The West Nashville Dream Center didn't intend to use their grant from the Nashville Predators Foundation empowered by SmileDirectClub to hire a North Nashville coordinator, but then, the March 3 tornado struck.
Manna Café Ministries originally planned on utilizing their grant for their Operation Pomegranate Junior Program, but then the COVID-19 pandemic arrived.
Musicians On Call reallocated their grant funds because an in-person Children's Bedside Performance Program was no longer feasible in this climate.
The Preds Foundation initially identified these three organizations, and so many more throughout the community, as worthy causes who deserved some assistance in helping to make their missions come true. But things haven't come easy as of late in Nashville, and when a pandemic put a shutdown on everyday life just days after a tornado struck the region, the work of institutions like these garnered even more importance.