The 2021 Discretionary Grant application is closed.

Did your organization receive a grant in 2021?
Please complete reports below.

2021-2022 Discretionary Grant Terms of Agreement and Report Forms Final Grant Work Plan 2021-22

Did your organization receive a grant in 2020?
Please complete reports below.

Interim Grant Report Form 2020 Final Grant Report Form 2020

Important to Note: Users will not have the ability to save progress as a draft; please have all documents prepared to complete report in one session.


The Community Foundation Grants

Grantmaking is at the heart of The Community Foundation’s work.

With deep roots in our community and expertise in effective philanthropy, we are positioned to assess community needs and opportunities and support quality programs providing solutions. We award grants annually to nonprofits for a broad array of charitable purposes in areas such as education, the environment, the arts, health, and social services.

Our discretionary grants are awarded to respond to new programs, emerging needs and innovative services for the benefit of our community. Applications for discretionary grants are accepted annually from tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations serving Middle Tennessee. We are particularly interested in grant proposals addressing currently unmet community needs and providing long-term solutions.

The Board of The Community Foundation has the authority to award discretionary grants and may be aided in its efforts by Fund Advisory Committees constituted for that purpose.

Apply for a Grant

The 2021 Discretionary Grant application opens on July 6 at 7:00 pm CST and closes on August 6 at 7:00 pm CST. Nonprofit organizations working...

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Grant Recipients

CFMT announces $2,664,888 in grants to 439 local nonprofit organizations as part of the 2021 annual grantmaking cycle. The grants will benefit nonprofits in 32...

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Contact Information

Laundrea Lewis

Laundrea Lewis

Vice President of Grants

  • grants@cfmt.org
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Michael McDaniel

Michael McDaniel

Senior Nonprofit and Endowment Liaison

  • mmc@cfmt.org
  • x101