ABOUT SERVING TENNESSEE SENIORS
In early 2017, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee announced 121 Tennessee nonprofits and governmental organizations as recipients of a Serving Tennessee’s Seniors grant opportunity. Funding of Serving Tennessee’s Seniors was provided by the Chancery Court and administered by The Community Foundation through the settlement of a lawsuit initiated by former Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper against both SeniorTrust and ElderTrust.
“All across Tennessee, each and every day, nonprofits and governmental agencies are working hard to make the path easier for our growing but vulnerable senior population. From Lake County to Bradley County, from Memphis to Elizabethton, we know that the needs of our aging population are often unrecognized or underfunded,” said Ellen Lehman, President of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
Looking Back at 2017
Three Grand Divisions
West, Middle, East Tennessee
Grants awarded to organizations through Serving Tennessee’s Seniors touched every single county in Tennessee.
Number of Applicants Received by Each County
West: 18 applications from organizations in 10 counties
Middle: 68 applications from organizations in 17 counties
East: 35 applications from organizations in 20 counties
Number of Grants Awarded Per County within Each Grand Division
West: 18 grants awarded to organizations in 10 counties
Middle: 57 grants awarded to organizations in 15 counties
East: 34 grants awarded to organizations in 20 counties