The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s 2023 grant application is now available. The deadline to apply is August 15, 2023 at 5 pm.

Nonprofit organizations working to improve the well-being of residents in Middle Tennessee* are eligible and are encouraged to apply for a discretionary grant.

CFMT grants are awarded to a wide-array of nonprofits that serve Middle Tennessee, including: animal welfare, arts and humanities, conservation and preservation, environment, education, employment and training, health and human services, housing, and economic and community development.

“Good work happens every day in our community through the efforts of dedicated and talented staff and volunteers of nonprofit organizations, and we are happy to support that work.” – Laundrea Lewis, VP of Grants

Are you a new organization addressing a pressing community issue from a different perspective? If so, consider applying for a JumpStart grant. This pilot program has been created to support grassroots organizations that received tax-exempt status between 2021 – 2023. To be eligible, you must have active programming in place offering early but promising results. Organizations may apply for up to $5,000 in support.

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*Nonprofit organizations located in the following Tennessee counties and profiled at 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.