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  • Help our neighbors affected by the Smoky Mountain wildfires.

    Help our neighbors affected by the Smoky Mountain wildfires.

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  • We provide opportunity to help your clients achieve their philanthropic goals.

    We provide opportunity to help your clients achieve their philanthropic goals.

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  • Through The Community Foundation you can establish a charitable legacy.

    Through The Community Foundation you can establish a charitable legacy.

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  • When employees suffer tragedy, employers often want to help.

    When employees suffer tragedy, employers often want to help.

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Emergency fund established in response to East Tennessee wildfires

Vicious fires have swept through the Smoky Mountains, displacing thousands of our neighbors and leaving many jobless and homeless. The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, no stranger to emergency response, has created the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville Emergency Response Fund to support the affected communities and nonprofits that are helping victims address their ongoing needs. Grants from the Fund will be made to nonprofits providing assistance both immediate and long term.

If donating by check; please make it to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, and include Gatlinburg Emergency Fund in the memo line. Our address is: 3833 Cleghorn Ave. Nashville, TN 37215

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Year-End Giving

Giving that’s uniquely yours is often the most joyful and inspiring. The Community Foundation specializes in creating tailor-made giving opportunities that accomplish your charitable goals. We’re here to help you address causes near and dear to your heart. Invest charitable dollars where you feel good about the impact, create a family fund that engages all ages in charitable decision-making, ensure support for your favorite community or area of interest, or create a scholarship for promising students.

Know that with The Community Foundation, you can dream your own dreams of making a difference, and we can help you make it happen. Click below for a few ways we can help you personalize your giving.

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IRA Charitable Rollover

In 2015,the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act became law, and among the beneficiaries were charitable Americans age 70½ or older and their favorite charities.

Now the IRA Charitable Rollover provision is permanent, allowing individuals who have reached age 70½ to donate up to $100,000 each year to charitable organizations directly from their Individual Retirement Account (IRA), without treating the distribution as taxable income.

Since the IRA Charitable Rollover provision was first introduced, The Community Foundation has fielded a number of calls from prospective donors — especially those new to having to take the required minimum distribution from their IRA. Scholarship funds have been the most common fund type to benefit from these gifts, but there are several other fund types eligible to receive these gifts.

The Community Foundation staff is just a phone call away at 615-321-4939 to help you learn how an IRA Charitable Rollover can help reduce your taxable income and fulfill your charitable goals.

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Matthews Mission

The Jordan Matthews “Match My Stats” campaign encourages fans, philanthropists and everyone in between to join Matthews Mission in giving back. When you sign up for one or more of the pledge levels available, you’re helping Matthews Mission raise funds for programs that will benefit under-served youth in the Philadelphia, Nashville and Huntsville communities. The better I perform and the more pledges you give, the more children we’ll all be able to help through these efforts. At the end of the 2016 season, all donations will be given to the Boys & Girls Clubs to enable children to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Thank you for your support and for helping Matthews Mission give back to our communities! – Jordan Matthews #81

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Middle Tennessee

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