Over the course of nine decades as it has grown into the undisputed role of the home of country music, the Grand Ole Opry has watched country music reach out to friends and neighbors in time of need over and over again. Throughout 2015 as the Opry marks nine decades of great country music, we also celebrated country's heart, bringing the Opry's biggest stars and loyal fans together to support the following important causes and charities over the course of nine months. Now, that's Cause for Applause!  

Learn more about our Cause for Applause partners below and find out how you can donate through each of the charities' websites as we celebrate the Season of Giving!

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ACM Lifting Lives is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.

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The Dollar General Literacy Foundation believes every person deserves an equal opportunity to receive an education.

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MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need.

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MuttNation Foundation is a donation-supported organization with the mission to end animal cruelty and homelessness.

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent.

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The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is a nationally recognized provider of pediatric health care services.

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Guided by the generosity of the Country Music community, the CMA Foundation focuses on improving and sustaining music education programs everywhere.

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Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions

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MusiCorps is a music rehabilitation program at Walter Reed Medical Center.

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Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee's mission is to solve hunger issues in our community.

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The USO is a private, nonprofit and non-partisan organization that supports our nation’s troops and their families.

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Women Rock For The Cure is committed to connecting and supporting young women facing breast cancer through awareness and outreach programs.

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CAUSE FOR APPLAUSE HIGHLIGHTS

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