The Community Foundation’s Annual Grant Applications Now Available for Middle Tennessee Nonprofits
Application Deadline is Aug. 1, 2012, at 4:30 p.m.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization which connects generosity with need in the region, announces its annual call for discretionary grant applications. Nonprofit organizations working to improve the well-being of residents of Middle Tennessee* are eligible and encouraged to apply. Nonprofit grant guidelines and applications are available at www.cfmt.org. The application deadline is Aug. 1, 2012, at 4:30 p.m.
Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations across Middle Tennessee serving a wide range of causes, including: animal welfare, arts and humanities, conservation and preservation, environment, education, employment and training, health and human services, housing, and economic and community development. The Foundation’s discretionary grant recipients will be announced in late fall 2012. All tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations applying for discretionary grants must be profiled on The Community Foundation’s online initiative www.GivingMatters.com.
"Our grantmaking is at the core of our mission to connect generosity with need and improve the quality of life in Middle Tennessee,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. “Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we are able to fund nonprofit solutions addressing Middle Tennessee’s emerging needs and opportunities.”
This year, optional GivingMatters.com trainings will be held for grant applicants interested in learning more about GivingMatters.com, or seeking additional training on the website. Sessions will be held at The Community Foundation’s office, at 3833 Cleghorn Avenue in Nashville. To attend, nonprofits should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, to reserve a spot at one of the following trainings:
• Wednesday, June 6, 2012 – 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, June 13, 2012 – 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
For more information about discretionary grants, contact The Community Foundation at 615-321-4939, toll free at 888-540-5200, or email@example.com. Grant award summaries for 2011 are available at www.cfmt.org.
*Nonprofit organizations in the following Tennessee counties, and profiled at www.GivingMatters.com, are eligible to apply for discretionary grants: Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, Davidson, DeKalb, Dickson, Fentress, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Moore, Overton, Perry, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Van Buren, Warren, Wayne, White, Williamson, and Wilson.
About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee oversees more than 840 charitable funds, providing customized philanthropic solutions with flexibility for donors, nonprofit organizations and the community. In the past 20 years, The Community Foundation has distributed more than $596 million to community programs and institutions. It is located at 3833 Cleghorn Avenue, #400, Nashville, Tennessee 37215. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit www.cfmt.org.