Top Giving Foundations: TN

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The foundations listed below are from GrantDomain. 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 $114,200,000
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Inc. $44,583,494
The Poplar Foundation $25,293,068
The Maclellan Foundation, Inc. $19,749,096
The Generosity Trust $17,348,639
The Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Inc. $15,804,007
Plough Foundation $13,408,100
The Day Foundation $12,823,175
Dollar General Literacy Foundation $12,684,873
The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc. $10,770,572
The Memorial Foundation $10,133,919
East Tennessee Foundation $9,086,498
J.R. Hyde, Sr. Family Foundation $8,807,066
The Frist Foundation $8,435,974
First Horizon Foundation $6,236,718
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Foundation $5,709,071
The HCA Foundation $5,546,419
Lyndhurst Foundation $4,807,438
The Haslam Family Foundation, Inc. $4,712,030
Joe C. Davis Foundation $4,700,000
Christy-Houston Foundation, Inc. $3,858,842
Benwood Foundation, Inc. $3,381,896
The Tucker Foundation $3,329,925
Andrea Waitt Carlton Family Foundation $2,885,750
International Paper Company Foundation $2,734,164
Eastman Chemical Company Foundation Inc. $2,505,751
The PearlPoint Cancer Support $1,142,935
Lucille S. Thompson Family Foundation $1,084,984
Nissan Foundation $1,012,485
Nashville Predators Foundation $1,012,485
Weldon F. Osborne Foundation, Inc. $992,714
Ezell Foundation, Inc. $743,450
Thomas W. Briggs Foundation, Inc. $733,945
Bright Horizons Foundation for Children $705,968
Washington Foundation $600,000
Louie M. and Betty M. Phillips Foundation $484,420
CLARCOR Foundation $463,330
The Goldsmith Family Foundation, Inc. $406,875
H.W. Durham Foundation, Inc. $396,796
Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation $391,555