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Our 2012 Grantees

We respect and appreciate the efforts of local nonprofits to offer programs and services meeting the needs of and improving our community. During our 2012 discretionary grant cycle, The Community Foundation awarded more than $1.3 million to 273 Middle Tennessee nonprofits through the annual grant process. 

Congratulations to these 273 local nonprofits offering solutions to our community’s needs and providing vital services to our neighbors!

Our 2012 discretionary grant recipients:

 

 

 

5 Loaves 4 Kids

To provide weekend food to 230 needy children.

A.B.L.E. Youth, Inc.

To allow 12 youth in wheelchairs to attend Independence Camp at Camp Widjiwagan in October, 2013.

ACLU Foundation of Tennessee

To develop 100 Middle Tennessee youth's leadership skills and Constitutional knowledge through the 2013 Students' Rights Conference.

Adventure Science Center Nashville 

To bring science to life and increase science literacy with 180 youth, 9-12 yrs using robots.

Against the Grain, Inc.

To provide life-recovery curriculum to 250 people in local jails and recovery homes.

Alive Hospice 

To provide hospice awareness and grief support materials (books, brochures) for children, teens, patients' friends/family, and the community.

ALS Association-Tennessee Chapter 

To support PALS and their families by allowing a break from very demanding 24/7 care giving duties

Alzheimer's Association Mid South Chp

To provide social engagement activities for those diagnosed with various types of dementia in the early stages.

American Association For State and Local History

To assist seven Middle Tennessee history museums to improve stewardship of their collections.

Aphesis House, Inc.

To provide 26 men with basic needs to secure permanent housing and be more industrious as they reenter society.

Arc of Tennessee, Inc.

To provide training and support for students receiving special education services to lead their own Individualized Education Program Team Meetings.

ARC of Williamson County

To assist adolescents and young adults with disabilities and their families develop a path for the future.

Ark Community Resource and Assistance Center 

To provide nutritious meals and companionship to home-bound seniors

Arthritis Foundation Southeast Region, Inc.

To provide Certified Instructor training workshops resulting in 60 new instructors, reaching a minimum of 1,800 people annually.

Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville

To provide pro bono legal and business services to low-income artists and nonprofit arts organizations.

Arts Center of Cannon County 

To create and disseminate documentary "webisodes" about southern music traditions.

Ashley's Place/Sumner Child Advocacy Center

To strengthen victim services for child abuse victims and decrease service gaps throughout the investigative and prosecution process.

Asian American Performing Arts Society 

To fund artist fees for a four day series of free public ballet performances in the city park.

ASMT, Inc. 

To provide a deeper understanding of effective, research-based practices to parents, educators, and others working with individuals with autism.

Assistance League of Nashville

To provide new standard school attire to 75 MNPS elementary students during the 2012-2013 school year.

Avalon Center

To provide food, transportation, and start-over kits to 250 women and their children residing in and exiting emergency shelter.

Be A Helping Hand Foundation

To provide trade skills training to 30 students which will include tools, building materials, books, and trainers.

Belmont United Methodist Church

To continue the momentum and success of the summer scholars program.

Bernard Community Center, Inc. 

To renovate one room in the building for use as a Kitchen to serve a variety of functions (Restricted to flooring/countertops/backsplash).

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee

To match strengthening and sustainability activities for Middle Tennessee's children of prisoners through collaboration of REACH and Amachi programs.

Blackbird Theater

To support the staging of Peter Shaffer's AMADEUS, coinciding with the Nashville Opera production of Mozart's MAGIC FLUTE.

Boiler Room Theatre

To provide accessible, professional children's theatre to students in Williamson & surrounding county schools & Saturdays.

Book'em

To provide reading role models and books to 2,000 economically disadvantaged elementary children in Metro Public Schools.

Books from Birth of Middle Tennessee

To provide much-needed books to preschoolers and families in underserved areas of Sumner County.

Boys and Girls Club of Maury Co. 

To open a second facility and double the number of children we serve from 140 to 320 total children.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Rutherford County

To increase the use of arts programming to reinforce self-disciple, build self-esteem, and promote creativity.

Bridges of Williamson County

To provide support to individuals who are seeking legal protection from domestic violence through the judicial system.

BrightStone

To provide nursing oversight for up to 40 individuals who live with developmental disabilities.

Brown Center for Autism

To provide mental health support services to 16-20 families of young Middle Tennessee children with autism.

Bryan Symphony Orchestra Association

To support Tosca in Tennessee, a live opera for rural upper Cumberland.

Caregiver Relief Program of Bedford County

To provide monthly reimbursement for quality respite care to at least 14 primary family caregivers..

Carl & Lovie Mae Smith Emergency Animal Rescue/Lovie's Legacy

To provide animal safety and care instruction to 1,200 Pre-K to 3rd grade children in Metro Nashville schools.

CASA of Maury County, Inc 

To support volunteers, especially those without medical backgrounds, on cases where there are allegations of severe child abuse

CASA of Robertson County 

To recruit and train 10 volunteers who will advocate for up to 50 additional abused and neglected children.

CASA Works, Inc.

To recruit, train and supervise 5 CASA Volunteers to advocate for 10 abused children in Juvenile Court.

CASA, Inc.

To provide volunteer court appointed advocacy services for 25 abused/neglected children for one year.

Center for Family Development 

To provide enrichment opportunities for 100 children, youth, and teens being cared for by a relative caregiver (Restricted to Family Assistance).

Center for Living and Learning

To provide job training and job placement services for adults with severe and persistent mental illness.

Center for the Arts/City-County Cultural Arts Commission 

To provide theatre education for 140 youth, ages 6 to 18.

Centerstone of Tennessee, Inc 

To provide free, confidential, professional counseling and crisis call management for returned warriors in Middle Tennessee.

Charlotte Middle School

To provide musical enrichment for students to increase their love of the arts.

Cheatham County Animal Awareness Foundation

To continue spaying 1000 dogs and cats annually.

Child Advocacy Center for the 23rd Judicial District

To provide treatment for post-traumatic-stress disorder to children who have been victims of sexual and physical abuse.

Children's Advocacy Center for the 31st Judicial District

To provide Stewards of Children training to 200 community members who interact with children on a regular basis.

Children's Museum Corp/Discovery Center at Murfree Spring 

To present a free community event that exposes children and families to local artists and unique art projects.

Circle Players, Inc.

To produce and present the Middle Tennessee premier of the all youth musical "Band Geeks!"

City of Manchester

To revitalize and update the Manchester Memorial Park.

Coffee Co Anti-Drug Coalition

To provide a safe environment where youth receive academic and life skills assistance resulting in increased academic success.

Coffee County Child Care Center

To provide financial assistance for childcare for families in need.

Coffee County Children's Advocacy Center

To provide community based child abuse prevention workshops in the community for children and adults.

Coffee County Humane Society

To provide spay/neuter for pets of low income families and homeless dogs and cats.

Coffee County Koss Center

To provide fresh fruits and vegetables weekly to students in the alternative school.

Community Development Center 

To provide for the daily essentials for health and safety to 25 individuals with disabilities determined in crisis.

Community Homeless Outreach & Support/The Brooks House

Provide preventive and corrective physical/dental/vision care and necessary medications for 40 homeless women returning to the work force.

Community Spirit, Inc.

To support the actors, musicians, and crew of the 2013 production of SMOKE and SPIRIT.

Contact Life Line of the Highland Rim

To provide a listening ear within our serviced counties 24 hours a day 365 days of the year.

Contributor Inc. 

To provide homeless/formerly homeless individuals with needed resources to overcome barriers that lead to chronic homelessness and poverty.

Cookeville Regional Medical Center Foundation

To provide screening mammograms, diagnostic breast services and education on breast cancer to uninsured and underinsured women.

Council on Aging of Greater Nashville 

To provide education and assistance in regard to the upcoming mandatory electronic deposit of social security benefits.

Country K-9 Rescue

To provide spay/neuter surgeries and maintain a 100% spay/neuter rate for rescued/adopted pets.

Country Music Foundation

To provide professional development workshops for teachers and educational enrichment for 10,000 students in Middle Tennessee.

Creek Wood High School

To provide students access to emerging and relevant technology which will advance performance on state assessments.

Cumberland Region Tomorrow

To provide a new tool that lets communities determine Sustainable Return of Investment on projects.

Davidson County Sheriff's Office

To build and provide animal shelters to MACC for the animals in their care.

Daystar Counseling Ministries, Inc.

To provide group counseling for children and adolescents.

Decisions, Choices & Options, Inc.

To expand and implement a Peer Mentoring Council program in selected high schools served by the DCO program.

DeKalb Co Board of Education

To provide healthy food and nutrition education for our needy students and their families through a backpack program.

Dickson Community Clinic

To financially assist patients requiring specialized care and further treatment.

Dickson County Board of Education

To provide STEM teaching enhancement in the classrooms of middle schools.

Dickson County High School

To provide hands on learning in the anatomy and physiology classroom while integrating art and science.

Dickson County Sheriff's Office

To raise awareness about traffic safety issues and educate motorists about safe driving practices and applicable laws.

Dickson Elementary School

To engage and increase test scores in students PreK-5 using current technology/Nook Tablets in the classroom.

Dismas, Inc.

To provide job training and employment opportunities for former prisoners as they transition back into society.

Domestic Violence Program, Inc.

To enhance emergency services, court advocacy/ counseling to elder abuse victims including rural and disabled, and limited English seniors.

Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee

To provide parent to parent support, education and resources to families with a newly diagnosed child with Down syndrome.

East Middle School

To offer a program that will provide for students' basic physical and academic needs.

East Nashville Cooperative Ministry

To supplement the Healthy Meals Program that feeds 150 people each day.

East Nashville Hope Exchange

To improve reading ability and character development of at-risk children.

Elders First Adult Day Services Association

To provide financial support for scholarships enabling low-income older adults to attend 250 days of Adult Day Services.

Exchange Club Family Center

To provide evidence-based parenting class for 70 soon-to-be-released incarcerated parents in Davidson and Rutherford Counties.

Exchange Club/Stephens Center

To provide weekly in-home visits designed to prevent child abuse/neglect for 30 infants in at-risk Spanish-speaking families.

Faith Family Medical Clinic

To provide medical exams for 50 uninsured, low-income women.

Families in Crisis, Inc.

To provide emergency shelter and comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence.

Family 2 Family

To help local residents with utility bills such as gas, water, & electric.

Family and Children's Service

To support more than 300 children and relative caregivers with groups and activities.

Family Foundation Fund 

To improve boys' education and leadership ability, teaching them integrity, and practicing the principles of discipline and service.

Fannie Battle Day Home for Children, Inc

To provide 16 at-risk children, 6 weeks-3 years, full-time, year-round, high-quality education emphasizing cognitive, physical, emotional, and social development.

Fentress County Children's Center, Inc.

To provide Life Skills Program for 75 juvenile offenders and child abuse victims.

FiftyForward

To support musicians participating in FiftyForward Music for Seniors' live music outreach performances.

First Baptist Winchester Community Development Corp. 

To provide hot meals for 46 seniors each Tuesday

Food Initiative/Mission Clarksville 

To teach youth to grow healthy food and instill responsibility for health, community, and the environment (Restricted to Middle Tennessee use ONLY).

Foundation for Tennessee Chess 

To help fund a chess program for 30 youth at Easley Community Center at Rose Park in Nashville.

Franklin County Humane Society

To provide spay and neuter surgeries to maintain 100% alteration of all shelter pets before adoption.

Freckles Friends Pet Shelter, Inc.

To provide spay/neuter financial assistance vouchers to low-income pet owners.

Friends in General

To provide free mammograms to uninsured or indigent women with no access to breast health services.

Friends of Animals of Jackson County

To provide financial assistance to low-income pet owners in Jackson County to spay/neuter their pets.

Friends of Centennial Park and the Parthenon/The Conservancy

To pay Tennessee based musicians to perform at Musicians Corner, a free community concert series in Centennial Park.

Friends of the Appalachian Center for Craft of Tennessee

To enable 1200, 4th-12th grade students to attend a day of hands-on craft programs.

Friends of the Public Library of Nashville and Davidson Cty, Inc.

To present concerts by world renowned classical guitarists free to the general public at the Library.

Friends of Warner Parks

To support the S.W.E.A.T. Program for teens and young adults, that works to improve the Parks.

Frist Center for the Visual Arts

To provide waivers for children from Frist Center Community Partner organizations to attend summer art camp.

Gallatin Shalom Zone

To provide mentors and afterschool homework/computer skills to students grades K-7 for underserved families.

Gilda's Club Nashville

To provide programs to help individuals develop skills and tools, and control fears about cancer.

Giles County Help Center

To provide emergency food for families with children, older adults, and those who are unemployed.

Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee Inc.

To provide financial assistance to girls who would like to attend spring or summer camp.

Girls on the Run Nashville

To provide 70 girls the opportunity to participate in a life changing character development program.

Global Education Center

To create a dance drama, HIV: Journey from Fear to Peace, and school version, The Power of Compassion.

God's Storehouse, Inc 

To provide food and shelter to the homeless in Lawrence County and those passing through.

Good Neighbor Foundation

To provide reentry needs such as medical, rent, clothing, food, mental health, etc. to 60 females.

Good Samaritans 

To provide emergency assistance to families in financial crisis.

Governor Frank G. Clement Railroad Hotel Museum

To develop an interactive learning experience through an afterschool program based on history, community service, and leadership.

Graceworks Ministries, Inc.

To identify financial need and provide assistance with basic requests such as rent, mortgage and utilities for struggling families.

Granville Museum, Inc. 

To support the annual festival in a historic riverboat town that provides recreation for all ages and enhances the arts.

Greater Faith Community Action Corp. 

To increase the feeding capacity of our soup kitchen and address the problem of hunger in Robertson County.

Hands On Nashville, Inc.

To advance emergency preparedness efforts, training a Community Emergency Response Team to streamline Volunteer Reception Centers' functions.

Hands-On Science Center

To provide ten free monthly Family Science Nights with activities, demonstrations, and lectures approximately reaching 2,000- 4,000 people.

Harvest Hands Community Development Corporation 

To provide a holistic, research-based after-school program that is focused on learning for 40 elementary students in South Nashville

Haven of Hope

To provide case management, licensed counseling and housing assistance services for shelter and outreach clients.

Healing Arts Project Inc.

To provide art classes and writing workshops for 98 individuals in mental health and addiction recovery.

Heart of the Cumberland

To provide support groups for children and adults who have suffered a traumatic loss of a family member.

Helping Hands of Putnam County

To provide families with personal care items and cleaning supplies for health and safety

Hermitage/Ladies Hermitage Assn.

To provide free Travelin' Classroom programs covering life and impact of Andrew Jackson to 1,000 students in middle Tennessee.

Hickman Humane Society, Inc.

To provide support services for animals who've been abandoned, unwanted, neglected and surrendered.

High Hopes, Inc.

To provide tools for motor and sensory development for approximately 100 children with and without special needs.

Hillsboro Elementary School

To provide a walking track for students, faculty and community to increase physical activity opportunities and improve health.

Historic Nashville, Inc. 

To offer educational programs, workshops, and publications in support of our mission to serve diverse audiences throughout Nashville 

Homework Hotline 

To provide an intensive reading intervention for 75 failing third grade students.

HUGGS for Inspirational Men and Women 

To provide the Balancing Your Life Program to 25 ex-offenders returning to the work force.

Humane Society of Clarksville/Montgomery County

To provide reduced cost spaying and neutering services to pet owners on a fixed or limited income.

Humane Society of Dover/Stewart County

To reduce the uncontrolled breeding of stray cats by providing sterilization and rabies vaccines to this neglected population.

Humane Society of Putnam County

To provide financial assistance for the sterilization of 286 animals of low income families.

Humanities Tennessee

To provide Middle Tennessee public school students with a program that encourages and supports reading and literacy.

Interfaith Dental Clinic

To provide 300 root canals, giving patients a chance to save their teeth instead of having them extracted

James K. Polk Memorial Association

To expand the field trip sponsorship program with distance learning opportunities for classes that cannot come to the Museum.

Jewish Family Service of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, Inc.

To provide support for adoption home studies, coordinating placement and post-placement services to the gay and lesbian community.

Junior Achievement of Middle TN

To support A Day in JA BizTown, a unique, interactive, experiential learning opportunity for 5th graders.

King's Daughters Day Home 

To provide educational support to pre-K children ensuring they are ready to read and learn when entering school.

Loaves & Fishes 

To serve meals to 200 people by providing a noon meal six days a week.

Macon County Arts Council

To create two murals done by local students and artists for Lafayette buildings with support of Cumberland University

Manchester Municipal Arts Commission

To conduct a Christmas time musical program with local volunteers.

Manchester Parks & Recreation

To create a community garden in Manchester Public Housing Authority with residents and area school children from Westwood Schools.

Martha O'Bryan Center 

To support our clients in poverty by providing immediate crisis assistance then guiding them toward permanent self- sufficiency.

Mary Parrish Center

To help defray costs of health care, transportation, food and essential needs for residents.

Matthew 25, Inc.

To provide job support to the estimated 140 homeless men entering Matthew 25 for long-term self sufficiency.

Maury County Center Against Domestic Violence/Hope House

To provide compassionate and holistic therapeutic counseling services to assist in the journey to personal healing.

Maury Regional Healthcare Foundation

To provide wigs, camisoles, mammograms, lymphadema garments and gas cards for cancer patients who cannot afford these items.

McNeilly Center for Children 

To help purchase equipment and supplies integral to the McNeilly @ Meridian preschool program (Restricted to the purchase of an Ice Machine).

Meharry Medical College

To provide healthcare to Nashville's uninsured population through a new student-ran free clinic.

Men of Valor

To provide full-time, faith-based counseling and education to 100 men in CCA Nashville prison through The Jericho Project.

Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee

To provide transition preparation for multicultural girls entering high school and support groups for Hispanic victims of abuse.

Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency

To serve 582 meals and provide 500 hours of in home services

Miriam's Promise

To provide group and individual counseling to pregnant inmates, allowing for significant changes in parenting skill and self-care

Monroe Harding, Inc.

To provide affordable housing and additional support for young people aging out of the foster care system.

Morning Star Sanctuary

To provide emergency funding for bus passes, child care, prescription drugs, school supplies, glasses, etc. for shelter residents.

Mother to Mother

To distribute 85 portable cribs and 7 cribs to families who could not afford a safe sleep place.

Murfreesboro Youth Orchestra

To purchase new instruments, repair existing instruments, provide storage, and offer scholarships.

Musicians on Call 

To deliver the healing power of music to hospitalized patients through the live Bedside Performance Program.

My Friend's House Family and Children's Services

To provide drug & alcohol education/counseling to high school students in Williamson County who are homeless and at-risk.

Nashville Adult Literacy Council, Inc.

To provide books and educational materials for 150 adult learners and volunteer tutors.

Nashville Ballet

To sustain and expand curriculum-based educational arts programming for underserved populations in schools, community centers and libraries.

Nashville CARES

To support peer based HIV prevention education, counseling and testing services to 4,000 women, predominately African American, at-risk for HIV.

Nashville Children's Alliance Inc.

To provide training for clinical therapists in Theraplay which promotes a healthy interaction between parents and young children

Nashville Children's Theatre

To support actors' salaries for the regional premiere of "Don't Tell Me I Can't Fly."

Nashville City Cemetery Association

To fund the Living History Tour and educate the public about Nashville's historical figures.

Nashville Film Festival

To provide engaging programming and diverse audiences around GLBT issues in Tennessee at the Nashville Film Festival.

Nashville Humane Association

To provide spay/neuter surgeries to animals of low-income families.

Nashville in Harmony

To help underwrite a commissioned choral work highlighting and celebrating the mission and history of Nashville in Harmony

Nashville Jazz Workshop

To offer summer jazz camp for 25 youth ages 13-18, with related educational activities for an additional 800 students.

Nashville Opera Association

To provide an one-act opera for 25,000+ children in schools, and thousands more at community venues.

Nashville Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc.

To purchase bus passes in all its programs for clients needing transportation.

Nashville Peacemakers

To develop and implement a mothers' grief support group to transform grief into action aimed at reducing gang violence.

Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra

To provide an opportunity for musicians of all ages to compete and perform with a symphony orchestra.

Nashville Public Library Foundation

To staff the Job Lab providing assistance with resumes, applications and cover letters for underemployed and unemployed patrons.

Nashville Public Television Council Inc. 

To produce a documentary on domestic violence in Tennessee, exploring its causes and the impact on victims.

Nashville Shakespeare Festival

To provide affordable or free public and school performances of MACBETH along with preparatory in-school workshops for students.

Nashville Symphony Association

To provide free music education opportunities to Nashville's youth in schools and community locations.

Nashville Tools for Schools 

To provide low cost furniture and simple maintenance for MNPS schools in the Innovation Cluster and other under-performing schools.

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

To offer 16 summer camp scholarships to children who would otherwise not be able to attend this program.

Nations Ministry Center

To provide refugees bus tickets so they can attend job training and English classes.

NeedLink Nashville 

To provide 50+ low-income families with financial assistance that prevents eviction, forestalls utility disconnection, or reconnects critical utilities.

New Directions Academy

To provide student response systems to engage at-risk students in an alternative school setting.

Next Door

To provide entry services in a residential transition recovery support program for 75 women exiting incarceration.

Notes for Notes Inc

To provide continued access to musical resources for Nashville youth of any cultural or socio-economic background.

Oasis Center Inc.

To provide a safe and affirming place for LGBT youth to go and participate in changing their community.

Operation Stand Down Nashville, Inc.

To provide food to homeless veterans newly employed veterans in our transitional housing program.

Our Kids

To provide medical evaluations and crisis counseling to children and adolescents and assist caregivers with their distress.

Pacesetters Inc. 

To provide automated electronic defibrillators in our day centers and our administrative office.

Park Center

To enhance the existing art therapy program

Partners for Healing

To continue and expand current diabetes prevention and management program to include non-diabetics who currently have chronic diseases.

Pegram Elementary School

To provide children hands-on art experiences using local artists.

PENCIL Foundation

To provide healthy snacks and nutritional instruction for 75 Davidson County students in three low-income public middle schools

Perry County Humane Society

To provide spay/neuter services to pets of low-income families.

Pet Community Center

To construct and equip a holding facility for feral cats recovering from spay/neuter surgery.

Planned Parenthood of Middle & East Tennessee

To use the PG-13 Players to provide youth competency training to 150 professionals in Middle Tennessee.

Preston Taylor Ministries

To provide quality, afterschool reading instruction to 20 students (K-4) living in a low-income community in north Nashville.

Progress Inc.

To provide clients with intellectual disabilities/mental retardation the opportunity to deliver meals to seniors in the community.

Project for Neighborhood Aftercare

To provide homework and tutoring services for 56 students.

Project Return, Inc.

To provide pre-release support, employment training and placement, and housing assistance to persons recently released from prison.

Rejoice Ministries

To provide 90 children from low-income families an after school program using dance as a tool for character development

Renewal House

To provide intensive outpatient addiction treatment for 60 women, including a specialized pregnancy and postpartum program expansion.

Richland Creek Watershed Alliance

To implement an amphibian monitoring study partnership for Richland Creek watershed habitats and coordinate volunteers with study activities.

Robert E. Lee Elementary School

To support students attending BizTown, an interdisciplinary, experiential learning program exemplifying the free enterprise system.

Robertson County Historical Society

To replace the worn out floor covering in the kitchen/storage room in the Robertson County History Museum.

Rocketown of Middle Tennessee, Inc.

To provide urban dance instruction to 150-200 at-risk youth in classes and up to 400 in workshops/performances.

Rooftop Foundation 

To provide direct rental assistance to 25-33 households

Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank

To provide food for individuals and families in emergency situations.

Safe Haven Family Shelter

To provide 113 therapeutic services to homeless families through the Life Enhancement and Development Program.

Salama Urban Ministries, Inc. 

To promote healthy eating/active living through education and exposure to new, enjoyable, and affordable food/activity choices.

Second Harvest Food Bank

To provide 500 households in Smith and Bedford Counties with 30,000 pounds of food.

Sexual Assault Center

To provide therapy to a minimum of 30 low-income females who have been victims of sexual assault.

Shelter, Inc.

To develop a children's program that will bring positive change and healing to those touched by domestic violence.

Siloam Family Health Center

To provide insulin therapy to 52 diabetic patients who are uninsured.

Smith County Help Center

To provide utility assistance to qualified families two months in a twelve month period instead of just one

Southern Alliance for People & Animal Welfare (SAFPAW)

To provide continuing spay/neuter, vaccinations, deworming and flea/tick treatment to the pet owners.

Southern Word, Inc. 

To build literacy by expanding spoken word activities to new areas of Middle Tennessee.

Special Kids

To provide various therapeutic resources and equipment for Special Kids Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing programs.

Sports 4 All Foundation 

To certify 40 new Project HEALTH instructors to lead group health and wellness courses for people with disabilities

Sportsmen and Professional Men of Coffee County, Inc.

To assess children, detect medical problems, and take action to prepare these children for the future.

Spring Hill Public Library 

To provide training and performance opportunities for children and to provide schools and libraries with educational/entertaining programs.

St. Luke's Community House

To provide mobile meals to 110 seniors and home-bound individuals in West Nashville.

STARS Nashville

To provide our evidence-based Student Assistance Program in the Stratford Cluster of Metro Nashville Public Schools.

Stewart County Animal Management Program

To provide spay/neuter services to 80 dogs and 97 cats of low-income families.

Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance

To provide spay/neuter services to cat caretakers in order to reduce the number of unwanted animals.

Teach For America

To recruit two exceptional teachers for high-need classrooms, and expand the leadership pipeline for our schools and city.

Tennessee Alliance for Progress

To provide resources for and empowerment of women who want to start green businesses.

Tennessee Cares for Kids, Inc.

To provide assistance to those involved with the children, youth and families involved in the child welfare system.

Tennessee Children's Home 

To support SCATHE an historical outdoor drama to be produced on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War incident.

Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

To provide emergency financial assistance to 25 victims of domestic and sexual violence in middle Tennessee.

Tennessee Environmental Council 

To perform riparian restoration work to address flooding in Middle Tennessee.

Tennessee Historical Society 

To support three Middle Tennessee contests for THD, engaging students in the discovery and interpretation of historical topics.

Tennessee Holocaust Commission, Inc. 

To maintain the legacy of Tennesseans who were eyewitnesses to the Holocaust for future generations.

Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors

To help youth apply for deportation relief and work permits following 6/15/2012 announcement from Department of Homeland Security.

Tennessee Lions Charities, Inc.

To provide vision screening and assured follow-up for 625 preschool children allowing them to begin school with good vision.

Tennessee Performing Arts Center

To offer three performances of "Cranked," a play using spoken word/hip-hop to explore drug addiction and recovery.

Tennessee Repertory Theatre 

To provide artistic support (play direction, dance choreography, music direction, lighting direction) for CABARET production, February/March 2013.

Tennessee Respite Coalition

To provide respite for 10 family caregivers and 20 educational events for family caregivers in Dickson County.

Tennessee Trucking Foundation 

To save lives in Tennessee by educating motorists on how to safely share the road with large trucks. (Restricted for use in Middle Tennessee only)

Tennessee Voices for Children

To provide Parent-2-Parent Training at no cost for parents within the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee.

Tennessee Wildlife Federation

To connect at least 900 underserved, at-risk children and families to nature in meaningful, life changing ways.

Time To Rise Camps

To improve the academic development and life chances of elementary age youth at-risk.

Tullahoma Day Care Center

To provide tuition assistance to the children and families with special financial needs.

Tullahoma Parks & Recreation

To provide quality arts programming for citizens of the city and the surrounding area.

United Neighborhood Health Services

To create an incentive program to assure that teen mothers and their infants are in regular care.

United Way of Metropolitan Nashville 

To provide 220,000 health and human services referrals to low-income callers in need.

United Way of the Highland Rim

To provide clothing to children who are removed from their homes without their belongings.

Upper Cumberland Child Advocacy Center

To purchase educational brochures, pamphlets, coloring books and materials that will be used in providing services.

Vanderbilt Transplant Center

To develop a web-based program to educate individuals across the Middle Tennessee region regarding living kidney donations.

VSA Arts Tennessee

To provide an art workshop experience for young people with hearing impairments that ties in to personal safety.

W.O. Smith Community Music School, Inc.

To provide summer day camp programming for W.O. Smith Music School students ages 8-11.

Wags and Whiskers Pet Rescue Inc.

To help reduce the high rate of euthanasia in the local and surrounding counties.

Walden's Puddle

To provide care to wildlife in need, with the goal of returning the rehabilitated animals to the wild.

West Middle School

To offer a program which will help meet the basic needs of economically disadvantaged students.

Westwood Elementary School

To use movement-based learning to build number sense, improve students' math and reading, critical thinking, focus and health.

White County Humane Society Inc.

To provide financial assistance to 115 families in having their pets spayed or neutered.

Willow Oak Center for Arts & Learning at Robertson County

To support the choral program including pay for directors, accompanists, music, supplies, marketing, and scholarships.

Women On Maintaining Education and Nutrition

To produce a video for use in HIV classes for the community, female offenders and as a PSA.

You Have the Power, Inc.

To increase our operating efficiency and visibility in the community by renovating our electronic media presence.

Youth Encouragement Services, Inc. 

To initiate an enhanced tutoring program using volunteers to supplement staff.

Youth Villages Inc.

To provide critical needs for 20-25 youth participating in our Transitional Living program.

YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee

To provide safety, housing, and case management to promote healing and self-sufficiency to victims of domestic violence.

Ziggy's Tree Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

To provide care for orphaned and injured wildlife with the goal of returning healthy animals to the wild.