The 2018 Discretionary Grant Cycle will open in June 2018Discretionary Grant Guidelines
Nonprofit organizations working to improve the well-being of residents of Middle Tennessee* are eligible and are encouraged to apply for a discretionary grant.
Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations across Middle Tennessee serving a wide range of causes, including: animal welfare, arts and humanities, conservation and preservation, environment, education, employment and training, health and human services, housing, and economic and community development.
Nonprofit organizations located in the following Tennessee counties and profiled at www.GivingMatters.com are eligible to apply for discretionary grants: Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, Davidson, DeKalb, Dickson, Fentress, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Moore, Overton, Perry, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Van Buren, Warren, Wayne, White, Williamson and Wilson.
Guidelines & Resources for First Time Grant Applicants
|DISCRETIONARY GRANT TIMELINE|
|June 2018||Application and guidelines made available|
|July 2018||New Giving Matters Profiles/Placeholder Form due|
|August 1||Giving Matters Profile updates due|
|August 1 - Midnight||Grant applications due|
|Fall 2018||Applications reviewed|
|November 2018||Notification sent to applicants|