Follow the steps below to apply for funding through The Community Foundation’s discretionary grant program.
Organizations are required to have a complete and updated GivingMatters.com profile to be considered for The Community Foundation discretionary grants.
- New to GivingMatters.com? Read the GivingMatters.com Requirement for grantseekers and complete the “Placeholder Form“. Deadline to create a profile and submit your placeholder form is July 11 at 4:30 p.m.
- Need to update GivingMatters.com profile? Refer to the GivingMatters.com Update Checklist. Deadline for updated profiles is August 1 at 4:30 p.m.
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.
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.
On the Work Plan page of the application, you will be supplied with the Work Plan. You will be asked to upload a copy of your completed Work Plan. Upload the document to finish your application. This is the only document that will be accepted as an attachment to your application.
When you are satisfied that your application is complete, click the “Review and Submit” button. You must complete all sections of the application, including the Work Plan attachment page, in order to submit your application. Print a copy of your application before you submit.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-321-4939.
|DISCRETIONARY GRANT TIMELINE|
|July 2019||Application and guidelines made available|
|July 11||New Giving Matters Profiles/Placeholder Form due|
|August 1||Giving Matters Profile updates due|
|August 1 - Midnight||Grant applications due|
|Fall 2019||Applications reviewed|
|November 2019||Notification sent to applicants|