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. He hopes to see a Chattanooga that blends the arts, has a less disjointed creative scene and more unified and diverse audiences ....
  2. 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.
  3. Think for a moment, if those of us participating in the creation of the public realm and public space put the quality of the space first, isn’t it likely that business success would follow?
  4. Chattanooga is tired of talk, this city wants to see action.
  5. Ana Martinez is a testament to the power of a thread.
  6. We see it every time we drive past yet another of our beautiful ridges being leveled in Chattanooga, to make way for… what?