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    We award grants annually to nonprofits for a broad array of charitable purposes.

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  • Thanks for paying it back, Middle Tennessee. Together, we raised $2,646,398.47 for 755 local nonprofits!

    Thanks for paying it back, Middle Tennessee. Together, we raised $2,646,398.47 for 755 local nonprofits!

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    Our donors come from every corner of the community to achieve their charitable goals.

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CFMT activates Nashville Unites Fund to support Charleston

In response to the alleged hate crime and massacre that occurred in Charleston, South Carolina, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is activating its Nashville Unites Fund to support the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, which has a deep history of perseverance in the face of racial hostility.

Nashville Unites is an effort to assure Nashville is prepared to respond to some of the racial, socio-economic and neighborhood issues that have affected other cities recently, like Charleston, by emphasizing civic responsibility, dialogue and participation.

Contributions will benefit the Emanuel AME Church and its congregational family as they recover.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” - Edmund Burke

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LGBT Documentary premieres on NPT

The Brooks Fund invites you to watch the documentary, A Secret Only God Knows. The documentary began airing on NPT-HD and NPT2 on June 13, 2015 and will continue to air through the end of June. A continuation of The Brooks Fund History Project, A Secret Only God chronicles the lives of Middle Tennessee gay, transgender and bisexual residents, reflecting on life before 1970, and how homosexuality was viewed in the larger community. The film is directed by Diedre Duker.

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NowPlayingNashville.com Offers A Variety of Entertainment

With warmer weather on the rise, we here at CFMT enjoy navigating the multitude of events surrounding us via our website, NowPlayingNashville.com. Whether you're a CMA Music Festival fan, enjoy arts activities, Shakespeare in the Park, or family fun, NowPlayingNashville.com's comprehensive calendar will help guide you on "Where to Go ... What to Do" in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee region this season.

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Share the joy of giving in a simple card

Struggling to come up with the perfect gift? Give the gift of giving! The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Giving Card Program offers you the opportunity to give a meaningful, unique gift to commemorate memorable life occasions, holidays and more. Like a retail gift card, Charitable 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. You select the amount, and the recipient redeems the value of the card to any registered nonprofit in Middle Tennessee and beyond!

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