We award grants annually to nonprofits for a broad array of charitable purposes.
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee staff is deeply saddened by the loss of our former board chair Francis S. Guess.
Throughout his distinguished life, Guess’ body of work has included the widest range of worthy causes from economic development to the preservation of musical heritage to investment in the human condition. As a community we honor his memory with gratitude for his many accomplishments. And to ensure that his efforts continue, The Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Fund has been created to help provide equal access to the American Dream, in perpetuity.
The Tennessean has partnered with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to help raise funds for the families of the American service members and others gunned down in Chattanooga on Thursday, July 16. Through the To Chattanooga with Love Fund, money will be raised to support the victims' families as they rebuild their lives.
Four Marines and a U.S. Navy petty officer were killed in Chattanooga in what federal authorities are investigating as a possible act of terrorism. In addition to the four Marines and sailor, two others were wounded, including another Marine and a Chattanooga police officer.
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
The Brooks Fund History Project is a diverse multimedia record of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) life in Middle Tennessee, which is archived in Nashville Public Library’s Special Collections Division: Oral History Collections. This collection, accessible to the public, 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. -