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With your help, nearly $1.5 million was raised for 525 Middle Tennessee nonprofits on May 6-7. You are amazing! Visit to see a complete list of totals and prizes, and stay tuned for the June 2nd announcement of the Danner Foundation's "Most Creative Campaign" competition winner...

Looking for your check?
Gifts are being reconciled and prizes are being confirmed now. Expect to see your organization's check by mail 45-60 days post-event.

Looking for receipts?
Send any donors in need of tax receipts to for an automated receipt request.

Want to participate next year?
We'd love to have you! Stay tuned to news from and The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee - and be sure to find us on Facebook and Twitter - for information on The Big Payback 2015. is Getting a Makeover! Logo     

Get ready for a new look to debut in late summer 2014.

For the purpose of updating your profile, the functionality of the site will remain the same. What will change is how the site is presented to the public, and how they interact with it. New website features include:

  • A new logo and brighter color palette
  • A cleaner layout
  • A more prominent "Search" feature on the homepage
  • A nonprofit directory listing all organizations published on the site alphabetically
  • An enhanced "Learn" section highlighting important community issues
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's 2014 Discretionary Grant Application
Grantmaking is at the heart of The Community Foundation's work to enhance the quality of life in Middle Tennessee. CFMT's discretionary grants are awarded to respond to new programs, emerging needs, and innovative services for the benefit of our community, with a particular interest in proposals addressing currently unmet community needs and providing long-term solutions. Applications are accepted annually from tax-exempt nonprofits serving Middle Tennessee.  

Be on the lookout for the 2014 grant application, available in early June at Applications will be due August 1.   

As always, an updated profile is an essential part of your application! Need a refresher on updating your profile or navigating the online grant application? RSVP to for any of these OPTIONAL training sessions, all held at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee:

  • Thurs. June 19, 10:00am-noon
  • Mon. June 23, 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Wed. June 25, 9:00am-11:00am
Opportunities and Deadlines

June 9 - Sun Life Financial Rising Star Awards application deadline
June 12 - Elton John AIDS Foundation Letter of Inquiry deadline
June 19 - Training
June 23 - Training
June 24 - Baptist Healing Trust preliminary application deadline
June 25 - Training

July 22 - Baptist Healing Trust full grant application deadline

August 1 - The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee grant application deadline

Rolling Deadlines:

Ingram Industries Charities 

Frist Foundation 

The Memorial Foundation 


*Discover Nonprofit Workshops at the Center for Nonprofit Management
*Read about Upcoming Funding Opportunities on the NPO Homepage
In This Issue
Big Payback Thanks!
GivingMatters 4.0
CFMT Discretionary Grants
Opportunities & Deadlines
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Director, Community Initiatives

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