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Grant applications now available for middle Tennessee nonprofits

Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 1:33 pm

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization that connects generosity with need in the region, announces its annual call for discretionary grant applications. Nonprofit organizations working to improve the well-being of residents of Moore and 39 other middle Tennessee counties are eligible and encouraged to apply. Nonprofit grant guidelines and applications are available at The application deadline is Aug. 1 at 4:30 p.m.

Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations across middle Tennessee serving a wide range of causes, including: animal welfare, arts and humanities, conservation and preservation, environment, education, employment and training, health and human services, housing and economic and community development. The Foundation’s discretionary grant recipients will be announced in late fall 2012. All tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations applying for discretionary grants must be profiled on The Community Foundation’s online initiative

“Our grantmaking is at the core of our mission to connect generosity with need and improve the quality of life in middle Tennessee,” 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.”

This year, optional trainings will be held on June 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for grant applicants interested in learning more about, or seeking additional training on the website. Sessions will be held at The Community Foundation’s office at 3833 Cleghorn Avenue in Nashville. To attend, nonprofits should RSVP at to reserve a spot.

For more information about discretionary grants, contact The Community Foundation at (615) 321-4939, toll free at (888) 540-5200, or Grant award summaries for 2011 are available at