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2007 Foundation grant recipients named

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators

Predators Foundation logoThe Nashville Predators Foundation distributed 90 grants totaling more than $240,000 to Nashville and Middle Tennessee-based community service and charitable organizations today. The grants were presented during a ceremony at Nashville Arena.

The announcement marks the ninth grant distribution by the Predators Foundation. Since its inception in 1998, the Foundation has awarded in excess of $1.5 million in financial grants to Nashville and Middle Tennessee community service and charitable organizations.

"We are proud of the Predators Foundation's commitment to the growth of Middle Tennessee and grateful to these organizations for their work," said Predators Foundation President, Gerry Helper. "Any day we are able to provide funds to these organizations is a great day. This year we are able to fund more organizations and award more money than ever before - $80,00 more than last year. We thank our Board for their time and effort reviewing the grants and salute the efforts of every charitable and community service organization in the community. Their administration and staff are true heroes!"

In reviewing hundreds of grant applications, and consistent with the Foundation's mission, the grant committee selected programs that will primarily benefit children. Established in September 1998, the Predators Foundation strives to meet the educational, social, health and cultural needs of the community by offering unique resources and financial support to local youth-oriented organizations.

All 501(c)3 organizations in Middle Tennessee are eligible to receive grants, which are distributed once a year. Annual grant applications were received by mid-February for consideration.

The following is a complete list of organizations that received 2007 grants from the Predators Foundation. These recipients were selected from all charities submitting a grant application in February.

  • A.B.L.E. Youth
  • Adventure Science Center
  • Against the Grain
  • Alive
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Parkinson Disease Association Middle Tennessee Chapter
  • American Roots Music Education
  • Annie Ruth Dancey Foundation
  • Assistance League® of Nashville
  • Baptist Hospital Foundation
  • Book'em
  • Books from Birth
  • Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee
  • Boys and Girls Club of Maury County
  • BRIDGES of Williamson County
  • Camp Marymount
  • Challenged Athletes Playing Equally (C.A.P.E.)
  • Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford County
  • Coffee County Juvenile Drug Court
  • Cottage Cove Urban Ministries
  • Domestic Violence Intervention Center
  • Domestic Violence Program, Inc.
  • Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee
  • Empowering Endless Possibilities
  • Exchange Club Family Center, Inc.
  • Family & Children's Service
  • First Steps, Inc.
  • Friends of Tennessee School for the Blind
  • Frist Center
  • Gallatin Shalom Zone, Inc.
  • GirlForce
  • Global Education Center
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hands on Nashville
  • Harpeth Youth Soccer Association
  • Hendersonville Inline Hockey Association
  • High Hopes, Inc.
  • Homework Hotline
  • Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee, Inc.
  • Junior Auxiliary of Franklin
  • KIPP Academy Nashville
  • Love Helps, Inc.
  • Martha O'Bryan Center
  • McNeilly Center for Children
  • Nashville CARES
  • Nashville Child Advocacy Center
  • Nashville Inner City Ministry
  • Nashville Opportunities Industrialization Center
  • Nashville Public Library Foundation
  • Nashville Rescue Mission
  • National Kidney Foundation of Middle Tennessee
  • Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee
  • Oasis Center, Inc.
  • PENCIL Foundation
  • Plenty International/Kids to the Country
  • Powerhouse Youth Project
  • Pregnancy Support Center
  • Primary Care & Hope Clinic
  • Rainbow Early Intervention Center Program
  • Read to Achieve
  • Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
  • Rejoice Ministries, Inc. 
  • Renewal House
  • Rocketown of Middle Tennessee
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Siloam Family Health Center
  • Southminster Child Care Center
  • Special Kids
  • Special Olympics
  • Special Spaces
  • Sports 4 All Foundation
  • St. Luke's Community Center
  • St. Mary Villa Child Development Center
  • Sumner County CASA
  • Sumner County Just Say No Program
  • Tennessee Central Railway Museum
  • Tennessee Lions Charities, Inc.
  • Tennessee Performing Arts Center
  • Tennessee Youth Court Program
  • The Arc of Williamson County
  • The E.A.R. Foundation
  • Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
  • Williamson County Child Advocacy Center
  • YMCA of Middle Tennessee
  • You Have the Power...Know How to Use It, Inc.
  • Youth Encouragement Services
  • Youth Life Learning Center
  • Youth Villages

Board of Directors for the Nashville Predators Foundation:
Deryl Bauman, Sharon Bell, Mark Blaze, Laura Currie, Willie Diehl, Jack Diller, Jim Fyke, Gerry Helper, Ronn Hollis, Joe Huston, Mike Kaplan, Brad Karro, Ed Lang, Craig Leipold, Dan MacDonald, Barbara Mandrell, Ken Premo, Ron Samuels, Beth Snider, Kim Trotz and Art Victorine.

For more information on the Nashville Predators Foundation, please visit the Predators Foundation section of this site.


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