Community Foundation Grant Deadline: August 1
Don't let it creep up on you! The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's annual discretionary grant application deadline is AUGUST 1. Learn more and complete an application at

  • Friday, July 18 - any NEW profile requests must be submitted, with all necessary attachments
  • Friday, July 25 - ALL profiles (both new and existing profiles) must be fully updated and submitted
  • Friday, August 1, 4:30pm - CFMT grant applications must be submitted
*Please note: is currently experiencing high volume due to upcoming grant deadlines, resulting in delays. Profiles are being reviewed in the order in which they've been submitted. You will receive email notification when your changes have been published. Thanks for your patience!
redpepper's CreateAthon Offers Free Marketing Services to Nonprofits


It's that time of year again! Applications are now being accepted for redpepper's 8th Annual CreateAthon. CreateAthon is a 24-hour creative blitz during which redpepper's team works around the clock to provide free marketing services to deserving nonprofits.

Over the years redpepper has donated more than $550,000 worth of services to help more than 30 nonprofits share their stories and effectively market their organizations, enabling them to raise contributions and community support. Would YOUR nonprofit benefit from redpepper's award-winning creative services? Complete an application here by July 25th!
Aspen Institute Offers Grants for Digital Media and Learning

In response to an Aspen Institute report on learning and the internet, HASTAC and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation have announced a call for innovations that build trust online, enabling learners to engage in online learning experiences that are both safe and private. 


This $1.2 million Trust Challenge aims to "foster trust in online learning environments and help educators harness ... online networks." The challenge offers grants of up to $150,000 to groups with promising innovations for building trusted environments online so that learners "can safely and confidently access the rich learning opportunities the Internet affords," says David Theo Goldberg, a HASTAC board member.


The application becomes available September 3 and is open to museums, libraries, schools and school districts, higher education institutions, community organizations/nonprofits, and others committed to building trust in connected learning environments. Successful projects will develop digital projects and tools designed to build privacy, security, and safety into its digital offerings and build awareness around data and trust. Projects might include web or online applications, digital badge systems, data management platforms, online learning content or other innovations.


For more information visit or contact Sheryl Grant, Director of Social Networking for the HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition at  

Opportunities and Deadlines

July 18 - new profile request deadline (for CFMT grant applicants)
July 22
- Baptist Healing Trust full grant application deadline
July 25 - profile update deadline (for CFMT grant applicants)

August 1 - The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee grant application deadline
September 3 - Trust Challenge competition opens
September 12
- HCA Foundation grant application deadline

Rolling Deadlines:

Ingram Industries Charities 

Frist Foundation 

The Memorial Foundation 


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