Eligibility Criteria

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


Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are only made to non-profit organizations with locations in Middle Tennessee (see the map below) that have been in operation as a 501(c)(3) for at least one year and that operate health-related programs that produce measurable health outcomes or advocate for healthcare access. Applying organizations must also have generated at least $35,000 in revenue (not including in-kind donations) in their previous fiscal year and have operating expenses of less than $20 million. All grant proposals should display and emphasize respect for the dignity of all persons. Applying organizations must have sustainable programs that fit into one or more of our areas of interest and provide direct clinical services:*

1. Physical Health (Must provide direct clinical services, caregiver support, or health system navigation through the Get Covered TN initiative to apply under physical health)
2. Mental Health
3. Recovery from Alcohol or Drug Addiction
4. Healing from Abuse, Neglect, or Violence

Applicants must also have their own statement of inclusiveness or non-discrimination. Please review The Trust’s Statement of Inclusiveness prior to making an application to ensure that the potential applicant organization and its programs are consistent with inclusion. Additionally, applicants must attend our Introduction to The Trust’s Grant Application Process Workshop prior to applying.

*Direct clinical services are services that are provided to clients by medical professionals. Click here for examples of direct clinical services outcomes from our grantees.

    Counties We Serve

    The Trust funds nonprofits in these 40 counties:

    Grant Programs

    Find out more about our grant programs below.

    Advocacy Planning Grants provide funds for nonprofits to improve their agencies before beginning advocacy work. These funds can be used for strategic planning and will prepare an agency to apply for a future multi-year grant. These grants are $15,000 or less.

    Advocacy Planning Grant applicants are required to attend an Advocacy Workshop before applying.

    Get answers to FAQs about Advocacy Grants here.

    Ready to begin your grant application?

    1. Workshops

    Before beginning an application, you first must attend our Introduction Workshop.

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    2. Apply

    Already attended the Introduction Workshop? You can start your application.

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    3. FAQ

    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, Salute to Excellence awards, or retreats? Visit our Beyond Grantmaking page to learn more.

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