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.

Grantmaking

2019 GranteeGrant Description
23rd District Judicial Advocates, Inc.Purchase mattresses for 50 Drug Court participants living in the court-operated Sober Living Residences.
CareNet Pregnancy Medical CenterTo educate 25 families and 60 men with parenting information on how to safely raise their child.
CASA of Dickson CountyTo provide quality training for our Advocate Supervisor whom supervises volunteers that advocate on behalf of children in foster care.
Charlotte Fagan United Methodist ChurchTo provide affordable, choral music education and enrichment for children and adults of all ages in Dickson and surrounding counties.
Dickson Co High SchoolTo expose students to the business aspect of architectural design through the use of our new laser engraver.
Dickson Community ClinicThe Dickson Community Clinic provides primary care, laboratory and imaging studies as well as referral services for the uninsured individuals.
Dickson County Family YMCATo provide certification in multiple levels CPR(Pro), first aid, oxygen, AED, babysitting, wilderness first aid every month.
Dickson County Help CenterTo provide nutritional food to families in need.
Dickson County Public LibraryTo provide furniture and technology for the new Dickson County Public Library and Life Long Learning Center.
Dickson County Sheriff's OfficeHost Junior Sheriff's Academy for 40 middle-school students focusing on educating and encouraging strong relationships between youth and law enforcement.
Friends of Lonesome Historic Site, Inc.Develop a celphone-based curriculum guide for use on field trips to Lonesome HIstoric Site cemetery. Complements previous social studies curricula.
Governor Frank G. Clement Railroad Hotel and Historical MuseumTo video historical accounts commemorating Dickson-born Governor Frank Clement's centennial, and the progress he made within Tennessee, educating future generations.
Humane Society of Dickson CountyTo provide spay/neuter assistance to citizens of Dickson County
Last Chance Pet Rescue, Inc.To provide affordable spay/neuter options for the pets owned by residents of Dickson County
The Quest Center for Art & Community Development, Inc.Year-round, accessible after-school & out-of-school music instruction and extended education activities serving children ages 10-18 living in rural, lower-income communities
William James Middle SchoolOur proposed program is to focus on the positive behavior and attendance of students and build teacher morale.
2018 GranteeGrant Description
Tennessee Tech University / Craft CenterTo enable art educators to design and lead hands-on workshops for their students and other educators in five craft media.
23rd District Judicial Advocates, Inc.To assist addicts in their recovery by combining addiction services with the judicial process.
CareNet Pregnancy Medical CenterTo provide educational information regarding infant CPR and first aid kits to clients who complete their requirements.
CASA of Dickson CountyTo provide an advocate for 20 additional children in foster care due to abuse and neglect in Dickson County.
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 Parks and RecreationKids bicycle and safety program
Dickson Community ClinicTo provide primary medical care to the uninsured patients of Dickson and surrounding counties
Dickson County Family YMCAThe YMCA would be able to better serve the community with the use of a commercial washer and dryer.
Dickson County High SchoolImproving leadership and presentation skills in 150+ high school students by using supplemental technology to practice and enhance soft skills.
Dickson County High SchoolTo provide materials / resources for social / emotional learning, soft skills training, and character development for DCHS freshman
Dickson County Schools CTE DepartmentTo better prepare our Digital Arts students to be college and career ready.
Dickson County Sheriffs OfficeTo provide our community with driver safety education by purchasing a pedal kart kit for distracted and impaired driving.
Dickson Housing AuthorityTo help single parents get back in the work place
Dickson Police DepartmentCommunity Unity with bike safety patrol to have one on one positive experiences with community members.
Drug Free Dickson CoalitionTo reduce alcohol, tobacco and drug use in Dickson County, especially among Dickson County youth.
Governor Frank G. Clement Railroad Hotel and Historical MuseumProvide retail, restaurant and recreational listings, maps, and questionnaires to visitors, increasing economic growth and development in Dickson County.
Last Chance Pet Rescue, Inc.To provide spay/neuter assistance for the owned animals of residents of Dickson County
Lonesome Pioneer ParkA program to make Lonesome Park a tangible teaching tool for all students of area schools, aligned to instructional standards.
Oakmont ElementaryTo provide alternative seating that allows students the freedom and flexibility to learn in a non-traditional school setting.
The Friends of White Bluff, Inc.Support community theater in Dickson County by providing funds to purchase show licensing and actor stipends for 2019 theater season.
The Quest Center for Art & Community Development, Inc.Year-round music education & youth development programs serving elementary, middle and high-school students living in rural, lower-income communities.
William James Middle SchoolTo create a positive reinforcement program for students that includes rewards and recognition.
2017 GranteeGrant Description
23rd District Judicial Advocates, Inc.Purchase three washing machines and three dryers for Sober Living homes operated by the 23rd District Drug Court.
CareNet Pregnancy Medical CenterTo provide research-and-evidence-based pregnancy health and parenting education materials through our MARY program to 120 individuals a year.
CASA of Dickson CountyTo provide trained community volunteers who advocate for the best interests of children in foster care due to abuse/neglect.
Charlotte Fagan United Methodist ChurchTo provide affordable, choral music education and enrichment to children and adults of all ages in Dickson and surrounding counties.
Charlotte Middle SchoolTo provide materials / resources and incentives for social / emotional learning and character development for middle school students
Dickson Community ClinicTo provide financial assistance for medically necessary screening and diagnostic testing, referrals to specialists and medical supplies.
Dickson County Sheriff's DepartmentTo provide our community with driver safety education by purchasing a driving simulator.
Dickson Housing Authoritypromote healthy lifestyles
Dickson Police DepartmentTo provide bike safety/bike patrol for our city with education classes included.
Lonesome Pioneer ParkA program to make Lonesome Park a tangible teaching tool for all students of area schools, aligned to instructional standards.
Promise Land Community ClubTo present a live, free performance of Gospel music during the 21st annual Promise Land Festival.
Stuart-Burns Elementary SchoolTo provide individualized remediation and enrichment that is focused on literacy, Lexile, writing, and fluency at Stuart-Burns Elementary School.
Town of White BluffDigitally record recollections and stories from White Bluff community seniors for use as a historic archive and library reference tool.

 


Contact Information

Scott O’Neal

Scott O’Neal

Regional and Affiliate Initiatives Liaison

  • soneal@cfmt.org
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