The 2018 Discretionary Grant Cycle is now closed.

Discretionary Grant Guidelines

Awarded a grant in November 2017 from The Community Foundation?
Click below for your interim and/or final reporting.

Interim & Final Report Forms
DISCRETIONARY GRANT TIMELINE 
June 2018Application and guidelines made available
July 13New Giving Matters Profiles/Placeholder Form due
August 1Giving Matters Profile updates due
August 1 - Midnight Grant applications due
Fall 2018Applications reviewed
November 2018Notification sent to applicants

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.

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The 2018 Discretionary Grant Cycle is now closed. Nonprofit organizations working to improve the well-being of residents of Middle Tennessee* are eligible and are encouraged...

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Grant Recipients

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is thrilled to announce $2,726,800 in grants to 453 nonprofit organizations as part of the 2018 annual grantmaking process....

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Contact Information

Laundrea Lewis

Laundrea Lewis

Senior Manager, Grants

  • grants@cfmt.org
  • x107
Michael McDaniel

Michael McDaniel

Senior Nonprofit and Endowment Liaison

  • mmcdaniel@cfmt.org
  • x101