Established in 2016

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in 40 Middle Tennessee counties and beyond, announces $1,985,877 in grants to 328 nonprofit organizations as part of the 2016 annual grant-making process.

“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 an impact without the many quality 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, we are able to fund nonprofit solutions addressing Middle Tennessee’s emerging needs and opportunities.”

2016 Discretionary Grant Awards

BedfordCaregiver Relief Program of Bedford Countyto provide $100 monthly for reimbursement for quality respite care to 15 families suffering with Alzheimer's disease.
BedfordCommunity Development Centertol provide individualized behavior consultation services to children ages five through twelve through The Children's Center for Autism
BedfordMiddle Tennessee Spay and Neuter Clinic Incto offer low income families assistance for spaying and neutering their pets.
CannonArts Center of Cannon County, host a two-day practicum exploring the National Core Arts Standards and methods that integrate them into the general curriculum.
CannonCannon County Services and Violence Education/SAVEto provide a childrens program that will allow victims to gain employment, become financially stable, and abuse free without childcare cost.
CheathamArk Community Resource and Assistance Centerto provide nutritional food to approximately 425 food pantry clients two times per month.
CheathamCheatham County Animal Awareness Foundationto provide low cost spay neuter program for free roaming dogs (any size) in Cheatham County.
CheathamPegram Elementary Schoolto provide an educational and enriching art experience for elementary students with limited resources in our community.
CheathamThe Mary Lynn Foundationto continue grow awareness of our organization in the counties we now serve so we an serve more people.
CoffeeBel-Aire Elementary Schoolto provide fifth graders with Junior Achievement's free-enterprise educational program, culminating with participation in JA Biztown.
CoffeeBlue Monarchto provide healthy, effective parenting tools to recovering drug addicted mothers who lack the skills to parent their children sober.
CoffeeCASA Works, train established and new volunteers using qualified professionals and resources and to provide knowledge on Adverse Childhood Experiences.
CoffeeCity of Manchesterto implement a garden to table food program for school age children.
CoffeeCoffee County Anti-Drug Coalitionto provide behavioral modification classes including anger management to Coffee County students under disciplinary action.
CoffeeCoffee County Board of Educationto focus on improving the attendance of 628 students identified as chronically absent from school during the 2015-16 school year.
CoffeeCoffee County Children's Advocacy Centerto provide child abuse prevention education to 1,250 children and 225 adults in Coffee County.
CoffeeCoffee County Humane Societyto spay and neuter cats and dogs of low income families, stray cats, and foster pets before adoption
CoffeeCoffee County Imagination Libraryto provide one high-quality, age appropriate Imagination Library book monthly for one year to 500 preschool-aged children in Coffee County.
CoffeeCoffee County Manchester Public Libraryto provide a reading program to the children to encourage them to read during the summer and retain their skills.
CoffeeCollege Street Elementaryto provide students an opportunity afterschool to become "Makers, Coders, Drone Flyers, and Archers" and to get their creativity flowing.
CoffeeDeerfield Elementaryto provide food for the Deerfield Backpack Special Needs Program,coats and shoes, and back to school supplies for Deerfield students.
CoffeeEast Coffee Elementary Schoolto improve the academic achievement of upper elementary students through advanced gross motor skills training.
CoffeeEast Lincoln Elementaryto provide our Students of poverty attending East Lincoln Elementary School with basic essentials to meet their individual basic needs.
CoffeeEast Middle Schoolto offer a program which will help meet the basic needs of economically disadvantaged students.
CoffeeHaven of Hopeto provide enhanced domestic violence and sexual assault victim services in underserved rural counties
CoffeeHospice of the Highland Rimto provide emergency grants for hospice patients for assistance not covered by their hospice provider, Medicare or private insurance.
CoffeeManchester City Schoolsto provide Manchester City Schools classroom teachers with resources to comply with the new Public Chapter 669 physical activity law.
CoffeeNorth Coffee Elementaryto provide weekend meals to students living in poverty.
CoffeePartners for Healingfor a medical supplies program to help treat more patients, replace medical instruments and improve efficiency for every patient encounter.
CoffeeRobert E. Lee Elementary Schoolto give students the opportunity to attend Biztown and provide school supplies/clothing for students in need.
CoffeeSportsmen and Professional Men of Coffee County, provide emergency assistance for food, clothing, hygiene, school supplies and financial help to Coffee County Students in a crisis.
CoffeeTullahoma City Schoolsto provide classroom teachers with resources to comply with the new Public Chapter 669 Physical Activity Law.
CoffeeTullahoma Day Care Centerto provide a safe attractive playground for 32 disadvantaged pre-school children at the Tullahoma Day Care Center in Tullahoma, Tennessee.
CoffeeTullahoma South Jackson Civic Associationto provide theater arts education to 100+ children and teens through summer camp, stage shows, and theater workshops.
CumberlandArt Guild at Fairfield Gladeto provide art classes at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville, TN through the Art Guild Outreach program.
CumberlandWags and Whiskers Pet Rescue, spay/neuter 1000 community-owned cats/dogs for low-income families which will eventually result in "No More Homeless Pets"
Davidson100 Black Men of Middle Tennesseeto provide academic enrichment, social skills building, college preparation, community service, and career development for black youth through the 100 KINGS program
DavidsonA Step Ahead Foundation of Middle Tennessee provide free, long acting reversible contraception (LARC) to Middle Tennessee women under age 30 with two or more children.
DavidsonA.B.L.E. Youth, provide Parent Education Programs for 40 parents of children who have severe disabilities and are confined to wheelchairs.
DavidsonActors Bridge Ensembleto fund scholarships for teenage girls to attend Act Like a GRRRL Summer and Year-Round Programs in writing and performance.
DavidsonAdventure Science Center Nashvilleto provide 300 middle school students with free life science lab experiences, investigating the microbiology of plants and animals.
DavidsonAgape Animal Rescueto provide spay or neuter surgeries to 80 abandoned dogs to prepare them for permanent adoption.
DavidsonALIAS Chamber Ensembleto fund the Education and Community Program (ECP), which brings classical music and educational programming into schools and community organizations.
DavidsonAlive Hospiceto provide scholarships for students in the health sciences for Alive Hospice's Simulation Lab for end of life conversations.
DavidsonALS Association Tennessee Chapterto provide families a break in the 24/7 caregiving demands of a loved one with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
DavidsonAmerican Red Cross - Nashville Area Chapterto fund client assistance cards (CAC) for disaster cycle services in Sumner and Robertson counties.
DavidsonAndrew Jackson Foundationto repoint the open mortar joints in the c.1822 Smokehouse at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.
DavidsonAphesis House, provide the basic needs necessary for obtaining employment and achieving self-sustainability for 75 men returning from incarceration and homelessness.
DavidsonArts & Business Council of Greater Nashvilleto provide artists with critical entrepreneurial skills needed to build thriving, sustainable creative businesses through Periscope: Artist Entrepreneur Training
DavidsonBackfield in Motionto provide educational services for disadvantaged minority boys performing below grade level and HiSET classes for adults in Northeast Nashville.
DavidsonBELL Garden Bellevue Middle School Edible Learning Labto enrich soil in 1/4 acre of BELL Garden for row vegetables beds and apply vertimulching techniques to fruit trees.
DavidsonBethlehem Centers of Nashvillefor the Seniors Club of BCN which provides educational, physical and emotional resources to low-income seniors living in Davidson County.
DavidsonBig Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennesseeto provide one-to-one mentoring services for 400 or more children of prisoners in Middle Tennessee through the Amachi program.
DavidsonBook'emto provide pre-literacy skills training for 100 low-income PreK children to prepare them for kindergarten and beyond.
DavidsonBoys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennesseefor the SMART Girls and Passport to Manhood programs, building adolescents skills for adulthood.
DavidsonCASA, recruit, train, and supervise volunteers to advocate in court for the safe, permanent placement of abused and neglected children.
DavidsonCenter for the Community Integration of New Americansto provide academic support after school to 20 children of immigrants living in Nashville.
DavidsonCenterstone of Tennessee, Incto provide therapy and recovery skills to 100 adults who are overcoming substance abuse through Centerstone's Addiction Recovery Services
DavidsonChatterbirdto underwrite the launch of an outreach program which will bring chamber music and social justice issues to students.
DavidsonCheekwoodto provide hands-on art and gardens education to underserved Middle Tennessee youths facing barriers to arts access and enrichment.
DavidsonChristian Women's Job Corps of MIddle Tennesseeto provide HSE (High School Equivalency) classes at our Madison Satellite location for at least 30 adults (ages 18-56).
DavidsonCommunities In Schools of Tennessee (CISTN)to support at-risk MNPS students in poverty, providing effective case management to help them stay in school and ultimately graduate.
DavidsonCommunity Resource Centerto distribute new household necessities food stamps won't buy to nonprofit agencies for their clients in need.
DavidsonCommunityNashvilleto conduct diversity and leadership training camps for local high school students to address changing demographics and human relations.
DavidsonContinental T-Belle Track Club, provide 35 young-women (ages 8-18) with mental, emotional and physical development opportunities through participation in an elite track program.
DavidsonCouncil on Aging of Greater Nashvilleto prevent elder abuse and exploitation through education and outreach to seniors, family caregivers, and professionals who work with seniors.
DavidsonCountry Music Foundationfor Words & Music, a curriculum-based lyric-writing program that creates opportunities for teachers and students to work with Nashville songwriters.
DavidsonCrossroads Campusto procure laminate flooring for our social enterprise, Crossroads Pets, to ensure sanitation and durability in high traffic, animal environment.
DavidsonDavidson County Mental Health and Veterans Court Assistance Foundationto provide housing assistance, drug/alcohol testing, and transportation assistance to Davidson County Veterans Court participants to ensure program compliance.
DavidsonDismas, provide 17 men exiting incarceration comprehensive case management and clinical support, to help them become contributing members of society.
DavidsonEast Nashville Hope Exchangeto provide summertime and school-year literacy programming for at-risk youth in grades K-4 as identified by local East Nashville schools.
DavidsonEaster Seals Tennessee, Inc.(ESTN)to provide program supplies for adults living with disabilities so they can focus on and improve their abilities during camps/respites.
DavidsonEdgehill Bike Clubto teach kids bike repair, bike safety and explore Nashville.
DavidsonEdgehill Neighborhood Partnershipto expand after-school programming to include academic and enrichment activities for 16-24 middle school students residing in the Edgehill neighborhood.
DavidsonFaith Family Medical Centerto provide quality, low cost "well woman" exams (including lab work) to 67 hardworking uninsured or underinsured female patients.
DavidsonFamily and Children's Serviceto fund the Crisis Line--the only broad-spectrum crisis call line of its kind in Middle Tennessee.
DavidsonFamily Foundation Fundto provide agricultural training, organic produce, health and nutrition programs, and job opportunities to 60 constituents of our mentoring program.
DavidsonFamily Reconciliation Center/Reconciliation provide classes and counseling to facilitate re-entry into free society for ex-offenders at Tennessee Prison for Women
DavidsonFannie Battle Day Home for Children, Incto provide high-quality, affordable care for infant and toddlers who are living at-risk while their families work or complete school.
DavidsonFiftyForwardto provide one year of weekday, home delivered evening meals for 15 elders who are at risk of malnutrition.
DavidsonFirst Steps, provide early intervention services to low income and refugee families with special needs.
DavidsonFree for Life Internationalto produce educational radio broadcasts that educate the Middle Tennessee area on the risks, dangers and reality of human trafficking.
DavidsonFriends in Generalto establish Men's Prostate Health Clinics and free prostate examination for uninsured or underinsured through Nashville General Hospital
DavidsonFriends of Warner Parks, engage a skilled team in repairing Warner Parks' heavily-used trail system, providing improved access/safety for thousands of monthly visitors.
DavidsonFriendship House, provide support, counsel, and recovery for alcoholic and drug addicted women, to help them and their children.
DavidsonFrist Center for the Visual Artsto waive enrollment fees for child constituents of our Community Partner organizations to attend the Frist Center summer art camp.
DavidsonGirl Scouts of Middle Tennesseeto provide financial assistance to 28 girls from underserved areas who would like to attend summer Girl Scout Summer Camp.
DavidsonGirls on the Run of Middle Tennesseto provide 69 girls from low income families the opportunity to participate in a life changing research-based character development program.
DavidsonGoodwill Industries of Middle TN, provide paid work training for six weeks for high school students ages 16-21 years old during the summer break.
DavidsonGovernor's Books from Birth Foundationfor the Marshall County Imagination Library to provide one new book per month to children from birth to age 5.
DavidsonGuardianship and Trusts Corporationto serve up to 9 abused/neglected/exploited adults under 60, handling their medical, personal and financial matters as court-appointed guardian and conservator.
DavidsonHands On Nashville, engage volunteers in improving the energy efficiency of 4 homes owned and occupied by low-income families who need utility assistance.
DavidsonHealing Arts Project, provide instruction in visual art and writing to 86 persons in mental health and addiction recovery
DavidsonHomework Hotlinefor Call It Reading, an initiative of Homework Hotline that will teach 70 second, third or fourth graders to read.
DavidsonHospital Hospitality Houseto provide a home away from home for families and patients receiving medical care at Nashville hospitals.
DavidsonHUGGS Inspirational For Men and Womento provide alcohol and drug treatment to those in early stages of chemical dependency.
DavidsonHumanities Tennesseeto provide more than 3,000 Middle Tennessee public school students with a program that encourages and supports reading and literacy.
DavidsonInsight Counseling Centers/Pastoral Counseling Centers of TNto provide art and play therapy for 25 elementary school students of refugee families.
DavidsonInterfaith Dental Clinicto provide compassionate, emergency dental care for 200 of the clinic's 2,000 low-income, uninsured patients, preventing an emergency room visit.
DavidsonIntersectionto present a concert in collaboration with Nashville in Harmony featuring two cutting edge works at Nashville State Community College.
DavidsonJewish Family Service of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, provide operating support for adoption home studies, coordinating placement and post-placement services for the GLBTQ community.
DavidsonJobs For Tennessee Graduates, provide job readiness training classes for 30 at risk high school seniors at Creek Wood High School in Dickson.
DavidsonKing's Daughters Day Hometo prepare 86 at-risk infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary aged children for school and beyond.
DavidsonLeague of Women Voters of TN Education Fundto use original ballet to inspire students with the story of how Tennessee gave American women the right to vote.
DavidsonLegal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee & the Cumberlandsto provide free civil legal services and education to seniors for health care, long term planning, and other issues.
DavidsonLuke 14:12to provide 11,795 hot, nutritional, dinner-style meals to Nashville's hungry, homeless and working poor.
DavidsonLupus Foundation of America, Inc., Mid-South Chapterto provide direct intervention to 20 female lupus patients toward development of psychosocial self-care strategies.
DavidsonLutheran Services in Tennessee, provide a community arts program to 70 at-risk youth living in poverty during school breaks and after school workshops.
DavidsonMartha O'Bryan Centerto provide comprehensive persistence coaching, mentorship, and wrap-around service referrals to 200 underserved, first-generation college students throughout their post-secondary careers.
DavidsonMeharry Medical Collegeto provide free, high quality healthcare to the underserved of Nashville and train the next generation of healthcare providers.
DavidsonMen of Valorto expand its educational and training services to include 200 men incarcerated in Middle Tennessee CCA and TDOC prisons
DavidsonMending Heartsto provide medications to stabilize 150 women in our Treatment and Transitional Living programs and bus passes for work.
DavidsonMental Health America of Middle Tennesseeto provide mental health education to 100 recently settled refugee and immigrant women in Davidson County, Tennessee.
DavidsonMid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency NashvilleProvide direct support to 150 juvenile and adult offenders ages 16-24 enabling them to overcome barriers to education and employment.
DavidsonMiriam's Promiseto provide support and therapeutic services to 70-75 incarcerated, pregnant, and parenting women through psycho-social education groups and counseling.
DavidsonMonroe Harding, provide academic tutoring services to children, youth and young adults in, or transitioning out of, foster care.
DavidsonMorning Star Sanctuaryto provide emergency funds for victims of domestic violence needing bus passes, cab fares, prescriptions drugs, dental work, eyeglasses, etc.
DavidsonMusic City Youth Orchestra provide student musicians with music education, instruction and master classes to supplement music programs in classrooms across multiple counties.
DavidsonMusic for Seniorsto provide free group music performance instruction in ukulele, choral ensemble singing and percussive arts for approximately 100 older adults.
DavidsonMusiCares Foundation South Regionto provide financial assistance to over 800 low-income Nashville residents whose primary profession is music making.
DavidsonNAMI Davidson Countyto present mental health stigma-busting programs to 60 additional employees in the workplace, promoting understanding and safe avenues of support.
DavidsonNashville BalletFree, interactive performances that engage and educate our diverse community in schools and community centers throughout the region.
DavidsonNashville CARESProvide food to impoverished people living with HIV/AIDS who have been identified as having critical need for additional nutritional assistance.
DavidsonNashville Children's AllianceThis request is for Electronic therapy medical records and training for our program staff.
DavidsonNashville Children's Theatreto support artistic salaries for "And In This Corner: Cassius Clay" at Nashville Children's Theatre in February 2017
DavidsonNashville Diaper ConnectionThe "No Child Wet Behind" provides baby diapers to moms that otherwise might not have them.
DavidsonNashville Dolphinsto provide learn to swim classes for children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities at no cost to participants.
DavidsonNashville Humane AssociationThis program will assist in controlling pet overpopulation through increasing our low-coast spay/neuter and trap-neuter-release programs targeting feral cats.
DavidsonNashville in Harmonyto provide an invitational master-class series in vocal technique, elevating the performance level of NiH and the greater choral community.
DavidsonNashville International Center For EmpowermentImpart knowledge through Culture Exchange workshops promoting a culturally responsive classroom to 200 Metro Nashville Public School educators.
DavidsonNashville LGBT Chamber Foundationto conduct a study of the real and potential negative economic impact of anti-LGBT laws and policies on Nashville.
DavidsonNashville Opera Associationto bring our children's opera ON toUR to 25,000+ schoolchildren throughout Middle Tennessee, many of whom are from underserved communities.
DavidsonNashville Public RadioSupport local musicians and arts organizations through Classical 91.1FM's broadcasts of "Live in Studio C", Nashville Symphony and Nashville Opera.
DavidsonNashville Public Television Council fund production expenses related to "NPT Reports: Aging Matters," focusing on issues affecting seniors and our community.
DavidsonNashville Repertory TheatreHire local artists with expertise in specific elements of production and acquire supplemental funding for marketing a special season finale.
DavidsonNashville Shakespeare FestivalProvide affordable or free public and school performances of ROMEO AND JULIET; provide preparatory in-school workshops for students
DavidsonNashville Symphony Associationto provide free, high-quality instrument instruction and music education experiences to 4,100 students in Nashville.
DavidsonNashville Zoo at Grassmereto develop and implement spring and fall break camps and provide scholarships so financial hardship does not prevent camp attendance.
DavidsonNational Museum of African American Musicto connect 1,000 underprivileged youth attending Nashville Public Schools with professional African American musician artists to learn, perform and engage.
DavidsonNations Ministry Centerto provide job training and coaching to 75 refugees and help their families become generationally self-sufficient.
DavidsonNeedLink Nashvilleto provide emergency rent or utility assistance to 30 Nashville-area MNPS or K-12 school employees.
DavidsonNotes for Notesto provide after school music recording studios, free to youth so that they may explore, create, and record music.
DavidsonNurses for Newborns of Tennesseeto prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect through nurse in-home visits.
DavidsonOasis Center provide comprehensive support (group empowerment meetings, counseling, advocacy, and beyond) to improve the lives and conditions for LGBTQ youth.
DavidsonOperation Stand Down Tennesseeto address the lack of reliable transportation which limit job, medical and housing opportunities for veterans.
DavidsonOrganized Neighbors of Edgehillto provide computer and internet skills to our youth council so they can teach other residents, including children and seniors.
DavidsonPark Centerto provide art therapy for persons with mental illness and substance use disorders.
DavidsonPENCIL Foundationto connect Nashville businesses as Academy PENCIL Partners who provide advanced resources and real-life experiences for MNPS high school students.
DavidsonPet Community Centerto provide veterinary care to pets that are at-risk of being surrendered to a shelter.
DavidsonPonder Anew Through performances, discussions, workshops, residencies-provide a healing catalyst for veterans and inspire universal understanding of war's individual and cultural effects.
DavidsonPreschool for Children with Autism at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Centerto establish functional communication systems for 14 children in the Preschool for Children with Autism, ages 18mo. - 5yrs.
DavidsonPreserve Lindsley Avenue Now, restore the front entrance of the historic Lindsley Avenue Church making the building as welcoming as in 1894.
DavidsonPreston Taylor Ministriesto provide quality reading instruction for 20 low-income students (K-4th grade) for 7 weeks during the summer months.
DavidsonProgress provide 1266 hours of senior care services for low-income, elderly women.
DavidsonProject for Neighborhood Aftercareto provide 190 low-income students STEM-based activities designed to improve literacy, math, and science skills.
DavidsonProject Return, provide job readiness, education and support to inmates of the Corrections Corporation of America-managed Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility.
DavidsonProverbs 12:10 Animal Rescueto provide spay/neuter services to 76 pets in the Middle Tennessee area.
DavidsonRebuilding together Nashvilleto provide critical repairs that create safe and healthy homes for impoverished homeowners at no cost to them.
DavidsonRejoice MinistriesRejoice Ballet empowers youth by training, nurturing and celebrating dancers from diverse racial, socioeconomic, cultural and developmental backgrounds.
DavidsonRenewal Houseto 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, provide long-term residential care and comprehensive restoration services for adult female survivors of sex trafficking in TN.
DavidsonRichland Creek Watershed AllianceRestore biodiversity and resilience to the Richland Creek riparian habitats located next to the McCabe Park Golf Course.
DavidsonRocketown of Middle Tennesseeto provide free counseling services to under-served teens as well as related pertinent training and professional development for Rocketown staff.
DavidsonRooftop Foundationto provide one-time emergency rental/mortgage assistance to low income families/individuals in Davidson County on the brink of losing their housing.
DavidsonSafe Haven Family Shelterto provide academic, social-emotional, and behavioral supports to children experiencing homelessness to reduce negative impact of lack of stable housing.
DavidsonSalama Urban Ministries, provide daily, year-round academic support with a literacy/Math emphasis for up to 100 under-served youth, primarily K-8th grade.
DavidsonSalvation Army Nashville Area CommandPathway of Hope is a program designed to break the cycle of inter-generational poverty in families and individuals.
DavidsonSecond Harvest Food Bankto support food, children's nutrition lessons and healthy eating at 11 Davidson County Kids Cafe sites.
DavidsonSexual Assault Centerto provide specialized therapy and support to a minimum of 30 low-income girls and women who have been sexually assaulted.
DavidsonSiloam Family Health Centerto provide mental health screenings, counseling and referrals for 450 newly arriving refugees.
DavidsonSociety of Saint Andrew, rescue food from going to waste at farmers markets and use it to feed hungry people.
DavidsonSoutheast Community Capital Corp/PathwayThrough "Business Transformation" and entrepreneurship provide education and financial stability to low-income and African American women business owners.
DavidsonSouthern Alliance for People & Animal Welfare (SAFPAW)SAFPAW seeks to continue providing free spay/neuter services & transportation to homeless pet owners & those living below poverty level.
DavidsonSouthern Word, provide Middle Tennessee public school students with writing and music after-school workshops and events, tying academics to extracurricular activities.
DavidsonSports 4 All Foundationto provide adaptive exercise and nutrition education classes for people with disabilities.
DavidsonSt. Luke's Community Houseto provide the food for hot, nutritious meals every weekday to 85 low-income elderly or disabled West Nashville community members.
DavidsonTeach for America, Inc.Empowering Nashville children in grades 1st - 12th through a high-quality summer learning experience.
DavidsonTennessee Cancer ConsortiumJust Ask is a program that educates cosmetologists to deliver healthcare messages to their female clientele specific to women's cancers.
DavidsonTennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violenceto provide emergency financial assistance of up to $240 to 40 victims of domestic and sexual violence in middle Tennessee.
DavidsonTennessee Craftto support and expand FREE community festival with artists and hands-on craftmaking, creating next generation of craft artists and collectors.
DavidsonTennessee Foreign Language Institute Fund Incto provide intensive English as Second Language (ESL) instruction to adult refugees upon their arrival to Nashville, TN.
DavidsonTennessee Higher Education Initiative, provide two Nashville State Community College online courses for 20-25 incarcerated men at the Turney Center Industrial Complex.
DavidsonTennessee Holocaust Commission, develop and expand innovative experiential training for police and law enforcement officials by examining lessons from the Holocaust.
DavidsonTennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalitionto assist 3,500 immigrants statewide (specifically females in crisis), and educate 1,000 domestic workers about workplace safety and rights.
DavidsonTennessee Justice for Our Neighborsto provide coordinated immigration and family legal services for immigrant children seeking to be reunited with their families in Tennessee.
DavidsonTennessee Kidney Foundationto provide AccessRide tickets to 33 low-income dialysis patients who make three trips weekly for lifesaving treatment.
DavidsonTennessee Lions Charities, provide vision screenings for children and identify potential problems for treatment prior to their beginning school.
DavidsonTennessee Respite Coalitionto give 10 family caregivers in Dickson County respite time and educate 20 caregivers and community members about respite.
DavidsonTennessee Trucking Foundationto advance highway safety and help older drivers understand the impact that aging can have on their safe driving skills.
DavidsonTennessee Voices for Victimsto provide 24 of 36 class presentations in Sumner County's 9th grade Health and Wellness blocks on Sexting and Cyberbullying.
DavidsonTennessee Wildlife Federationto provide a minimum of 80,000 pounds of organic venison to food relief agencies in Middle Tennessee.
DavidsonTennessee Women's Theater Projectto support our 11th annual Women's Work Festival and celebration of performing and visual arts.
DavidsonThe Branch of Nashvilleto provide immigrants & refugees in the Southeast Nashville area consistent, high-quality English instruction, enhancing employment opportunities and community engagement
DavidsonThe Brown Center for Autismto provide professional counseling services to up to 32 parents with a child(ren) impacted by an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
DavidsonThe Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Parkto fund Middle Tennessee artists performing at The Conservancy's Musicians Corner program in Centennial Park.
DavidsonThe Family Center/Exchange Club Family Centerto increase skills and knowledge to lower the risk of committing child abuse/neglect through weekly classes for 64 soon-to-be-released incarcerated parents.
DavidsonThe Help Centerfor the Help Center, which provides employment, counseling, education and supportive services to make and female offenders, ex-offenders and low income individuals.
DavidsonThe Mary Parrish Centerto help defray the costs of healthcare, transportation, food, and other essential emergency needs for our residents.
DavidsonThe Nashville Food Project, bring people together to grow, cook and share nourishing food, with goals of cultivating community and alleviating hunger in Nashville.
DavidsonThe Neighborhoods Resource Centerto provide residents and neighborhood organizations with the knowledge and skills needed to help their neighborhoods succeed!
DavidsonThe New Beginnings Centerto provide 100 low-income women with 7200 hours of wellness coaching that improves physical fitness, health and quality of life.
DavidsonThe Next Doorto provide a continuum of evidence based service for women impacted by addiction, mental illness, and/or incarceration with compassionate care.
DavidsonThe Porch Writers' Collectiveto provide teaching artists for twelve free creative writing workshops in a variety of genres to Nashville's teens.
DavidsonThistle Farms, provide support for incarcerated women survivors healing from abuse, violence, prostitution, trafficking, addiction and homelessness in Davidson County.
DavidsonTime to Rise enhance the life chances of at-risk youth through academic support and cultural enrichment.
DavidsonTurnip Green Creative Reuseto provide engagement and enrichment to students as an alternative to In School Suspension in MNPS Middle and High School students.
DavidsonUrban Housing Solutionsto provide formerly homeless residents a basket of basic home essentials as they begin their new life in our housing.
DavidsonVanderbilt University Medical Centerto pilot a cost-effective, easily replicable motivation-based behavior modification workshop to support healthy behaviors for 60 older adults.
DavidsonVolunteers of Americato provide elderly individuals who have developmental disabilities twenty-four hour care through a supported housing program.
DavidsonW.O. Smith Community Music School, provide an all-inclusive music camp experience to seventy W.O. Smith students during June 2017.
DavidsonWalden's Puddleto provide care/treatment to Tennessee wildlife in need, with the goal of returning the rehabilitated animals to the wild.
DavidsonWater City USA/Nashville Clean Water ProjectTo support the Southeast's first technology-based "StoRM DRAIN ADOPTION"  program that mitigates pollution and educates children while delivering greener communities via stormwater infrastructure.
DavidsonWestminster Home Connectionto build home repair capacity in Hickman County. Includes organizing local leadership to address safe and functional housing needs for seniors.
DavidsonWorld Hunger Team, build a hydroponics greenhouse using a surplus shipping container to grow food in a food desert in Nashville.
DavidsonWorld Relief Nashvilleto equip college-educated new Americans with the skills and connections needed to obtain employment consistent with their professional background.
DavidsonYMCA of Middle Tennesseefor The Black Achievers progra, which boosts academic achievement, college access and career exploration for youth of color and underserved youth.
DavidsonYou Have the Power...Know How to Use It, support existing prevention programs on child sexual abuse, acquaintance rape, domestic violence, and human trafficking, while expanding
DavidsonYouth Encouragement Servicesto partially fund our After School and Summer Programs for 20 at risk youth from two inner city communities.
DavidsonYouth Villages provide critical needs and services for 20-25 youth aging out of foster care participating in Youth Villages' YVLifeSet program.
DavidsonYWCA Nashville & Middle Tennesseeto provide safety, housing, and case management to promote healing and self-sufficiency in 400 victims of domestic violence.
DeKalbDeKalb County Board of Education-Coordinated School Healthto provide food to children in need every weekend during the school year.
Dickson23rd District Judicial Advocates, purchase a vehicle for transporting Drug Court participants to and from work, probation meetings, recovery groups, AA meetings.
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 Recreationsto construct a low ropes course to be located in J. Dan Buckner Park.
DicksonDickson Community Clinicto provide financial assistance for medically necessary screening and diagnostic testing, referrals to specialists and medical supplies.
DicksonDickson Police Departmentto provide community education programs for multiple groups including youth groups and children.
Dicksontown of White Bluffto install professional sound and lighting equipment in the soon-to-be-constructed White Bluff Amphitheater to promote performance art and cultural enrichment programs.
FentressBest Friends Sanctuaryto help the low-income community in Fentress County spay or neuter their pets.
FranklinFolks at Hometo provide Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention courses to older adults to empower people to improve their health.
FranklinFranklin County Humane Societyto provide veterinary care for rescued pets while they are in Animal Harbor until we find new homes for them.
FranklinGood Samaritan Ministries of Franklin Countyto provide food boxes for needy families in Franklin County approx. 375 families per month.
FranklinWest Middle School to offer a program which will help provide for student's basic physical needs.
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 habitat.
HickmanHickman Humane Societyto provide spay/neuter services for 125 dogs and 50 cats owned by County citizens with limited financial means.
HickmanWomen Are Safe, provide court advocacy and meet other immediate needs of the victims of domestic violence in rural Middle Tennessee.
HoustonBethesda Community Mission provide healthier food choices to residents of Houston County, especially those health issues.
JacksonFriends of Animals of Jackson Coto provide financial assistance for Jackson County residents to spay/neuter their pets.
JacksonGranville Museum, provide living history experiences, demonstrating the 1940's a decade of change, for multi-generational audiences.
LawrenceKid's Place Child Advocacy Centerto provide free services to child victims of sexual and/or severe physical abuse.
LewisPlenty International/Kids to the Countryto provide counselor training and leadership development to 10 Nashville youth who were child participants in Kids to The Country.
LincolnHumane Society of Lincoln Countyto spay/neuter shelter animals to make them more adoptable and to offer spay/neuter discounts to financially challenged pet owners.
LincolnLincoln County Department of Educationto give middle and high school students the opportunity to collaborate with the local newspaper in order to create and sustain an on-line district-wide news website.
LincolnSouthern Alliance For Animal Welfareto provide spay/neuter surgery for 250 dogs and cats belonging to low income and senior citizen pet owners.
MaconMacon County Arts Councilto provide one outdoor mural, done by Macon County students and a local artist, for a designated Lafayette building.
MaconMacon Spay Neuter Assistanceto provide convenient, affordable spay/neuter for 100 dogs, 250 cats including 50 ferals within Macon County Tennessee.
MauryBoys & Girls Clubs of Maury Countyto provide tutoring by certified teachers and intensive academic mentoring to 100 high drop-out risk youth to ensure high school graduation.
MauryCASA of Maury County, Incto provide educational advocacy skills to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) to improve educational outcomes for foster youth
MauryCenter of Hopeto provide counseling sessions to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking.
MauryFamily 2 Familyto provide financial assistance to low income individuals and families with their monthly utility bills.
MauryJames K. Polk Memorial Association to provide history education through participatory activities to a growing, diverse audience.
MauryMaury County Senior Citizens, expand the Maury County Senior Center's Fitness and Wellness Program to include arthritis exercise and dance classes.
MauryMaury Regional Healthcare Foundationto bridge the gap for at-risk women battling breast cancer by providing the support and resources needed during treatment.
MauryTennessee Children's Homefor the Equip Program, which will provide 32 at-risk youth on a daily basis with educational, behavioral therapy, and substance abuse counseling.
MontgomeryClarksville/Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Councilto bring in specialized conservationists to advise on how to preserve an iconic "ghost" sign, faded historic advertising signage, on a historic downtown building.
MontgomeryLoaves & Fishesto provide a nutritious noon meal six days a week to the working poor and indigent and distribution.
MontgomeryManna Cafe Ministriesto provide nutritious meals through a mobile meals program for low-income and homeless Clarksville residents.
MontgomeryRoxy Productions, support artistic salaries for "Seussical the Musical" at the Roxy Regional Theatre in March/April 2017.
OvertonSpay Neuter Incentive Program - Overton County (SNIP-OC)to spay/neuter the pets of senior citizens, unemployed and low income residents of Overton County
PickettGood Neighbors Theater, providee children's summer drama/vocal camps, produce theatrical/musical productions that educate, enrich the lives and involve residents from this distressed area
PickettPAWS of Dale Hollowto provide spay/neuter assistance to low income residents' companion animals in our community.
PutnamExchange Club/Stephens Centerprovide child abuse and neglect prevention through in-home visitation, support, and education for 30 Spanish-speaking first- time & teen parents
PutnamGenesis House, provide transitional housing with supportive services in our Lodge Program for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
PutnamHelping Hands of Putnam Countyto provide utility assistance to low income families and families experiencing a crisis in Putnam County.
PutnamHumane Society of Putnam Countyto spay or neuter 200 pets belonging to low income families in the Upper Cumberland.
PutnamPutnam County Senior Citizensto provide a healthy breakfast choice at the Senior Citizens Center. Some senior's sole meal is lunch.
RobertsonGreater Faith Community Action sustain the feeding capacity of the Master's Table Soup Kitchen in Springfield, Tennessee.
RutherfordBoys and Girls Clubs of Rutherford Countyfor the Our?? Great Futures Program which aims to prepare our Junior Staff members for their future after high school.
RutherfordCenter for the Arts/City-County Cultural Arts Commissionto provide arts education to the youth of Rutherford County.
RutherfordDoors of Hopeto provide wrap-around services for our Phase 1 female clients immediately after they leave incarceration and/or residential drug rehabilitation.
RutherfordElders First Adult Day Services dba Mindful Careto preserve independence and prevent institutionalization for 20 cognitively impaired older adults, while providing support and respite for their caregivers.
RutherfordFerrell Hollow Farm Senior Horse Sanctuaryto provide hay to meet the forage aspect of the dietary needs of 15 special needs senior horses.
RutherfordGreenhouse Ministriesto provide consistent and free basic healthcare access, screenings, and advocacy to the underserved community of Murfreesboro and surrounding counties.
RutherfordJesse C. Beesley Animal Humane Foundationto provide care and kindness to animals through affordable spay/neuter services and education about responsible pet ownership.
RutherfordKymari House, provide court-ordered supervised visitation services for 100 children separated from their parents due to abuse, neglect or family conflict.
RutherfordMurfreesboro Symphony Orchestra/Tennessee Philharmonic Orchestrato educate students in the art of symphonic music through school visits and free concerts with professional musicians.
RutherfordRead to Succeedto provide literacy events for children and adults to encourage reading and improve all types of literacy skills.
RutherfordSmyrna-LaVergne Food Bankto provide healthier food supports and critically needed dairy and protein to 1850 low-income children and families in Rutherford County.
RutherfordSpecial Kidsto provide job and life skills training for young adults with special needs through Special Kids' Camp Ability.
RutherfordYou Can Make It Home Ownership Center Incto provide comprehensive homeownership education to 220 low income households preparing them for sustainable, long-term homeownership.
SmithSmith County Help Centerto improve the nutritional value by the increase of our food boxes per family members.
SumnerFriends of the Hendersonville Arts Councilto produce an affordable arts after school program for underserved children in low income public schools.
SumnerGallatin CARESto offer short-term emergency food and clothing relief to those in need in Gallatin and Sumner County.
SumnerJonah's Journeyto provide training to better equip caregivers as they prepare for the unique needs of caring for a foster child.
SumnerSalvus Center, continue to expand the hours and increase the number of cleanings and tooth extractions in our Dental Clinic
SumnerSumner County CASAto recruit, train, and support community volunteers to advocate for the abused and neglected children of Sumner County.
SumnerSumner Spay Neuter Allianceto provide 250 free spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations to cats and dogs belonging to residents of Portland, Bethpage and Westmoreland.
SumnerSumner Teen Centerto teach 25+ teen boys and girls aged 13-18 how to cook healthy meals for themselves.
SumnerVSA Arts Tennesseeto work with 120 young people with and without disabilities to create a piece of public art.
WarrenChildren's Advocacy Center for the 31st Judicial Districtto provide child abuse prevention education and outreach directly to members of the Hispanic/Latino communities within the 31st District.
WarrenFamilies in Crisis, provide services to survivors of domestic/sexual violence by providing them with resources to become safe, independent, healthy and self-sufficient.
WarrenMain Street McMinnvilleto provide a performing arts conservatory for elementary and middle school children in Warren County.
WarrenPAULS Clinic Inc. to sterilize 200 pets that reside in low-income households.
WhiteWhite County Humane Society Incto provide financial assistance to 200 pet owners who could otherwise not afford to have their pets spayed or neutered.
Williamson2nd Chance 4 Petsto reduce the number of pets unnecessarily euthanized each year due to the death or incapacitation of their human companions
WilliamsonAgainst the Grain, provide Jobs Skills and Reentry services to 30 pre and post individuals held in DCSO, WCSO and CCA facilities
WilliamsonBridges of Williamson Countyto provide support to individuals who are seeking legal protection from domestic violence through the judicial system.
WilliamsonBrightStoneto help adult senior citizens who must provide full-time care to dependent adult children with intellectual or developmental disabilities (ID).
WilliamsonGood Neighbor Foundationto provide re-entry needs to 60 females...medical, rent, clothing, food, health, etc
WilliamsonGraceworks Ministries, provide rental or utility emergency assistance to help 80 families avoid eviction or utility disconnection.
WilliamsonHard Bargain Mt. Hope Redevelopment, provide repairs on the homes of 18 low-income and elderly residents in the Hard Bargain neighborhood.
WilliamsonHarpeth River Watershed Associationto produce interactive watershed education materials and a citizen action field guide to train 700 students in conservation engagement.
WilliamsonHigh Hopes, provide much needed curricular and development assessment materials to 100+ preschool students with and without special needs, ages 1-6.
WilliamsonMake-A-Wish Middle Tennesseeto help grant Matthew's wish to go to the Super Bowl.
WilliamsonMiddle Tennessee Guitar Alliance, provide four free concerts presented by world renowned classical guitarists at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music in 2017.
WilliamsonMusic City Stringsto inspire members of middle Tennessee underserved communities by providing free music concerts featuring Music City Strings youth performers.
WilliamsonRefuge Center for Counselingto provide affordable counseling services to female victims of sexual abuse/trauma, including both individual and Wounded Hearts group counseling sessions.
WilliamsonRetrieving Independence, support their mission of breeding, training, and placing service dogs
WilliamsonThe Well Outreach, provide supplemental meals for 500 children/youth during the scheduled academic breaks to provide coverage throughout the 2016-2017 school year
WilliamsonUnited Way of Williamson Countyto help at risk students improve their reading and math skills.
WilliamsonWAVES provide job skills training and job placement to adults with disabilities in 12 Tennessee counties.
WilliamsonWilliamson Co CASA, provide a trained advocate for 100% of abused or neglected children ages 0-5 involved in the juvenile court
WilliamsonWilliamson Co Literacy Councilto teach non-English speaking Hispanic adults how to write, speak and understand English.
WilliamsonWilliamson County Library Foundationto increase the variety of materials available for teens so they see the teen room as safe, welcoming, and feel ownership.
WilliamsonWilliamson County Youth Orchestrafor music professionals to conduct technical skills class for smaller instrument sections of junior and senior orchestras.
WilsonCommunity Homeless Outreach & Support/The Brooks Houseto provide preventive and corrective physical/dental/vision care and necessary medications for residents as they prepare to re-enter the workforce.
WilsonCountry K-9 Rescue, prevent the next generation of unwanted, homeless animals through spaying and neutering family pets and free roaming cats.
WilsonDown Syndrome Association of Middle TNto provide critically-needed information, education and support to Spanish-speaking families who have a child/adult with Down syndrome.
WilsonHistoric Lebanon tomorrow revitalize Lebanon's historic Public Square and surrounding neighborhoods: using historic preservation for positive economic impact.
WilsonMt. Juliet-West Wilson Co. Senior Citizens Service offer an indoor gardening option for seniors to grow their own produce/food through the use of garden towers.
WilsonNew Leash on Life/Humane Assn of Wilson provide spay/neuter assistance to cats and dogs of owners in need of assistance and free roaming cats when possible
WilsonProspect provide Job Skills Training and Supported Employment for ten adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
WilsonWilson County Black History Committeeto secure, preserve, restore, and functionally adapt our circa 1827 Pickett Chapel into a black history, arts, and cultural venue.

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