Main Street McMinnville has received a $1,500 grant from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
The organization plans on using the $1,500 grant to provide recycling containers, liners, content pickup, recycling information and advertising for downtown McMinnville events and venues, including the Main Street Live summer concert series.
“Community recycling not only impacts the environment today, but it helps build sustainable communities for the future,” said Paige Chastain, co-executive director of Main Street McMinnville. “With the funding provided by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Main Street McMinnville will be able to purchase the recycling bins and educational literature that will allow the citizens of Warren County to conveniently participate in keeping the downtown area beautiful as well as help them understand the impact recycling can have on our community.”
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the 40 Middle Tennessee counties it serves, announced it was giving more than $1.65 million in grants to 265 nonprofit organizations as part of the foundation’s annual discretionary grant-making process.
Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, says the work of nonprofits is of vital importance.
“The work of our nonprofit partners has never been more important as we watch needs emerge and evolve in this community,” said Lehman. “The Community Foundation couldn’t have an impact without the array of quality nonprofits offering solutions to our community’s needs and vital services to our neighbors.”
The Community Foundation awards discretionary grants annually from its unrestricted and field-of-interest funds through an open application process. In the past 23 years, The Community Foundation has distributed more than $715 million to community programs and institutions.
More information on the grant process visit cfmt.org/request/grants/. For more information on The Community Foundation, call 615-321-4939 or visit www.cfmt.org.