November 20, 2023
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the 40 Middle Tennessee counties it serves, awarded more than $2.6 million in grants to 439 nonprofit organizations during its annual grantmaking process.
As part of that effort, Roane State’s Cumberland Business Incubator (CBI) received $3,606 to provide hands-on STEM technology experiences in Cumberland County middle school classrooms in support of the district’s STEM teachers.
Utilizing the grant funds during the spring and fall semesters this year, more than 1,100 students had the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with STEM technologies. Students focused on topics such as artificial intelligence and robotics, augmented and virtual reality, 3D printing and design thinking.
“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.
More information on the grant process is available online at www.cfmt.org.
About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee: The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect their intentions and goals. For more information, call (615) 321-4939 or visit www.cfmt.org.
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