The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee



The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee brings good people and good causes together to help ensure both the excellent stewardship of donor funds and the wise investment of grants in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee that we serve.

The Community Foundation puts the joy back in giving by making it comfortable, convenient and cost-effective to give, and by harnessing the flexibility available through The Foundation to create a giving vehicle best suited to a donor’s goals.

Recent News from Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee


Artober Nashville to Celebrate 10 Years of the Arts During Arts & Humanities Month in Middle ...
Foundation: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

(TN Tribune)— Artober Nashville, a program of NowPlayingNashville at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, will celebrate the...more

Limited Submission Opportunity: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Discretionary Grant
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The foundation is particularly interested in grant proposals addressing currently unmet community needs and providing long-term solutions. See a list...more

Groundbreaking Set for Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's New Location
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 25) — The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT) is preparing for the construction of its new two-story home...more

Community leader, philanthropist Ben R. Rechter, 83 laid to rest
Foundation: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

... board chair at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT), where he remained an active member of its Board of...more

Nashville philanthropist and business leader Ben Rechter dies at age 83
Foundation: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

He also co-founded and was the second-ever board chair of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which is the largest...more

Local philanthropist, businessman dies at 83
Foundation: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Rechter was the former president and CEO of Rogers Group Investments Inc., a co-founder of The Community Foundation of Middle...more

8th annual Big Payback raises over $4.2 million for Middle Tennessee organizations
Foundation: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee raised more than $4.2 million during its eighth annual 24-hour online fundraising event The...more

Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's Raises $4.2M for Middle Tennessee Nonprofits
Foundation: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

The Big Payback’s eighth annual 24-hour online giving event ended Thursday night by raising more than $4.2 million — $4,265,674 — in 32,941 donations to participating area nonprofit...more

Local women's group chapter donates $10K to Tucker's House
Foundation: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

... is being held in conjunction with The Big Payback, an online community giving event hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle...more

Friends of Bowie Park putting Big Payback proceeds toward playground
Foundation: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Each year, the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee publishes a list of prizes that participating nonprofit organizations can compete for...more



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