Grant Awarded to Meharry Medical College by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Contribution supports 12 South Community Clinic's mission to care for uninsured and underinsured community members

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 $1.24 million in grants to 255 nonprofit organizations as part of The Foundation's annual discretionary grantmaking process. The grant was announced January 13, 2014.

Meharry Medical College received a grant to support the Meharry 12 South Community Clinic, a student-created and student-run free clinic that provides healthcare services, under the supervision of faculty physicians, to uninsured and underinsured community members.

"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 nonprofits organizations addressing community needs and benefiting the well-being of citizens through valuable programs and innovative services.

For more information on the grant process, click here

About Meharry Medical College

Meharry Medical College, founded in 1876, is the nation's largest private, independent historically black academic health center dedicated to educating minority and other health professionals. True to its heritage, it is a United Methodist Church affiliated institution that is ranked second among all 141 medical schools in the social mission of medical education. Meharry is a leading national educator of African Americans with M.D. and D.D.S. degrees and Ph.D. degrees in the biomedical sciences.

The mission of the Meharry 12 South Community Clinic is to address health care disparities within our community by providing free, high-quality care to Nashville's underserved populations and by serving as a clinical skills training ground for students, inspiring the next generation of primary care specialists.

About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee oversees nearly 1,000 charitable funds, providing customized philanthropic solutions with flexibility for donors, nonprofit organizations and the community. In the past 22 years, The Community Foundation has distributed more than $684 million to community programs and institutions. It is located at 3833 Cleghorn Avenue, #400, Nashville, Tennessee 37215. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or click here.