The Nissan Foundation awarded $655,000 in grants this past week to 26 nonprofit organizations from across the country during a special luncheon commemorating the institution's 20th anniversary, the corporation announced on its website in a news release. Located in California, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Tennessee and Texas, all of the organizations receiving grants in 2012 demonstrate a strong commitment to fostering cultural diversity in their local communities.

Children’s Museum Corporation of Rutherford County, which operates the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, will received $45,000 in grant funds. The money is part of “Project Reach Out,” designed to...

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