Happy June! Take a break from the heat this month to take our quick survey and to explore upcoming funding opportunities. Did you miss out on our trainings this month? If you were unable to join us and need assistance with your profile, feel free to reach out to our team - and don't forget reference the Nonprofit User Guide available for download on your nonprofit homepage! Thanks for all that you do,

Beth, Jennifer, and Laurel 

Please Take Our Quick Survey! 
Whether you are a nonprofit, a funder, or someone seeking information about your community, can be a valuable resource for in-depth information about our local nonprofit sector and emerging needs in Middle Tennessee. Please take a moment to help us better tell our story by sharing how YOU use

Complete the survey (making sure to include your contact information) by June 30 to be entered to win a $25 Giving Card, redeemable to any 501(c)(3) public charity!

Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Grant Application Now Available  
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
Grantmaking is at the heart of The Community Foundation's work to enhance the quality of life in Middle Tennessee. CFMT awards grants annually to nonprofits for a broad array of charitable purposes in areas such as education, the environment, the arts, health, social services, and more. Discretionary grants are awarded to respond to new programs, emerging needs and innovative services for the benefit of the community.

Applications for discretionary grants are accepted annually from tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations serving Middle Tennessee.
  • July 18 - deadline for NEW profile requests 
  • July 25 - profiles of all applicants must be fully updated, with changes submitted
  • August 1 - CFMT online grant application due
Learn more about how CFMT grantmaking works, and access the online grant application.

Spring GuideStar Data Transfer Update 

GuideStarOne of the many benefits of maintaining a current profile is the GuideStar data transfer, now taking place quarterly. Approximately once each quarter, any updates made to your
organization's profile during that quarter will transfer to, a nationally-used database of charity information, eliminating the need for your organization to manually update your information on the GuideStar Exchange!

This transfer process was completed last month, resulting in the creation of 17 new GuideStar Exchange profiles, and 404 updated nonprofit profiles.

Thanks to all who updated and were a part of this process!  
Join Us for a Training in Clarksville!   

Wednesday, July 10


Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library


Based in or near Montgomery County? Join us on July 10 for a Nonprofit Partnership Network event to learn more about The session will teach you how to complete and maintain a nonprofit profile on, and will provide tips and tricks for incorporating the profile into your organization's marketing and development strategies. It is intended both for participants who are new to or unfamiliar with, as well as individuals with some basic experience who would like a refresher.


Laundrea Lewis, The Community Foundation's Grants Coordinator, will also be on-hand to talk briefly about the CFMT grant application and answer any questions related to grant funding.

RSVP: Rita Arancibia,
Opportunities and Deadlines

June 27 - Baptist Healing Trust preliminary applications due   


July 1 - Maddox Charitable Fund grant application deadline
July 10, 1:00pm - training at Clarksville Public Library (RSVP to
July 24
- Baptist Healing Trust full proposal deadline (GM profiles to be updated by July 17)

August 1 - Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee grant application deadline (GM profiles to be updated by July 25)

September 13 - HCA Foundation grant application deadline

Rolling Deadlines:

Ingram Industries Charities 

Frist Foundation 

The Memorial Foundation 


*Find free Foundation Center webinars
*Discover Nonprofit Workshops at the Center for Nonprofit Management
*Read about Upcoming Funding Opportunities on the NPO Homepage
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Sun Life Financial Rising Star Awards

Sun Life Financial's Rising Star Awards provide grants, scholarships, and other resources to nonprofits and individual students in seven locations nationwide, including here in Middle Tennessee. Applicant organizations must be 501(c)(3) nonprofits that directly benefit secondary school youth, ages 21 and younger, in the area of education engagement and matriculation rates. $50,000 is awarded to each selected organization, with a $5,000 scholarship for their nominated student. Learn more.  

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Laurel Fisher Associate

Jennifer Schwartzenberg
Director, Community Initiatives

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