Pathway Lending and WBC awarded $10,000 grant from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Female entrepreneurs in Davidson County get boost from Community Foundation grant

 Pathway Lending has received a $10,000 grant from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. These funds will be used to support Pathway Women’s Business Center, and will directly help expand our classes and counseling for disadvantaged women who are early stage business owners.

Community Foundation of Middle TN logo

The Community Foundation awarded more than $2 million in grants to 346 nonprofit organizations as part of the 2017 annual discretionary grantmaking. With their $10,000 grant, Pathway WBC plans on reaching 100+ women throughout Davidson County with small business education.

Specifically, Pathway WBC’s education will focus on “Business Transformation” through financial literacy, business basics, technology fundamentals, and access to capital strategies.  This will complement the work pathway does with MDHA in supporting micro enterprises and entrepreneurs in Davidson County’s 41 most impoverished census tracts.

“More women are starting and growing businesses now than ever before,” says Pathway WBC President Amy Bunton. “We’re thrilled that the Community Foundation recognizes the impact female entrepreneurs have on our economy, and we’re committed to doing everything we can to help them be successful.”

The Community Foundation awards discretionary grants annually from its unrestricted and field-of-interest funds through an open application process to Middle Tennessee nonprofit organizations addressing community needs and benefiting the well-being of citizens through valuable programs and innovative services. The Foundation connects generosity with need in order to build a stronger community for the future. To learn more, please visit