The Community Foundation for Dickson County supports local nonprofits to address unmet needs within the community. The leadership of The Foundation works to find long-term solutions, make an impact and fund programs that will benefit the community for years to come.

Grants are awarded to nonprofits on an annual cycle. The Foundation is particularly interested in ideas that will enrich the quality of life for all citizens in Dickson County and has identified several broad categories where need exists: education, leadership and community improvement.

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 Community Foundation for Dickson County to increase the grant awards.  Grants announcements are made in late Fall and each recipient organization is featured in the Dickson Herald.

2021-22 Grantmaking

CareNet Pregnancy Medical CenterThe purpose is to provide pregnancy education to clients and to communicate vital information to clients via cell phones.
CASA of Dickson Co.To provide library and equipment for required continuing education of Advocates and reimburrment for visiting children out of county.
Centennial Elementary SchoolTo incentivize attendance and positive behavior amongst students, as well as, provide opportunities to boost teacher morale.
Charlotte Fagan United Methodist ChurchTo provide affordable, choral music education and enrichment to children and adults of all ages in Dickson and surrounding counties.
City of Dickson Police DepartmentUnifying Law Enforcement and our community in light of the racial, political and cultural divides that are prevalent and detrimental.
Clement Railroad Hotel MuseumExpand educational resources for Dickson county and update the information around the museum on historically marginalized groups.
Creek Wood High SchoolTo provide training and experiences for students both girls and boys for tomorrow's workforce in and around our community.
Dickson Co. Sheriff's OffficeHost Junior Sheriff's Academy for 20 middle-school students focusing on educating and encouraging strong relationships between youth and law enforcement.
Dickson Community Clinic Dickson Community Clinic provides primary care, laboratory, imaging studies and referrals services for the uninsured of Dickson and surrounding counties.
Drug Free Dickson CoalitionTo reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug use in Dickson County, especially among Dickson County youth.
Promise Land Heritage AssociationTo present nationally recognized music artist in performance at the 2022 PLHA Music and Arts order to boost attendance.
Stuart Burns Elementary SchoolTo provide 20 students in an inclusion kindergarten classroom with a Promethean InterACTIV Panel to increase literacy and math skills.
The Quest Center for Art & Community Development, Inc.Provide affordable, year-round music education & youth development programs for over 1,100 children and teens living in rural, lower-income communities.
Creek Wood WrestlingOur program is a non revenue sport with little help. We need a new wrestling mat.
Humane Society of Dickson Co.The Humane Society of Dickson County will continue to provide healthcare, spay/neuter for abandoned, lost, abused animals in Dickson County.