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 more than 25 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.



2016 Report to the Community: It's Time

The Community Foundation is about time. It is a vehicle by which we serve both the here and now and the future. Gifts made through The Foundation address current community issues and, at the same time, become part of the legacy we leave. The Foundation pools our individual contributions with others to build an ongoing, permanent endowment.

Each year the hundreds who help The Foundation through contributions of energy, expertise, financial resources and concern for Middle Tennessee take advantage of The Foundation’s virtual “timelessness.”

People who understand the flexibility inherent within The Foundation understand that ­­­— “over time” —the power of gifts to the Foundation are magnified.

Published each year by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, our annual report provides a comprehensive look at our activities. It includes financials as well as stories on donors, grants, and articles that illustrate how we carry out our mission. For a hard copy, please contact us at 615-321-4939.

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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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

Front row, from left: Kathryn Bennett, Dipti Vaidya, Emily Rutzky, Kerry Graham, Ellen Lehman, Jerry Williams, Amy Fair, Michael McDaniel; Second row, from left: Cynthia...

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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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