Happy September,

Fall is full of events and projects here at and The Community Foundation. Check out this month's newsletter for information on an upcoming Data Transfer, grant opportunities, and special events. And don't forget to engage with on social media to let us know what YOUR organization is up to this fall! 

Beth will be beginning maternity leave in the coming weeks, so make note that Laurel and Jennifer will be your primary contacts (and please be patient with their soon-to-be more crowded schedules!). Thanks for all that you do for our Middle Tennessee community,

Beth, Jennifer, and Laurel 

Data Transfer is Next Week 

As part of's partnership with, the two websites continue to "share" data several times each year. This is intended to save Middle Tennessee nonprofits time and effort by eliminating the need for organizations to regularly update multiple profiles.



The next Data Transfer is scheduled for Wednesday, September 25. If you would like updated information from your profile to transfer to GuideStar, submit changes to by Sunday, September 22 to ensure they are published before the transfer begins. If you miss this deadline, don't worry - your information will transfer next quarter!


Only profiles that meet the following specifications will be included in this transfer of data to GuideStar:

  • Organizations must have unique EINs (not shared with a fiscal agent, parent organization, etc.);
  • Profiles must be complete and publicly viewable;
  • Profiles must have current expiration dates (have not passed their expiration date);
  • Profiles must have been updated since the May data transfer (those updated prior to that time would have been included in the last transfer)

If, for any reason, you do not want your profile information to be part of this data transfer, please notify us ASAP.

Join Us at Yelp Helps 2013!
Yelp Helps Square Yelp! Nashville invites you to the 3rd annual Yelp Helps event - a celebration of our nonprofit community - on Tuesday, October 22, from 6:00-9:00pm, at Rocketown! 

Please join Yelp and for this FREE and fun night out with games, music, complimentary spirits, and light bites, to celebrate and learn more about our local nonprofit sector. This is a 21+ event.
During the event week, volunteers will also have the opportunity to join Yelp in working alongside several area nonprofits on projects to make our community stronger. 
More information to come! Check in the coming week for details about reserving your free ticket.
Hands On Nashville Day is September 21!

Each year for over two decades community volunteers have come together on a fall day to complete hundreds of school improvement projects throughout Davidson County. During Hands On Nashville Day 2012, more than 2,000 volunteers served in 55 different schools, making it the largest turnout in the event's history.


The 22nd Hands On Nashville Day event is almost here! HON Day 2013 is on track to be the largest in the event's history, with 60-plus schools participating, and 2,200 volunteer opportunities. The need is greater than ever to help support the places where Middle Tennessee children learn and play. Please learn more or register to participate at   


Breast Cancer Grant Opportunities 


Susan G. Komen Greater Nashville is now accepting grant requests of up to $60,000 for projects in the areas of screening and diagnostics, treatment support, breast health/breast cancer education and outreach services not otherwise available to the medically underserved populations of Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson and Wilson counties. Attendance is required at one of two mandatory grant workshops, and final applications are due December 13.


For workshop dates, application information, and other details, visit
Opportunities and Deadlines

September 22 - Deadline to submit changes to be included in GivingMatters/GuideStar Data Transfer (see above)
September 25 - GivingMatters/GuideStar Data Transfer begins (see above)
September 25 - Susan G. Komen Grant Writing Workshop

October 1
- Susan G. Komen Grant Writing Workshop
October 10
Baptist Healing Trust 3rd Quarter grant cycle - full proposal deadline  
November 1 - Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) pre-application deadline

December 13 - Susan G. Komen final 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
In This Issue
Fall Data Transfer
Yelp Helps 2013
Hands On Nashville Day
Komen Grants
Opportunities & Deadlines
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Beth Groves Manager

Laurel Fisher Associate

Jennifer Schwartzenberg
Director, Community Initiatives

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The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
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Nashville, TN 37215

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