Social Enterprise Partners
St. George's Enterprise Ministry (SGEM) invests in new mission initiatives through funding and relationships for the purpose of blessing the Nashville community. The organizations listed below are current or former partners with St. George's, and there are opportunities to support their work at their websites below. Learn more about the SGEM funding process here.
Crossroads Campus seeks to end the cycle of poverty and homelessness for young people who have been impacted by social inequality and other traumas while striving to end the unnecessary euthanasia of abandoned animals. They provide job training, employment, and affordable housing for young adults and adoptions for homeless dogs and cats through Crossroads Pets Shop and Adopt, a non-profit pet retail and grooming business.
To learn more about Crossroads Campus, please visit crossroadscampus.org.
Project Return's PROPS
Project Return fights for the successful new beginnings for people returning to our community after incarceration. PROPS is a social enterprise focused on supporting individuals with counseling, training, and employment in the field of property maintenance.
To learn more about Project Return, please visit projectreturninc.org.
Humphreys Street Coffee
Born out of a desire to create jobs in their neighborhood,
provide mentoring opportunities that empower youth, and train teenagers in job skills such as customer service, marketing, and craftsmanship, Humphreys Street Coffee was created. They are a social enterprise within their parent non-profit, Harvest Hands Community Development, and employ 16 teens per year. One hundred percent of their profits are reinvested into programs and scholarships that support their students.
To learn more about Humphreys Street Coffee, please visit humphreysstreet.com.
Corner to Corner
Corner to Corner exists to extend the hope of Christ through gospel word and loving deed.
To learn more about Corner to Corner, please visit cornertocorner.org.
Justice Industries focuses on hiring valuable contributors who have been seen as “unemployable.” Their staff and employees come from a variety of backgrounds and are all survivors of trauma such as homelessness, addiction, incarceration, mental illness and domestic violence. They seek to provide a clear track of upward mobility—maximizing each person’s personal growth, professional development, and overall opportunity for expanded income and self-sustainability. Their largest industry to date is Just.Glass, which offers glass recycling services in Nashville.
To learn more about Justice Industries, please visit justiceindustries.org.
Poverty & the Arts
Poverty & the Arts is a social enterprise nonprofit that provides opportunities for artists overcoming homelessness to engage in creative outlets, learn income through selling artwork and merchandise, develop entrepreneurial and professional skills, and build community relationships. In their Artist Collective program, artists utilize the provided art supplies and studio space to create artwork in partnership with mentors from the local art community.
To learn more about Poverty & the Arts, please visit povertyandthearts.org.