Nashville Salvation Army receives $250,000 in grants for adult education

The Nashville area Command Center (NAC) has announced the Ansley Fund of The Frist Foundation and The Thomas Lyle Williams Foundation has awarded NAC $150,000 and $100,000 respectively to fund its newest program, LIFTS.

A three-year demonstration project that is approved and recognized by The Salvation Army, LIFTS (Learning Is Fundamental To Success) is a program that provides professional, personal and educational skills to individuals who lack resources needed for a healthy, economically stable and independent life.

The official start of the LIFTS Life Skills Program was July 1.

Established in 1982, The Frist Foundation is dedicated to sustaining and improving the quality of life in Nashville. As one of the larger foundations in Tennessee, it has been a philanthropic leader, serving as initiator, convener and catalyst among donors and nonprofit organizations.

The estate of Thomas Lyle Williams was left in trust for the benefit of The Salvation Army (nationally) and CARE, Inc.

The Army’s share of the earnings of this trust is distributed quarterly to the four territories of The Salvation Army. The purpose of this fund is to encourage local units of The Salvation Army to develop new and creative approaches to alleviate the challenges encountered by poor people living within the community.

The Salvation Army, a faith-based nonprofit serving Nashville since 1890, extends a resourceful hand of assistance to families in greatest need, so that they may lift themselves from crisis to stability and independence.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible.

Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.