Stay tuned and visit our website on June 3 for announcements and updates to our 2024 grants.


Discretionary Grant Application 2023 is now closed. If you received a 2023 Grant, fill out the Final Report form below.

Discretionary Grant 2023 Final Report

Grantmaking is at the heart of the Community Foundation’s work.

The Community Foundation Grants

With deep roots in our community and expertise in effective philanthropy, we are positioned to assess community needs and opportunities and support quality programs providing solutions. We award grants annually to nonprofits for a broad array of charitable purposes in areas such as education, the environment, the arts, health, and social services.

Our discretionary grants are awarded to respond to new programs, emerging needs and innovative services for the benefit of our community. Applications for discretionary grants are accepted annually from tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations serving Middle Tennessee. We are particularly interested in grant proposals addressing currently unmet community needs and providing long-term solutions.

The Board of the Community Foundation has the authority to award discretionary grants and may be aided in its efforts by Fund Advisory Committees constituted for that purpose.

Grant Recipients

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS $2.8 MILLION IN ANNUAL GRANT CYCLE New JumpStart Grants Program supports grassroots nonprofits Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT), a nonprofit organization...

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Contact Information

Laundrea Lewis

Laundrea Lewis

Vice President of Grants

  • grants@cfmt.org
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