Health Foundation awarded over $5 million in 2020 in Montgomery County


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Clarksville Montgomery County Community Health Foundation awarded over $5.1 million in 2020. During the pandemic outbreak, they provided COVID-19 emergency grants from March through December 2020, according to a press release from the CMC Community Health Foundation.

During this time, CMC Community Health Foundation awarded over $772,000 to different organizations in the community, including Bethesda Community Mission, Community Action Agency, First Presbyterian Church, FUEL, Loaves and Fishes, Manna Café Ministries, Mid-Cumberland Meals on Wheels, Operation Stand Down, SAFE, United Way of the Greater Clarksville area, and Urban Ministries. Many of these grantees provided food boxes and rent/utility aid and other essentials to community members in need.

“COVID-19 created a lot of challenges. It caused a lot of hardships, cancellations of events, and special moments. Fortunately for Clarksville, Montgomery County, kindness and generosity were not canceled. In the last year, the Clarksville Montgomery County Community Health Foundation worked throughout the year to provide emergency assistance and long-lasting solutions,” Joey Smith, Montgomery County Public Health Director, said in the release.

CMC Community Health Foundation also awarded over $830,000 in January 2020 to eight different local nonprofits.  Most notably, grants included funds provided to the Austin Peay State University Foundation (APSU) to be used for connecting the Clarksville Greenway to Downtown Clarksville. Other grantees that were awarded funds included the American Heart Association, Big Brother Big Sister of Clarksville, Cumberland Heights, The Food Initiative, Manna Café Ministries, Project Transformation, and the Youth Coalition.

In July 2020, CMC Community Health Foundation awarded $544,600 to thirteen different organizations in our community: Adult Literacy Council, Austin Peay State University Foundation, Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee, Manna Café Ministries, Montgomery County Veteran Transportation Service, Meae, Mid-Cumberland Meals on Wheels, Mental Health America of the MidSouth, Minds Matter, Nurses for Newborns, SAFE and Tennessee Kidney Foundation.

In addition to the non-profit grants, the CMC Community Health Foundation Board of Directors approved a $3 million gift to Austin Peay State University Foundation for the construction of a new health professions building. The 114,600-square-foot building will house five separate healthcare-related programs, according to the release.

CMC Community Health Foundation’s next grant cycle is May 1, 2021. For more information regarding their grant application please visit their website or contact their Grants Manager, Janet Haase, at 931-896-2778.


Angela Peterson

Source Link: ClarksvilleNow