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    2014 Discretionary Grant Application Available

    Deadline: Friday, August 1 at 4:30 p.m.

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John Seigenthaler, longtime Tennessean editor, dies at 86

"If ever there was a person who did justly, loved mercy and walked humbly, it was John Seigenthaler. This community is richer for his life, his love and his legacy." -Ellen Lehman, President of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Read more about John Seigenthaler's legacy via The Tennessean by clicking below.

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CFMT Welcomes New Board Members

The Community Foundation is honored to welcome six new members to its distinguished Board of Directors: Mr. Ben Freeland, Mr. Jose Gonzalez, Mr. Mark Gwyn, Mr. Robert Lipman, Ms. Joelle Phillips, and Mr. Kevin Wheeler. Thanks to our new members’ diverse fields of expertise, leadership experience and strong commitment to our community, The Foundation will continue fulfilling its enduring mission to address Middle Tennessee’s needs and opportunities.

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The Brooks Fund 10th Annual Wanderlust

On August 15, The Brooks Fund of The Community Foundation - a philanthropic fund focused on the inclusion, acceptance and recognition of Middle Tennessee's GLBT community - celebrates a decade of Wanderlust and it’s partner, the travel raffle.

An advance general admission or VIP ticket purchase to this year’s Wanderlust party, Bon Voyage, automatically enters patrons into the last travel raffle hosted by The Brooks Fund featuring a prize worthy for any jet-setter.

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The Big Payback 2015 date has been set!

We are excited to announce The Big Payback will return next year on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

We are proud to facilitate this historic giving event and bring the entire community together to support the vital work of Middle Tennessee's nonprofit organizations. Thanks to your generous gifts last month, together we raised $1,492,492.50 to benefit 525 local nonprofits in the inaugural event.

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Middle Tennessee

  • Population: 2.58 M
  • Counties: 40
  • Nonprofits: 1,247 in GivingMatters.com
  • Dollars Given: CFMT cumulative grants $600 M