Annual Grant Application Now Available

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Charlie Worsham Raising Money for Music Education every Monday in July

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Digital Inclusion Fund benefits Nashville children

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$2.6 million raised to support local nonprofits

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Judge Waverly Crenshaw Jr. honored with Bridge to Equality Award

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The Wearwell Employee Care Fund

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90-year-old piano instructor still helping students

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About The Foundation

Connecting Generosity With Need® for 25 Years
The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. We do this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter.



Smoky Mountain "Faithful Friends"

The Community Foundation received a visit  from our new East Tennessee friends from the Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries (SMARM). SMARM executive director, Dick Wellons traveled to Nashville with board members and  two beautifully framed limited edition prints of original artwork painted by Smoky Mountain artists.

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Serving Tennessee's Seniors

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce grants to 121 Tennessee organizations as part of a one-time Serving Tennessee’s Seniors grant opportunity. Funding of Serving Tennessee’s Seniors was provided by the Chancery Court and administered by The Community Foundation through the settlement of a lawsuit initiated by Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper.

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Message from our Board Chair - Kerry Graham

Message from Our Board Chair

The Nashville that The Community Foundation grew up in is not the Nashville we live in today. Similarly, the 42 counties that surround us and are part of our footprint of “connecting generosity with need” have changed and have grown dramatically as well.

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Opportunity NOW Fund

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2017 Discretionary Grant Deadline is August 1

The 2017 Discretionary Grant application is available now. Last year, more than $1.98 million was granted to 328 nonprofit organizations as part of the 2016 annual grant-making process.

“The Community Foundation is honored to connect generosity with need through these annual grants and through other avenues throughout the year, but we couldn’t have an impact without the many quality nonprofits offering solutions to our community’s needs and vital services to our neighbors,” 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.”

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, August 1 at 11:59 p.m.

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