Four Cheatham County organizations have received a 2019 grant from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization dedicated to helping non-profit organizations in 40 counties.
Grant recipients in Cheatham County are:
- Ark Community Resource and Assistance Center: To provide a weekly food pantry to approximately 400 individuals per month.
- Cheatham County Animal Awareness Foundation: Low-cost spay neuter program for companion animals of low-income Cheatham County residents.
- Cheatham County Soccer Association: To develop, promote, advance, and administer the sport of soccer among youth players.
- Pegram Elementary School: To provide enriching art experiences for elementary school students in an underfunded, rural school district.
“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,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
The Community Foundation is awarding $2,397,870 in grants to 365 nonprofit this year. The top three awards categories were: Arts and Humanities (18 percent of the grants), Human Services-Children (15 percent) and Education (14 percent).