The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is thrilled to announce $2,726,800 in grants to 453 nonprofit organizations as part of the 2018 annual grantmaking process.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is thrilled to announce $2,726,800 in grants to 453 local nonprofit organizations as part of the 2018 annual grantmaking process.

The grants will benefit nonprofits in 33 area counties: Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Coffee, Cumberland, Davidson, DeKalb, Dickson, Fentress, Franklin, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Rutherford, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Warren, White, Williamson and Wilson counties.

The top three awards categories were Human Services-Children (16 percent of the grants), Education (15 percent), and Arts and Humanities (14 percent).

“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 the impact we do without the many 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, and the work of dedicated and talented nonprofits, we are able to fund solutions which address Middle Tennessee’s emerging needs and opportunities.”

The Community Foundation awards discretionary grants annually from its unrestricted and field-of-interest funds to Middle Tennessee nonprofits. Grants are awarded through an open application process for organizations addressing community needs and benefiting the well-being of citizens through valuable programs and innovative services.


2018 GRANTEES

COUNTYORGANIZATIONDESCRIPTION
BEDFORDBedford Builds Habitat for HumanityTo build and sell affordable housing to our low income community with a zero percent loan.
BEDFORDBedford County Imagination Libraryto provide free, new age appropriate books each month to Bedford County children from birth to age five.
BEDFORDCaregiver Relief Program of Bedford CountyTo provide at least $140 monthly for reimbursement for quality respite care to 20 families suffering with Alzheimer's disease.
BEDFORDCommunity Clinic of Shelbyville and Bedford County, Inc.To provide a monthly diabetic program for our diabetic patients to improve and stabilize their health.
BEDFORDCommunity Development CenterTo provide Family Services to 30 families, including professional counseling to ten families, to reduce stress of families with autism.
BEDFORDMiddle Tennessee Spay and Neuter Clinic IncTo reduce pet overpopulation in middle Tennessee counties by providing free surgeries to 300 unowned (feral, stray and community) cats.
BEDFORDShelbyville-Bedford County Humane AssociationTo reduce local pet abandonment by accepting owner surrender dogs and cats and providing appropriate veterinary care prior to rehoming
BEDFORDThe Center for Family DevelopmentTo provide educational and enrichment groups for 100 teen and youth enrolled in the South Central Relative Caregiver Program
CANNONCASA of Cannon County TennesseeCASA trains and supports volunteers to advocate for children in the court system who are dependents of abuse and neglect.
CHEATHAMArk Community Resource and Assistance CenterTo provide five fresh and nutritious prepared meals each week to 45 or more homebound individuals in south Cheatham County.
CHEATHAMCheatham County Animal Awareness Foundation CCAAF provides low/no cost spay/ neuter services for the companion animals of Cheatham County residents who qualify as low income.
CHEATHAMCheatham County Kids, IncTo provide resources and support for families of children with special needs as well as the challenged and disadvantaged.
CHEATHAMPegram Elementary School To provide an educational and enriching art experience for elementary students with limited resources in our community.
COFFEEBel-Aire Elementary SchoolBel-Aire wishes to provide fifth graders with Junior Achievements free-enterprise educational program, culminating with participation in JA BizTown.
COFFEECASA Works, Inc.To train 10 volunteers using the revised National CASA approved curriculum to advocate for 20 youth.
COFFEECoffee County SchoolsTo improve academic performance and achievement by addressing chronic attendance issues within the Coffee County School System.
COFFEECoffee County Children's Advocacy CenterTo provide child abuse prevention education, training and awareness activities to over 1,750 children and 225 adults in Coffee County.
COFFEECoffee County Historical SocietyTo establish a museum of Coffee County History in the historic courthouse in Manchester Tennessee
COFFEECoffee County Humane SocietyTo provide financial assistance for veterinary care for low income families' pets who have serious illness or injury
COFFEECoffee County Imagination LibraryTo provide one high quality, age appropriate, Imagination Library book each month to 500 children birth-5 in Coffee County.
COFFEECollege Street ElementaryProvide new equipment that can be used to increase student and family engagement and increase physical activity opportunity,
COFFEEDeerfield ElementaryTo provide food for the Deerfield Backpack Special Needs Program, coats, shoes, and school supplies for Deerfield students
COFFEEEast Middle SchoolEast Middle School proposes to offer a program which will help meet the basic needs of economically disadvantaged students.
COFFEEHaven of HopeTo provide enhanced domestic and sexual violence victim services in undeserved rural counties through case management, counseling, and housing assistance.
COFFEEHospice of the Highland Rim Foundation, Inc.Provide emergency grants for utilities, food and/or special needs assistance to patients on end-of-life care with hospice.
COFFEEManchester Parks & RecreationTo start our first after school program for children in Manchester and Coffee County.
COFFEEPartners for HealingTo improve the health of patients by providing on-site, low-cost laboratory testing.
COFFEERobert E. Lee ElementaryAllow students the opportunity to attend BizTown
COFFEESportsmen and Professional Men of Coffee County Inc.To provide basic need services/ items; dental, healthcare, vision, hygiene, clothing. shoes, and food services for children.
COFFEETullahoma City SchoolsTo provide students and teachers with an innovative way to get exercise while learning with the Walking Classroom program.
COFFEETullahoma South Jackson Civic AssociationTo provide 2 Artists in Residency for 4 Tullahoma Elementary Schools for an after school drama camp for 9 weeks.
CUMBERLANDArt Guild at Fairfield GladeTo provide art classes at Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville, TN and Good Samaritan Society, in FG, TN.
CUMBERLANDKids On The RiseTo provide shoes, coats, and haircuts for 44 students to boost self-esteem and ensure they are adequately clothed for weather.
CUMBERLANDRoane State Community CollegeTo provide a food pantry on Roane State's Cumberland County campus for our most food insecure students and their dependents.
CUMBERLANDStone Memorial High SchoolTo provide our school food pantry with fresh vegetables through hydroponic vegetable production for students that are food insecure.
CUMBERLANDWags and Whiskers Pet Rescue, IncTo provide 200 spay/neuter surgeries to low-income families in our area.
DAVIDSON100 Black Men of Middle TennesseeThe 100 is a non-profit dedicated to providing resources to further the academic and social development of black male students.
DAVIDSONA Step Ahead Foundation of Middle Tennessee Inc.To provide free long-acting reversible contraception to 88 mothers under 25 years old by partnering with local health clinics.
DAVIDSONAchilles International Inc. To cover the cost for five Achilles Athletes and their Volunteer Guides to participate in both local and out-of-state
DAVIDSONActors Bridge Ensemble Theater of Nashville IncTo provide program support for Act Like a GRRRL recruitment, expansion and facilitator training to reach more Middle Tennessee girls.
DAVIDSONAdoption Hope Foundation/Carpenter's SquareTo prepare 40 economically disadvantaged youth for higher education through basketball training, mentoring, and college readiness skills.
DAVIDSONAdventure Science Center NashvilleSupport Adventure Science Center's Science in Motion outreach programming, reaching over 17,000 people in Middle Tennessee.
DAVIDSONAdvocates for Women's and Kids' Equality (AWAKE) Inc.To expand an educational opportunity for healthy relationships and finances to serve young women across middle Tennessee.
DAVIDSONAgape Animal RescueTo provide spay or neuter surgeries to 125 abandoned dogs to prepare them for permanent adoption.
DAVIDSONAGAPE/Association for Guidance Aid Placement & EmpathyTo provide emergency funds for domestic violence victims needing gas cards, bus passes, prescription drugs, dental work, eyeglasses, etc.
DAVIDSONALIAS Chamber EnsembleTo fund the ALIAS in the Community program (AIC), which brings classical music and educational programming into schools/community organizations.
DAVIDSONAlive HospiceProviding compassionate hospice care to underserved patients in the Middle Tennessee community, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.
DAVIDSONALS Association-Tennessee ChapterThe Respite Program provides funds to families living with ALS to hire caregivers so they can take a break.
DAVIDSONAmerican Diabetes AssociationTo provide a traditional summer camp experience in a medically-safe environment for 100 children and teens living with diabetes.
DAVIDSONAmerican Muslim Advisory CouncilTo educate Muslim Women to be active members of the community.
DAVIDSONASMT, Inc. (Autism Tennessee)To provide Middle Tennessee agencies and parent groups with the latest in Autism-specific, evidence-based consulting/training services delivered by licensed/qualified professionals.
DAVIDSONAssistance League of NashvilleTo provide new standard school attire to 3,200 economically disadvantaged MNPS elementary students during the 2018-2019 school year.
DAVIDSONAutism Foundation of TennesseeTo provide support to at least 20 families affected by autism for services not covered by insurance.
DAVIDSONBackfield in MotionTo improve the academic, social, and emotional learning of 175 economically disadvantaged minority males attending low-performing Metro Nashville Public Schools.
DAVIDSONBegin AnewTo provide High School Equivalency and ESL classes for 30 students at Begin Anew's newest sites: Woodbine and South Nashville.
DAVIDSONBELL Garden Bellevue Middle School Edible Learning LabIn-garden and in-classroom gardening and science education for students and their families and community outreach supporting BELL Garden's mission.
DAVIDSONBellevue Harpeth Historic AssociationTo educate the community of Bellevue about the history of the area and the founders of our community.
DAVIDSONBellevue, Youth Incorporated In-Line HockeyTo provide maintenance and repair for the BELLEVUE IN-LINE HOCKEY RINK IN BELLEVUE 37221
DAVIDSONBethlehem Centers of NashvilleTo provide produce monthly to 36 seniors participating in the Seniors Club, as well as meals at session activities.
DAVIDSONBetter DecisionsTo provide decision-making training and mentoring to 30-50 adult women incarcerated in Nashville prison, so to be released or paroled.
DAVIDSONBig Brothers Big Sisters of Middle TennesseeTo provide one-to-one mentoring relationships to 300 or more children of prisoners through the Amachi program.
DAVIDSONBlackbird Theater CompanyBlackbird Theater invites your partnership on a production of Cormac McCarthy's play THE SUNSET LIMITED.
DAVIDSONBook'emProvide 5,000 books to economically disadvantaged youth in Davidson County through little neighborhood libraries to develop stronger literacy skills
DAVIDSONBoys and Girls Clubs of Middle TennesseeSMART Girls and Passport to Manhood allow adolescent girls and boys (ages 8 17) to build skills for adulthood.
DAVIDSONBridges for the Deaf and Hard of HearingEncourage early language development and healthy bonding in families of young children aged birth to 5 years of age.
DAVIDSONCASA, Inc.To recruit, train, and supervise volunteers to advocate in court for the safe, permanent placement of abused and neglected children.
DAVIDSONCatholic Charities of TennesseeThe Living At Home program for low income Nashville seniors innovatively addresses client aging-in-place needs, including prescription co-pays and transportation.
DAVIDSONCenterstone Foundation, Inc.To create a therapeutic support group focused on suicide prevention with the goal of helping 32-48 individuals this year.
DAVIDSONCheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of ArtTo provide enriching, multi-generational outings with all expenses covered for low-income Tennessee students and their family members
DAVIDSONChildcareTennesseeChildcareTennessee, an initiative of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, focuses on providing resources to create sustainability for childcare programs.
DAVIDSONChoral Arts Link, Inc.To provide quality, "whole-musician" choral training for MET Singer Youth Chorus.
DAVIDSONChristian Cooperative MinistryTo provide food, water and toiletries for an average of 325 homeless lunch sacks monthly.
DAVIDSONCommunities In Schools of TennesseeTo support at-risk MNPS students in poverty, providing effective case management to help them stay in school and graduate on-time.
DAVIDSONCommunity Care FellowshipTo provide affordable, full-time preK childcare to low-income families in the James Cayce homes and surrounding neighborhood.
DAVIDSONCommunity Resource CenterTo provide personal hygiene products to disadvantaged seniors.
DAVIDSONConexion AmericasTo provide innovative college access programming to 210 first-generation, immigrant and refugee high school students in Nashville.
DAVIDSONCouncil on Aging of Greater NashvilleWe will provide educational resources, information/referral and support for grandparents raising their grandchildren through community partners, outreach, and new technologies.
DAVIDSONCountry Music FoundationWords & Music is a curriculum-based lyric-writing program that creates opportunities for teachers and students to collaborate with Nashville songwriters.
DAVIDSONCreatiVetsTo prevent suicide, CreatiVets offers combat veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress and other injuries access to art and music programs.
DAVIDSONCrossroads CampusTo provide equipment and educational materials for our humane education program, which teaches compassion and respect for all living things.
DAVIDSONCumberland River CompactDemonstrate the Compact's Depave program, where we remove unneeded asphalt and convert it back to green space to capture stormwater.
DAVIDSONDavidson County Mental Health and Veterans Assistance FoundationThe Foundation supports the work of the Davidson County Mental Health and Veterans Specialty Treatment Courts.
DAVIDSONDiscover Tennessee dba Tails of the TrailOperate a program relocating healthy, at-risk dogs from Middle Tennessee open-access shelters to no-kill shelters in Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states.
DAVIDSONDismas, Inc.To provide transitional housing and wrap around services for men recently released from incarceration.
DAVIDSONEast Nashville Hope Exchange, Inc.To provide literacy programming to students grades K-4 and their families, thereby reducing the literacy gap in East Nashville
DAVIDSONEducators' Cooperative at University School of NashvilleTo bring together teachers from public, charter, and private schools to share best practices focused on collaboration, teaching, and learning.
DAVIDSONEnd Slavery TennesseeTo provide intensive and full spectrum aftercare services for 200 human trafficking survivors.
DAVIDSONEpic Girl, Inc.To use screening and case management to recruit, retain and link 200 girls in detention to EPIC Girl's programs.
DAVIDSONFaith & Culture CenterTo train a diverse group of millennial leaders to integrate their communities across divides of faith, race, gender, and ethinicity.
DAVIDSONFaith Family Medical CenterTo provide 68 comprehensive, quality, primary health care visits to women in Davidson County who are uninsured or underinsured.
DAVIDSONFamily and Children's ServiceThis grant will provide Emergency Financial Assistance for 40 families in the Davidson County Relative Caregiver Program (DCRCP)
DAVIDSONFamily Foundation FundTo provide agricultural training,health and nutrition programs, job opportunities and underwrite educational expenses to 16 constituents of our mentoring program
DAVIDSONFamily Reconciliation Center, Inc.To provide free lodging for families visiting their loved ones in prison to connect families and prepare inmates for parole
DAVIDSONFannie Battle Day Home for Children, IncTo provide safe and affordable care for children ages six weeks through two years who live in economically disadvantaged homes.
DAVIDSONFirst Steps, Inc.The new healthy living program will provide preschool students with education and access to healthier snack options.
DAVIDSONFolds of Honor (Nashville Chapter)To provide educational scholarships to the dependents of fallen and disabled service members in Davidson and Montgomery Counties.
DAVIDSONFoundation for Tennessee Chess d/b/a Nashville Chess CenterTo fund the costs of Chess for Children classes at Cumberland Elementary School from January to May 2019
DAVIDSONFriends of the Warner Parks, Inc.To engage a skilled team in repairing Warner Parks' heavily-used trail system, providing improved access/safety for thousands of monthly visitors.
DAVIDSONFriendship HouseTo provide support to women who seek recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction, through meetings, sponsorship and materials.
DAVIDSONFrist Art MuseumTo provide educational art programs and experiences to underserved Nashville communities through the Frist Art Museum's on-going Community Partner program
DAVIDSONGalaxy Star Drug Awareness / Nashville PeacemakersTo provide 12 weeks of group swim and water safety lessons to 10 disadvantaged teen girls.
DAVIDSONGilda's Club Middle TennesseeTo build community among those impacted by cancer in Middle Tennessee, ensuring we face cancer together.
DAVIDSONGirl Scouts of Middle Tennessee, Inc.Troop 6000 provides traditional Girl Scout Troop experiences in several troop locations to homeless girls in Davidson County.
DAVIDSONGirls on the Run of Middle TennesseeTo provide 113 girls from low income families the opportunity to participate in a life changing research-based character development program.
DAVIDSONGivingMatters.comTo operate a searchable database of nonprofit organizations for the purpose of encouraging informed giving in Middle Tennessee.
DAVIDSONGlobal Education CenterTo provide school and community education about contributions of composers and artists from the Spanish-speaking world to diverse music genres
DAVIDSONGoodwill Industries of Middle TN, IncTo provide vocational skills training and financial stipends for 176 trainees to prepare for and enter into competitive employment.
DAVIDSONGovernor's Books from Birth FoundationMarshall, Jackson and Bedford County Imagination Libraries provide one free book per month to children ages birth to five.
DAVIDSONHabitat for Humanity of Greater NashvilleTo build homes and provide homebuyer education and financial counseling to low-income families preparing to buy an interest-free Habitat home.
DAVIDSONHands On Nashville, Inc.To provide training and consulting that enables five nonprofits to leverage skilled volunteers to address community needs.
DAVIDSONHarvest Hands Community Development CorporationTo purchase 20 laptops to create an on-site computer lab where students can complete homework and learn basic computer skills.
DAVIDSONHealing Arts Project, Inc.To provide free, creative experiences to hundreds of Middle Tennesseans in mental health and addiction recovery
DAVIDSONHomework HotlineTo provide 2,000 free, one-on-one literacy and math tutoring sessions to 750 students and parents from 40 partnering Tennessee counties.
DAVIDSONHope Clinic for WomenTo provide well-women, STD testing/Pap exams for 40 low-income, underserved women who would otherwise not have access to care.
DAVIDSONHorizons at University School of NashvilleHorizons will provide 90 students from low income families the tools and support to become successful and confident college-bound students.
DAVIDSONHUGGS for Inspirational Men and WomenTo provide treatment and Addiction recovery to ex-offenders. This will also provide social, behavior, employment, functional, life skills
DAVIDSONHumanities TennesseeTo provide Middle Tennessee public school students with a program that encourages and supports reading and literacy.
DAVIDSONInsight Counseling CentersTo continue a successful partnership with Tusculum Elementary School, providing support and healing through therapeutic groups for refugee children.
DAVIDSONInterfaith Dental ClinicTo provide compassionate, affordable emergency dental care to 200 of the clinic's 2,500 uninsured, low-income patients, preventing an ER visit.
DAVIDSONIntersectionPerformances of the music of Hannibal Lokumbe that promote diversity, community, arts access, and audience engagement through contemporary classical music.
DAVIDSONIntrepid College Preparatory, Inc. To purchase high-quality books for Intrepid College Prep's new library that will serve over 600 students.
DAVIDSONJewish Family Service of Nashville and Middle TN, Inc.Operating support for conducting adoption home studies, assisting with child placement and conducting post-placement supervision visits for the LGBTQ+ community
DAVIDSONJonah's JourneyTo provide short term foster care to children whose parents are incarcerated with reunification as the goal.
DAVIDSONJunior Achievement of Middle TennesseeTo improve sixth grade students' understanding of career exploration, global economics, technological/information literacy, and cross-cultural learning through JA Global Marketplace.
DAVIDSONKing's Daughters Day Home To increase social/emotional development for 79 infants-5 years olds and their families.
DAVIDSONLearning Matters, Inc.Provide 4299 hours of academic remediation for low-middle income students with learning disabilities to increase self-esteem and opportunities for life.
DAVIDSONLegal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the CumberlandsTo provide community education materials for client population on their legal rights and responsibilities in civil matters.
DAVIDSONLETS PlayTo use sports to motivate refugee and immigrant students in learning English in a fun, safe, and active environment.
DAVIDSONLove In A Big WorldTo empower kids, families and communities through character education, healthy habits, social responsibility and FUN!
DAVIDSONLuke 14:12To provide 11,360 free, hot, nutritional, dinner-style meals to Nashville's hungry, homeless and working poor.
DAVIDSONLutheran Services in Tennessee Inc.To provide community art workshops for 120 at-risk youth living in poverty during school breaks and afterschool.
DAVIDSONMake Music NashvilleMake Music Day is a live, free musical celebration every June 21 that provides performance opportunities and instruments/lessons for all.
DAVIDSONMartha O'Bryan CenterTo provide 300 K-8 students with dedicated out-of-school-time programming, including academic interventions, social-emotional workshops, and STEM, arts, and nutrition enrichment.
DAVIDSONMatthew 25, Inc.Matthew 25 provides Help, Hope, and Housing to homeless men in Nashville, both veteran and not veteran alike.
DAVIDSONMatthew Walker Health CenterTo provide screening mammograms for uninsured women in Clarksville and Smyrna.
DAVIDSONMcNeilly Center for ChildrenTo provide Frog Street curriculum, Teaching Strategies Gold assessment tool and teacher tablets for 5 infant and toddler classrooms.
DAVIDSONMedical Foundation of NashvilleTo provide an additional 1,600 care coordination encounters to uninsured, low-income PANSC patients who are referred to volunteer physician specialists
DAVIDSONMeharry Medical CollegeTo provide free, high quality healthcare to the underserved of Nashville and train the next generation of healthcare providers.
DAVIDSONMen of ValorTo provide education and training to men incarcerated in Core Civic and Tennessee Department of Corrections prisons and county jails.
DAVIDSONMending Hearts, Inc.To provide basic needs, supplies and recovery material for an evidence-based recovery-oriented Re-entry program to 96 women ex-offenders.
DAVIDSONMental Health Association of Middle TennesseeTo provide mental health resources and transportation support for Spanish-speaking unaccompanied refugee minors resettled in Middle Tennessee.
DAVIDSONMetro Nashville Chorus / Sweet Adelines InternationalShare the joy of 4-part a cappella harmony in the barbershop style with young women in Middle Tennessee.
DAVIDSONMid-Cumberland Human Resource AgencyTo provide workforce development skills to 75 rural, at risk, low-income young adults in Dickson and Cheatham counties.
DAVIDSONMiddle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair FoundationFostering secondary school STEM education and student research, and sponsoring the middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair.
DAVIDSONMiriam's PromiseTo provide assistance for basic needs to low-income moms during crisis pregnancies while providing pregnancy counseling free of charge.
DAVIDSONMonroe Harding Inc.To assist 31 foster families with support for children in their care with clothing, summer programs, extracurricular activities, and transportation.
DAVIDSONMother to Mother, Inc.Project Carseat provides carseats for children without a carseat by facilitating the donation pipeline between organizations who serve such individuals.
DAVIDSONMuscular Dystrophy AssociationTo provide durable medical equipment repairs through MDA's loaned equipment program that is made available to individuals with muscle diseases.
DAVIDSONMusic for SeniorsTo facilitate 200 live music Outreach programs with lower-income seniors, including enhanced €œMusic Making Outreach Sessions€ to increase/deepen participant engagement.
DAVIDSONMusicians On CallTo provide live bedside music performances to 1,300 Veterans receiving treatment at two VA hospitals in Nashville and Murfreesboro.
DAVIDSONNAMI TennesseeExpand NAMI Basics, a program for caregivers children living with mental illness to caregivers of children with DID or autism.
DAVIDSONNashville Adult Literacy Council, Inc.To teach reading, writing, and English-speaking skills to adults in Nashville.
DAVIDSONNashville Area Association for Educators of Young ChildrenTo provide ongoing, high quality, affordable, professional development opportunities to educators of our area's youngest children, birth-age 8.
DAVIDSONNashville BalletThe expansion of "Jump, Frog, Jump!" performances to include a targeted, diversified audience in celebration of 15 years of programming.
DAVIDSONNashville CARESThis proposal requests $4,750 to purchase 500 kits to provide HIV testing to 500 non-gay women, men and youth
DAVIDSONNashville Cat RescueTo spay or neuter 900 cats so that they may be put up for adoption.
DAVIDSONNashville Children's Alliance Inc.We are requesting funds for training, client assistance, and program supplies for our services to reduce child abuse victim trauma.
DAVIDSONNashville Children's TheatreNCT requests funds for an educator course, curricular support for classrooms, and ticket subsidies for Tomas and the Library Lady.
DAVIDSONNashville Classical Charter SchoolTo provide nine to twelve after school enrichment programs at Nashville Classical open to 300 scholars in grades 1-5.
DAVIDSONNashville Conflict Resolution CenterTo prevent eviction and homelessness for public housing residents of Metro Nashville by providing free mediation services on-site.
DAVIDSONNashville Diaper ConnectionThe "No Child Wet Behind" program provides baby diapers to mos that otherwise might not have them.
DAVIDSONNashville Digital Inclusion FundNashville Digital Inclusion Fund provides Internet access, computers, devices, training and support to Nashville citizens who don't currently have access.
DAVIDSONNashville Dolphins (Dolphin Aquatics)To provide a swim team to children and adults with special needs, at no cost to participants.
DAVIDSONNashville Education Community and Arts Television CorporationTo continue training and mentoring teenagers in camps and programs during/after school hours, instilling confidence and teamwork through TV production.
DAVIDSONNashville Film FestivalTo engage 15 at-risk teens from Youth Villages in professional-level song-writing, recording, music video production, and festival showcase.
DAVIDSONNashville International Center for Empowerment100 low-income New Americans will receive $100 subsidies to file immigration applications with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS).
DAVIDSONNashville Jazz WorkshopSupport for jazz education through private lessons and classes, for middle and high school students with motivation and financial need.
DAVIDSONNashville Launch PadTo provide safe and affirming winter shelter to young people ages 18-24 experiencing homelessness.
DAVIDSONNashville Opera AssociationTo offer All-Access Opera Education to children in Middle Tennessee and to successfully launch a pilot program nationally.
DAVIDSONNashville Public RadioSupport local musicians and arts organizations through 91Classical's broadcasts of 'Live in Studio C', Nashville Symphony, and Nashville Opera.
DAVIDSONNashville Public Television Council Inc.To fund production expenses related to "NPT Reports: Aging Matters," focusing on issues affecting seniors and our community.
DAVIDSONNashville Repertory TheatreProvide access to five mainstage plays for community members who may experience economic and/or educational barriers to live theatre.
DAVIDSONNashville Shakespeare FestivalProvide affordable or free public and school performances of_x000D_
JULIUS CAESAR; provide preparatory in-school workshops for students.
DAVIDSONNashville State Community College FoundationIf funded, this proposal will provide childcare assistance for low-income, high-need students attending Nashville State Community College (via the YMCA).
DAVIDSONNashville Steam Preservation SocietyRestoration of Nashville's historic Centennial Park steam locomotive to provide economic, tourism, and educational benefits for the people of Nashville.
DAVIDSONNashville Symphony AssociationTo provide free, high-quality instrument instruction and music education experiences to 4,910 students in Nashville.
DAVIDSONNashville Tools For Schools, Inc.To provide custom-made classroom furnishing for teachers in Metro Nashville Public Schools.
DAVIDSONNashville Tree FoundationTo purchase and provide education for planting/caring for 500 trees in Nashville communities to support city tree canopy goals.
DAVIDSONNational Museum of African American MusicTo connect up to 1,000 Nashville youth and ~350 seniors with professional musician teaching artists to learn, perform, and engage.
DAVIDSONNations Ministry CenterTo provide vital immigration services to 150 refugees needing to apply for green cards, citizenship, or other important immigration needs.
DAVIDSONNeedLink NashvilleTo help 30 low-income women who are pregnant or have newborn babies under 6-months avoid homelessness and/or utility disconnection.
DAVIDSONNeighborhoods Resource CenterTo expand our current Neighborhood Leadership Certification Program to include a Neighborhood Planning & Engagement Course.
DAVIDSONNotes for Notes, Inc.To provide free access to instruments, musical instruction, and recording studios to youth in underserved populations.
DAVIDSONNurses for Newborns of TennesseeTo prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect through home visitation by registered nurses.
DAVIDSONOasis Center, Inc.To provide empowerment programming, counseling, advocacy, and training to improve the lives and conditions for LGBTQ youth in Middle Tennessee.
DAVIDSONOperation Homefront, Inc.To provide military families and veterans with financial support to cover critical utility expenses through our Critical Financial Assistance Program.
DAVIDSONOperation Stand Down TennesseeTo provide job skills training, specialized clothing, boots or tools, and reliable transportation for Veterans to access or maintain employment.
DAVIDSONPark CenterTo provide art therapy for people with chronic mental illness, homelessness or addiction.
DAVIDSONPathway Lending (Southeast Community Capital Corporation)Provide small business skills through classes, counseling and mentorships that builds financial empowerment for 250+ disadvantaged women and their families.
DAVIDSONPENCIL FoundationProviding experiential learning opportunities to MNPS high-school students that provide encouragement, resources, and support for graduation and future professional success.
DAVIDSONPet Community CenterTo trap-neuter-return 167 unowned, free-roaming, and feral cats (community cats) through the Community Cat Program (CCP).
DAVIDSONPlanned Parenthood of Tennessee and North MississippiExpand and launch college program: "Sexperts" sexual health peer education for Austin Peay (APSU) students to fill an educational gap.
DAVIDSONPlant the SeedTo inspire and empower young-people through garden-based learning- connecting them to the land, their education and one another.
DAVIDSONPlay Like a Girl!To provide access to STEM education in a sports context for 150 rising ninth grade girls from low-income households.
DAVIDSONPoverty and the ArtsProvide creative resources and a marketplace to individuals impacted by homelessness so they can gain skills, income, and stability.
DAVIDSONPreserve Lindsley Avenue Now, Inc.Enhance the church building's kitchen, classrooms, and dining/fellowship area, to better serve our community.
DAVIDSONPreston Taylor MinistriesTo provide after-school reading instruction to 20 students (K-4th grade) living in a low-income community in North Nashville.
DAVIDSONPrevent Child Abuse TennesseeTo educate and empower 200 Davidson families to prevent ACEs and provide safe, stable and nurturing homes for their children.
DAVIDSONProject Return, Inc.To provide pre-release support to inmates of the CoreCivic-managed incarceration facilities in Tennessee.
DAVIDSONProject Transformation Tennessee IncTo provide an eight-week summer literacy program for more than 450 children in low-income neighborhoods across Middle Tennessee.
DAVIDSONProverbs 1210 Animal RescueTo provide one year of heartworm protection for the approximately 150 pets in our program during any given month.
DAVIDSONRebuilding Together NashvilleTo preserve affordable housing for low-income seniors, veterans, and disabled homeowners through repairing and renovating their homes.
DAVIDSONRejoice School of BalletRejoice Ballet empowers youth by training, nurturing and celebrating dancers from diverse racial, socioeconomic, cultural and developmental backgrounds.
DAVIDSONRenewal House, Inc.To provide trauma-informed, gender-specific intensive outpatient addiction treatment for 70 low-income women, including specialized programming for pregnant and postpartum mothers.
DAVIDSONRest Stop Ministries, Inc.Providing long-term residential restorative care to adult female survivors of sex trafficking in a trauma-informed community of holistic healing support
DAVIDSONRonald McDonald House Charities of Nashville Tennessee, Inc.To provide essential resources and a €œhome-away-from-home€ for families of critically ill children receiving medical treatment at a Nashville hospital.
DAVIDSONSafe Haven Family ShelterTo provide critical academic, behavioral and social-emotional supports to SHFS children experiencing homelessness; reducing the negative impact of housing instability.
DAVIDSONSaint Thomas Health FoundationTo bring life-saving screening mammography to 72 uninsured/underserved women in Bedford, Coffee, and Warren Counties through a mobile mammography outreach.
DAVIDSONSalvation Army of NashvilleThe Salvation Army Pathway of Hope program strives to break the cycle of inter-generational poverty.
DAVIDSONSecond Harvest Food Bank of Middle TennesseeTo provide healthy food and nutrition education to 500 children at eleven Kids Cafe sites.
DAVIDSONSenior Ride Nashville Inc.To provide 500 hours of backup driver services, ensuring senior adults have transportation to remain connected and access essential services.
DAVIDSONSexual Assault CenterTo provide therapy and support for 24 low-income girls under 18 years old, affected by sexual assault/abuse.
DAVIDSONShower the peopleTo provide mobile showers and hygiene kits to 500 people experiencing homelessness in Nashville.
DAVIDSONSiloam Family Health CenterTo enhance the health literacy of newly arrived refugees while providing meaningful engagement opportunities for volunteer community members.
DAVIDSONSociety of Saint Andrew, Inc.To provide fresh, healthy food to hungry people, while reducing food waste
DAVIDSONSouthern Alliance for People and Animal WelfareMeeting the increase in need for our spay/neuter transport that serves pet owners living at or below the poverty level.
DAVIDSONSouthern WordSouthern Word (SW) develops powerful communicators, thinkers, and leaders through the vehicles of spoken word, creative writing, and music production.
DAVIDSONSt. Luke's Community HouseTo provide hunger relief for 165 children, seniors and disabled residents through our Mobile Meals and Child Development Program.
DAVIDSONStarlings NashvilleTo provide a program that will encourage leadership skills for underserved youth ages 5-18.
DAVIDSONSTARS NashvilleTo provide 2,400 middle and high school students struggling to overcome social and emotional barriers individual and group counseling sessions
DAVIDSONStreet Theatre CompanyA social awareness after-school, no-cost program allows teens to create and perform an original play in a safe, encouraging environment.
DAVIDSONTennessee Association of Craft Artists (Tennessee Craft)to support and expand FREE community festival with artists and hands-on craftmaking, creating next generation of craft artists and collectors.
DAVIDSONTennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual ViolenceTo provide emergency financial assistance of up to $300 to 33 victims of domestic and sexual violence in Middle Tennessee.
DAVIDSONTennessee Environmental CouncilTo engage 25,000 volunteers in planting 250,000 native tree seedlings across Tennessee, and half of these in Middle Tennessee.
DAVIDSONTennessee for Alliance Kids, Inc.To meet the emergent needs for 35 kids who are at risk of coming into Foster Care or aging out.
DAVIDSONTennessee Foreign Language Institute FundTo provide English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction to adult refugees and immigrants who are unable to access class.
DAVIDSONTennessee Higher Education Initiative, Inc.Provide Computer Applications courses, as a step in the completion of an A.S. degree, to incarcerated students in Middle TN.
DAVIDSONTennessee Historical SocietyTo engage grade 6-12 students in project-based learning, critical thinking, and historical research through History Day, a year-long curriculum program.
DAVIDSONTennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights CoalitionIntermediate English classes that catapults adult immigrants toward conversational fluency needed for daily life; including digital literacy and community engagement.
DAVIDSONTennessee Justice CenterTo provide leadership development and community engagement opportunity for mothers of vulnerable children.
DAVIDSONTennessee Justice for Our NeighborsTo provide humanitarian immigration legal services to low income immigrants and refugees affected by global violence and terror.
DAVIDSONTennessee Kidney Foundation IncTo provide access to life-sustaining medical care for 10 low-income individuals with no alternative transportation for 12-14 treatments per month.
DAVIDSONTennessee Lions Charities, Inc.To provide free vision screenings for children between the ages of 12 to 72 months in Middle Tennessee.
DAVIDSONTennessee Performing Arts CenterTo bring professional artist residencies to Pre-K classrooms: 30-minute sessions offered 2x/week for 6-7 weeks, during fall and spring semesters.
DAVIDSONTennessee Respite CoalitionTo give 10 family caregivers in Dickson County respite time and educate 20 caregivers and community members about respite.
DAVIDSONTennessee State Parks ConservancyTo provide funding for 500+ low-income students in Middle Tennessee to take a field trip to a Tennessee State Park.
DAVIDSONTennessee State University FoundationTo provide training in biotechnology in a summer camp program for 6th to 8th grade students
DAVIDSONTennessee Voices for VictimsTo provide one Victim Impact Curriculum and a one-day training to Humphreys County Jail staff
DAVIDSONTennessee Wildlife FederationProvide over 80,000 pounds of healthy, protein-rich venison to hunger-relief organizations for distribution to needy families in Middle Tennessee.
DAVIDSONTennessee Women's Theater ProjectSupport for free after-school classes in storycraft and theatre, for children in grades 3 - 5 at Looby Community Center.
DAVIDSONThe Branch of NashvilleTo provide more efficient and enhanced English learning options to the New Americans coming to our classes.
DAVIDSONThe Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Early Childhood EducationTo provide four one-year scholarships to four children ages 6-weeks to 4 years for safe quality early childhood education.
DAVIDSONThe Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee NowPlayingNashville To support arts organizations and encourage audience engagement by providing the community with a comprehensive arts and entertainment events guide.
DAVIDSONThe Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial ParkTo support 40 Tennessee based emerging artists performing at The Conservancy's free 2019 Musicians Corner concerts in Centennial Park.
DAVIDSONThe Contributor Inc.To invest in 200 people experiencing homelessness and poverty, providing economic mobility through The Contributor's Transitional Employment Program.
DAVIDSONThe F.I.N.D. DesignTo provide programming for 75 Antioch girls that focus on healing and restoring relationships with €œself€, community and police.
DAVIDSONThe Family Center IncPositive Parenting program for 69 soon-to-be-released incarcerated parents proven to increase skills/knowledge, lower risk of abuse; pilot 2-generational parent/child sessions.
DAVIDSONThe HELP CenterThe HELP Center provides employment, counseling, education and supportive services to male and female offenders, ex-offenders and low income individuals.
DAVIDSONThe Hermitage / Andrew Jackson FoundationThe work will consist of exterior painting of Andrew Jackson's home built between 1819-1837 including repairing woodwork and gutter replacement.
DAVIDSONThe Hope Station, Inc.To provide rental and utility assistance to single working mothers with minor children in Davidson and Rutherford Counties.
DAVIDSONThe Mary Parrish CenterTo help defray the costs of healthcare, legal costs, food, and other essential emergency needs for our residents.
DAVIDSONThe Minerva FoundationRaise awareness and decrease the stigma about mental health issues in the Middle Tennessee black community with women.
DAVIDSONThe Nashville Food Project, Inc.Bringing people together to grow, cook and share nourishing food, with goals of cultivating community and alleviating hunger in Nashville.
DAVIDSONThe New Beginnings CenterTo provide 130 low-income women with 9,360 hours of wellness coaching that improves physical fitness, health and quality of life.
DAVIDSONThe Next DoorTo provide addiction treatment services for all adult women
DAVIDSONThe Porch Writers' CollectiveTo encourage empathy, introspection, and creativity through monthly creative-writing workshops for high school students in Middle Tennessee.
DAVIDSONThe Sports Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle TennesseeGrants to engage youth in team activities
DAVIDSONThistle Farms, Inc.To provide housing, healthcare, and job training to 29 women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction.
DAVIDSONTime to Rise, Inc.Increase life chances of at-risk youth through academic acceleration and support, cultural enrichment, and access to positive role models.
DAVIDSONTOM:VanderbiltTo develop innovative and affordable technology solutions that serve the neglected needs of people with disabilities.
DAVIDSONTravellers Rest Historic House MuseuHistoric Travellers Rest is developing a multi-pronged program to interpret Native American history from the pre-contact to early historic period.
DAVIDSONUnited Cerebral Palsy of Middle TNTo provide durable medical equipment and essential healthcare supplies to 2,300 individuals with all types of severe disabilities.
DAVIDSONUnited Neighborhood Health ServicesTo increase access to hepatitis A, B and C treatment for those at the highest risk of contracting hepatitis C.
DAVIDSONUnited Way of Middle Tennessee, Inc.Provide children, birth to five, with age-appropriate books to build a strong foundation for literacy proficiency and academic success.
DAVIDSONUrban League of Middle TennesseeProject Ready 2.0 will provide leadership, empowerment and educational access to African American and other minorities and disenfranchised youth.
DAVIDSONVolunteers of America Mid-StatesTo enhance the quality of life for the 31 adults with developmental disabilities whom we support in our community-based homes.
DAVIDSONVox Grata, IncDevelop a large scale choral work giving voice to those affected by addiction and providing hope, healing and understanding.
DAVIDSONW.O. Smith Community Music SchoolTo provide an all-inclusive overnight music camp experience to seventy W.O. Smith students in June 2019.
DAVIDSONWalden's PuddleTo provide quality care/treatment to Tennessee wildlife in need, with the goal of returning the rehabilitated wildlife to the wild.
DAVIDSONWater City USATo introduce Nashville's Storm Drain Program, the Southeast's first technology solution that meets environmental volunteers at home, to Williamson County.
DAVIDSONWater WalkersTo provide year-round employment to 4 at risk youth, ages fourteen to eighteen, who live in the Edgehill Homes.
DAVIDSONWelcome Home MinistriesTo provide supported employment services for 80 clients seeking recovery in Welcome Home Ministries' alcohol and drug recovery support program.
DAVIDSONWestminster Home ConnectionBuilding a Maury County home repair and mobility modification program for seniors and people with disabilities to age in place.
DAVIDSONWings Of CourageTo provide escape bags for all victims of domestic violence in Nashville/ Middle Tennessee.
DAVIDSONYMCA of Middle TennesseeThe YMCA requests funds to enhance meaningful participation in its Food Program through family engagement and by incentivizing healthy living.
DAVIDSONYou Have the Power... Know How to Use It, Inc.To support existing prevention programs on child sexual abuse, bullying, acquaintance rape, domestic violence, human sex trafficking, and elder abuse.
DAVIDSONYouth Encouragement Servicespartially fund our Reading Enhancement Program for forty second fifth grade students who are enrolled at our two centers
DAVIDSONYouth VillagesTo provide critical needs and services for 20-25 youth aging out of state custody participating in the YV LifeSet program.
DAVIDSONYWCA Nashville & Middle TennesseeTo provide safety, housing, and case management to promote healing and self-sufficiency in 500 victims of domestic violence.
DEKALBCannon County Community For AnimalsTo provide spay and neuter services for animals that are in low income or homeless situations.
DEKALBDekalb Animal Coalition ShelterAnimal Shelter Training for Women in Sober Living (substance abuse recovery)
DEKALBDeKalb County Board of Education-Coordinated School HealthTo provide food every weekend during the school year for students in need.
DEKALBTennessee Tech University / Craft CenterTo enable art educators to design and lead hands-on workshops for their students and other educators in five craft media.
DICKSON23rd District Judicial Advocates, Inc.To assist addicts in their recovery by combining addiction services with the judicial process.
DICKSONCareNet Pregnancy Medical CenterTo provide educational information regarding infant CPR and first aid kits to clients who complete their requirements.
DICKSONCASA of Dickson CountyTo provide an advocate for 20 additional children in foster care due to abuse and neglect in Dickson County.
DICKSONCharlotte Fagan United Methodist ChurchTo provide affordable, choral music education and enrichment to children and adults of all ages in Dickson and surrounding counties.
DICKSONCity of Dickson Parks and RecreationKids bicycle and safety program
DICKSONDickson Community ClinicTo provide primary medical care to the uninsured patients of Dickson and surrounding counties
DICKSONDickson County Family YMCAThe YMCA would be able to better serve the community with the use of a commercial washer and dryer.
DICKSONDickson County High SchoolImproving leadership and presentation skills in 150+ high school students by using supplemental technology to practice and enhance soft skills.
DICKSONDickson County High SchoolTo provide materials / resources for social / emotional learning, soft skills training, and character development for DCHS freshman
DICKSONDickson County Schools CTE DepartmentTo better prepare our Digital Arts students to be college and career ready.
DICKSONDickson County Sheriffs OfficeTo provide our community with driver safety education by purchasing a pedal kart kit for distracted and impaired driving.
DICKSONDickson Housing AuthorityTo help single parents get back in the work place
DICKSONDickson Police DepartmentCommunity Unity with bike safety patrol to have one on one positive experiences with community members.
DICKSONDrug Free Dickson CoalitionTo reduce alcohol, tobacco and drug use in Dickson County, especially among Dickson County youth.
DICKSONGovernor 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.
DICKSONLast Chance Pet Rescue, Inc.To provide spay/neuter assistance for the owned animals of residents of Dickson County
DICKSONLonesome Pioneer ParkA program to make Lonesome Park a tangible teaching tool for all students of area schools, aligned to instructional standards.
DICKSONOakmont ElementaryTo provide alternative seating that allows students the freedom and flexibility to learn in a non-traditional school setting.
DICKSONThe 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.
DICKSONThe 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.
DICKSONWilliam James Middle SchoolTo create a positive reinforcement program for students that includes rewards and recognition.
FENTRESSBest Friends Sanctuary, Inc.To assist the low income citizens of Fentress County to be able to spay/neuter their pets.
FENTRESSThe Conservation FundTo permanently protect 14,769 acres of working forestland and wildlife habitat in Fentress and Overton Counties
FRANKLINAlmost Home Transitional Housing ProgramTo provide a safe transitional housing program to homeless in Franklin County.
FRANKLINFolks at HomeTo improve balance and to raise awareness of fall risks in the home thereby reducing falls among our elders.
FRANKLINFranklin County Humane Society (Animal Harbor)To provide complete veterinary care for rescued pets while they're in Animal Harbor until we find new homes for them.
FRANKLINGood Samaritan Ministries of Franklin CountyOur primary mission is to provide food boxes for needy families in Franklin County average ~350 per month.
FRANKLINRaise a Reader in Franklin CountyProvide free books to children from birth to age five.
FRANKLINWest Middle SchoolWMS needs a program for students who do not have the basic resources to meet their basic needs at WMS.
FRANKLINZiggy's Tree Wildlife Rehabilitation CenterTo provide care for Tennessee's orphaned and injured native wildlife with the goal of returning them to their natural habitats.
HICKMANHickman Humane Society IncTo provide spay/neuter services for 125 dogs and 50 cats owned by citizens in Hickman County with limited financial means.
HICKMANWomen Are SafeTo improve the safety of children and adults who receive services at our Domestic Violence Outreach Office.
HOUSTONBethesda Community Mission, Inc.To provide emergency assistance with food, utilities, rent or mortgage payments and other housing options for 80 struggling families.
HUMPHREYSHumphreys County Humane SocietyTo provide pets of Senior Citizens with medical treatment and owners with financial support for the wellness of their pets.
JACKSONFriends of Animals (of Jackson County, TN)To financially assist Jackson County residents to get their pets spayed or neutered.
JACKSONGranville Museum, Inc.To provide an entertaining and historical view of a rural river community in the 1960's
LAWRENCEKid's Place Child Advocacy CenterKid's Place provides free services to child victims of severe abuse; sexual and/or severe physical abuse.
LEWISPlenty InternationalTo provide counselor training and leadership development to 10 Nashville youth who were child participants in Kids To The Country.
LINCOLNSouthern Alliance For Animal Welfare/Lincoln Co.To provide low cost or free spay/neuter surgery and vaccines for dogs and cats belonging to low income families.
MACONMacon Spay Neuter AssistanceEnhance the lives of animals & community by providing affordable spay/neuter services and vaccines to prevent over population & hardships.
MARSHALLGovernor's Books from Birth FoundationThe Marshall County Imagination Library provides one new book per month to children birth to age five.
MARSHALLIn His Image Pregnancy Resource CenterTo supply our Baby Boutique with much needed items such as Baby Beds, Crib mattresses, car seats, etc.
MAURYAfrican American Heritage Society of Maury CountyTo place a historical marker at the site of the Columbia, TN branch of the Freedmen's Savings and Trust Bank.
MAURYBoys & Girls Clubs of Maury CountyProvide tutoring by certified teachers and intensive academic mentoring to 150 high drop-out risk youth to ensure high school graduation.
MAURYCenter of HopeTo provide therapeutic counseling to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking & human trafficking.
MAURYFamily 2 FamilyTo assist families in the Mount Pleasant community to meet basic utility needs.
MAURYMaury County Students in TransitionTo provide short-term emergency assistance for transitional/extremely needy Maury County students as verified by the Maury County School System. Maury
MAURYRural Animal Rescue Effort (RARE)Transport preparation costs for animals from kill shelters in TN to go on life saving transports to Northern no-kill organizations.
MAURYThe Sickle Cell Foundation of Middle TennesseeThe Sickle Cell Visionary Health Program is a health and wellness program for people living with sickle cell disease.
MAURYWatershed Public TheatreProject support for Summer Classics production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
MONTGOMERYBig Brothers Big Sisters of ClarksvilleTo provide children facing adversity with strong, professionally-supported, one-to-one mentoring to increase their confidence, academic achievement and community engagement.
MONTGOMERYClarksville Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development CouncilTo contract with sculptor and foundry to create models/molds/castings of state icons (iris, box turtle) for Tennessee Discovery Trails.
MONTGOMERYGateway Chamber OrchestraTo establish a nationally-recognized classical music festival in Middle Tennessee and to engage the local military population in that festival.
MONTGOMERYLoaves and Fishes of ClarksvilleExpand meal availability from six to seven days per week, starting with a brown bag meal available on every Saturday.
MONTGOMERYManna Cafe MinistriesTo provide two hot meals (1 breakfast, 1 supper) and other valuable resources to approximately 128 low-income individuals per week.
MONTGOMERYRoxy Productions, Inc.To support artistic salaries for TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at the Roxy Regional Theatre in March 2019.
MONTGOMERYThe Clarksville-Montgomery County Historical MuseumCreate an "If These Walls Could Talk " exhibit using collections/interactives to contrast changes in 175 years of lifeways.
MONTGOMERYUnited Methodist Urban MinistriesTo provide emergency assistance to encourage independence and self-respect for clients who are in temporary financial crisis.
OVERTONCouncil of Americana Roots MusicA festival dedicated to the preservation, presentation, and archiving of Americana Roots music; and a base for our humanitarian aid.
PICKETTGood Neighbors Theatre, Inc.Provide theatrical/musical productions, workshops and exhibits that involve, educate, entertain and enrich residents from this and the surrounding rural area.
PICKETTPaws of Dale HollowTo control the feral cat population of Pickett County through a program of trap, neuter, and release.
PUTNAMBryan Symphony OrchestraThe Bryan Symphony Orchestra provides free education concerts for all fourth-graders of Putnam, Warren, and Cumberland counties each year.
PUTNAMCookeville Regional Medical Center FoundationTo influence cancer treatment strategies for patients by offering genetic testing and genetic counseling for Cancer Center Patients.
PUTNAMHelping Hands of Putnam CountyTo provide utility assistance to low income families and families experiencing a crisis in Putnam County.
PUTNAMHumane Society of Putnam CountySpay or neuter 1800 pets belonging to low income families in the targeted seven counties of the Upper Cumberland.
PUTNAMPutnam County Senior CitizensTo provide a healthy breakfast option every morning for 40-70 participants to help fight against senior hunger.
PUTNAMTennessee Future Farmers of America Foundation, Inc.To make a positive difference in the lives of students through the TNFFA Agriscience Fair.
PUTNAMUpper Cumberland Broadcast Council/WCTE-TVTo digitize and archive 40 years of historically and culturally important video content and to provide public access to same.
ROBERTSONGreater Faith Community Action CorporationTo sustain the feeding capacity of the Master's Table Soup Kitchen in Springfield, Tennessee.
ROBERTSONRobertson County Child Advocacy CenterProvide interpreter services to Spanish speaking families when a child is referred for Forensic interview, Victim Advocacy and Family Advocacy.
RUTHERFORDAmelia's ClosetTo provide a mobile outreach service, in addition to our storefront operation, to assist women with transportation barriers.
RUTHERFORDBoys & Girls Clubs of Rutherford CountyTo increase STEM opportunities utilizing the Leap Into Science curriculum for underrepresented youth, ensuring our kids have great futures.
RUTHERFORDCarpe ArtistaTo provide a business, culture and community leadership program for high school students who are pursuing career in the arts
RUTHERFORDCenter for the Arts IncThe Center for the Arts (CFTA) provides year-round classes in theatrical arts to youth in Rutherford County.
RUTHERFORDDiscovery Center at Murfree Spring / Children's Museum Corporation of Rutherford CountyArtist fees and supplies for an artist in residence program
RUTHERFORDDomestic Violence Program, Inc.Provide a Mobile Sexual Assault Nurses Exam (SANE) program to improve sexual assault services in community and provide 50 exams.
RUTHERFORDDominion Financial Management Inc.To provide financial coaching for 25 low-income families to help creating a clear, concise action plan to accomplish financial goals.
RUTHERFORDDoors of HopeTo provide wrap around services for 20-25 Phase I clients immediately after they leave incarceration and/or residential drug rehabilitation programs
RUTHERFORDElders First Adult Day Services AssociationTo enhance mental and physical capabilities of 20 cognitively impaired older adults and prevent institutionalization; providing respite for their caregivers
RUTHERFORDEndure Athletics FoundationAfter school program for homeless children and youth living in our community.
RUTHERFORDEthos Youth EnsemblesEthos provides musically enriching opportunities for student musicians (grades 2-12), the community, and area schools through weekly instruction and concerts.
RUTHERFORDFeed America First of TennesseeIncreasing food agencies and food distribution
RUTHERFORDHabitat for Humanity of Rutherford CountyTo provide fire and carbon monoxide detectors in 75 homes in our new Legacy Point affordable housing sub-division.
RUTHERFORDHoward's Hope, IncTo fund free organized Level II swim lessons for 1,000 children residing in low-income Middle Tennessee households.
RUTHERFORDJesse C Beesley Animal Humane FoundationTo provide care and kindness to animals through affordable spay/neuter services, preventative care, and education about responsible pet ownership.
RUTHERFORDMiddle Tennessee Fund for Women and GirlsTo provide salary negotiation training to working women from Middle Tennessee at sites located in Rutherford County and Davidson County.
RUTHERFORDMiddle Tennessee State University FoundationThrough comprehensive trainings, we work to eliminate homophobia, transphobia, and LGBT+ bias at MTSU and provide support for LGBT+
RUTHERFORDMurfreesboro Muslim YouthTo engage youth in providing 900 free meal vouchers to approximately 400 homeless individuals, in partnership with three Murfreesboro nonprofits.
RUTHERFORDMurfreesboro Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc.To educate students in the art of symphonic music through school visits and free concerts with professional musicians.
RUTHERFORDPossibility PlaceWe provide work, academic, social and community-based learning program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
RUTHERFORDRead To SucceedRead To Succeed improves lives in Rutherford County by offering free literacy programs and events for adults and children.
RUTHERFORDSalvation Army of Rutherford CountyIts mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
RUTHERFORDSmyrna Senior Citizens, Inc.To make our building more ADA compliant and to refresh its look to be safe and appealing to our members.
RUTHERFORDSmyrna-LaVergne Food BankTo establish a new food distribution center benefiting nonprofit feeding programs across the region through free food, supplies and collaborations.
RUTHERFORDSpecial KidsTo provide life skills training for participants with special needs ages 6-25 designed to improve their quality of life.
RUTHERFORDStepping Stones Safe Haven Inc.To provide case management to our homeless clients and their children while they reside in our night shelter.
RUTHERFORDUnited Way of Rutherford CountyUnited Way's Rutherford Books from Birth builds a foundation for reading for children 0-5 by providing a complimentary book monthly.
RUTHERFORDYou Can Make It Home Ownership Center IncTo expand homebuyer education through non-delinquency post-purchase education to 150 low-moderate income families preparing for home ownership.
STEWARTGovernor's Books from Birth FoundationTo provide books to the children from birth to age 5 of Stewart County to enhance their interest in reading
STEWARTHumane Society of Dover-Stewart CountyTo reduce the uncontrolled breeding and disease of stray/abandoned cats/kittens by providing sterilization and rabies vaccines to this neglected populations.
SUMNERAshley's PlaceTo provide community outreach and child sexual abuse prevention education to youth and adults throughout Sumner County.
SUMNERBorderless Arts TennesseeTo provide an art program to create awareness of water conservation.
SUMNERDecisions, Choices, and Options IncProvide mentoring programs and educational information on avoiding STDs and unplanned pregnancy among the high risk youth served.
SUMNERFriends of the Hendersonville Arts CouncilGeneral program support for year-round fine arts exhibitions, events, performances, educational/ outreach programs for 10,000+ Middle TN youth and families.
SUMNERGallatin CARESWe provide support services for families enduring drama or trauma or simply cant meet needs in spite of best efforts.
SUMNERGallatin Shalom ZoneLeadership Shalom-Students in middle and high school will work to become trained community leaders. These leaders will work with mentors.
SUMNERHome Bound Meals ProgramProvides meals for the elderly and disabled population who are unable to provide meals for themselves.
SUMNERJason Foundation, Inc.To provide police, firemen and first responders training in suicide awareness and prevention for both communities and their peers.
SUMNERRecovery Court of Sumner County, Inc.Programming to facilitate lasting recovery for individuals with addiction issues, so they can become responsible citizens.
SUMNERSumner County CASATo provide a training and support for 30 volunteers, who will be advocating for abused and neglected children.
SUMNERSumner County MuseumContract with a Curator for the Sumner County Museum, whose primary responsibility would be digitization of collections.
SUMNERSumner Spay Neuter AllianceTo provide free spay/neuter surgeries for medium and large breed dogs to families with financial need.
SUMNERSumner Teen CenterTo provide cooking, nutrition, exercise and healthy living workshops to 50 boys and girls in Sumner County.
SUMNERVolunteer Equine AdvocatesTo provide feed and vet care to horses, donkeys, and mules rescued in Middle TN that are seized by law.
TROUSDALEFix TrousdaleFunding will help us continue offering low cost, high quality, spay neuter services to dogs and cats in Trousdale County.
WARRENChildren's Advocacy Center for the 31st Judicial DistrictWe will meet the needs of identified child abuse victims through comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate intervention and recovery services.
WARRENFamilies in Crisis, Inc.To provide services to survivors of domestic/sexual violence by providing them with resources to become safe, independent, healthy and self-sufficient.
WARRENHabitat for Humanity of Warrren CountyTo build homes for needy families in the warren county middle Tennessee area
WARRENPauls Clinic, Inc.To sterilize 250 pets that reside in low-income households.
WHITEWhite County Humane SocietyTo provide financial assistance to 212 pet owners who could otherwise not afford to have their pets spayed or neutered.
WHITEWhite County Public Library FoundationTo expand and strengthen the programs offered to promote reading and literacy for all ages during the summer.
WILLIAMSONABLE Youth, Inc.To provide partial funding for our wheelchair basketball team to participate in out of town regional basketball tournaments.
WILLIAMSONAgainst the Grain, Inc.To provide Life Recovery programs, Job Skills and Reentry services to 250 inmates held in Middle Tennessee Jails and Prisons.
WILLIAMSONARC of Williamson CountyProvide cameras for young adults in the Photovoice Program and provide books for young adults in Next Chapter Book Clubs.
WILLIAMSONArts Council of Williamson CountyTo provide funds, to support the Artist in Residence Program to be held during the 2018-2019 school year.
WILLIAMSONBacklight ProductionsTo use theater and performance arts to benefit and enrich the lives of 30 adults having physical and intellectual disabilities.
WILLIAMSONBest Buddies TennesseeBest Buddies Jobs provides job training and development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in nontraditional settings, promoting inclusion.
WILLIAMSONBridges Domestic Violence CenterProvides assistance, safety planning, education about court processes, access to attorneys, and court accompaniment for domestic violence victims.
WILLIAMSONBrightStone, Inc.To provide scholarships for adults with disabilities needing financial assistance to benefit from BrightStone's comprehensive job training and enrichment program.
WILLIAMSONBuilding Lives Foundation Inc. To provide housing and rehabilitation to 17 veterans suffering from or at-risk of homelessness due to addiction or mental illness.
WILLIAMSONCamp MarymountTo provide solar power to 4 senior camp cabins and the horse barn, encouraging environmental sustainability to our campers.
WILLIAMSONFrank Town Open Hearts Ministry, Inc.To increase accessibility in technology, while improving knowledge and literacy in computer programs for eight high school youth.
WILLIAMSONGentry's Education Center at the Store Front, Inc.To provide tutoring and enrichment for 100 elementary students through TEAMS (Tutoring and Enrichment Achieving More Success).
WILLIAMSONGiGi's Playhouse, Inc.Provide intensive, individualized, one-to-one literacy and math tutoring to individuals with Down syndrome to further promote self-esteem, self-confidence and independence.
WILLIAMSONGood Neighbor Foundation DBA Leaving The CocoonProvide re-entry needs to over 60 females...medical, rent, clothing, education, etc.
WILLIAMSONGraceworks Ministries, Inc.To provide rent or utility emergency assistance to help families avoid eviction or utility disconnection.
WILLIAMSONHabitat for Humanity Williamson-MauryTo provide critical home repairs to the vulnerable in our community, with an emphasis on serving the elderly and disabled.
WILLIAMSONHard Bargain Mt. Hope Redevelopment Inc.To provide repairs on the homes of 20 low-income and elderly residents in the Hard Bargain neighborhood.
WILLIAMSONHarpeth ConservancyCitizen science program focusing on community-based mapping of local watersheds
WILLIAMSONHealing Housing, Inc.To provide a safe home and supportive services for 14 underprivileged women in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
WILLIAMSONHeaven Can Wait Animal Rescue and SanctuaryProvide sanctuary care for HCW sanctuary dogs
WILLIAMSONHigh Hopes Development CenterTo provide curricular and development assessment materials to 120+ students with and without special needs from 1 y/o to kindergarten.
WILLIAMSONMiddle Tennessee Guitar Alliance, Inc.To provide four free concerts by world-renowned classical guitarists at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music in 2019.
WILLIAMSONMusic City Pet PartnersTo increase the number of volunteer therapy animal teams by 20 to handle the increased demand for therapy animal teams.
WILLIAMSONOwl's Hill Nature SanctuaryTo provide an experiential, literature-based nature program for 360 low-income pre-school children (ages 3-5) enrolled in 15 Head Start classrooms.
WILLIAMSONRetrieving Independence, Inc.Goal to reach more recipients in need of a service dog by lowering their contribution from $9500 to $7000.
WILLIAMSONSweet Sleep, Inc.To provide beds and bedding for up to 500 children coming out of homelessness in Middle Tennessee.
WILLIAMSONTennessee Youth SymphonyTo provide approximately 150 students with sectional musical training based on their specific instruments and/or part in the musical selection.
WILLIAMSONThe Refuge Center for CounselingTo provide affordable counseling services to female victims of sexual abuse/trauma, including both Wounded Hearts groups and individual sessions.
WILLIAMSONThe Shower Truck/Shower UpTo provide mobile shower service and personal care this year to 5000 people experiencing homelessness in Nashville.
WILLIAMSONTucker's HouseTo assess and retrofit Middle Tennessee homes of children with disabilities, making them accessible, safe, and conducive to greatest independence.
WILLIAMSONUnited Way of Williamson CountyTo help at risk students improve their reading and math skills.
WILLIAMSONWAVES, IncorporatedTo provide job skills training and job placement and community based learning to adults with disabilities in 12 Tennessee counties.
WILLIAMSONWilliamson Animal Services Inc.To establish a community cat spay/neuter program in Williamson County to control the population of unwanted/homeless cats.
WILLIAMSONWilliamson County CASA, Inc.To supply a therapeutic tool (informational coloring book) to children ages 4-12 entering the foster care system.
WILSONCedar Seniors, Inc. Provide hot nutritional meals and fellowship for the elderly in our community and surrounding area.
WILSONCedarcroft Home, Inc.Volunteer Therapy Program
WILSONCity of Mount Juliet Animal Shelter Volunteer OrganizationTo support the continuing demand for more humane education of all ages; provide animal therapy for seniors;more adoption events
WILSONCommunity Homeless Outreach & Support/The Brooks HouseBH provides preventive and corrective physical/dental/vision exams/medications for residents as intake processing and follow-up treatment in preparation for workforce entry.
WILSONCumberland UniversityTo enhance understanding among graduating nursing students of community health needs through immersion in simulated urban and rural environments.
WILSONHistoric Lebanon Tomorrow Inc.Using historic preservation to revitalize Lebanon's Public Square and surrounding neighborhoods.
WILSONLebanon Senior Citizens CenterTo increase socialization, reduce unnoticed diseases due to starvation, meet the needs of a sub-set community.
WILSONMt. Juliet Senior Activity CenterTo continue the Ballroom Dance Therapy Program that has meant so much to our participating seniors these past eight months.
WILSONNew Leash on LifeTo provide spay/neuter & medical services for owned pets, feral cats and community cats that are in need
WILSONProspect Inc.To provide funding for community outings for sixty individuals in our Adult Day Services program and accompanying staff
WILSONVeteran's PATH Inc.To provide physical activities, mindfulness and meditation tools, and safe community to 24 men veterans seeking alternate/supplementary paths of healing
WILSONWilson Books from Birth To provide free Imagination Library books to Wilson County's pre-school children to foster a love of learning and reading.
WILSONWilson County Civic League, Inc.To provide a community based, inner-city,one-on-one, tutoring service to disadvantaged children in Wilson County.
WILSONWilson County Emergency Services Rehab Association Inc./Rehab 23To provide support services on a 24/7/365 basis irrespective of weather conditions to over 600+ first responders in Wilson County
WILSONWilson County Salvation ArmyTo provide after-school and summer meals to children in the neediest area of Wilson County.

About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect their intentions and goals.

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Contact Information

Laundrea Lewis

Laundrea Lewis

Senior Manager, Grants

  • grants@cfmt.org
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Michael McDaniel

Michael McDaniel

Senior Nonprofit and Endowment Liaison

  • mmcdaniel@cfmt.org
  • x101