NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 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 $1.65 million in grants to 265 nonprofit organizations as part of The Foundation’s annual discretionary grantmaking process.

The Franklin County Humane Society, which operates Animal Harbor, has received a $5,000 grant from the Patricia & Edward J. McGavock Humane Treatment of Animals Fund.  The grant is to provide spay and neuter surgeries to maintain 100% alteration of all shelter pets before adoption.

Animal Harbor is a limited-admission animal shelter facility serving Franklin County, Tennessee. "We continuously work to reduce the supply of homeless pets," said Patricia Thompson, President of the Franklin County Humane Society, "and we are grateful to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and to the McGavock​ Fund for supporting this important work."

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.  More information on the grant process is online at

“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 of Middle Tennessee oversees more than 1,050 charitable funds, providing customized philanthropic solutions with flexibility for donors, nonprofit organizations and the community. In the past 23 years, The Community Foundation has distributed more than $715 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 visit