The Benwood Foundation supports innovative community efforts that help make Chattanooga great. We believe that collective action is a crucial driver of civic change. Building a great city is everyone’s challenge, everyone’s opportunity, everyone’s work.

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Community Voices

  1. Adera Causey
  2. Ann Coulter
  3. Christian Rushing
  4. Daniel Ryan
  5. David Cook
  6. Donna Williams
  7. Edna Varner
  8. Fynn Glover
  9. Harry Austin
  10. Justin Hoenke
  11. Monica Kinsey
  12. Robert Fisher
  13. Ruth Kerr
  14. Shayne Woods
  15. Sheldon Grizzle
  16. Tricia King
  17. Guest Contributor
  18. Benwood Staff

Our Contributors


  1. It is the start of a good day for a middle-school age boy from Chattanooga’s urban community.
  2. That is the definition of success that is brighter than any red carpet, that is larger than the letters on the Hollywood sign, that is more permanent than any star on the Hollywood walk of fame.
  3. Chattanoogans can take on a new challenge by moving beyond our tremendous downtown and apply the same creative and intellectual energies to the communities that surround it.
  4. We can't just keep marching and rallying. What we need to not do is plant seeds and not come back and water them.
  5. He hopes to see a Chattanooga that blends the arts, has a less disjointed creative scene and more unified and diverse audiences ....
  6. Every time a young person dies, from a war, from the streets, from the police, all of us should try to find the answers to prevent another senseless death.