December 17, 2012
$5,000 grant awarded to Maury Regional Health Care Foundation by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the 40 Middle Tennessee counties it serves, announces $1.3 million in grants to 273 nonprofit organizations as part of The Foundation’s annual discretionary grant-making process.
The Maury Regional Health Care Foundation in Columbia has received a $5,000 grant to provide wigs, camisoles, mammograms, lymphedema garments and gas cards for cancer patients who cannot afford these items.
“The work of our nonprofit partners has never been more important as we watch needs emerge and evolve in this community,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. “Some issues like the staggering rates of local human trafficking and the growth of rural gang activity were issues that emerged relatively recently. Other issues like hunger continue to plague our neighbors in the aftermath of the recession. Unemployment’s harsh lessons about the skills and talents of our educational system must require the nonprofit sector to lock arms with the public schools to ensure our future. These issues, and so many others, were among those covered through our 2012 discretionary grants throughout Middle Tennessee. 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 bulwark of quality nonprofits offering solutions to our community’s needs and vital services to our neighbors.”
This is the third year that the foundation has received a grant from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
Foundation Executive Director Joe Kilgore stated, “The Women’s Center fund has provided more than $41,500 in assistance to financially challenged patients during the past six years. With this valuable grant from the Community Foundation, we will be able to help even more women in southern Middle Tennessee.”
The Community Foundation awards discretionary grants annually from its unrestricted and field-of-interest funds through an open application process to Middle Tennessee nonprofit organizations that address community needs and benefit the well-being of citizens through valuable programs and innovative services.
More information on the grant process is online at cfmt.org/request/grants/
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