Discretionary Grant Application 2023 is now closed.

Discretionary Grant Guidelines Terms of Agreement
Discretionary Grant 2022 Final Report

(submit no later than November 30, 2023)

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

The Community Foundation Grants

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.

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Discretionary Grant Application is now available. Deadline to apply is August 15. Nonprofit organizations working to improve the well-being of residents of Middle Tennessee* are...

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Grant Recipients

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS $2.8 MILLION IN ANNUAL GRANT CYCLE New JumpStart Grants Program supports grassroots nonprofits Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT), a nonprofit organization...

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Contact Information

Laundrea Lewis

Laundrea Lewis

Vice President of Grants

  • grants@cfmt.org
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