The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in Middle Tennessee by connecting generosity with need.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Features

    posted on 27 Jun 2017 | Group News
    The 2017 Discretionary Grant application is available now. Last year, more than $1.98 million was granted to 328 nonprofit organizations as part of the 2016 annual grant-making process. "The...
    posted on 22 Jun 2017 | Group News
    The Community Foundation received a visit in April 2017 from our new East Tennessee friends from the Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries (SMARM). SMARM Executive Director Dick Wellons traveled to...
    posted on 16 Jun 2017 | Group News
      Listening to the laughter of the 4- and 5-year-olds in her class, teacher Unique Dixon smiles and hands a tablet to a boy sitting at the table. The boy grins and takes the bright green, bounce...
    posted on 1 Jun 2017 | Group News
    Kerry Graham: The Community Foundation's Next 25 Years
    posted on 4 May 2017 | Group News
    The Big Payback's 24-hour giving day took place on Wednesday, May 3, and more than 781 Middle Tennessee nonprofits, schools, and religious institutions participated this annual giving day. Together...

Other news from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

    posted on 21 Mar 2017 | Group News
    The Power of the Purse Luncheon and silent auction is Thursday, April 12 at the Music City Center and benefits The Women's Fund, which supports Middle Tennessee women and girls in need.
    posted on 23 Feb 2017 | Group News
    The Alex LeVasseur Memorial Fund presents the 10th Annual Jeffrey Steele & Friends, an intimate evening hosted by Storme Warren with special guest performances by: Randy Houser, Charlie...
    posted on 8 Feb 2017 | Group News
    The Big Payback's 24-hour giving day is back on Wednesday, May 3, and our team is holding a kickoff training to help nonprofits, schools, and religious institutions interested in participating make...
    posted on 26 Jan 2017 | Group News
    The Community Foundations announces 121 Tennessee nonprofits and governmental organizations as part of a one-time Serving Tennessee's Seniors grant opportunity. Funding of Serving Tennessee's Seniors...
    posted on 5 Jan 2017 | Group News
    E Pluribus Unum = "Out of Many, One" Out of Many, One: The Community Foundation Together, Out of Many, we have become a thriving, diverse community with a Community Foundation strengthening and...

About Us

The Community Foundation’s mission is to enrich the quality of life in Middle Tennessee.

  • We provide flexible and cost-effective ways for civic-minded individuals, families and companies to contribute to their community – now and for all time.
  • Our vision is to help people feel good about giving, no matter the amount, no matter the cause.
  • We ensure both the excellent stewardship of donor funds and the wise investment of grants in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee we serve.
  • We draw on the deep roots of philanthropy, and we’re focused on helping people find creative and even entrepreneurial ways to help the community thrive.

Read this message from Ellen Lehman, The Community Foundation's president and founder. Contact us to talk about ways we could work together to improve our community.


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3833 Cleghorn Avenue 400
Nashville, TN 37215
United States
Phone: 1 615-321-4939
Fax: 1 615-327-2746



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