On March 27, 2023, a gunman opened fire at Covenant Christian School in Nashville, TN, killing three children and three adults, and terrorizing hundreds of students and staff. The fund was started in partnership with the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and will benefit the loved ones of the people who were killed and those who were present and suffered psychological trauma.
100% of donations to this fund will go to survivors and victims of this tragedy. Donations made to this fund are tax deductible.
Information and eligibility guidelines coming soon.
Oakland County’s Board of Commissioners (BOC) is partnering with the Oakland Community Health Network (OCHN) to launch an Oxford School Mental Health Funding Assistance Program in support of persons directly impacted by the recent tragedy.
A Town Hall will be hosted by the local Steering Committee on June 20, 2023 at 6:00pm to hear public comment on the Draft Protocol and explain the application process.
West End Community Church
235 White Bridge Pike
Nashville, TN 37209
Application & Payment Information
Each type of application has documents which may need to be completed and uploaded as part of the process. Please click “Before you start…” document below for the appropriate category, download, and complete the information before beginning the online application. Please note that some documents may require signatures and notarization.
Funds are distributed once the Steering Committee approves a distribution plan for approved applicants. Funds will be distributed in the following ways:
- Zelle (For those who are 18 or over only)
- Check (For those under the age of 18, utilizing Special Needs Trusts, or those unable to receive funds via Zelle)
Victims or beneficiaries over the age of 18, who do not require a Special Needs Trust, may be paid via Zelle.
Find Zelle in the mobile banking app of your bank or by downloading the Zelle app. Zelle is supported through many major banks.
Special Needs Trusts– If you are receiving income-based government assistance, we recommend that you consult an attorney. They may advise you to set up a Special Needs Trust so none of your government benefits will be negatively affected by receiving this gift. If you happen to already have a Special Needs Trust, that Trust might be able to be used for your Fund payment.
Custodial Accounts – In accordance with the Uniform Transfer to Minors Act, payments to minor victims or beneficiaries must be placed in a custodial bank account. A custodial bank account is one that is in the child’s name, but for which the parent or guardian acts as custodian. If the child does not already have a custodial bank account, we recommend that you open one prior to submitting your application. Any bank can set up a custodial account for you. A custodial account will typically be named something like: “Custodian John Smith on behalf of Adrian Smith” or ”Custodial Account for Adrian Smith”.
Shooting occursNovember 30, 2021
Publish Draft Protocol and public comment period beginsFebruary 15, 2022
Town Hall Meeting and public comment period endsMarch 21, 2022
Steering Committee meets to approve Final ProtocolMarch 22, 2022
Fund closes to donationsMay 20, 2022
All personal meetings requested with the Fund Administrators completedMarch 21, 2021 – May 6, 2022
Deadline for submission of applicationsMay 6, 2022
Steering Committee approves Funds Distribution PlanJune 13, 2022
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Register for the Town Hall & Submit Written Feedback
Written feedback and questions about the Draft Protocol and must be submitted by January 18th. The Town Hall will be held on January 19, 2023 at 7:00pm at the Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church, 1102 S. 21st St, Colorado Springs, CO 80804.