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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.

2022-23 Grantmaking

Burns Middle SchoolA multi-sensory environment establishing meaningful relationships, offering a
safe place to help students cope with various disabilities and behavior issues.
CareNet Pregnancy Medical CenterTo provide education to clients and to send vital information to clients through text or email.
CASA of the Highland RimTo provide funding in support of volunteer training, recruitment, retention, and travel reimbursements for CASA Advocates to visit their children.
Centennial ElementaryTo create engaging learning environments as well as promote positive behavior, good attendance, and boost teacher morale.
Charlotte Elementary SchoolTo provide incentives and rewards for teachers & students who demonstrate above average behavior, attendance and attitudes.
Charlotte Fagan Community ChurchTo provide affordable choral music education and enrichment to children and adults of all ages in Dickson and surrounding areas.
Clement Railroad Hotel MuseumThis project seeks to enhance the community experience with the museum by updating historical narratives and providing educational resources.
Dickson Community ClinicThe Dickson Community Clinic provides primary healthcare, laboratory, imaging studies and referral services for the uninsured of Dickson and counties.
Dickson County Help Center, Inc.To provide assistance to families in need of food, utilities, and housing.
Dickson County High SchoolWe are wanting to purchase vaping sensors in our student restrooms to prevent vaping.
Dickson ElementaryTo provide faculty and staff incentives throughout the year in order to raise teacher morale.
Dickson Middle SchoolTo provide our students with the social emotional and organizational support they need to be successful in all future endeavors.
Drug Free Dickson CoalitionTo provide substance misuse prevention to Dickson County youth.
First Presbyterian ChurchTo provide facilities for various community agencies which focus on education, recovery, and service in Dickson County.
Oakmont Elementary Schoolto provide materials for instruction for teachers at a public elementary school
READ (Reading Empowerment for Adults in Dickson County)To generate awareness of the opportunity for free one-on-one tutoring for adults wishing to improve their literacy skills.
Renaissance PlayersTo procure rights for 4 productions to be performed in Dickson County in 2024, continuing live theatre in the area.
Stuart-Burns ElementaryTo motivate students in realizing the importance of attending school, and how it affects their future success.
The Discovery School - Dickson County SchoolsTo provide supplementary materials to teachers to support classroom instruction. To provide attendance and behavior incentives for staff and students.
The Quest Center For Arts and Community DevelopmentProviding affordable, year-round music education & youth development programs for over 1,850 children living in rural, lower-income communities.
Vanleer ElementaryDevelop social skills essential for thriving in the classroom environment, fostering a love for reading and decreasing chronic absenteeism.
White Bluff ElementaryTo provide incentives for attendance and positive behavior among students, as well as, to provide opportunities for boosting teacher morale.
William James Middle SchoolTo provide areas for students to be in an outdoor learning and social environment for improved learning outcomes.