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Seven Sumner 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 Sumner County are:

  • Borderless Arts Tennessee: Participants will create wearable portraits of famous historic Tennesseans which will be performed in and displayed at historic sites.
  • Gallatin CARES: We are providing short term support services for families that are enduring dramatic or traumatic events in their lives.
  • Homebound Meals Hendersonville: Provides meals for the elderly and disabled population who are unable to provide meals for themselves.
  • Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center: EC:CO (Exhibition Connect: Community Outreach) Program support, offering FREE year-round art-making activities benefiting 2000+ underserved Middle TN youth and families.
  • Sumner County CASA: To provide training and support for 30 community volunteers that have been trained to advocate for abused and neglected children.
  • Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance: To provide spay/neuter and veterinary care to 400 impoverished families with a goal of keeping pets healthy and vaccinations updated.
  • Sumner Teen Center, Inc.: To provide a youth employment training program called "Adulting 101" for approximately 100 teens in 7th through 12th grade.

 “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).

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