Cannon Charity On Grant List from Community Foundation

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in 40 Middle Tennessee counties and beyond, announces $2,726,800 in grants to 453 local nonprofit organizations as part of the 2018 annual grantmaking process.
The grants will benefit nonprofits in Cannon and 32 area counties.
The top three awards categories were Human Services-Children (16 percent of the grants), Education (15 percent), and Arts and Humanities (14 percent).
According to Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, “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 the impact we do without the many nonprofits offering solutions to our community’s needs and vital services to our neighbors. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, and the work of dedicated and talented nonprofits, we are able to fund solutions which address Middle Tennessee’s emerging needs and opportunities.”
Grant recipients include:
Cannon County Community for Animals: To provide spay and neuter services for animals that are in low-income or homeless situations.
DeKalb Animal Coalition Center: Animal Shelter Training for Women in Sober Living (substance abuse recovery).
DeKalb County Board of Education-Coordinated School Health: To provide food every weekend during the school year for students in need.
The Community Foundation awards discretionary grants annually from its unrestricted and field-of-interest funds to Middle Tennessee nonprofits. Grants are awarded through an open application process for organizations addressing community needs and benefiting the well-being of citizens through valuable programs and innovative services. More information on the grant process is online at