The 2020 Discretionary Grant application is now closed.

Discretionary Grant Guidelines

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 FAQs

We have created a series of frequently asked questions on various topics with the hope that this will help you navigate the Discretionary Grant program...

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External Grant Resources

Find additional grant opportunities and helpful information within our external grant resources.

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Contact Information

Laundrea Lewis

Laundrea Lewis

VP of Grants

  • grants@cfmt.org
  • x107
Michael McDaniel

Michael McDaniel

Senior Nonprofit and Endowment Liaison

  • mmc@cfmt.org
  • x101