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The Community Foundation Discretionary Grant Timeline:

  • Application and guidelines made available - June 1
     
  • New GivingMatters Profiles/Placeholder Form due - July 11
     
  • Giving Matters Profile updates due - July 22
     
  • Grant applications due - Monday, August 1 - Midnight 12 a.m.
     
  • Applications reviewed - Fall 2016
     
  • Notification sent to applicants - November 2016
     

Grantmaking is at the heart of The Community Foundation’s work to enhance the quality of life in Middle Tennessee. With deep roots in our community and expertise in effective philanthropy, we are positioned to assess community needs and opportunities and support quality programs providing solutions. 

We award grants annually to nonprofits for a broad array of charitable purposes in areas such as education, the environment, the arts, health, social services, and more.

Our discretionary grants are awarded to respond to new programs, emerging needs and innovative services for the benefit of our community. Applications for discretionary grants are accepted annually from tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations serving Middle Tennessee. We are particularly interested in grant proposals addressing currently unmet community needs and providing long-term solutions. 

The Board of The Community Foundation has the authority to award discretionary grants and may be aided in its efforts by Fund Advisory Committees constituted for that purpose.

NEW FOR 2016: TRAINING SESSIONS NOW AVAILABLE

New organization Development Directors or Executive Directors and/or first-time applicants applying for The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee discretionary grant are invited to join our dedicated staff for a Grant Information 101 training session. We will discuss the discretionary grant process, eligibility requirements, GivingMatters.com requirement, guidelines and deadlines.

All sessions will be held from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at The Community Foundation's office, located at 3833 Cleghorn Ave., Nashville, TN 37215. Lunch will not be provided, however attendees are welcome to bring their own.

Seating is limited to 20 people per session and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register for a grant training session by clicking preferred date below.

 

THURSDAY JUNE 16 FRIDAY JUNE 17
MONDAY JUNE 20 TUESDAY JUNE 21
WEDNESDAY JUNE 22