Nissan Foundation awards $285K to Tennessee nonprofits

Jul 01, 2021 at 08:00 am by Voice Wire

Nissan Foundation

The Nissan Foundation recently announced it is awarding $697,000 in grants to 28 nonprofit organizations for its 2021 grant cycle. The nonprofit recipients are located in Southern California, Tennessee, Texas, Central Mississippi, Southeast Michigan and the New York and Atlanta metro areas – all locations where Nissan has an operational presence.

Tennessee nonprofits are set to receive $285,000, including $60,000 for the Discovery Center.

Over its 29-year history, the Nissan Foundation has awarded approximately $13 million to more than 150 organizations offering educational programs that bring diverse cultural perspectives, experiences and voices to communities across the country.

"For nearly 30 years, the Nissan Foundation has been committed to amplifying the efforts of nonprofit organizations doing the important work of sharing diverse cultural perspectives and experiences with communities across the country," said Andrew Tavi, president of the Nissan Foundation. "At perhaps no other time in recent history has the work of these organizations been so critical. We are proud to support their efforts to inspire people to embrace the value of our differences."


Discovery Center, "Kids First" ($60,000)

Global Education Center, "Passport to Understanding" ($25,000)

Nashville Public Library Foundation, "Civil Rights and a Civil Society: Critical Dialogues in Equity, Race, and Identity" ($25,000)

Nashville Public Television, "Next Door Neighbors: 2021-2022" ($75,000)

Oasis Center, Inc., "Oasis Center's Building Bridges" ($50,000)

Stars Nashville, "Understanding Bullying Prevention Through the Lens of Cultural Competence" ($20,000)

Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition, "Building Support for Refugee Communities in Middle TN" ($10,000)

YWCA Nashville & Middle TN, "Stand Against Racism Lunch & Learn Series" ($20,000)

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