Established in 2008

The Community Foundation has activated its Tennessee Emergency Response Fund in response to recent severe storms and flooding in Middle Tennessee. Grants from the Fund will be made to nonprofits supporting relief and restoration in areas of Middle Tennessee affected by the severe storms and floods.

The size and scope and circumstance of every disaster is different. The Tennessee Emergency Response Fund was created in 2008 so that our community will be prepared to handle a disaster. Through this Fund, The Community Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations providing vital services. Our work will, we know, free nonprofits up to concentrate on delivering those vital services while we “connect generosity with need” and our community sets out to rebuild lives.



August Flood 2021 - Resources


Your tax-deductible gift will be reflected on your credit card statement as The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

To donate by check, make it out to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and note TERF in the memo line.

Mail your donation to:
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
P.O. Box 440225
Nashville, TN 37244

Gifts made to the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund will provide help to those impacted by the severe storms and flooding. Grants from the Fund are made to the nonprofits and faith-based organizations with boots on the ground assisting flood survivors with their immediate needs. These services include direct financial assistance, food, temporary housing, debris clean-up, animal sheltering and counseling and mental health services. Funding is also provided to organizations helping with survivors’ long-term recovery needs such as FEMA registration help, insurance mediation, legal aid, and the repairing and rebuilding of homes.

Donations to the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund go back out to into our community, meaning The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee does not take any fees from gifts made to this Fund, with the exception of the fees incurred from the credit card companies.

How CFMT Disaster Grantmaking Works

Contact Information

Amy Fair

Amy Fair

Vice President, Donor Services

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Kelly M. Walberg

Kelly M. Walberg

Vice President of Communications

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