For legal reasons, the Foundation does not support individuals or their projects, private foundations, political activities, or advertising. As a matter of policy, the Foundation does not ordinarily support: 

  • Recurring expenses for operations, programs or salaries.
  • Projects, programs or organizations that serve a limited audience or a relatively small number of people.
  • Organizations that have been in business for fewer than three years.
  • Endowments or scholarships.
  • Social or fundraising events.
  • Biomedical or clinical research.
  • Schools below the college level, except for projects intended to serve the broader community.
  • Hospitals or nursing homes.
  • Organizations whose principal impact is outside of Middle Tennessee.
  • Religious organizations for religious purposes.