Join us for a Night of Resilient Worship!

The Grove is hosting a Night of Resilient Worship this Friday, August 28 th  to raise money in

support of our new small business COVID-19 recovery program. The live event, streamed

on Facebook live, will feature musical guests Maranda, Earl Bynum & The Mount Global Choir

and the Watson Grove Music Ministry.

Beginning Friday, local small business owners impacted by the ongoing pandemic can apply for

$1,000 grant funding. Small businesses are important because they foster local economies, keep

money close to home and support neighborhoods and communities. So many of us have dealt

with so much during these difficult times, but we’re still being resilient. And ‘The Grove’ wants

to help others stay resilient. PNAS conducted a survey that found 43% of small businesses have

temporarily closed due to COVID-19. The U.S. Census Bureau also conducted a small business

Pulse Survey that shows 32% of small business owners expect more than six months will pass

before their business returns to its usual level of operations. Our goal is to help you get through

these tough times. Small business owners can apply from August 28th thru September 11th


The Grove is seeking Middle Tennessee African American business owners to be considered for

one of twenty (20) $1,000 grants. Consideration will be given to those who submit by September

11 th , 2020 by 4pm CST, no exceptions. Grantees will also receive business coaching and

professional services from Career Thrivers, including in the areas of business finance, diversity

and inclusion, marketing and communications. Businesses must have been operational for at


The Grove is compiling a list of partner-owned businesses that are willing to offer their services

to assist grant recipients. Once the recipients have been chosen, they willll be paired with

additional services needed to assist during the pandemic. Business leaders interested in providing

professional support to the awardees can apply to serve as business mentors at

Watson Grove Missionary Baptist Church


1415 Horton Avenue | Nashville, TN 37212



AMC Theater

633 Frazier Drive | Franklin, TN 37067

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Friday: Closed

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