2021 Report to the Community: Grow With Us
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It’s not difficult for us to picture steady growth here at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
Since its groundbreaking in May 2021, our new building has been going up — ever so slowly but surely — at the corner of Woodmont and Belmont boulevards in Green Hills.
The Foundation has long outgrown its friendly confines at 3833 Cleghorn Avenue, which was a generous gift years ago from The Dan and Margaret Maddox Fund. As our staff spends its last days, weeks and months here, a pesky pandemic continues to linger. Like so many organizations, our work has been on staggered schedules between office and home.
Regardless of where that important work takes place, our hearts, minds and souls have remained dedicated to helping make Nashville and Middle Tennessee a better place by connecting generosity with need.
The stories and photos in these pages of our Annual Report — among them the work to ease the acute shortage of affordable housing in the region, the increased planning by key area nonprofit organizations for the inevitable next natural disaster, or establishing a new Scholarship Fund in Dickson County — reflect the hard work and dedication of a community backed by generous donors who are strategic in their giving.
It’s also worth spending time in these pages perusing the capsule descriptions of many of our 1,500-plus Charitable Funds. From Art to Zoology, they’re the bedrock of Middle Tennessee’s planned giving.
More than 30 years ago, The Community Foundation set out to make giving comfortable, convenient, and cost-effective, and we’ve worked to promote and facilitate giving with confidence. We continue to help people help others by customizing philanthropy to fit our donors’ intentions.
That is our mission … all of it.
Ellen Lehman, President, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
Decosta Jenkins, CFMT Board Chair, 2020- 2022.
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