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Community Enhancement Fund Grants

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

Therefore there will not be any announcement for Community Enhancement Fund 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

Initiated in Fiscal Year 2009, the Community Enhancement Fund 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

The 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 Archive Information

Community Enhancement Fund Recipient Toolbox (Forms, Instructions, etc.)

Fund Recipients 2012 through 2017

Recipients and Award Amounts per Year
Recipient 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Backfield in Motion $48,000 none none none $86,200 $87,800
Bethlehem Centers of Nashville none none none none $23,100 none
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee $27,000 $25,500 $41,500 $26,800 none none
Book'em none none $19,000 $4,500 none none
Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee $49,900 $78,500 none $66,600 $35,100 $49,600
Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc. none none none $30,000 none none
Center for Refugees and Immigrants of Tennessee none $29,900 $36,000 $28,400 $18,100 none
Conexion America $14,500 $33,700 $45,600 none none none
East Nashville Hope Exchange, Inc. none none $9,800 none none none
Family and Children's Services $14,000 $12,100 $13,000 none none $77,600
Fannie Battle Day Home for Children, Inc. $51,000 none $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 none $26,500
Homework Hotline none none $43,600 $43,200 none none
Ladies of Charity of Nashville, Inc. none $32,100 none none none none
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 none $56,700 $92,700 $58,700 none $68,600
Monroe Harding $44,100 $62,200 $61,500 none $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 none none
Nashville CARES $79,100 $113,200 $78,800 $50,100 $48,000 $30,000
Nashville Chapter of American Red Cross none none none none none $32,500
Nashville International Center for Empowerment $90,000 $77,800 $112,800 $120,000 none none
Nashville Public Library Foundation none none none $34,400 none none
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. none none $50,500 none none none
Oasis Center, Inc. $58,100 $73,000 $77,500 $88,000 $47,100 $ 46,100
Oasis Church, Inc. $23,800 none $7,500 none none none
Pencil Foundation $73,500 $98,900 $96,100 $100,000 $70,200 $75,400
Preston Taylor Ministries, Inc. $10,200 $21,300 none none none none
Renewal House none none none none $6,000 none
Rocketown of Middle Tennessee none none none none $22,700 none
Salama Urban Ministries, Inc. $45,100 $50,000 none none none none
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 none none $2,800 none
STARS Nashville $27,000 $28,900 none none none none
Southern Word $42,900 none none none none none
Teach for America $77,000 none none none none none
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 none $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 none $45,000 $20,200 $72,000 $50,900
Urban League of Middle Tennessee none none none $36,100 none none
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (School of Nursing) $53,200 $60,600 $44,900 $80,000 $100,000 $87,300
Wayne Reed Christian Childcare Center none none none none $13,800 none
YMCA of Middle Tennessee none $48,700 none none $23,300 none
Youth Encouragement Services none none none none $15,100 none
Youth Life Foundation none none none none $36,300 none

Contact Grants and Cost Planning

Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County
Department of Finance
Grants and Cost Planning
700 2nd Avenue South, Suite 201
P.O. Box 196300
Nashville, TN 37213-6300

DGC@nashville.gov