How to Apply
Before you get started on our online application process, please read the GivingMatters.com Requirement for Community Foundation grantseekers. Make sure you have a complete and updated profile before the grant deadline. If you do not yet have a profile, complete the Placeholder Form in the Grantee Toolkit, and return it and all required attachments to The Community Foundation. Please note it may take several days to process your request, after which you must complete the self-entry portion of the profile.
Completing a GivingMatters.com profile is not applying for a grant. You must also submit a grant application.
Our online application process has FIVE STEPS. Please read each step below before starting your application. Also, refer to the GRANTEE TOOLKIT on the right side of this page for helpful information and forms.
STEP 1: Create an account
Creating an account for our online application system allows you to save your work and gives you access to your application during and after submission. You do not have to complete the entire application at one time and can save it and return later to finish it. When you create your account, you will receive an automated email from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
In the Important Links box below, you can access your account and saved applications through this link.
STEP 2: Take the eligibility quiz
The eligibility quiz is designed to help you determine if your organization will qualify for a grant. Please answer all questions to proceed to the application. Once you have successfully completed the eligibility quiz, you will be able to access the grant application.
STEP 3: Fill out the Application
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 and Finish Later” button at the bottom of the application form.
STEP 4: Complete and attach the Project Budget
On the Project Budget page of the application, you will be supplied with the Project Budget Form. During the application process, you will be asked to upload a copy of your completed Project Budget. Upload the document to complete your application. This is the only document that will be accepted as an attachment to your application.
STEP 5: Review and submit your application
When you are satisfied that your application is complete, click the “Review My Application” button. You must complete all sections of the application, including the Project Budget attachment page, in order to submit your application. You will be unable to submit your application if the Project Budget is not attached.
An automated email from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is sent to you when you submit your application. A copy of your application is included in the email.
PLEASE NOTE: Once you submit your application, you will not be able to make any changes to it. When The Community Foundation staff receives your application and finds it to be complete, you will receive an email from our Grants Coordinator acknowledging receipt of the application and informing you of the timetable for the grant process for the year.
If for some reason you do not receive confirmation from our Grants Coordinator, please contact us immediately. If you have questions, contact the Grants Coordinator by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 615-321-4939.