The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee announces its annual call for discretionary grant applications.
Nonprofit organizations working to improve the well-being of residents of Middle Tennessee* are eligible and are encouraged to apply. Nonprofit grant guidelines and applications are available at www.cfmt.org starting Oct. 1. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2020.
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.
The Community Foundation awarded $2,397,870 in grants to 365 local nonprofit organizations as part of the 2019 annual grant-making process.
The Foundation’s discretionary grant recipients will be announced in mid-December 2020. All tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations applying for discretionary grants must be profiled on The Community Foundation’s initiative www.GivingMatters.com.
“Our grantmaking is at the core of our mission to connect generosity with need and to improve the quality of life in Middle Tennessee,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. “Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we are able to fund nonprofit solutions addressing Middle Tennessee’s emerging needs and opportunities.”
Nonprofits should follow the discretionary grant guidelines.
“We encourage nonprofits to carefully read these guidelines before submitting a grant request,” said Laundrea Lewis, Senior Grants Manager. “All potential applicants should contact me, Michael McDaniel or Kathryn Bennett to discuss your program idea or ideas.”
For more information about discretionary grants, contact The Community Foundation at 615-321-4939, toll free at 888-540-5200, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Nonprofit organizations 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.Apply for Discretionary Grant
2019 Discretionary Grantees