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Applications Open for Nonprofit Developers to Strengthen Management Training

Contact: Judith Byrd 615-862-6461, cell 615-761-6694

Mayor’s Office Partners with Center for Nonprofit Management to Increase Nonprofit Opportunities

Mayor David Briley and the Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) announce that applications are open for the second annual Affordable Housing Catalyst, a collaborative program that provides training to potential nonprofit developers seeking The Barnes Fund or other affordable housing grants to alleviate Davidson County’s affordable housing needs.

The program will offer consulting to strengthen the management capacity of 10 local nonprofit developers with a key focus on:  evaluations and outcomes, financial analysis techniques, community engagement and resource management. Applications, which can be found at, are due May 24.

“This collaboration is designed to boost opportunities for women and minority-owned businesses to compete for affordable housing grants and I strongly encourage those organizations to apply to participate. Not only does it help small businesses succeed but it also provides guidance to nonprofits, which are often mission-driven to fill this critically important need for our city,” said Mayor Briley.

The program, which launched last year, increased minority and women led organization participation in the affordable housing grant process from less than 15 percent of applications in 2016 to more than 69 percent, to date. It also more than doubled the number of nonprofit participants in The Barnes Fund.

“CNM is thrilled to partner with the Mayor’s Office again this year on the Affordable Housing Catalyst. We have seen this program’s ability to build capacity for organizations working on affordable housing, and it provides the opportunity to collaborate and find solutions that create lasting impact,” said Tari Hughes, president and CEO, CNM.

For further information on how to apply for this opportunity contact Morgan Mansa, executive director of the Barnes Housing Trust Fund, at: 615-862-6007 or