$1,000 Grant Awarded To Cannon County Rescue Squad
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 11:03 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in 40 Middle Tennessee counties, announces a $1,000 grant to the Cannon County Rescue Squad as part of The Foundation’s annual grantmaking process.
"Our grantmaking is at the core of our mission to connect generosity with need and improve the quality of life in Middle Tennessee,” 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.”
The grant was awarded to the Cannon County Rescue Squad to provide training and equipment for a five-member team to respond to search and rescue emergencies and disasters.
These contributions are part of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s annual discretionary grantmaking process which, this year alone, has distributed more than $1.2 million to 242 nonprofit organizations throughout 30 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/.
About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee oversees more than 800 charitable funds, providing customized philanthropic solutions with flexibility for donors, nonprofit organizations and the community. In the past 20 years, The Community Foundation has distributed more than $556 million to community programs and institutions. It is located at 3833 Cleghorn Avenue, #400, Nashville, Tennessee 37215. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit www.cfmt.org.