Win $1,000 in CFMT's Why I Give Video Contest     


Why do you give? Let us know,
and you can win $1,000 for your favorite local nonprofit!


To celebrate the 2014 giving season, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is hosting a Why I Give Year-End Video Contest through Wednesday, December 31. To be entered into the running for a $1,000 grant prize, complete these three easy steps: 

  1. Record a short video explaining why you give and/or why giving is important to you.
  2. Visit to enter your name, email and video link.
  3. Get Social: "Like" The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee on Facebook, "Follow" @CFMT on Twitter, and use the share buttons at let friends know you've entered!

Entries will be shared throughout the month of December via The Community Foundation's social media outlets. The winner will be selected by random drawing on the afternoon of 12/31/14.    

Big Payback EarlyBird Deadline and Kickoff Event
Is registering for The Big Payback still on your to-do list? Cross it off by the EarlyBird Deadline, NEXT THURSDAY, Dec. 25 (yes, Christmas!), and be entered to win an Earlybird Grant Prize!  

Register NOW for The Big Payback 2015.
Return your completed Participation Agreement to

While you're at it, mark your calendars for The Big Payback Kickoff Event! Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at the Millenium Maxwell House for a day of sharing and learning to gear up for a BIG 2015 event. The day will feature a training session, a discussion with social media experts, a panel of some of the most successful 2014 participants, and break-out sessions. Oh, and a free lunch. Did we mention a free lunch? Registration is limited to 2 individuals per organization. Sign up here!  
Request for Proposals to Enhance Access to Transportation
Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (RTA), seek grant applications from nonprofit organizations to assist in implementing their Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan (CHSTP).


The purpose of the CHSTP is to improve transportation services for persons with disabilities, older adults, and individuals with lower incomes by ensuring that communities coordinate transportation resources provided through federal programs - enhancing transportation access, minimizing duplication of services, and facilitating the most appropriate and cost effective transportation possible with available resources.
Eligible organizations will be located in the following counties: Davidson, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, Wilson.
Applications, available here, must be delivered to 430 Myatt Drive, Nashville, TN 37115, by 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 23, 2015. For additional information, please refer to the RFP.
Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning: Call for Proposals for Workshops/Exhibits
The Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning is now accepting proposals for workshops and showcase exhibits for their upcoming conference, March 8-10, 2015 in Franklin, TN. Workshop sessions last 1 hour and 15 minutes, and include a directed focus on selected topics with interaction and reflection among participants. Showcase exhibits focus on particular programs and projects and will be displayed in the exhibit hall.


Proposals, found here, should be submitted by Monday, Jan 12 to
Opportunities and Deadlines

December 25 - Big Payback Earlybird Deadline 

December 30 - Predators Foundation grant application deadline  

December 31 - Last day to enter Why I Give video contest


January 7 - Baptist Healing Trust Q1 full proposal deadline (for approved applicants only)  

January 12 - TCVSL Workshop and Showcase Exhibit Proposals Due 

January 15The Dan and Margaret Maddox Charitable Fund grant application deadline   

January 23, 3:00pm - Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan application deadline 


February 3 - Big Payback Kickoff Event 


March 8-10 - Tennessee Conference for Volunteerism and Service-Learning, Franklin, TN 

March 24 - The Big Payback registration 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
Why I Give Video Contest
Big Payback Deadlines and Events
MTA Request for Proposals
Conference on Volunteerism & Service-Learning
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