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Funding & Opportunities in Tennessee

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RAC for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Appalachian Community Fund Technical Assistance Grants
Funding for technical assistance needs for community-based organizations that address underlying causes of economic and social distress in the Appalachian region.
Geographic coverage: Appalachian counties of Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Appalachian Community Fund
Delta Doctors J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa to foreign physicians who commit to serving for three years in an underserved area of the Delta region, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
Gannett Foundation Community Action Grants
Supports local organizations with funding priority given to programs that focus on education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation, and cultural enrichment.
Geographic coverage: Limited to certain areas of 35 states and U.S. territories, see sponsor's website for more details.
Application Deadline: Aug 29, 2014
Sponsor: Gannett Foundation
Georgia-Pacific Foundation Grants
Grants for organizations projects that focus on education, the environment, community enhancement, affordable housing, arts and culture, and entrepreneurship.
Geographic coverage: Offered in 28 states in areas where Georgia-Pacific does business.
Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2014
Sponsor: Georgia Pacific Foundation
National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region Funding
Provides funding for National Network of Libraries members located in the Southeaster/Atlantic region to assist them in conducting outreach and technology projects.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, District of Columbia, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region
Rural Health IT Workforce Loan Fund
Loans for health care providers in underserved communities to successfully adopt and utilize a Health IT system.
Geographic coverage: Specific counties of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
Tennessee J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa to foreign physicians who commit to serving for three years in an underserved area of Tennessee, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Tennessee Department of Health
WellPoint Foundation Grants
Supports health and wellness programs.
Geographic coverage: Operates in 25 states
Application Deadline: May 9, 2014
Sponsor: WellPoint Foundation
Wells Fargo Corporate Giving Programs
Funding for nonprofit organizations in the areas of community development, education, human services, arts and culture, civic responsibility, and environmental consciousness.
Geographic coverage: Available in 40 States.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Wells Fargo
Youth Literacy Grants
Funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading.
Geographic coverage: Available in 40 states.
Application Deadline: May 22, 2014
Sponsor: Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Inactive Funding & Opportunities in Tennessee

The programs listed below have been funded in the past, but are not currently accepting applications. Information about these inactive funding programs is provided only for your convenience and does not indicate that the programs will be available in the future. To inquire about future availability of a particular program, please contact the funding agency or organization.

Adult Literacy Grants
Awards funding to nonprofit organizations that provide direct service to adults in need of literacy assistance.
Geographic coverage: 40 states where Dollar General stores are located.
Application Deadline: Feb 27, 2014
Sponsor: Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Aetna Foundation Regional Grants
Funds community wellness initiatives focusing on healthy food and activity that serve low-income, underserved, or minority populations.
Geographic coverage: Available in 15 states and the District of Columbia.
Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2013
Sponsor: Aetna Foundation
America's Farmers Grow Communities Project
Through the program, farmers can direct a $2,500 award to a local non-profit organization that’s important to them and their community.
Geographic coverage: Available in 38 states
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2013
Appalachian Angel Capital Fund
Funding to support to local communities to form angel investment funds in the Appalachian Region.
Geographic coverage: All of West Virginia and parts of 12 other states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2012
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
Appalachian Community Fund General Fund
Grants are given to community-based organizations that address underlying causes of the economic and social distress to the Central region of Appalachia.
Geographic coverage: West Virginia, Eastern Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, and East Tennessee.
Letter of Intent (Required): Sep 30, 2013
Application Deadline: Nov 22, 2013
Sponsor: Appalachian Community Fund
Better Health for Living Grant
Offers grants to entities that provide health services to low-income individuals.
Geographic coverage: Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Massachusetts, and Tennessee
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2013
Sponsor: SQ Foundation
Charles A. Frueauff Foundation Grants
Awards grants in the areas of education, human services, and health.
Geographic coverage: Available in 35 states and the District of Columbia.
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2012
Sponsor: Charles A. Frueauff Foundation
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Grants
Offers grants to nonprofit organizations in Tennessee working in a broad spectrum of areas, including health, housing, community development, human services, education, arts, and employment.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Application Deadline: Aug 1, 2013
Sponsor: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
Delta Health Care Services Grant Program
Provides financial assistance for the development of health care services, health care cooperatives, health education programs, health care training programs, and public health-related facilities in the Delta Region.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
Application Deadline: May 28, 2013
Sponsor: USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service
Delta Regional Authority States Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP)
Grants to help Delta communities create jobs and improve infrastructure.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Application Deadline: Jun 19, 2013
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program
Grants to fund projects that address the delivery of clinical health services for individuals with, or at risk of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or obesity that affect rural communities in Delta states.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
Application Deadline: Mar 18, 2013
Sponsor: Office of Rural Health Policy
Family Literacy Grants
Grants to direct family literacy service providers.
Geographic coverage: 40 states where Dollar General stores are located.
Application Deadline: Feb 27, 2014
Sponsor: Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Gladys Brooks Foundation Grants
Offers grants for libraries, educational institutions, hospitals, and clinics.
Geographic coverage: Available in 17 states.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2013
Sponsor: Gladys Brooks Foundation
Healthy Workforce Challenge
Funding for pilot programs that work with local businesses to give incentives for healthy living behavior changes in the workplace. Applicants must dually apply for the Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 15, 2013
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2013
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
Humana Foundation Community Grants
The Humana Foundation supports charitable activities that promote healthy lives and communities.
Geographic coverage: Available in 26 States and Puerto Rico
Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2014
Sponsor: Humana Foundation
Mission and Ministry Fund Planning and Project Grants
Grants to build community capacity and work in collaboration with others to implement action plans that address specific, documented community needs.
Geographic coverage: Available to CHI affiliates, located in 18 states.
Application Deadline: Oct 11, 2013
Sponsor: Catholic Health Initiatives
Mission and Ministry Fund Violence Prevention Grant
Funds may be requested to cover the costs of community-based planning, conducting community meetings, assessing community violence-related assets and needs, continuing specific community-based violence prevention efforts and related activities.
Geographic coverage: Available to CHI affiliates, located in 18 states.
Application Deadline: Oct 11, 2013
Sponsor: Catholic Health Initiatives
PeyBack Foundation Children and Youth Funding
Grants to programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for children and youth.
Geographic coverage: Indiana, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Colorado
Application Deadline: Feb 3, 2014
Sponsor: PeyBack Foundation
Service Area Competition Funding for Health Center Program - Additional Areas (AL, AZ, CA, CO, KY, MO, MS, MT, NC, NJ, NY, OK, OR, PA, PR, TN, and TX)
Funding to provide comprehensive primary health care services to an underserved area or population.
Geographic coverage: Available in 16 states and Puerto Rico
Application Deadline: Mar 21, 2014
Sponsor: Bureau of Primary Health Care
Southern REACH (Regional Expansion of Access and Capacity to Address HIV/AIDS) Initiative
Funding for organizations to advocate for public policy changes that will affect the health, human rights, and dignity of people living with HIV/AIDS in the southern United States.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Northern Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee
Application Deadline: Dec 2, 2013
Sponsor: AIDS United
Sustainable Community Innovation Grant (SCIG) Program
Funds projects that promote both sustainable agriculture and community development strategies in the south.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 southern states. See program guidance for details.
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2012
Sponsor: Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education
Tennessee State Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to primary care practitioners who agree to serve in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Tennessee
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2014
Sponsor: Tennessee Office of Rural Health
Wal-Mart State Giving Program (Region 1)
Provides grants to organizations working in the area of hunger and nutrition; career opportunity; education; health care access; and human services.
Geographic coverage: Available in 19 states and Puerto Rico
Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2014
Sponsor: Wal-Mart Foundation

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