Thriving Communities

Communities thrive in places where health outcomes are not predicted by race or where they live. To build stronger, healthier communities, residents must have access to housing, quality education and healthcare, economic opportunities, as well as social connections, which all play a critical role not only in better health outcomes but also in improving overall well-being. ​

In support of that, we will invest in place-based initiatives.

Place-based philanthropy describes an approach that targets a specific location—be it a neighborhood, municipality, or even multiple counties—upon which to focus charitable resources and make a transformative impact. –Milken Institute


$35,000 – $299,999
$300,000 – $999,999 
$1M – $1,999,999
$2M and above



Request amounts must follow the guidelines based on the size of the agency’s budget (operating expenses) for the most current budget year. Grants are awarded for one-year terms. If your organizational budget is less than $35,000, please contact a member of the program team to discuss potential funding.

As a private foundation, our contribution beyond a certain budget percentage may tip a 501(c)(3) public charity into a 501(c)(3) private foundation status with the Internal Revenue Service. Learn more here about tipping.

We will implement place-based initiatives that operate programs that intentionally target these specific zip codes or have a physical location in these zip codes:

Clarksville, 37042, Montgomery County

Shelbyville,  37160,  Bedford County

Nashville, 37208, Davidson County

Ready To Start?

Applications for this priority area will be accepted from March 1st- March 31st. We accept applications via the GivingData application portal. Read the guide on navigating the portal here or watch the video demonstrationhere. 

Submit the application here.