Top Giving Foundations: TN

Foundations have far-ranging interests. With some research, you’ll find one that's a “fit” for your work.

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They’re prescreened: they have a staff, issue RFPs, or otherwise indicate interest in receiving grant proposals. Some foundations are omitted, even though they award large grants, because they don’t accept unsolicited grant proposals. We list up to forty foundations for each state.

Foundation Name Total Annual Giving
Community Foundation of Greater Memphis $164,347,444
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Inc. $47,162,075
The Poplar Foundation $27,071,511
The Maclellan Foundation, Inc. $22,536,643
The Generosity Trust $21,830,872
The Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Inc. $18,161,326
Dollar General Literacy Foundation $14,894,310
The Frist Foundation $14,659,319
The Day Foundation $14,026,742
The HCA Foundation $12,181,573
Plough Foundation $11,861,790
The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc. $10,499,982
East Tennessee Foundation $9,645,445
J.R. Hyde, Sr. Family Foundation $8,807,066
Benwood Foundation, Inc. $6,466,937
Joe C. Davis Foundation $6,400,000
First Horizon Foundation $6,226,900
The Memorial Foundation $5,664,650
International Paper Company Foundation $4,810,358
Lyndhurst Foundation $4,807,438
The Haslam Family Foundation, Inc. $4,712,030
The Tucker Foundation $4,513,679
Christy-Houston Foundation, Inc. $3,849,167
Andrea Waitt Carlton Family Foundation $2,837,500
Eastman Foundation $2,474,783
The Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund $2,473,358
Nashville Predators Foundation $1,583,433
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Foundation $1,090,548
Lucille S. Thompson Family Foundation $1,084,984
Weldon F. Osborne Foundation, Inc. $992,714
Thomas W. Briggs Foundation, Inc. $757,088
Memphis Grizzlies Foundation $745,961
Nissan Foundation $730,000
Washington Foundation $700,000
Tennessee Titans Foundation $695,041
Ezell Foundation, Inc. $675,800
PEDIGREE Foundation $626,978
Louie M. and Betty M. Phillips Foundation $484,420
The William B. Stokely Jr. Foundation $443,170
The Goldsmith Family Foundation, Inc. $415,900