The Cheatham County Community Foundation helps support local nonprofits addressing unmet needs of the community, and is particularly interested in ideas that will enrich the quality of life for all citizens in Cheatham County.

Grants are awarded to nonprofits on an annual cycle. A local grant committee reviews all applications and makes recommendations to the grant allocations committee of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Discretionary Funds or Donor-Advised Funds may be added to the recommendations from The Cheatham County Community Foundation to increase the grant awards.

Grant recipients for the past several years include:

2015
The Mary Lynn Foundation, Inc. – To expand a program of building handicapped residential ramps for persons in physical and financial need in Middle Tennessee.

Ark Community Resource and Assistance Center – To provide emergency utility assistance to residents of South Cheatham County.

Cheatham County School District – To incorporate literacy into all subjects except math in grades K-8.

2014
Ark Community Resource and Assistance Center – To provide nutritious meals and companionship to those homebound seniors in need.

Cheatham County Imagination Library – To continue providing age-appropriate books for children in Cheatham County from birth to age 5, free of charge.

2013
Ark Community Resource and Assistance Center
– To purchase a 49 cubic foot commercial freezer and 5 additional shelving units for The Ark Community Food Pantry.

Cheatham County Animal Awareness Foundation – To spay/neuter 1000 animals between 2013-2014.

Habitat for Humanity Dickson/Cheatham Division – To provide low-income families in Dickson and Cheatham counties with classes about responsible financial management and successful homeownership.

2012
Ark Community Resource and Assistance Center
To provide nutritious meals and companionship to home-bound seniors.

Cheatham County Animal Awareness Foundation To continue spay/neuter services for dogs and cats.

Pegram Elementary School To provide children hands-on art experiences with local artists.

2011
Ark Community Resource and Assistance Center –
To provide 5 nutritional meals and social interaction each week to home-bound seniors.

2010
Ark Community Resource and Assistance Center
– To provide 5 nutritional meals and social interaction each week to home bound seniors.

Pegram Elementary School – To provide elementary school students gardening and environmental education activities.

2009
Ark Community Resource and Assistance Center
–  To provide Meals on Wheels services to senior residents of South Cheatham County.

Bethesda Center/Ashland City Ministerial Alliance – To provide utility assistance to individuals in need.

Boy Scouts of America Middle TN Council – To provide summer camp and registration fee subsidy for boys in Dickson and Cheatham Counties.

Cheatham County Animal Awareness Foundation – To provide health care and spay/neuter services for adoptable animals held at Animal Control in Cheatham County

2008
Ark Community Resource and Assistance Center
– To provide meals to seniors living in South Cheatham County.