Grant Awarded to Pawster Nashville by Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – December 13, 2023

Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a nonprofit striving to build a more thriving and inclusive community — today and for generations to come —  by transforming thoughtful generosity into positive change, announces $2,803,889 in grants to 438 nonprofit organizations as part of the 2023 annual grantmaking process.

Pawster Nashville has received a $11,700 grant to build capacity in currently underrepresented communities in order to foster 50 animals when their families are in crisis.

“Good work happens every day in our community through the efforts of dedicated and talented staff and volunteers of nonprofit organizations, and we are happy to support that work,” says Laundrea Lewis, VP of Grants at CFMT.

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

About Pawster

Pawster Nashville provides Crisis Foster Care for dogs and cats: When a pet owner is in crisis, Pawster houses their cat or dog in a loving foster home, until their family is back on their feet and ready to be reunited. Crisis Foster Care keeps pets out of the shelter families together. Pawster believes no family should have to permanently lose their pet due to a temporary crisis.

About Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee unites compassionate individuals and worthy causes. Its generous donors span the community and are driven by a shared commitment to addressing diverse needs. Community Foundation is dedicated to preserving and managing charitable funds with the utmost care to support nonprofit and grantee partners dedicated to making a meaningful impact throughout our community.

Contact: Gabe Horton, Executive Director

(615) 434-4912