Notice to all Nonprofit Organizations in Middle Tennessee

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is aware that this is a critical time for us and our nonprofit partner agencies who serve our communities. Your organizations are faced with an increase in demand for services, decreased revenues, and the challenge of garnering operational expenses.

We are working hard to evaluate how best to address the growing needs and how to continue to serve those most at risk in our community during this challenging time.

To that end, it has been decided to temporarily delay Discretionary grantmaking. This time, which we hope will be short, will allow the Staff and Board to better plan and prepare our next steps to serve with you. We will send out communication to all organizations once the cycle reopens.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we all learn to adapt to our new normal.

2019 Discretionary Grant Report Forms Discretionary Grant Guidelines
July 2019Application and guidelines made available
July 11New Giving Matters Profiles/Placeholder Form due
August 1Giving Matters Profile updates due
August 1 - Midnight Grant applications due
Fall 2019Applications reviewed
November 2019Notification sent to applicants

Awarded a grant in November 2018 from The Community Foundation?
Click below for your interim and/or final reporting.

Interim & Final Report Forms Discretionary Grant Final Report Program Implementation Work Plan
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 2019 Discretionary Grant application is closed. Nonprofit organizations working to improve the well-being of residents of Middle Tennessee* are eligible and are encouraged to...

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Grant Recipients

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is thrilled to announce $2,397,870 in grants to 365 local nonprofit organizations as part of the 2019 annual grantmaking...

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Contact Information

Laundrea Lewis

Laundrea Lewis

Senior Manager, Grants

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Michael McDaniel

Michael McDaniel

Senior Nonprofit and Endowment Liaison

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