The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the 40 Middle Tennessee counties it serves, announces more than $1.98 million in grants to 328 nonprofit organizations as part of the 2016 annual discretionary grant making process.
Macon County Arts Council has received a $2000 grant to provide an outdoor mural, to be completed by local artist Ronnie Waller and Macon County students. Site of the mural will be the Citizens Bank Building on the Lafayette City Square.
Funding for the mural was made possible through the William N. Rollins Fund for the Arts. This will be the fifth mural in the series of MCAC Public Art works. The other four murals currently can be seen on buildings around the square, specifically at the entrances to the square. The Rollins Fund, through the Community Foundation, has also assisted in funding these four works.
“The work of our nonprofit partners has never been more important as we watch needs emerge and evolve in this community,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. “The Community Foundation is honored to connect generosity with need through these annual grants and other avenues throughout the year, but we 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 to Middle Tennessee nonprofit organizations addressing community needs and benefiting the well-being of citizens through valuable programs and innovative services.