Established 2014
The Community Foundation of Wilson County promotes the betterment of Wilson County and provides a way for citizens to make lasting gifts for the improvement and benefit of future generations.

Our mission is to assist Wilson County nonprofit organizations that help build and benefit the community. We focus on historic preservation and education initiatives to support economic development and to enhance the quality of life in Wilson County.

The Community Foundation of Wilson County chose to become an Affiliate Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, recognizing the leadership and infrastructure it provides. Affiliate Funds are designated to benefit a particular geographic area, be it a county, a community, or a region. The affiliate is overseen by a committee of local leaders, and The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee handles administrative operations.


The Community Foundation of Wilson County is like a savings account for the community – the principal remains intact, and a portion of its earnings are used to make grants helping those in need. As a vehicle for civic-minded individuals, families and companies, the Foundation connects people with the causes and organizations about which they care most, improving Wilson County, now and forever.

We will help support local nonprofits to address unmet needs of the community. We are particularly interested in ideas that support economic development and enrich the quality of life for all Wilson County citizens, in particular historic preservation and education initiatives. Grants will be awarded on an annual cycle. All local 501(c)3 agencies and public institutions are eligible to apply. Nonprofits must be profiled in GivingMatters.com to be eligible. A local grant committee reviews Wilson County-based applications and determines allocations to qualified nonprofit partners.



Giving is simple. There are many ways to support The Community Foundation of Wilson County and achieve your charitable goals, often with significant tax benefits.

• Cash
• Publicly Traded Securities
• Real Estate and Personal Property
• Planned Giving Vehicles: Bequests, IRAs, life insurance policies, charitable remainder trusts, and charitable lead trusts.
• Memorials: Many people in Wilson County have embraced giving to The Foundation in memory
of loved ones.

If you are interested in supporting The Community Foundation of Wilson County, please contact Pat Lawsone at plawson@cfmt.org. We will be pleased to work with you or your professional advisor in tailoring a giving plan that accomplishes your goals.

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Contact Information

Pat Lawson

Pat Lawson

Regional Affiliates/ChildcareTennessee Shared Services Coordinator

  • plawson@cfmt.org
  • x141