- This is an editorial written on behalf of The Tennessean Editorial Board.
Across the United States, there are 700 nonprofits vying for thousands of dollars in grants from the Community Thrives program.
Thirteen of those organizations are in Middle Tennessee, including groups that help tutor students, keep residents in affordable homes and fight poverty.
The Gannett Foundation and USA TODAY Network, which includes The Tennessean, launched the fifth annual Community Thrives effort in June, and a crowdfunding campaign started in late July.
So far, more than 22,000 donors have contributed $2.5 million to pay for grants that range from $2,500 to $100,000 for organizations selected by Gannett company leaders.
The donation period ends Friday so make sure to contribute at the website acommunitythrives.mightycause.com to invest in community-building projects across the nation.
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These are the 2021 Community Thrives participants in Middle Tennessee
This is a reminder of who the Middle Tennessee organizations are, with descriptions taken from a July 23 story in The Tennessean:
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