The Community Foundation received a visit from our new East Tennessee friends from the Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries (SMARM). SMARM executive director, Dick Wellons traveled to Nashville with board members and two beautifully framed limited edition prints of original artwork painted by Smoky Mountain artists.
The Community Foundation is pleased to announce grants to 121 Tennessee organizations as part of a one-time Serving Tennessee’s Seniors grant opportunity. Funding of Serving Tennessee’s Seniors was provided by the Chancery Court and administered by The Community Foundation through the settlement of a lawsuit initiated by Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper.
The Nashville that The Community Foundation grew up in is not the Nashville we live in today. Similarly, the 42 counties that surround us and are part of our footprint of “connecting generosity with need” have changed and have grown dramatically as well.
The 2017 Discretionary Grant application will be available in June. Last year, more than $1.98 million was granted to 328 nonprofit organizations as part of the 2016 annual grant-making process.
“The Community Foundation is honored to connect generosity with need through these annual grants and through other avenues throughout the year, but we couldn’t have an impact without the many quality nonprofits offering solutions to our community’s needs and vital services to our neighbors,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. “Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we are able to fund nonprofit solutions addressing Middle Tennessee’s emerging needs and opportunities.”Learn More