Greetings and Salutations Community!

As you know, there's been some transition here on the team and I'm excited to introduce myself to you. I'll be working in partnership with other "Bee Team" members to support you in all things GivingMatters-related. I know many of you through my previous work as Director of Nonprofit and Volunteer Relations at Hands On Nashville, and look forward to getting to know the rest of you over the coming months. Away we go!

Elizabeth Madsen Senior Manager
The Big Payback a Big Success!
Kudos to the 755 nonprofits that participated in our community's largest annual day of giving on May 5. The Big Payback raised $2,646,398.47!

Though the event is over, the support of local nonprofits continues. An anonymous donation of nearly $100,000 to The Big Payback will cover all online transaction fees, as well as credit card processing fees incurred during the historic giving day. This allows the participating nonprofits to receive the full amount raised on May 5, 2015. Learn more here.

Looking for your check?
You will receive all donations, matching funds, and any prize money in a single disbursement no later than 60 days after the event. All disbursements will be made by check from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT).

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

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's 2015 Discretionary Grant Application Coming Soon


The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Grant making is at the heart of The Community Foundation's work to enhance the quality of life in Middle Tennessee. 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.


Grant applications will be available in June at All applications are due Saturday, August 1 2015.

Caring for Those Who Care Fund
Do you work at a Davidson County nonprofit with an annual operating budget of approximately $300,000 or less? Consider enrolling in the new Caring for Those Who Care Fund

Thanks to Baptist Healing Trust, the Frist Foundation, the Memorial Foundation and others, The Caring for Those Who Care Fund offers qualified Davidson County nonprofits the opportunity to help employees who have experienced certain unforeseen and unpreventable catastrophic events beyond the employee's control and, as a result, are unable to afford housing, utilities, and other basic living needs.

Opportunities and Deadlines


June 12 - HCA Foundation Q3 application deadline  

June 24 - Baptist Healing Trust Q3 preliminary application deadline
July 23 - Baptist Healing Trust Q3 full grant application deadline
August 1 - The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee discretionary grant 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
The Big Payback Wrap-Up
CFMT Grant Applications
Caring for Those Who Care Fund
Opportunities & Deadlines
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Director of Community Initiatives
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