The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee announces grants totaling over $2.6 million

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The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee announced grants totaling over $2.6 million to organizations in Middle Tennessee in a Monday news release.

The foundation, as part of the 2021 annual grantmaking process, will provide grants to 439 local organizations, according to the release.

"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, in a statement. “Thanks to the generous support of our donors, and the work of dedicated and talented nonprofits, we are able to fund solutions that address Middle Tennessee’s emerging needs and opportunities.”

The process’s top award categories are human services, arts and humanities, education and animal welfare, according to the release.

The nonprofits spanned 32 counties in Middle Tennessee.

Those awarded grants in Davidson County include:

  • 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee Inc.

  • A Step Ahead Foundation of Middle Tennessee

  • abrasiveMedia

  • Actors Bridge Ensemble

  • Advocates for Women's and Kids' Equality (AWAKE) Tennessee

  • AGAPE

  • Agape Animal Rescue

  • AgeWell Middle TN

  • ALIAS Chamber Ensemble

  • Alive Hospice

  • ALS Association Tennessee Chapter

  • American Red Cross

  • Amputee Blade Runners

  • AN Sports Club d/b/a Achilles International – Nashville

  • Andrew Jackson Police Youth Camp: Provide 6 weeks free camp for at-risk youth 8-12 years (summer) Shopping at Christmas for same.

  • Aphesis House, Inc.

  • Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville

  • Ascension Saint Thomas Health Foundation

  • Assistance League of Nashville

  • Autism Tennessee

  • Backfield in Motion

  • Bellevue Middle School Edible Learning Lab, Inc.

  • Belmont University

  • Bethany Christian Services

  • Bethlehem Centers of Nashville

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee

  • Blind and Charity Fund Downtown Nashville Lions Club

  • Book’em

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee

  • Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

  • Building Lives Foundation

  • CASA Nashville

  • Catholic Charities of Tennessee

  • Centennial Park Conservancy

  • Centerstone

  • Charis Ministries, Inc.

  • Christian Cooperative Ministry

  • Christian Womens Job Corps Of Middle Tennessee dba Begin Anew

  • Communities In Schools of Tennessee

  • Community Resource Center

  • Conexion Americas

  • Corner to Corner

  • Country Music Foundation, Inc.

  • CreatiVets

  • Crossroads Campus

  • Cumberland Region Tomorrow

  • Cumberland River Compact

  • Day 7 Inc.

  • Dismas House of Nashville

  • Diverse Learners Cooperative

  • East Nashville Hope Exchange, Inc.

  • Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee (DBA "Renewed”)

  • Edgehill Neighborhood Partnership

  • Education Equal Opportunity Group

  • Elmahaba Center

  • End Slavery Tennessee

  • Faith Family Medical Center

  • Family & Children's Service

  • Family Reconciliation Center, Inc.

  • Fannie Battle Day Home

  • First Steps

  • Foundation for Tennessee Chess

  • Friends Life Community

  • Friends of Metro Dance

  • Friends of Shelby Park and Bottoms

  • Frist Art Museum

  • From Your Father Inc.

  • Galaxy Star Drug Awareness/Nashville Peacemakers

  • Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee

  • Girls on the Run Middle TN

  • Girls Write Nashville

  • Global Education Center

  • GOAL Collective

  • Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee, Inc

  • Guardianship And Trusts

  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville

  • Hands On Nashville

  • Healing Arts Project Inc – HAPI

  • HEAR Nashville

  • Homework Hotline

  • Hope Clinic for Women

  • Hope for Justice

  • HopeKids Middle Tennessee

  • Horizons at USN

  • Humanities Tennessee

  • Insight Counseling Centers

  • Inspiritus, Inc.

  • International Outreach Ministries, Inc.

  • Intersection

  • Jazz Empowers

  • JDRF Tennessee

  • Jewish Family Service of Nashville and Middle TN

  • Jordan Thomas Foundation Inc.

  • Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee

  • Justice Industries

  • Kings Daughters Child Development Center

  • Learning Matters, Inc.

  • Les Dames D'Escoffier Nashville

  • Love Helps, Inc.

  • Luke 14:12

  • Make Music Nashville

  • MDHA Housing Trust Corporation

  • Medical Foundation of Nashville

  • Meharry Medical College

  • Mending Hearts, Inc.

  • Mental Health America of the MidSouth

  • Metro Nashville Chorus/Sweet Adelines International

  • Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency

  • Middle Tennessee Council, Boy Scouts of America

  • Middle Tennessee Guitar Alliance

  • Monroe Harding, Inc

  • Mother to Mother

  • Moves & Grooves

  • Music for Seniors

  • Musicians On Call

  • Nashville Adult Literacy Council

  • Nashville Ballet

  • Nashville Cat Rescue

  • Nashville Children's Alliance Inc.

  • Nashville Civic Design Center

  • Nashville Coaching Coalition

  • Nashville Conflict Resolution Center

  • Nashville Diaper Connection

  • Nashville Film Festival

  • Nashville General Hospital Foundation

  • Nashville Humane Association

  • Nashville In Harmony

  • Nashville Jazz Workshop

  • Nashville Launch Pad

  • Nashville Opera Association

  • Nashville Public Education Foundation

  • Nashville Public Library Foundation

  • Nashville Public Radio

  • Nashville Public Television

  • Nashville Repertory Theatre, Inc.

  • Nashville Shakespeare Festival

  • Nashville Steam Preservation Society

  • Nashville Symphony Association

  • Nashville Teacher Residency

  • Nashville Tools for Schools

  • Nashville Tree Foundation

  • National Museum of African American Music

  • Nations Ministry Center

  • Native American Indian Association of Tennessee

  • NeedLink Nashville

  • Neighbor 2 Neighbor

  • Neighborhood Health

  • New Horizons Corporation

  • New Level CDC

  • Notes for Notes, Inc.

  • Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee

  • Nurture the Next

  • Oasis Center, Inc.

  • Old School Farm:

  • Open Table Nashville

  • Operation Stand Down Tennessee

  • Our Place Nashville

  • OZ Arts

  • Palmer Home Family Care

  • Park Center, Inc.

  • Pass The Beauty

  • PENCIL

  • People Loving Nashville

  • Pet Community Center

  • Priest Lake Community Baptist Church

  • Project Return, Inc.

  • Project Transformation Tennessee

  • Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue

  • Rebuilding Together Nashville

  • Rejoice School of Ballet

  • Renewal House, Inc.

  • Rocketown of Middle Tennessee, Inc.

  • Safe Haven Family Shelter

  • Salama Urban Ministries

  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

  • Senior Ride Nashville

  • Sexual Assault Center

  • Shower The People

  • Siloam Health

  • Small World Yoga

  • Society of St. Andrew

  • Soles4Souls

  • Southeast Community Capital dba Pathway Lending

  • Southern Alliance for People and Animal Welfare

  • Southern Word Inc.

  • Special Olympics Tennessee

  • St. Luke's Community House

  • Starlings Nashville

  • STEM Preparatory Academy

  • Street Theatre Company

  • Strick's Gift

  • Stronger Than My Father, Inc.

  • Survivor Fitness Foundation

  • Teach for America

  • Tennessee Arts Academy Foundation

  • Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition

  • Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence

  • Tennessee Craft

  • Tennessee Educators of Color Alliance

  • Tennessee Environmental Council

  • Tennessee Foreign Language Institute Fund, Inc.

  • Tennessee Higher Education Initiative

  • Tennessee Historical Society

  • Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition.

  • Tennessee Innocence Project

  • Tennessee Justice for Our neighbors

  • Tennessee Kidney Foundation

  • Tennessee Lions Charities, Inc

  • Tennessee Performing Arts Center

  • Tennessee Poison Center

  • Tennessee Voices for Victims

  • Tennessee Youth Courts, Inc.

  • The Branch of Nashville

  • The Bridge Ministry, Inc

  • The Build Up Foundation

  • The Contributor, Inc.

  • The Educators’ Cooperative

  • The F.I.N.D. Design

  • The Family Center, Inc.

  • The Healing NET Foundation

  • The HELP Center

  • The Nashville Food Project, Inc.

  • The New Beginnings Center

  • The Next Door

  • The Onsite Foundation

  • The Porch Writers’ Collective

  • The Theater Bug

  • Thistle Farms

  • TN State Parks Conservancy

  • Travellers Rest Historic House Museum

  • Turnip Green Creative Reuse

  • United Way of Middle Tennessee, Inc.

  • UpRise Nashville

  • Urban Green Lab

  • Vanderbilt University

  • W.O. Smith/Nashville Community Music School

  • Walden's Puddle

  • Walk/Bike Nashville Inc.

  • Water Walkers

  • Wayne Reed Christian Childcare Center

  • Welcome Home Ministries

  • Westminster Home Connection

  • YMCA of Middle Tennessee

  • You Have The Power...Know How to Use It, Inc.

  • Young Leaders Council, Inc.

  • Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities

  • Youth Villages

  • YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee

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