Discretionary Grant Application is now available.
Deadline to apply is August 15.

Discretionary Grant Guidelines Apply for a Grant

Nonprofit organizations working to improve the well-being of residents of Middle Tennessee* are eligible and are encouraged to apply for a discretionary grant.

Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations across Middle Tennessee serving a wide range of causes, including: animal welfare, arts and humanities, conservation and preservation, environment, education, employment and training, health and human services, housing, and economic and community development.

Nonprofit organizations located in the following Tennessee counties and profiled at www.GivingMatters.com are eligible to apply for discretionary grants: Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, Davidson, DeKalb, Dickson, Fentress, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Moore, Overton, Perry, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Van Buren, Warren, Wayne, White, Williamson and Wilson.

How To Apply

The Community Foundation awards discretionary grants annually from its Unrestricted and Field-of-Interest funds through an open application process to Middle Tennessee nonprofits organizations...

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Grant Toolkit

Access The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's grant toolkit to ensure you are bringing your best efforts to the table when applying for a grant.

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Contact Information

Laundrea Lewis

Laundrea Lewis

Vice President of Grants

  • grants@cfmt.org
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