To empower individuals, families, businesses, organizations and communities to use collaborative approaches to transform conflict into opportunities for positive growth and change while promoting healthy families and a safe community through effective communication and dispute resolutions.
Past Year Accomplishments:
Goals for Current Year:
1. Public Education: In need of a comprehensive educational program including:
Cost for writing the promotional information, printing, publication and hosting seminars. Estimate $6,000.
2. Expanding services for:
Estimate - $50,000
4. Co-parenting programs for separated/divorced parents; military personnel and fathers:
Administration estimated cost $11,500
CMG Foundation is a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We work with families, individuals, communities and schools.
CMG Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded to help resolve disputes amicably in our community by offering affordable alternative dispute resolution solutions and training for individuals, businesses, communities and schools. We believe that a healthy, collaborative approach to conflict resolution helps to preserve families and build a stronger community. We want our community to grow and develop a better approach to conflict resolution and halt the growing trend of violence as a solution to conflict.
Director Morna Ellis founded Commonwealth Mediation Group, Inc. (CMG) in 1996 to bring alternative dispute resolution to the Virginia area. She brings 20 years of experience in the field, as a mediator, trainer and mentor, to help CMG Foundation develop a more wholesome approach to conflict within our community.
Our mediators are certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia and have vast experience in working with families, individuals and government agencies. Our trainers, training programs and mentors are approved by the Supreme Court of Virginia and have many years of experience in dispute resolution and education. One unique aspect of our organization is that our mediators and trainers come from a range of professional, educational and cultural backgrounds. This diversity provides us with the capacity to better understand and meet the needs of our clients.
CMG Foundation works with courts at all levels in the Greater Metropolitan Richmond area, primarily serving Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts and General District. Mediation services may be available at no cost to clients when referred by a court. We provide private fee-based conflict management services including mediation, facilitation and arbitration. Sliding scale fees are available based upon the needs of the parties. Due to the breadth of experience of our professionals, we are able to handle both family and non-family matters. Services to families include addressing disputes relating to custody, parenting plans, support, property settlement, intergenerational, elder care and LGBT issues. We provide conflict resolution services relating to non-family matters including business /partnership dissolution, employment/EEO, breach of contract, personal injury and neighborhood matters.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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