Eligibility Criteria

The Healing Trust supports nonprofits in Middle Tennessee. We do this by providing grants, retreats, and leadership programs.

We’ve already approved our grant funding for 2022 and have temporarily paused our typical grantmaking process. We encourage nonprofits whose leaders are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color to reach out to us to discuss funding outside of the grant process here.

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General Eligibility Criteria:

All applying organizations must:

  • Be operating programs as a 501(c)(3) and have at least one year of financial statements.
  • Have operating expenses of less than $20 million.
  • Be in Tennessee and impact our geographic area (see the map below).

We will consider agencies using a fiscal agent on a case-by-case basis. National organizations must have a Tennessee-based board, separate financial statements (including a 990 or an audit) and must have programs that impact our geographic area.

Beginning in 2023, we will prioritize nonprofits that are led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) first, followed by rural applicants, and then all other applicants that don’t fall into those two groups. Applicants that don’t fall into those two groups will be prioritized based on their organizational approach to equity.

We define a BIPOC-led organization as one where:

  • 30% of its Board and Staff are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
  • 51% of its clients are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and.
  • The CEO is a Black person, an Indigenous person, or a Person of Color.

We will partner with and/or fund organizations that:

  • Represent the community that it is trying to serve
  • Are working to reduce or eliminate health disparities
  • Serve under-resourced communities, people who are underinsured or uninsured, and people that are disenfranchised
  • Are addressing the immediate needs of the community and/or is aimed at root causes
  • Are anti-racist and are working to advance racial equity
  • Are engaging with the community and lifting the community’s voice

    Counties We Serve

    In 2023, The Trust will support nonprofits that impact Bedford, Davidson, Maury, Montgomery, and Rutherford counties:

    Grant Programs

    Find out more about our grant programs below.

    Still have questions? Visit our FAQ Page to learn more about the application process, eligibility requirements, deadlines and more.

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    Beyond Grantmaking

    Interested in our leadership programs, internships, or retreats? Visit our Beyond Grantmaking page to learn more.

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