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  • Together, we raised $2,613,256.63 during this year's giving day. Thank you!

    Together, we raised $2,613,256.63 during this year's giving day. Thank you!

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Thank you, Middle Tennessee!

Thanks to the generosity of Middle Tennessee donors and the hard work of participating nonprofits, The Big Payback 2016 remained a big success despite debilitating nationwide technical difficulties.

The third annual giving day on May 3 has brought in more than $2.61 million thus far from 11,270 gifts, nearly matching last year’s record $2.64 million total despite the giving website being operational for only nine hours.

“If you ever doubted what good can occur when we come together to make things happen, remember this giving day,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

“Congratulations to the 770 local nonprofits participating,” Lehman continued. “I know how hard you all worked to make the day such a success. And congratulations to all who will benefit from the services offered by these nonprofits, which make this the place we all want to call home.”

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Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Luncheon

Join us for the Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality luncheon on Tuesday, May 24 at the Music City Center. The Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Award was created to honor the memory of a man who served our community with vigor, commitment, and pride for decades. He found his own bridge to equality and then created the same opportunities for others throughout the country and here at home. The award will be given annually to individuals who, like Francis, have helped others attain equality and have created opportunities for all.

This year's award recipient, Ben Rechter, has devoted his entire civic life to reaching out to help others attain equality and realize the American Dream. His heart and prodigious talent have always been devoted to creating opportunities for all.

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Nashville Lands Infant Mortality Support Grant

NashvilleHealth is a bold new initiative that creates a culture of health and wellbeing by serving as a convener to open dialogue, align resources and build smart strategic partnerships to forge a dynamic plan to improve the health of all Nashvillians.

It's been a busy spring for NashvilleHealth, an initiative of The Community Foundation, launching the tobacco and hypertension working groups with Metro Nashville Public Health Department and partnering with TSU-College of Health Sciences to combat infant mortality. Learn more in the May newsletter.

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Share the joy of giving in a simple card.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Giving Card program offers you the opportunity to give a meaningful, unique gift to commemorate a memorable life occasion, holidays and more.

Like any retail gift card, Giving Cards are purchased and loaded with a value by the buyer and then given for any occasion — as a gift that pays it forward. The person receiving the Giving Card redeems it online to benefit most qualified public charities throughout the U.S., including schools, churches and synagogues.

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Middle Tennessee

  • Population: 2.58 M
  • Counties: 40
  • Nonprofits: 1450+ in GivingMatters.com
  • Dollars Given: CFMT cumulative grants $726 M