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Community Enhancement Fund (CEF)

Notice: Beginning in FY 2018, the Finance Department Division of Grants Coordination, will no longer manage the funding.

Therefore there will not be any announcement for CEF funding to this web site as in past years.

That funding will be allocated to a select number of Metro departments that operate similar programs; because those departments are more knowledgeable about those services and more suitable to administer the programs.

The Finance department is working with the selected departments for a smooth transition. We are providing information on all current and past recipients and applicants. Those departments will provide you more details of the application process and the primary contacts. The Finance department staff will also be available to help direct you to the right persons for answers and provide other assistance when possible.

About the Community Enhancement Fund (CEF)

Initiated in Fiscal Year 2009, the Community Enhancement Fund (CEF) Grant program for Nashville non-profit agencies was designed to meet community needs by funding:

  • services not currently provided by Metro Nashville Government
  • services which enhance those already provided by Metro Nashville Government

Currently, the CEF program awarded grants in the four categories, Afterschool Programs, Community Service, Domestic Violence, and Literacy based on an annual competitive application process.

Fiscal Year 2017 Community Enhancement Fund (CEF) Archive Information

Toolbox CEF Recipient Toolbox (Forms, Instructions, etc.)

CEF Fund Recipients 2012 through 2017

Recipients and Award Amounts per Year
Recipient 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Backfield in Motion $48,000 n/a n/a n/a $86,200 $87,800
Bethlehem Centers of Nashville n/a n/a n/a n/a $23,100 n/a
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee $27,000 $25,500 $41,500 $26,800 n/a n/a
Book'em n/a n/a $19,000 $4,500 n/a n/a
Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee $49,900 $78,500 n/a $66,600 $35,100 $49,600
Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc. n/a n/a $30,000 n/a n/a
Center for Refugees and Immigrants of Tennessee n/a $29,900 $36,000 $28,400 $18,100 n/a
Conexion America $14,500 $33,700 $45,600 n/a n/a n/a
East Nashville Hope Exchange, Inc. n/a n/a $9,800 n/a n/a n/a
Family and Children's Services $14,000 $12,100 $13,000 n/a n/a $77,600
Fannie Battle Day Home for Children, Inc. $51,000 n/a $33,700 $98,400 $47,000 $67,400
Fifty Forward $59,900 $51,600 $50,000 $51,800 $70,500 $76,000
Hearing Bridges $74,800 $45,700 $47,100 $54,900 n/a $26,500
Homework Hotline n/a n/a $43,600 $43,200 n/a n/a
Ladies of Charity of Nashville, Inc. n/a $32,100 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee $186,500 $178,200 $178,600 $178,600 $170,000 $153,900
Martha O'Bryan Center $75,000 $106,200 $135,000 $100,000 $100,000 $117,100
McNeilly Center for Children n/a $56,700 $92,700 $58,700 n/a $68,600
Monroe Harding $44,100 $62,200 $61,500 n/a $34,200 $49,200
Morning Star Sanctuary $107,000 $81,900 $108,600 $108,600 $114,700 $108,300
Nashville Adult Literacy Council, Inc. $89,500 $80,100 $77,700 $55,000 n/a n/a
Nashville CARES $79,100 $113,200 $78,800 $50,100 $48,000 $30,000
Nashville Chapter of American Red Cross n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a $32,500
Nashville International Center for Empowerment $90,000 $77,800 $112,800 $120,000 n/a n/a
Nashville Public Library Foundation n/a n/a n/a $34,400 n/a n/a
Nashville Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) $278,700 $300,000 $278,500 $278,500 $293,900 $258,300
NeedLink Nashville $71,400 $61,900 $67,200 $89,400 $100,000 $97,000
New Vision, Inc. n/a n/a $50,500 n/a n/a n/a
Oasis Center, Inc. $58,100 $73,000 $77,500 $88,000 $47,100 $ 46,100
Oasis Church, Inc. $23,800 n/a $7,500 n/a n/a n/a
Pencil Foundation $73,500 $98,900 $96,100 $100,000 $70,200 $75,400
Preston Taylor Ministries, Inc. $10,200 $21,300 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Renewal House n/a n/a n/a n/a $6,000 n/a
Rocketown of Middle Tennessee n/a n/a n/a n/a $22,700 n/a
Salama Urban Ministries, Inc. $45,100 $50,000 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
$88,900 $127,000 $152,500 $172,500 $100,000 $100,000
St. Luke’s Community House $39,500 $47,300 n/a n/a $2,800 n/a
STARS Nashville $27,000 $28,900 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Southern Word
$42,900 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Teach for America
$77,000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence $51,000 $68,500 $65,800 $65,800 $58,100 $31,500
The Arc of Davidson County n/a $52,100 $36,000 $66,000 $53,500 $63,600
The Mary Parrish Center $51,800 $46,400 $43,500 $43,500 $38,300 $45,400
United Way of Metropolitan Nashville $70,000 n/a $45,000 $20,200 $72,000 $50,900
Urban League of Middle Tennessee n/a n/a n/a $36,100 n/a n/a
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (School of Nursing) $53,200 $60,600 $44,900 $80,000 $100,000 $87,300
Wayne Reed Christian Childcare Center n/a n/a n/a n/a $13,800 n/a
YMCA of Middle Tennessee n/a $48,700 n/a n/a $23,300 n/a
Youth Encouragement Services n/a n/a n/a n/a $15,100 n/a
Youth Life Foundation n/a n/a n/a n/a $36,300 n/a

Contact Grants Coordination

Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County
Department of Finance
Division of Grants Coordination
700 2nd Avenue South, Suite 201
P.O. Box 196300
Nashville, TN 37213-6300
Email: DGC@nashville.gov