The Jane and Richard Eskind and Family Building located at 3421 Belmont Boulevard in Nashville, Tennessee, serves as a space for the work of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and as a convening and educational space for our community. To celebrate the first year in our new space, CFMT is offering meeting space during our normal operating hours with no rental fee to 501(c)(3) organizations, subject to approval and availability. Eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations must operate within the 43-county region of Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky served by CFMT and have a current Giving Matters profile. Other nonprofit, governmental or civic organizations may also have eligibility.

We are committed to creating an intentional space where the community feels welcome and a sense of belonging. To support the diversity of voices and perspectives in our community, we are actively working to eliminate barriers and provide space for BIPOC-led organizations. Additionally, we recognize the challenges faced by small organizations and those located outside of Davidson County. Therefore, we prioritize reservations for diverse-led, small and/or rural-based organizations and warmly invite them to utilize our space. We understand that access to space can be a significant barrier for many organizations, and we aim to mitigate that by providing an affordable and accessible option to those who may not have access to other resources.

Eligible activities for the space must further the requesting organization’s mission or support community connection and/or education. For example: staff trainings, convening community, board meetings. Please note that the space only comes with tables, chairs and technology as highlighted below in the room information.

The space is not available for:

  • Events with activities or content related to 501(c)(4) organizations, direct or grassroots lobbying, political campaigns, or electoral or partisan themes;
  • Commercial events with profit-making activities;
  • Fundraising;
  • Non-charitable or private events, such as weddings, birthday parties, or fashion shows.

Please see below for guidance on the use of the space and to link to a request application here:

CFMT Request Event Form

The following spaces are available for usage:

The Frist Foundation Room

The Frist Foundation Room
Capacity: The room can accommodate up to 28 individuals boardroom style, 40 individuals at square tables or 60 theater style.
Technology and facilitation space: The room is equipped with a large screen and audio capabilities. There is space for flip charts and or hanging of large post-it notes.

 

Truist Conference Room

Truist Conference Room
Capacity: The room can comfortably welcome up to 12 individuals in a conference table setting.
Technology and facilitation space: The room is equipped with a large screen and white board.

Building Bridges Education and Training Room
Capacity: The room can accommodate up to 25 individuals at classroom-style tables or a configuration of up to 40 people in a theater-style setting.
Technology and facilitation space: The room is equipped with a large screen and audio capabilities. There is space for flip charts and or hanging of large post-it notes.

Event Hours:
Regular CFMT hours are Monday–Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (early set-up and clean-up time is permitted with advance notice). Any event starting or extending past 5:00 or occurring on Saturday or Sunday will require a $50/hour fee, to be paid in advance. The payment will be arranged during the confirmation process. Any additional event staffing, including registration staff, must be provided by the hosting organization.

Parking:
Parking is limited. CFMT staff will work with your organization to determine reasonable parking needs and you will have a set number of designated parking spots for your event. The Foundation has a total of 80 parking spaces onsite. Parking for events during regular CFMT hours may be limited to no more than 25-30 spaces. Carpooling and ride-sharing are strongly encouraged. The building is served by the #17 bus of WeGo Public Transit.

Catering/Food Delivery/Alcohol:

    • CFMT will have limited banquet tables available for catering/food delivery.
    • We recommend boxed breakfast and or lunch delivery but can also accommodate a hot buffet.
    • Organizations should arrange for all cutlery, paper goods and other necessities to be included.
    • A kitchen, which has a small bar sink and a microwave, may be utilized for some prep and staging. There is no onsite oven or garbage disposal.
    • Organizations are required to have a designated point-of-contact for any food delivery.
    • Events should not include alcohol unless special arrangements are made and permission is given by CFMT. A host liquor liability certificate naming The Community Foundation as an additional insured, along with an ABC licensure is required. We request no red wine, champagne or beer kegs at events. We also request limiting self-service pours.
    • Organizations and caterers are responsible for all related clean up, including proper waste, trash and recyclable removals. Trash and recycling are available onsite.

Staff Support:
The main point of contact for events is Meghan Spann mspann@cfmt.org. CFMT works with organizations to allow time for each group to set up the room and use its equipment but does not provide ongoing tech support.

Code of Conduct:
CFMT is a working building that seeks to welcome partners into our space. We treat our visitors with respect, transparency, and hospitality, and hope in return for respect for our staff and each other.

Non-smoking campus:
Smoking is prohibited in the building and on the campus.

Accessibility:
The Center is a fully-ADA compliant space. CFMT will work with organizations to determine the need for designated parking and other accommodations.

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Please contact Meghan Spann: mspann@cfmt.org