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  • A student could be eligible for more than one of the 85+ scholarship funds with one application if criteria are met.

    A student could be eligible for more than one of the 85+ scholarship funds with one application if criteria are met.

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    Our donors come from every corner of the community.

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  • Ceri Hoover Bags named Nashville Fashion Forward Fund Award Recipient!

    Ceri Hoover Bags named Nashville Fashion Forward Fund Award Recipient!

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  • A concert to make a difference for underprivileged youth.

    A concert to make a difference for underprivileged youth.

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The Community Foundation Scholarships now available

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, dedicated to investing in students' futures, we administer more than 85 scholarship funds through an open application process. Some scholarships help students from a particular school or area; others provide financial assistance to those pursuing a specific field of study; still others assist students most in need. Students need only complete one application to be considered for any CFMT scholarship for which they are eligible. The deadline to apply is March 15.

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Big Payback Call for Schools and Religious Institutions

Did you know that along with Middle Tennessee nonprofits, religious institutions and schools are invited to participate in The Big Payback on May 5, 2015? Help us spread the word by encouraging your church/temple/mosque and your neighborhood public or private school to participate in in our 24 hour, community-wide giving day. To date, more than 500 organizations are already registered to take part.

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The Brooks Fund History Project

The Brooks Fund History Project is a diverse multimedia record of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) life in Middle Tennessee, which will be archived in Nashville Public Library’s Special Collections Division: Oral History Collections. This collection will be accessible to the public and provides a record of an earlier generation that struggled for acceptance with themselves, their family and community. Since spring 2009, multiple interviews have been conducted chronicling the lives of gay, transgender and bisexual residents, reflecting on life in Middle Tennessee before 1970, and how homosexuality was viewed in the larger community.

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Mary Freeland Memorial Fund

Mary Eilene Freeland of Fort Myers, Florida passed away with her loving family by her side on Monday, February 2, 2015 following some recent health complications. She was 76 years old. Mary was born on August 10, 1938 in Lafayette, Indiana, the beautiful daughter of Camilla (Schuh) and Woodrow Sorenson. Contributions to the Mary Freeland Memorial Fund are being accepted through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and will support ALS research.

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  • Counties: 40
  • Nonprofits: 1450+ in GivingMatters.com
  • Dollars Given: CFMT cumulative grants $726 M