Congrats to Lindsley Avenue Church of Christ!
  Lindsley Ave. CoC
The Big Payback just keeps on giving! Please join us in congratulating Lindsley Avenue Church of Christ, winners of $5,000 for The The Danner Foundation's Most Creative Campaign competition. Do yourself a favor and watch their fabulous YouTube video for a pick-me-up this morning! Thanks to each organization that entered the contest. The judges were blown away by the creativity and marketing abilities of our local nonprofits.

Other Big Payback News:
Big Payback Logo 2Looking for your check? Expect to receive it by mail by the end of June.
Want to participate next year? Stay tuned to news from and The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter, for information on The Big Payback 2015.
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Space Still Available for Training LogoAre you completing a new profile for your organization? Are you new to the system, or need a refresher on updating your profile? Join us at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, 3833 Cleghorn Avenue, Nashville, for a training session:
  • Mon. June 23, 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Wed. June 25, 9:00am-11:00am
Please RSVP to Beth Groves at or (615) 321-4939 with your name, email address, and organization's name to reserve your space.
Report Finds Philanthropy is Returning to Pre-Recession Levels
A study released Tuesday claims that Americans donated $335.17 billion to charity last year - a 3% rise from 2012 levels (adjusting for inflation). These findings are significant, as 2013 becomes the fourth consecutive year of increased overall giving, according to the Giving USA Foundation, which released the report. The organization predicts that total giving will match the pre-recession peak of $347.5 billion in just two years. Read more.
Opportunities and Deadlines

June 23 - Training
June 24 - Baptist Healing Trust preliminary application deadline
June 25 - Training

July 1 - Tennessee Arts Commission's Arts Build Communities application deadline
July 22
- Baptist Healing Trust full grant application deadline

August 1 - The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee grant application deadline (new application not yet available)
September 12 - HCA Foundation 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
Creative Campaign Winner
GivingMatters Trainings
Philanthropy Report
Opportunities & Deadlines
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