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Two Cheatham County Organizations Receive CFMT Grant

The Ark and Pegram Fine Arts Elementary School were the local recipients (Photo: Submitted)

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT), a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in Middle Tennessee and beyond, announces $2,803,840 in grants to 435 local nonprofit organizations as part of its 2022 annual grantmaking process.

The grants will benefit nonprofits in 34 area counties: Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Coffee, Cumberland, Davidson, DeKalb, Dickson, Fentress, Franklin, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Macon, Maury, Montgomery, Moore, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Warren, Wayne, White, Williamson and Wilson counties.

The average grant size is $6,431.

Organizations receiving grants in Cheatham County made by The Cheatham County Community Foundation are:

Pegram Fine Arts Elementary School. To provide enriching fine art experiences for elementary school students in a low-funded rural school district.

The Ark Community Resource Center. To enable seniors to age in place by providing five meals per week to 30+ homebound seniors.

The largest grant allocations were made in the following categories: Human Services made up 26% of grants for a total of $736,860; Arts & Humanities made up 18% of grants for $508,170; Education made up 13% of grants for $368,851, and; Health made up 11% of grants for $318,175.

“Grantmaking is the heart and soul of The Community Foundation,” said Laundrea Lewis, CFMT Vice President of Grants. “Good work happens every day in our community through the efforts of dedicated and talented staff and volunteers of nonprofit organizations, and we are happy to support that work. “We also want to say ‘thank you’ to the generous donors who make it possible for The Community Foundation to support our Middle Tennessee communities by connecting generosity with need,” she said.


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