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City officials to discuss nonprofit requests
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McMinnville officials will be considering $428,571 in nonprofit donation requests for fiscal year 2015-16.Last year, the city donated $228,932 to 15 different nonprofit organizations. This year, 20 donation requests have been received.Funded last year were: Sister Cities $5,000; Main Street McMinnville $40,000; Families in Crisis $5,000; BRAC $7,750; Chamber/ Tourism $45,000; Meals on Wheels $5,000; Senior Center $12,500; Food Bank $3,000; Magness Library $48,000; Heritage Alliance $500; Rescue Squad $6,103; and Industrial Development Board $40,000.The state requires the city to make donations of $5,500 to Chamber of Commerce for dues, $2,721 to Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency for dues, and $2,858 to the Upper Cumberland Development District. Not funded last year but asking the city for consideration this year are Caring Hearts United, The Eagle Fund, Young Men United, and Kids of the Community.