Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Health Foundation is the 2015 recipient of the Partner & Leadership Group Award presented by Tennessee Public Health Association.
This award is presented annually to recognize community partners in the state of Tennessee who have made the biggest impact on health in their respective community.The CMCCHF is a group comprised of community leaders and volunteers who work to steer financial support of charitable, educational, and scientific projects designed to improve community health in Clarksville Montgomery County.
Since 2009, the CMCCHF has awarded over 60 grants totaling over 4.8 million dollars for programs/projects designed to improve health in Clarksville Montgomery County.
CMCCHF has funded projects including those that provided medical transportation for veterans and programs that offered counseling services for over 1,500 veterans, soldiers and their families. In addition to funding projects that treat disease and increase access to care, the group has also established policies to fund projects addressing behaviors and wellness, awarding grants for community gardens and nutrition education projects.
Grant recipients and community partners are highly complementary. A recent comment for a grant recipient noted “this philanthropic organization has truly set the tone for a happy, safe and healthy community. And while of course the funds received are important, the leaders that head up this foundation are the very best the community offers – and are committed to seeing that these grants have a long lasting impact on the local community.”
For more information regarding the Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Health Foundation and grant application guidelines, visit their website www.communityhealthfoundation.org