CFMT awards over $ 2.6 million in grants

Ellen Lehman, President of CFMT

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT), a charity dedicated to enriching the quality of life in Middle Tennessee and beyond, recently announced $ 2,664,888 in grants to 439 local nonprofit organizations in as part of their annual 2021 grant-making process. The grants will benefit nonprofits in 32 counties across the region.

“Thanks to the generous support of our donors and the work of dedicated and talented nonprofits, we are able to fund solutions that meet the emerging needs and opportunities of Middle Tennessee,” said Ellen Lehman, President of CFMT .

here is a partiel list of grant recipients in Davidson County. They include 100 black men; abrasiveMedia; Actors Bridge Ensemble; Living hospice; American Red Cross; Blade runners for amputees; Arts and Business Council; Autism TN; Back field in motion; Bethlehem centers; Big Brothers Big Sisters; Reserve them; Boys and Girls Clubs; Bridges; Central stone; Communities in schools; Conexion Americas; Corner to corner; CreatiVets; Cumberland River Compact and Dismas House.

Edgehill Neighborhood Partnership; Group for Equal Opportunities in Education; Elmahaba Center; End TN slavery; Family and child service; Battle of Fannie; first art museum; Galactic Star; Girls on the run; The girls write; World Education Center; Goodwill industries; Habitat for Humanity; hands on Nashville; HEAR Nashville; Homework hotline; Hope clinic for women; Hope for justice; HopeKids Mid TN Horizons at USN; Humanities Tennessee; Insight Consulting Centers; Jazz gives power; JDRF TN; Junior achievement; Make Nashville Music; MDHA; Meharry College of Medicine; Restorative Hearts, Inc .; Mental Health America; Sweet Adelines; Scouts; Music for seniors; and musicians on call.

Nashville Ballet; Nashville Civic Design Center; Nashville Conflict Resolution Center; Nashville General Hospital Foundation; Nashville Humanitarian Association; Nashville in harmony; Nashville Jazz Workshop; Nashville Opera Association; Nashville Public Education Foundation; Nashville Public Library Foundation; Nashville Public Radio; Nashville Public Television; Nashville Repertory Theater; Nashville Shakespeare Festival; and the Nashville Symphony Association;

National Museum of African American Music: To connect up to 1,500 Nashville youth and approximately 350 seniors with professional musicians who teach artists to learn, play and engage.

the Association of American Indians of Tennessee; neighbor 2 neighbor; New Horizons; Oasis Center; Open table; Stop the operation; OZ Arts; PENCIL; Project feedback; Rebuilding Nashville Together; House of renewal; and Rocketown. Safe Haven family refuge; Urban Ministries of Salama; Second Harvest Food Bank; Senior Ride Nashville; Sexual Assault Center; Siloam Health; Soles4Souls; Special Olympics; St. Luke’s Community House; and STEM Preparatory Academy.

Teach for America; TN Coalition Against Breast Cancer; and TN Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence; Alliance of Color Educators TN; TN Environmental Council; TN Initiative for Higher Education; TN Historical Society; TN Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights; Innocence TN Project; TN Performing Arts Center; TN poison control center; TN voice for victims; TN Youth Courts; The design of FIND; Theater bug; Thistle farms; Creative reuse of green turnip; United Way; WO Smith School of Music; walk / bike Nashville; YMCA; Youth Villages; and YWCA.

For more information on the grant process and for a complete list of 2021 grant recipients, visit And to learn more about more than 1,800 Middle Tennessee nonprofits and the great work they do, visit CFMT For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit

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