Sixteen Dickson 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 Dickson County are: 23rd District Judicial Advocates, Inc.: Purchase mattresses for 50 Drug Court participants living in the court-operated Sober Living Residences.
- CareNet Pregnancy Medical Center: To educate 25 families and 60 men with parenting information on how to safely raise their child.
- CASA of Dickson County: To provide quality training for our Advocate Supervisor whom supervises volunteers that advocate on behalf of children in foster care.
- Charlotte Fagan United Methodist Church: To provide affordable, choral music education and enrichment for children and adults of all ages in Dickson and surrounding counties.
- Dickson Co High School: To expose students to the business aspect of architectural design through the use of our new laser engraver.
- Dickson Community Clinic: The Dickson Community Clinic provides primary care, laboratory and imaging studies as well as referral services for the uninsured individuals.
- Dickson County Family YMCA: To provide certification in multiple levels CPR(Pro), first aid, oxygen, AED, babysitting, wilderness first aid every month.
- Dickson County Help Center: To provide nutritional food to families in need.
- Dickson County Public Library: To provide furniture and technology for the new Dickson County Public Library and Life Long Learning Center.
- Dickson County Sheriff's Office: Host Junior Sheriff's Academy for 40 middle-school students focusing on educating and encouraging strong relationships between youth and law enforcement.
- Friends of Lonesome Historic Site, Inc.: Develop a cellphone-based curriculum guide for use on field trips to Lonesome Historic Site cemetery. Complements previous social studies curricula.
- Governor Frank G. Clement Railroad Hotel and Historical Museum: To video historical accounts commemorating Dickson-born Governor Frank Clement's centennial, and the progress he made within Tennessee, educating future generations.
- Humane Society of Dickson County: To provide spay/neuter assistance to citizens of Dickson County.
- Last Chance Pet Rescue, Inc.: To provide affordable spay/neuter options for the pets owned by residents of Dickson County.
- The Quest Center for Art & Community Development, Inc.: Year-round, accessible after-school and out-of-school music instruction and extended education activities serving children ages 10-18 living in rural, lower-income communities.
- William James Middle School: Our proposed program is to focus on the positive behavior and attendance of students and build teacher morale
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).