Follow the steps below to apply for funding through The Community Foundation’s discretionary grant program.

STEP 1: ESTABLISH / UPDATE YOUR GIVINGMATTERS.COM PROFILE

Organizations are required to have a complete and updated GivingMatters.com profile to be considered for The Community Foundation discretionary grants.

STEP 2: CREATE AN ONLINE GRANT APPLICATION ACCOUNT

Creating an account for our online grant application system allows you to save your work and gives you access to your application during submission. When you create your account, you will receive an automated email from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

 

STEP 3: FILL OUT THE ONLINE GRANT APPLICATION

Answer all questions as outlined. You do not have to complete the entire application at one time. You may save your application by clicking the “Save Draft” button at the bottom of the application form.

STEP 4: COMPLETE AND ATTACH YOUR WORK PLAN

You will be asked to complete and upload a copy the Work Plan. Upload the document to finish your application. This is the only document that will be accepted as an attachment to your application.

STEP 5: REVIEW AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Complete all sections of the application, including the Work Plan attachment, in order to submit your application. Print a copy of your application before you submit.

Discretionary Grant Guidelines Grantseekers FAQs

PLEASE NOTE:
Once you submit your application, you will not be able to make any changes to it. You will receive an email from The Community Foundation acknowledging receipt of the application. If for some reason you do not receive confirmation from our Grants Coordinator or you have questions, contact us at grants@cfmt.org or 615-321-4939.


Grant Toolkit

Contact Information

Laundrea Lewis

Laundrea Lewis

Vice President of Grants

  • grants@cfmt.org
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Michael McDaniel

Michael McDaniel

Senior Nonprofit and Endowment Liaison

  • mmc@cfmt.org
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