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Montgomery County nonprofits score big

The Leaf Chronicle, October 13, 2009
The Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Health Foundation awarded four grants totaling more than $315,000 to local nonprofit groups on Monday.

The money will go to the Austin Peay State University Foundation for nursing student grants, to APSU nursing program for a pilot program, to Mission Clarksville and to Urban Ministries for H1N1 flu shots.

The Community Health Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was created jointly by the city of Clarksville, Montgomery County and the former Gateway Hospital Board of Trustees in February 2006. It operates for charitable, scientific and educational purposes, and is designed to promote the health of Montgomery County residents and people in the surrounding area.

Monday’s grant awards were the first for the Foundation, which was established to oversee money gained from the sale of the former Gateway Medical Center on Madison Street, and other assets such as property owned by the former Hospital Board.

“It’s exciting to move into what we are supposed to be doing,” said Ben Kimbrough Sr., Foundation chairman, indicating that previous meetings of the Foundation have been organizational…

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