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CFMT awards more than $2.6M in grants

by PRIDE Newsdesk

Ellen Lehman, CFMT president

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT), a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in Middle Tennessee and beyond, recently announced $2,664,888 in grants to 439 local nonprofit organizations as part of their 2021 annual grantmaking process. The grants will benefit nonprofits in 32 area counties.

“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,” said Ellen Lehman, CFMT president.

Here is a partial listing of grant recipients in Davidson County. They include 100 Black Men; abrasiveMedia; Actors Bridge Ensemble; Alive Hospice; American Red Cross; Amputee Blade Runners; Arts & Business Council; Autism TN; Backfield in Motion; Bethlehem Centers; Big Brothers Big Sisters; Book’em ; Boys and Girls Clubs; Bridges; Centerstone; Communities In Schools; Conexion Americas; Corner to Corner; CreatiVets; Cumberland River Compact and Dismas House.

Edgehill Neighborhood Partnership; Education Equal Opportunity Group; Elmahaba Center; End Slavery TN; Family & Children’s Service; Fannie Battle; Frist Art Museum; Galaxy Star; Girls on the Run; Girls Write; Global Education Center; Goodwill Industries; Habitat for Humanity; Hands On Nashville; HEAR Nashville; Homework Hotline; Hope Clinic for Women; Hope for Justice; HopeKids Mid TN Horizons at USN; Humanities Tennessee; Insight Counseling Centers; Jazz Empowers; JDRF TN; Junior Achievement; Make Music Nashville; MDHA; Meharry Medical College; Mending Hearts, Inc.; Mental Health America; Sweet Adelines; Boy Scouts; Music for Seniors; and Musicians On Call.

Nashville Ballet; Nashville Civic Design Center; Nashville Conflict Resolution Center; Nashville General Hospital Foundation; Nashville Humane Association; Nashville In Harmony; Nashville Jazz Workshop; Nashville Opera Association; Nashville Public Education Foundation; Nashville Public Library Foundation; Nashville Public Radio; Nashville Public Television; Nashville Repertory Theatre; Nashville Shakespeare Festival; and Nashville Symphony Association;

National Museum of African American Music: To connect up to 1,500 Nashville youth and about 350 seniors with professional musician teaching artists to learn, perform, and engage.

The Native American Indian Association of Tennessee; Neighbor 2 Neighbor; New Horizons; Oasis Center; Open Table; Operation Stand Down; OZ Arts; PENCIL; Project Return; Rebuilding Together Nashville; Renewal House; and RockeTown. Safe Haven Family Shelter; Salama Urban Ministries; Second Harvest Food Bank; Senior Ride Nashville; Sexual Assault Center; Siloam Health; Soles4Souls; Special Olympics; St. Luke’s Community House; and STEM Preparatory Academy.

Teach for America; TN Breast Cancer Coalition; and TN Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence; TN Educators of Color Alliance; TN Environmental Council; TN Higher Education Initiative; TN Historical Society; TN Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition; TN Innocence Project; TN Performing Arts Center; TN Poison Center; TN Voices for Victims; TN Youth Courts; The F.I.N.D. Design; Theater Bug; Thistle Farms; Turnip Green Creative Reuse; United Way; W.O. Smith Music School; Walk/Bike Nashville; YMCA; Youth Villages; and YWCA.

For more information on the grant process and for a complete list of 2021 grant recipients, go to www.CFMT.org. And to learn about more than 1,800 of Middle Tennessee’s nonprofits and the wonderful work they do, go to the CFMT initiative GivingMatters.com. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit www.cfmt.org.

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