The Village, an initiative of the Nashville Mayor’s Office, is an incubation space for grassroots community organizations that empowers leaders from marginalized communities, identities, or lived experiences by providing a safe space to thrive, connect, and access vital resources, wisdom, funding, and power.

It was founded by Nashville Mayor’s Office of Community Safety director Ron Johnson and innovative DEI and conflict consultant Dawn Stone during her tenure at the Center for Nonprofit Management. The Village is continuing to expand its impact in Davidson County through a partnership with CFMT, which provides administrative support and builds strong public-private partnerships with The Village member organizations to combat violence on a grassroots level – ultimately strengthening the foundation of these organizations and facilitating transformative change.

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