Nonprofits and the Government Shutdown

The partial federal government shutdown has lasted more than 30 days, and the impact is being felt by people and organizations throughout the country. We are aware that some nonprofits’ operations have been affected by the shutdown. While it is not the obligation of nonprofits to do the job of government, some nonprofits have stepped up to fill some of the gaps felt by our community. We are looking to:

1.  Gather and share information about local nonprofit resources that can support impacted community members, and

2.  Inform elected officials about how the shutdown is affecting nonprofits across Tennessee.

Please take this brief survey to tell us about resources your nonprofit is offering and/or how your organization has been affected.

For questions, please contact: Aria Miles See the list below for resources nonprofits are offering to people impacted by the shutdown.


Resource Directory

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Emergency Food Assistance

Fayette Cares is providing Emergency Food Assistance to families impacted by the Government Shutdown. Fayette Cares is located in Somerville, TN. Contact the organization for more information and requirements.


Free Admission, Arts Groups

During the federal government shutdown, ArtsMemphis is pleased to announce the availability of free admission and discounts to all federal employees at several Memphis arts organizations through an initiative created by the National Civil Rights Museum. Workers with badge I.D. of all federal government departments will be granted free or discounted admission. 


Free and Discounted Offers

For the duration of the government shutdown, local organizations and businesses are offering discounts and free admission to all federal employees with the presentation of a government ID!


Resources and Services

If you are a federal worker affected by the government shutdown, we have the information on where you can find local deals and freebies in the area.

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Diaper Ministry

Sweet Cheeks Diaper Ministry assists families impacted by the Government Shutdown by providing diapers. Be prepared to show proof of government employment and pay stub.

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Circuit Playhouse, Inc.

Discounted tickets to any federal government employee for the following shows: Back When Mike Was Kate, Tuck Everlasting, and Sweat