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

2023 REQUEST AMOUNTS

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

MAX REQUEST AMOUNT
$20,000
$30,000
$40,000
$50,000

CAPACITY-BUILDING GRANT
+$5,000
+$5,000
+$5,000
+$5,000

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 in:

Clarksville, 37042, Montgomery County

Shelbyville,  37160,  Bedford County

Nashville, 37208, Davidson County

Ready To Start?

Stay tuned for more information about applying in 2023. We recommend that you join our newsletter mailing list below for updates.