth of grants will be awarded to 41 non-profit health organizations in Middle Tennessee for its Fall 2009 round of grantmaking.

The goal of the Baptist Healing Trust’s grantmaking is to increase the access of vulnerable populations to appropriate and affordable healthcare and to support and enhance the success of the non-profit organizations it funds by offering funding and consulting to organizations to promote cultures centered on loving care.

The Trust is proud to support the following organizations through its fall cycle. Click here to view the Fall 2009 Grant Recipients

Please note: The grant recipient page of the website is also a searchable grant database.

Baptist Healing Trust Announces Spring 2009 Grant Recipients
July 17, 2009

The goal of the Baptist Healing Trust’s grantmaking is to increase the access of vulnerable populations to appropriate and affordable healthcare and to support and enhance the success of the non-profit organizations it funds by offering funding and consulting to organizations to promote cultures centered on loving care.

The Trust is proud to support the following organizations through its spring cycle. Click here to view the Spring 2009 Grant Recipients

Please note that included in the 44 grant recipients are Transom, Partnership and Impacting Education grantees. Critical Needs grants are also listed but have been awarded on a rolling basis. The grant recipient page of the website is also a searchable grant database.

Baptist Healing Trust Announces Fall 2008 Grants
December 5, 2008

The goal of the Baptist Healing Trust’s grantmaking is to increase the access of vulnerable populations to appropriate and affordable healthcare and to support and enhance the success of the non-profit organizations it funds by offering funding and consulting to organizations to promote cultures centered on loving care.

The Trust is proud to support the following organizations through its fall cycle. Click here to view the Fall 2008 Grant Recipients

Please note that this is a searchable grant database.

Baptist Healing Trust Announces Spring 2008 Grant Recipients
July 24, 2008

The goal of the Baptist Healing Trust’s grantmaking is to increase the access of vulnerable populations to appropriate and affordable healthcare and to support and enhance the success of the non-profit organizations it funds by offering funding and consulting to organizations to promote cultures centered on loving care.

The Trust is proud to support the following organizations through its spring cycle. Click here to view the Spring 2008 Grant Recipients

Please note that this is a searchable grant database.

Baptist Healing Trust Announces the Healing for the Healer Retreat
March 4, 2008

At the birth of the Baptist Healing Trust, our board decided we wanted to be more than a grant making organization that distributes checks to charities. Instead, we have chosen to offer help to non-profit organizations in ways that go beyond money. Our mission statement is to be a caring ministry devoted to healing with love in the Christian tradition.

We believe that in order to flourish, the mission of loving care must be actively nourished. To this end, the staff of the Trust has committed to partnering with the staff of select charities to raise the standard of loving care to new heights. True loving care is the hardest to provide; its practitioners need continued support. They also deserve thanks and appreciation. Caregiver support is vital to successful recruitment and retention. Our desire is to help non-profits in their efforts to build and sustain an effective, loving workforce.

The Baptist Healing Trust offers an invitation to caregivers to experience renewal, support, and appreciation for the hard work they do day in and day out. Specifically, a time for a brief retreat is available to any of your direct caregivers who are interested in a time of refreshment, reflection, and community building among other caregivers in the Middle Tennessee region.

• "Healing for the Healer" retreats are scheduled for the following dates in 2008: March 25, June 24, September 9, and December 2.

• All retreats will be held on the Scarritt-Bennett campus in Nashville from 8:30 – 11:30 am.

• Participation is not required for all four retreats, although we would love to see caregivers become involved in as many retreats as possible!

• There is no cost to the caregiver and all supplies will be provided to each participant free of charge

• Application is being made for CEUs from the Tennessee Nurses Association

Interested participants are asked to RSVP to Dawn Meadows Thrasher at 284-8271 or dawn.meadows@healinghospital.org as soon as possible.

$25,000 Funds Disaster Relief and Health Services to Victims of February Tornadoes
February 21, 2008

The Baptist Healing Trust has announced a $25,000 special donation to aid disaster relief and health issues in affected areas of Middle Tennessee.


The Trust is donating $20,000 to the Nashville Area Red Cross for local disaster relief efforts in Middle Tennessee. The American Red Cross is currently assisting more than 900 families in Tennessee following the aftermath of tornadoes on February 5, 2008.


Following the disaster, the Red Cross opened several service centers across the state, including in Hartsville, Lafayette, Fairview and Centerville as well as Jackson, TN. After assisting hundreds of tornado victims, the Red Cross transitioned into outreach assistance with volunteers in the field providing assistance by conducting site visits.


The Trust is donating $5,000 to Hope Family Health Services, a non-profit, faith-based clinic located in Westmoreland, Tennessee serving Sumner, Macon and Trousdale counties. Hope Family Health Services is dedicated to serving the community by providing high-quality, affordable health care which is patient-based and compassionate. Their mission is to bring hope to the future through healing, both physical and spiritual. While the tornadoes brought devastation to 90% of Macon County, the Hope Family Clinic was spared. Through this contribution, the Trust hopes to provide extra staffing to serve the increased health needs of the community.


The Baptist Healing Trust is grateful for the loving efforts of Hope Family Health Services and the Nashville Area Red Cross as well as the many other health and human service agencies in service to our community affected by the tornadoes.

Baptist Healing Trust Announces Fall 2007 Grant Recipients
December 7, 2007

The goal of the Baptist Healing Trust’s grantmaking is to increase the access of vulnerable populations to appropriate and affordable healthcare and to support and enhance the success of the non-profit organizations it funds by offering funding and consulting to organizations to promote cultures centered on loving care.

This grant cycle was the largest in the history of the Trust both in number of applications received and number of grants and funds given to the community. The Trust is proud to support the following organizations through its fall cycle.
Click here to view the Fall 2007 Grant Recipients

Spring 2006 Grant Recipients Announced
August 1, 2007

The goal of the Baptist Healing Trust’s grantmaking is to increase the access of underprivileged populations to appropriate and affordable healthcare and to support and enhance the success of the non-profit organizations it funds by offering funding and consulting to organizations to promote cultures centered on loving care. The Trust is proud to support the following organizations through its spring cycle.
Click here to view the Spring 2006 Grant Recipients

Spring 2007 Grant Recipients Announced
July 26, 2007

The goal of the Baptist Healing Trust’s grantmaking is to increase the access of underprivileged populations to appropriate and affordable healthcare and to support and enhance the success of the non-profit organizations it funds by offering funding and consulting to organizations to promote cultures centered on loving care. The Trust is proud to support the following organizations through its spring cycle.
Click here to view the Spring 2007 Grant Recipients

Baptist Healing Trust Announces Fall Grant Recipients
December 12, 2006

Baptist Healing Trust's Board of Trust is pleased to announce that over $600,000 worth of grants will be awarded to 15 non-profit health organizations in Middle Tennessee for its fall round of grantmaking. The Trust is proud to support the following organizations through its fall cycle.

Click here to view the Fall 2005 Grant Recipients

Baptist Healing Trust Announces Spring Grant Recipients
August 1, 2006

Baptist Healing Trust's Board of Trust is pleased to announce that over $950,000 worth of grants will be awarded to 23 non-profit health organizations in Middle Tennessee for its spring round of grantmaking. The Trust is proud to support the following organizations through its spring cycle. Click here to view the Spring 2005 Grant Recipients

BHT to Host Summer Grant Writing Workshops
July 18, 2006

The Baptist Healing Trust plans to host to summer grant workshops at the Trust's offices on July 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. and on July 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. The purpose of these workshops is to explain the Trust's grant application and decision making process and to go, step by step, through writing a grant application to the Trust. These workshops will be co-facilitated by Trust staff as well as Dr. Bernard Turner, who is a grant reviewer and consultant to the Trust. Dr. Turner also teaches grant writing at the Center for Nonprofit Management.



If you are unable to attend this workshops, but would like to view the slideshow from the workshop, please click here. Please contact Kristen Keely-Dinger at the Trust if you have any questions.

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