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Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Inc.
We award grants annually to nonprofits for a broad array of charitable purposes in areas such as education, the environment, the arts, health, social services, and more.
3833 Cleghorn Ave, Ste 400, Nashville, TN 37215-2519
888-540-5200 or 615-321-4939
615-327-2746 (fax)


Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
Last year alone, we granted $114.2 million to 1,767 nonprofit organizations. Most of these grants are advised - or directed - by the people and organizations who established funds. Their gifts benefit many areas of community life, including education, human services, arts and culture, and religious organizations.
1900 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: (901) 728-4600
Fax: (901) 722-0010


The Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Inc.
The Foundation created the Open Grants process to encourage, inspire, and improve lives in the community of Greater Chattanooga.
1270 Market St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: 423.265.0586
Fax: 423.265.0587
Email: info2@cfgc.org


Plough Foundation
Grantmaking efforts of the Plough Foundation reflect the many pressing social and economic issues facing Memphis and Shelby County. For nearly four years, the Foundation has engaged in in-depth research, collaboration and idea-sharing to identify the most pressing issues facing older citizens in Shelby County.
62 North Main Street, Suite 201, Memphis, TN 38103
(t) 901-521-2779
(f) 901-529-4063


Dollar General Literacy Foundation
We believe that every individual deserves an equal opportunity to receive a basic education. Through our funding initiatives, we are committed to helping individuals of all ages receive the educational foundation they need to increase their ability to access post-secondary education opportunities and attain increased employability.
100 Mission Ridge
Goodlettsville, TN 37072


The Memorial Foundation
The Memorial Foundation places special emphasis on assisting nonprofit organizations that focus on: health; youth and children; senior citizens; education; human and social services; community services; and substance abuse programs.
100 Bluegrass Commons Blvd., Suite 320
Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075
Phone: 615.822.9499
Fax: 615.822.7797


The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc.
Our primary areas of focus are:

  • health and human services
  • education and lifelong learning
  • social justice and ethics
  • cultural enrichment and the arts

515 Erin Drive
Memphis, TN 38117
901.684.1564 phone
901.684.1997 fax


The Frist Foundation
As a private foundation, much of the Foundation's work involves grantmaking. However, the Foundation also takes an active role in initiating special programs to enhance the community in a variety of other ways.
3100 West End Ave., Suite 1200
Nashville, Tennessee 37203-1348
Telephone: (615) 292-3868
Fax: (615) 292-5843
General Email: askfrist@fristfoundation.org


J.R. Hyde, Sr. Family Foundation
The Foundations’ efforts are focused on three priorities: transforming education, positioning Memphis’ authentic assets, and livable communities. We believe each of these areas is vitally important to creating and sustaining a better Memphis.
17 West Pontotoc Ave., Suite 200
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: (901) 685-3400
Fax: (901) 683-7478


Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Foundation
We’re grateful for our many community partners and donors, as well as our loyal staff, physician partners, nurses, caregivers and volunteer leaders. Together, we share a common hope for the healing of people, families and neighborhoods.
1211 Union Avenue Memphis,
Tennessee 38104
(901) 516-7000


The HCA Foundation
Above all else, HCA is committed to the care and improvement of human life.  Caring for patients is only part of what we do at HCA.  As the philanthropic arm of HCA, the mission of The HCA Foundation is to promote health and well being, support childhood and youth development, foster the arts in Middle Tennessee and support employees in need nationally through the HCA Hope Fund.
One Park Plaza, Nashville TN 37203


First Horizon Foundation
We invest in a way that engages our employees, responds inclusively to needs and promotes progress and prosperity across Tennessee. Since its inception, our foundation has donated more than $60 million to meet community needs.
165 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
Telephone: 901-523-4357


The Clayton Family Foundation
Foundations areas of interest are

  • Youth – Programs that address the challenges of young people
  • Education – Learning encouraged for all ages
  • Arts – Looking for a “domino effect” enhancing the community through Artistic Education
  • Human Services – Meeting needs, improving quality of life

520 W. Summit Hill Drive # 801
Knoxville, TN 37902
Telephone: 865-525-2858
Email: grants@Clayton.org


Benwood Foundation, Inc.
Each blogger represents a different perspective on issues, from arts and music to technology and education, though sometimes those issues may intersect.
736 Market Street, Suite 1600, Chattanooga, TN 37402


Lyndhurst Foundation
Lyndhurst grants are distributed primarily at the initiative of the foundation through the cultivation of strategic partnerships with nonprofit organizations which have the demonstrated capacity and leadership to engender positive and measurable outcomes within the foundation’s declared areas of interest.
517 East Fifth Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403-1826
Telephone: 423-756-0767
Fax: 423-756-0770
Email: bclark@lyndhurstfoundation.org


International Paper Company Foundation
IP Foundation grants to provide more that $10 million to support hundreds of community based educational, civic and cultural programs that uphold our promise to do the right things, in the right way and for the right reasons.
6400 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38197
Community Requests: 800-236-1996


Weldon F. Osborne Foundation, Inc.
We have a rich history of providing grants to the community, education, and the arts.
One Union Square
Suite 210, Krystal Building
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: 423.267.0931
Fax: 423.402.8040


The PearlPoint Cancer Support
PearlPoint Cancer Support provides personalized guidance and compassionate support to complement a patient's medical care, free of charge and regardless of location or treatment facility.
2817 West End Ave. #126-263
Nashville, TN 37203-1453
Phone: (615) 467-1936
Toll-Free: (877) 467-1936
Fax: (615) 467-1940


Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation
Since 2001, we have invested more than $40 million in three strategic focus areas related to youth development:  innovative K-12 education programming, high-impact health and fitness initiatives, and expanded platforms for youth mentoring – all as a means to help prepare every student in Memphis for success in college, career and life.
191 Beale Street
Memphis, TN 38103
Tel: 901.205.TEAM
Fax: 901.205.1444
Email: mentor@grizzlies.com


East Tennessee Foundation
East Tennessee Foundation offers scholarship, grant and loan opportunities to students and nonprofit organizations throughout our 25-county service area.
520 W. Summit Hill Drive
Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 524-1223
Toll-free (877) 524-1223
(865) 637-6039 - fax


Bright Horizons Foundation for Children
The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children brightens the lives of thousands of children and families experiencing homelessness and other crises in our communities every day. By creating  Bright Spaces playrooms in homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, and other agencies,  the Foundation is committed to bringing the wonder of play to children and families in dire need of hope.
105 Westwood Place, Suite 125
Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone: 615-238-6050
Fax: 615-254-3766
Email: bhfoundation@brighthorizons.com

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