Grant Awarded to Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity

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 $2,802,040 in grants to 432 nonprofit organizations as part of the 2022 annual grant making process.

Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity (RCHFH) has received a $6250 grant to provide insulation for the construction of affordable and permanent homes for low – moderate income families in Rutherford County. Insulation and energy-efficient materials and appliances help keep utility costs down for Habitat families, who typically earn 40 – 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI). Habitat families buy their home with Habitat’s low-income mortgage and often pay much less than average monthly rental housing in the county. RCHFH is currently building at their Legacy Pointe affordable housing subdivision in Murfreesboro where there will eventually be 77 homes for Rutherford County families. RCHFH will build 8-10 homes in 2023.

“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.

More information on the grant process is online at

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