Tennessee Voices for Victims
667 Wedgewood Avenue, Suite B
Nashville TN 37203-5523
Students learning about sexting and cyberbullying
Mission Statement
To engage and empower victims and citizens in the effort to reduce violent crime.
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Verna Wyatt
Board Chair Maya Sethi
Board Chair Company Affiliation Rocketship Education
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 2013
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
Projected Expenses $122,375.00
Projected Annual Revenue $122,375.00 (2017)
Mission To engage and empower victims and citizens in the effort to reduce violent crime.

Tennessee Voices For Victims (TVFV) began out of a collaboration between Verna Wyatt, Sara Kemp, and Valerie Craig, who have decades of experience working on behalf of victims of crime in Tennessee. Currently, there is no central agency that links victims of crimes together across the state. TVFV will work to create a statewide network of crime survivors with the goal of HEALING:

  •  Helping victims to unite their voices to address common concerns within the system
  •  Educating victims about how to navigate the criminal justice system
  •  Allowing victims the opportunity to give voice to their victimization by participating in a speakers bureau
  •  Linking victims to direct service providers within their geographic area
  •  Igniting victims to feel empowered to become advocates at the grassroots level
  •  Networking opportunities to reduce the natural isolation brought on by victimization
  •  Giving victims assistance and support as they create a new normal for their life after victimization


For being such a young agency, TVFV has proved its need in the community over and over again. During 2016, we have:

1. Presented 132 presentations in our community on a variety of crime and justice topics including child abuse, domestic violence, sexting, cyberbullying, and sexual assault. We educated over 8,000 participants through these programs.

2. Responded to calls from 48 victims of crime who were experiencing difficulty with the justice system. These calls represented 17 different judicial districts out of 31 Judicial Districts that are in Tennessee.

3. Numerous collaborations including: co-hosted trainings with various national organizations to train advocates about crimes that pertain to their clientele, served as the only victim advocate out of the 27 members on the Governor's Task Force on Sentencing and Recidivism, a member of the Tennessee Children's Justice Task Force, member of the ACES Nashville Group, member of the City of Nashville's Domestic Violence Coalition, and long-time chair of the Davidson County Crime Victims' Rights Week Ceremony.

 4.  Secured several new grants including one from the The James Stephen Turner Family Foundation and the Robert K & Anne H. Zelle fund for Education of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.


1. To continue to build our donor base. Since our inception, the money raised in support of our mission and activities has increased each year; however, we need to continue pressing forward to make the agency financially sustainable.

2. To increase our profile throughout the state so victims/survivors have a better ability to reach out to us and be connected with available services.

3. To grow the educational arm of the agency so we are able to reach more individuals and reduce violent crime by engaging the community.

Like most non-profits, our primary need is financial support.  Without it, we can't do all the things we want to do for the victims in our community.  Following financial support, here are our most pressing needs:
1)  We need people to connect with us.  The best way to do this is through our newsletter and Facebook page.
2)  We want to continue to grow our Speaker's Bureau so we need to hear from survivors who are willing to share their story.  Likewise, if you need a survivor's story for an event you are planning, please let us know! 
3)  We need open doors into prisons and jails throughout Tennessee and the nation so we can continue to grow the Victim Impact piece of the agency.
4)  We need open doors into all school districts so we can help educate the students on how to make good decisions. 
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
     We are grateful for all donations to TVFV.  By donating to us, you are playing an active role in giving a survivor of crime their voice back.  Thank you!  Donations can be made through the mail or by visiting our website and following the "donate" tab.  
     There are several ways to get involved with us.  Go to our website and:
1)  Follow the links to "like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
2)  Sign up for our mailing list.  This is the group of advocates, survivors, victims, and other concerned citizens who want to stay informed about what is happening in our state in regards to crime and justice issues.  Sometimes the content is purely meant to provide an update while other times it's meant to inform so people can decide how/if they want to respond.
3)  If you are a victim/survivor or know a victim/survivor, please complete the Victim Survey.  This survey is designed to capture the experiences of the criminal justice system.  
4)  Survivors who are ready to share their story can fill out the form under the education tab for the speaker's bureau.  Survivors find that there is power in sharing their story and we help connect speakers with places for them to share.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Human Services / Victims' Services
Secondary Organization Category Crime & Legal - Related / Rehabilitation Services for Offenders
Tertiary Organization Category Education / Alliances & Advocacy
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TVFV's offices are located in middle Tennessee.  However, we have a statewide presence as we work with advocates, survivors and victims throughout the state by connecting and linking them to services, our Speaker's Bureau, etc.  Additionally, we provide presentations on various crime and justice topics throughout the state as well.  As we create resources such as videos and curriculum, we will market these as well as continue to present at conferences and trainings throughout the nation.
Board Chair Statement In 1991, my sister-in-law was sexually assaulted and murdered.  My life changed.  I was immediately exposed to the frustrations of the justice system.  My heart was broken and I was grieving.  Suddenly I could see others in the same situation – devastated because of violent crime.  I wanted to prevent that victimization experience from happening to families.  I wanted to help victims rebuild their lives.  I began to speak out on behalf of victims, and nearly 23 years later, it is still my passion to prevent crime, and to help victims.  Over these 23 years, I’ve been inspired by the courage of victims, who work so hard to become survivors.  I’ve also been inspired by professionals who assist victims – law enforcement and victim advocates, who receive modest financial compensation for the demanding work they do.  The victims and the professionals I have met and worked with have poured their pain, their honesty, their creativity, their caring, into me personally, helping me see situations from different perspectives, helping me grow as an advocate.  For ten years, I worked alongside two incredible advocates to address crime and justice issues - Sara Kemp and Valerie Craig.  Like most victim advocates, they have hearts for hurting people.  Sara began her journey right out of college, working in a domestic violence shelter.  Domestic violence had not been a part of her personal experience, but she intuitively connected with the women and children in the shelter, and wanted to do something about DV.  Valerie also began her work helping disadvantaged people.  While in college she spent summer breaks working at a camp for people with physical and mental disabilities.  Upon graduating college she began working with financially disadvantaged Head Start families.  When the three of us began working together, it was a perfect fit.  Over the years, we began identifying needs in the victim advocacy community that were not being met - needs that we believed we could address as a team, so we founded TVFV.  The obstacles for starting a nonprofit are many. But, in our first year we have laid a firm administrative foundation with incredible individuals who have expertise in victim related issues who have volunteered to be on our statewide advisory council and our Board.  We have been blessed to receive in-kind donations for our office space /overhead, and for technical expertise for our website and our logo.  The three founders believe in the mission of TVFV and we are contributing our salary compensation. We facilitate a weekly victim impact class for men at CCA, and were invited to begin a class for female inmates that began in July.  We were invited to make presentations at a Coroner’s Conference in Washington State, for teachers in Haywood County TN, for a parent meeting in Mt. Juliet, for students at Vanderbilt, Ezell Harding High, all middle through high Haywood Co. school students, and St Thomas Family Childcare, with numerous other presentation scheduled for presentation.  We have reached over 3,000 people with our presentations since the first of this year.  We have supporters who believe in our abilities, we have experience we can draw from, we are dedicated, and willing even to make personal financial sacrifices to make this agency successful.
CEO Statement The three founders of Tennessee Voices for Victims (TVFV) have a ten year history of working together as a team on victims’ issues.  Together, they have presented thousands of awareness presentations on crime related topics.  They have a proven reputation in Tennessee for supporting victim advocacy work, giving victims of crime a voice, and helping victims overcome the aftermath of crime.  Using relationships they have formed in the victim advocacy arena, TVFV is working to connect victims, law enforcement, and advocates of all crime to focus on crime and justice related issues.  These connections will grow to become one large voice for these concerns in Tennessee.  There is no other agency in Tennessee building this kind of coalition. TVFV is building a statewide speakers bureau.  There’s power in the story of a survivor.  Power for the “teller”, and power for the “hearer”. There is no other agency in Tennessee doing this. TVFV has pulled together individuals with incredible knowledge and expertise to help guide the organization and address issues across the State.  TVFV has formed a statewide advisory council comprised of people who have vast experience in crime/justice issues and the Board of Directors is comprised of individuals who have decades of experience related to victims issues. As victim advocates, TVFV founders began national cutting edge work with offenders in Tennessee.  They recognized the need to prevent crime by addressing perpetrators of crime.  They are the only victim advocates in the State of Tennessee who have 8 years of weekly hands on experience working with incarcerated men, women and teen girls and who continue to be in the classroom each week with incarcerated men and women.  Using their 8 years of personal hands-on experience, they have created a victim impact curriculum for prisons and jails modeled from the evidenced-base victim impact curriculum of the Office of Victims of Crime.  Their classroom facilitation experience gives them credibility to “train the trainer” for jails and prison who want to introduce victim impact programming.  TVFV know that 95% of those incarcerated will return to our communities.  If we are serious about preventing crime, attention must be focused on the people we KNOW are capable of creating victims - the offenders.  There’s no one better to address the offender, than victim advocates who understand the dynamics of victimization.
Description These presentations are made available to middle and high school students of any public or private school.  Schools are filled with students who are victims of a variety of crimes.  This directly impacts the student's ability to perform academically.  These presentations that focus on topics such as domestic violence, child abuse, acquaintance rape, sexting, and cyberbullying provide the students an opportunity to learn in-depth about these topics, in a safe way.  They learn what exactly these crimes are, how to identify them, how to protect themselves from them, and what to do if they are victimized.  
Budget 275 per class
Category Crime & Legal, General/Other Family Violence Prevention
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), Victims,
Short Term Success 85% of students will exhibit an improved understanding of what the crime is, the signs/symptoms, how to appropriately respond, and where to access help.
Long term Success Adolescents will make more informed choices that will help protect them against others who want to harm them.
Program Success Monitored By Surveys are the primary tool in measuring the short term success.  Students are administered a pre/post survey which provides immediate feedback of their knowledge base prior to the presentation and their understanding of the topic after the presentation.  Long-term success is evaluated through the feedback provided by teachers/staff.
Description These classes are designed to help incarcerated men and women understand accountability, their impact, and why they make the choices they make.
Budget 30000/year
Category Crime & Legal, General/Other Inmate Support
Population Served Adults, Offenders/Ex-Offenders, Victims
Short Term Success Short-term success is measured by a pre/post test that is administered at the beginning and end of the unit.  The pre/post test is to measure the inmates understanding of crime and justice issues.
Long term Success Ultimately, prison programs success are determined by recidivism rates.  Those records are maintained by the incarcerating entity.
Program Success Monitored By Success is monitored through a variety of methods.  1)  Pre/Post tests  2)  Facilitator observations of class discussions, individual attitudes, homework assignments  3)  Feedback from institute counselors and staff  
Description Advocacy is a broad category that encompasses many aspects of working with and for victims and accounts for the bulk of our time.  Every phone call we take from across the state, every email we respond to from a victim, every committee or special project we are asked to participate on, etc. is an opportunity to provide hope and healing to a victim or help a group of people understand a victim's perspective.  It's difficult to place a numerical value on this but it is in this work that we make some of our biggest improvements in helping to make the world better for an individual, their community, and our society.  
Budget 80000
Population Served , ,
CEO Comments


Like most nonprofit agencies, the challenges for TVFV is staff time availability and funding.  Funding could solve the staff availability challenge by allowing us to hire additional staff. We have many opportunities every week for providing trainings, educational classes and presentations in Davidson and other Tennessee Counties.  Victim Impact for incarcerated men and women is cutting edge programing for prisons that has not yet been active in jail programming. The opportunity for expanding victim impact programming in Tennessee and across the nation in prisons and jails is a wonderful opportunity for us.  We are the leading victim advocate experts on victim impact facilitation in Tennessee, with 8 years of weekly facilitation experience. Our expertise in training and facilitation, as well as the victim impact curriculum we have developed can generate revenue for our agency.  Our goal is to generate revenue from victim impact curriculum and train the trainer sessions that we would conduct.  We are marketing these services across Tennessee and the nation.  The challenge is to meet opportunities with a staff of three, who are engaged in all duties and responsibilities of running an office.  Presently, our ability to fill every request is stretched.  However, the three founders are dedicated to making our agency successful, and we are devoting overtime hours to meet as many requests as possible, and not taking a financial compensation in order to get the agency on a strong foundation.


Board Chair
Board Chair Maya Sethi
Company Affiliation Rocketship Education
Term Jan 2017 to Jan 2018
Email msethi@rsed.org
Board Members
Valerie Craig Tennessee Voices for Victims, Co-FounderVoting
Mark Deering Southwestern Investment Group, Senior Vice PresidentVoting
Sheryl DeMott Retired, Former Director of Victim Services, Tennessee Department of CorrectionVoting
Dennis Ferrier Fox News 17Voting
The Honorable Glenn Funk District Attorney of the 20th Judicial DistrictVoting
Amy Griffith Victim Intervention Program, Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, DirectorVoting
Becky Griffith Briarpatch Catering, OwnerVoting
Sara Kemp Tennessee Voices for Victims, Co-FounderVoting
Maya Sethi HCA, Litigation CounselVoting
Verna Wyatt Tennessee Voices for Victims, Co-FounderVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1 Indian
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? No
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 91%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Amy Griffith
Term Jan 2017 to Jan 2018
Email amy.griffith@nashville.gov
CEO Comments

TVFV wanted Board and Advisory Council members with passion for our mission.  We wanted diversity, because crime happens to all people.  We wanted survivors of crime.  We wanted diverse professionals, leaders in their profession, who understood crime issues.  We are blessed to have this.    Mark Deering, is Vice Pres. of Southwestern Investment Grp.  A husband and father who sees the need for preventing crime. Sheryl DeMott, has counseled crime victims, was victim liaison for TDOC for ten yrs, and began victim impact programming that is now conducted in every prison in TN. She was Dpty. Dir. of Clinical Svs for TDOC, retiring in 2013. Amy Griffith is Director of the Victim Intervention Program with the Metro Police Dept.  She has personally counseled thousands, and supervised victim service counselors for 25 years. She is routinely called to crime scenes to address immediate needs of victims. She began the annual Season To Remember service in Davidson Co. for homicide survivors, which inspired the TN State Season to Remember.  Becky Griffith is co-owner of Briarpatch Catering, a strong victim advocate, a survivor of rape who was an early voice for victims. Carol Etherington has a master’s in psych-mental health and worked with the police for 19 years serving victims of crime.  Carol is drawn to places like Bosnia, Cambodia, Angola, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, sites of wars and natural disasters. She served on the U.S. medical team with the International Red Cross, or ICRC, aiding refugees from the Pol Pot regime. She and her colleagues treated more than 100,000 victims of war.  Maya Sethi, is Litigation Counsel for HCA.  She is a wife and mother and has a heart for preventing crime and helping victims.  Kathleen Starnes Maxwell, is a small business owner, former chair of the Davidson Co. Republican Party, a rape survivor, and victim advocate for over 23 years.  Dannelle Walker, is general council for TN Dept. of Education.  She investigates teacher misconduct matters in Tennessee and she has a heart for justice and helping victims. Our Advisory Council is also rich with experience and talent from across the State – prosecutors, survivors of crime, advocates, law enforcement, educators, State Commissioners.  If there is a challenge for our Board / Council, it would be fundraising. But, their passion and talent will translate into sharing TVFV with others who can offer financial support.  

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Verna Wyatt
Term Start Jan 2013
Email verna.wyatt@tnvoicesforvictims.org
In 1991, Verna's sister-in-law and best friend was sexually assaulted and murdered, giving Verna a unique perspective on the impact of crime and the criminal justice system.  Verna took her personal pain and is now one of the leading advocates in Nashville for victims and survivors.  For 14 years, she was the Executive Director at a local victim advocacy agency and then in 2013, she, along with two former co-workers, founded Tennessee Voices for Victims as a response to needs they were consistently hearing about from other advocates, survivors and victims.  Verna has a proven track record in advocating for others and impacting change.
2006 – Present  Tennessee Department of Correction’s TREC Committee
2005 – Present  Tennessee’s Children’s Justice Task Force
1998 – Present  Nashville Voices For Victims
2009 – 2013  Tennessee Judicial Selection Commission
2011 – 2013  Mayor of Nashville’s Domestic Violence Safety Assessment Committee
2006 – 2012   Tennessee Sex Offender Treatment Board
2002 – 2011   Nashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
2003 – 2011   Commissioner, State of Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission
2005 – 2011   Tennessee Department of Correction Victim Liaison Advisory Council
2003 – 2011   Advisory Council Member for Tennessee First Lady Andrea Conte
2007 – 2010   Board Member for Victims Voices
2004 – 2009   Board Member, Domestic Violence Intervention Center
1998 – 2000   Crisis line volunteer, Sexual Assault Center
1993 – 1998   Member and active volunteer for You Have the Power
2003 – 2004   Re-Entry Steering Committee for Tennessee Bridges2003 – 2005   Board Member, Survivors Against Violent Environments
2004 – 2007   Advisory Council Member for Trauma Intervention Center for Children and Adolescents at Family & Children’s Services
2005 -  Participant in Memphis/Nashville FBI Citizens Academy
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 50
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Under Development
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? Under Development
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
President's Award (Verna Wyatt)Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police2005
Volunteers of the Year (Verna Wyatt and Valerie Craig)Corrections Corporation of America2012
Statewide Victim Advocate (Valerie Craig)Board of Probation and Parole2010
Top 40 Under 40 (Valerie Craig)The Tennessean2002
The Champion of Victim Rights AwardUnion University2015
Senior Staff
Title Co-Founder and Director of Education
Experience/Biography Valerie graduated from MTSU with a BS in 1997. She began her career of helping people in 1995 -1997 when she worked as a Camp Counselor for Easter Seals Society of Tennessee, providing primary care for children and adults with various mental and physical disabilities. After graduating from MTSU she worked at Knox County Head Start in Knoxville, TN, 1997 -1999 as a Support Services Specialist where she provided social services and support through in home visits for low-income families and their preschool aged children. Though not working directly with victims of crime, this experience provided the foundation for direct victim services as she was afforded the opportunity to observe and intercede in families who were struggling emotionally. From 1999 – 2002, Valerie began her work with victims of crime at Senior Citizens, Inc. (currently Fifty-Forward, Inc.) helping elderly victims of crime maneuver the justice system and offering them assistance in restoring their broken lives. She provided direct service to elderly victims reeling from all kinds of crime victimization – domestic violence, assault, burglary, scams, embezzlement, robbery, and rape. From 2002 – 2012, Valerie served as Director of Education at You Have the Power, a crime victim advocacy organization where she created, planned, implemented, and presented hundreds of forums and public presentations about crime victimization topics such as child abuse, domestic violence, acquaintance rape, child sexual abuse, internet dangers, and elder abuse. She is an expert presenter on these crimes and has presented at numerous conferences. Valerie Co-authored a victim impact curriculum that is being used throughout the United States and in Ireland. She also co-authored resource guide books to raise awareness about the problems of acquaintance rape, child sexual abuse in the faith community, and Methamphetamine. For 7 years, Valerie co-facilitated five weekly victim impact classes in local prisons to incarcerated men, women, and teen girls, teaching thousands of offenders about accountability and the impact they have had on the lives of their victims. She also has presented numerous “train the trainer” trainings on facilitation of victim impact programs to Corrections and Probation’s professionals. She effectively worked in collaborative settings to plan numerous statewide conferences and community projects, chairing many of the collaborative efforts.
Title Co-Founder and Director of Marketing
Experience/Biography Sara began her career working as a Night Manager at a domestic violence shelter. Seeing the impact of violence on children moved Sara to look for work where her skills could make a difference in preventing crime. From 1999 – 2012 Sara served as Director of Marketing for You Have the Power, non-profit crime victim advocacy group. During her time there, she raised over $500,000 by marketing DVDs through the US and Canada. She oversaw the website and social media outreach and secured national attention for YHTP victim impact curriculum in publications such asAmerican Jails and International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology. Sara helped facilitate hundreds of programs in the community to raise awareness about crimes such as domestic violence, child sexual abuse, rape, Internet dangers, elder abuse, meth and more. Sara has been a volunteer with the Nashville Adult Literacy Council since 2007 and serves on the communication committee for the American Marketing Association, Nashville Chapter. Sara is currently pursuing certification in Graphic Design from New Horizons Computer Learning Center. She has a BA in Psychology from Western Kentucky University.
CEO Comments Verna Wyatt, Valerie Craig, and Sara Kemp have 10 years’ experience working together as a team on crime and justice issues.  During those ten years, working on victim related projects from conception to completion helped us develop respect and trust for each other.  We also developed common goals and a vision for connecting victims and advocacy professionals across the state.  We have witnessed the power of victim impact classes for incarcerated people, and know that it can be an essential tool in preventing victimization and changing the generational cycle of victimizing behavior.  We work very well together because we understand each other, we like each other, we care about victims and we care about preventing victimization.  Our combined talents and our experience working together make us an effective team.  As a team, we have vast experience creating and presenting hundreds of community programs on child sexual abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse, rape, internet dangers, and other crime related programs.  We have developed victim impact curriculum and have facilitated hundreds of victim impact classes for incarcerated men, women, and teen girls, reaching thousands of inmates with the accountability message.  We have a rich history of experience that has developed over the years from working together on common goals.  We are careful stewards of contributions that are given to TVFV and are mindful how we use our financial resources.  We have a passion for making a difference, and we are willing to put our money where our mouth is.  Each of the founders of TVFV is forgoing a salary until our organization is ready to support salaries.  The work is important to us.  The results are important to us, and we are willing to put in the time that is needed, and to make the personal sacrifices that will make the agency a success. 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2017
Projected Revenue $122,375.00
Projected Expenses $122,375.00
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$45,550$51,890$34,545
Administration Expense$1,084$0$0
Fundraising Expense$763$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.030.851.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses96%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$6,405$5,124$11,328
Current Assets$6,405$5,124$11,328
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$6,405$5,124$11,328
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts and Grants $37,674Contributions, Gifts & Grants $36,224Contributions, Gifts and Grants $30,048
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations and Corporations $25,988Fundraising Events $6,399Program Service Revenue $5,446
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising Events $8,762Program Revenue $1,606 --
IRS Letter of Exemption
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires June 2018
Solicitations Permit
Solicitation Permit - Expires 2018
Organizational Budgets and Other Documents
TVFV Budget2017
TN Voices for Victims 2015 Budget2015
TN Voices for Victims 2013 Budget2013
Organization Comments Tennessee Voices For Victims (TVFV) received its 501(c)3 in 2013 on decades of experience working with victims of crime, however, with only the IRS filing fee in the bank. Because the founders of TVFV are invested in the mission of this agency, they have donated a large part of their salaries each year in order to grow the agency. In 2015 $85,000 salary expense was waived by the three founders. As a relatively young nonprofit, with a small staff, we are proud of the work that has been done since with the resources we have been given. We have low administrative expenses, as our work space/utilities, phone/internet services, have been donated since inception, and in 2015 that amount was $4800. Our revenue has grown $10,000 each year since 2013. Our young agency placed in the top ten for small agencies who received the most donations during the Community Foundation’s Big Payback Day of Giving in 2014 and 2015.
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
*2012 Fiscal year was an abbreviated year and began 11/16/12 and ended 12/31/12.
Financial figures taken from the 990.
990 was prepared by KL Dillard Services.
Comment provided by Kathryn Bennett 3/17/17.
Nonprofit Tennessee Voices for Victims
Address 667 Wedgewood Avenue, Suite B
Nashville, TN 37203 5523
Primary Phone (615) 390-5202
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Verna Wyatt
Board Chair Maya Sethi
Board Chair Company Affiliation Rocketship Education
Year of Incorporation 2013

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