We envision a Middle Tennessee where all artists and art lovers thrive, belong, and inspire.

Our “Arts & Creative Culture” funding invests in and partners with nonprofit partners committed to ensuring greater cultural participation and equitable access to artistic experiences.

Primary Funding Goals:

  • Expand access to cultural experiences for individuals from low-wealth communities.
  • Support initiatives that promote diversity, inclusion, and representation in the arts.
  • Promote innovative approaches to making the arts more accessible, sustainable, and impactful.

Note: While these goals highlight our funding priorities, we welcome applications from all organizations whose work aligns with the broader mission of enhancing Arts & Creative Culture.

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Contact Information

Adnan Karim

Adnan Karim

Vice President of Community Impact

  • karim@cfmt.org
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Laundrea Lewis

Laundrea Lewis

Senior Grants Manager

  • grants@cfmt.org
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Nicole Rose

Nicole Rose

GivingMatters.com Manager

  • nicole@cfmt.org
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Hayley Sulfridge

Hayley Sulfridge

GivingMatters.com Associate

  • hayley@cfmt.org
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