The Big Payback 2015 Participation Agreements Now Available!
Believe it or not, we are already gearing up for The Big Payback 2015! Together, we were able to raise nearly $1.5 million for nonprofits providing vital services to Middle Tennessee communities on May 6, 2014. (You can learn more and view the complete results here.) Next year - on May 5, 2015 - we hope to make an even bigger impact with your help!

Participation Agreements for The Big Payback 2015 are now available. To register for the event, please download the Participation Agreement and return your signed form to

Farewell to Jennifer Schwartzenberg
Those of you who have had the pleasure of working with Jennifer Schwartzenberg, CFMT's Community Initiatives Director, know what an asset she has been to The Community Foundation and to our Middle Tennessee nonprofits and arts communities. Jennifer and her family recently relocated to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to be closer to family and pursue some exciting new opportunities. She will be sorely missed. Best of luck, Jennifer!

Susan G. Komen accepting Community Grant Applications


Susan G. Komen Greater Nashville annually funds evidence-based community programs that address barriers and needs related to breast cancer. Komen Greater Nashville is currently accepting Community Grant Applications for their 2015-2016 grant cycle, due December 5, 2014.


Eligible organizations must: 

  • Be a federally tax-exempt entity located in Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, or Wilson counties
  • Provide breast health or breast cancer screening, treatment, education or outreach
To apply, a representative from your organization must attend a MANDATORY grants training session on either Wednesday, September 24 from 9:00am-12:00pm OR Tuesday September 30 from 3:00pm-6:00pm. RSVP to
or call (615) 383-0017. For more information, please visit  
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Opportunities and Deadlines

September 3 - The MacArthur Foundation's Trust Challenge competition opens
September 12
- HCA Foundation grant application deadline
September 24, 9:00am - Komen Grants Training session (attendance at one session is mandatory for applicants)
September 30, 3:00pm - Komen Grants Training session (attendance at one session is mandatory for applicants)

December 5 - Susan G. Komen Community Grant Application deadline 


January 15The Dan and Margaret Maddox Charitable Fund grant application deadline (*please note this is a NEW deadline, corresponding to a changed grant cycle)   


Rolling Deadlines:

Ingram Industries Charities 

Frist Foundation 

The Memorial Foundation 


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*Read about Upcoming Funding Opportunities on the NPO Homepage
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