Annual call for grant applicants

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

NASHVILLE -- The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has announced its annual call for discretionary grant applications. Nonprofit organizations serving to improve the well-being of residents of the Middle Tennessee area are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Whether it's a mentor program for at-risk youth or a river clean-up group, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee recognizes and supports worthy nonprofit organizations across Middle Tennessee through their annual grant-making process. Grant applications are available online at The deadline is August 1 at 4:30 p.m.

"Our grant-making process is a vital part of our work to connect generosity with need," said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. "Through the generous support of our donors, we are able to fund many unique and innovative nonprofit programs and services."

All nonprofits applying for discretionary grants must be profiled on Grants will be awarded, based upon exhibited need, to nonprofit organizations serving a wide range of causes, including: education, health, social services, and general community programs. The Foundation's discretionary grant recipients will be announced in late fall 2008.

For more information on discretionary grants please contact Laundrea Lewis at 615-321-4939 or

Organizations in the following counties are eligible to apply:

Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, Davidson, DeKalb, Dickson, Fentress, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Moore, Overton, Perry, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Van Buren, Warren, Wayne, White, Williamson, and Wilson.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee oversees more than 656 charitable funds. In the past sixteen years, The Community Foundation has distributed $340 million to community programs and institutions. Currently, The Community Foundation manages funds totaling $426 million. It is located at 3833 Cleghorn Avenue, # 400, Nashville, TN 37215. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit