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Connecting Generosity with Need®

When you come to The Community Foundation with a charitable dream or idea, we help ensure you meet your goals efficiently, effectively and with meaning.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has served as a leader in philanthropy for 29 years, bringing good people and good causes together in 43 counties in Middle Tennessee and Kentucky. Our donors come from every corner of the community to achieve their charitable goals and impact a broad range of needs. We ensure the excellent stewardship of lasting charitable funds and support nonprofits that are doing great work that matters for their communities.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect their intentions and goals.

As you explore everything we offer, you may want to read Our Story, learn how to Create your Fund or Give to a Fund.


2018 Report to the Community: We Make It Stronger Vol. 2

We all need a hand up to accomplish our goals. And we, at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, are here to help.

Remember that old BASF Chemical company ad? The line was: “We don’t make a lot of the products you buy, we make a lot of the products you buy better.”

Well, The Community Foundation might not make the money used for charitable giving throughout Middle Tennessee, but we make the money used for charitable giving more efficient, more effective, longer lasting and more meaningful.

We strive to make your giving stronger, and in turn, make the nonprofits and the community-as-a-whole stronger and more vibrant.

We work to make giving more comfortable, convenient and cost-effective – protecting you, the donor’s intentions while keeping the uses of the funds up-to-date in the face of changing needs and opportunities. We take what you want to accomplish and add our expertise, information, contacts and nearly 30 years of experience giving grants to achieve the very best outcomes.

Making our community’s charitable giving stronger through our work to build permanent endowments to support causes critical to our present and our future while continually assessing how to fill gaps and create innovative philanthropic solutions. We don’t make the money, but we make the money do more.

Let us increase your ability to help by work by making to make your dollars go further and do more. Please tell us what you’d like to accomplish.

We look forward to helping you help others – and together, making this community stronger!

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of The Foundation, responsible for administrative policy and the authorization of all grants. Each of the members...

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FAQs

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is a local nonprofit working to bring good people and good causes together by ensuring the excellent stewardship of...

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Our Financials

Although funds of $250,000 or more can be managed on a segregated basis to accommodate our donors’ range of preferences, our commingled investments continue to...

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Our History

Created by a group of civic leaders in 1991, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee was founded on the belief that a foundation for the...

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Our Team

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Who We Serve

(click image for larger view) We are positioned to understand issues facing our communities through our unique lens, with the ability to scan the 40...

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