More than $22K to go to Wilson nonprofits

NASHVILLE – A Middle Tennessee charity announced Tuesday that it would give more than $22,000 in grants to varying Wilson County nonprofit organizations.
Feb 26, 2014
Mt. Juliet Animal Shelter volunteer Will Sellers stands with Ellen Lehman with the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

NASHVILLE – A Middle Tennessee charity announced Tuesday that it would give more than $22,000 in grants to varying Wilson County nonprofit organizations.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the 40 Middle Tennessee counties it serves, announced the grants as part of The Foundation’s annual grantmaking process.

“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 an impact without the many quality 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. “Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we are able to fund nonprofit solutions addressing Middle Tennessee’s emerging needs and opportunities.”

Specific grants to Wilson County organizations include: 

Country K-9 Rescue received a grant to provide spay/neuter its rescued pets as well as community pets.

Community Homeless Outreach & Support/The Brooks House received a grant to provide preventive and corrective physical, dental and vision care as well as necessary medications for residents re-entering the workforce.

Healing Broken Vessels received a grant to provide an intensive program for unskilled/under skilled women so they gain marketable skills and become self-sufficient.

IKE Services received a grant to continue its 16-year-old Tutoring and Mentoring Program for at-risk children in Wilson County.

Mt. Juliet Animal Shelter Volunteer Organization received a grant to support the increasing demand for more humane education and animal therapy for seniors and adoption events. 

These contributions are part of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s annual discretionary grantmaking process, which this year alone has distributed more than $1.24 million to 255 nonprofit organizations throughout 34 Middle Tennessee counties.

The Community Foundation awards discretionary grants annually from its unrestricted and field-of-interest funds, through an open application process, to Middle Tennessee nonprofits 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 cfmt.org/request/grants/. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit cfmt.org.

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