April 17, 2009

OHO community grants available

OHO community grants available

Vanderbilt Medical Center is offering non-profit organizations in the 100 Oaks community the opportunity to apply for the second round of community enhancement grants. The total amount of money that will be distributed is $25,000.

It's the second year the program will be made available to non-profits that are in the 16th Metro Council district, which encompasses the communities of Glencliff, Radnor, Woodbine, Sadler Village and Vultee and includes four public schools. Projects that focus on one of four main areas — public safety, educational initiatives, cultural activities and community development — will be selected.

Last year grants were awarded to Glencliff High School, the Neighborhood Resource Center, the South Nashville Family Resource Center Crisis Response Program, Flatrock Community Garden, the Hands Together in Flatrock Music and Arts Festival, the Junior Achievement program based at Glencliff High School and the Council on Aging. Projects funded last year are not eligible for the 2009 grants.

The Vanderbilt Health at One Hundred Oaks Community Grant Program was created in the spirit of VUMC's partnership with the 100 Oaks community. Applications must be received by midnight, June 15; grants will be awarded July 15.

"The 2008 grant program was an extremely successful endeavor and provided funds for numerous very worthwhile community programs and partnerships,” said C. Wright Pinson, M.D., associate vice chancellor for Clinical Affairs. “It is our hope that The Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks Community Grant Program will continue our efforts to becoming a fully engaged member of the community.”

The program is divided into $25,000 worth of community engagement and mini-grants in increments from $1,000 up to $10,000.

A copy of the grant application can be found here.