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Grants typically range from $20,000 – $100,000 per year in order to maximize impact to the community. Awards will be no more than 10% of an organization’s current fiscal year’s operating expenses or previous fiscal year’s contributed revenues (excluding in-kinds), whichever of the two amounts is less. Program Grants (Transom and Cultures of Compassion Grants) will not exceed $40,000. Currently, the average grant award is around $40,000. Smaller requests ($20,000 and under) should come through the Small Grant Program.

Please contact our Office Manager, Casey McCormick at (615) 284-8271
The Trust does not fund:

  • Capital projects: purchase, construction, or renovation of facilities
  • Individuals and fraternal organizations
  • Other grant-making organizations
  • Organizations that have discriminatory policies or practices
  • Partisan politics, political lobbying, or electoral campaigns
  • Single disease, research-oriented organizations
  • Startup organizations
You can register in the Beyond Grantmaking section of the website
With the exception of multi-year Advocacy Grants, awards are granted on a year-to-year basis.

Application Process

Applicants may submit two grant applications within a twelve month period. The Healing Trust is temporarily pausing the acceptance of applications from organizations that have not received a grant from The Healing Trust after January 1, 2014.

The pause will be in effect from Q3 2017 through Q2 2018. We will reconsider accepting new applicants in Q2 of 2018 and will provide any updates to our grantmaking via email and on our website. Please join our mailing list to receive notifications about changes to our grantmaking.

Organizations will typically only receive one grant of a specific type per year. Click here to see which types of grants you can have at the same time.
Grant proposals will be accepted and reviewed on a quarterly basis. Applicants are allowed to apply only twice per year (e.g., if an applicant is not awarded a grant the first time that they apply, they may make one more application attempt within a 12 month period.) Applicants cannot have more than one transom grant concurrently or a transom and an operating grant concurrently. All proposals are due by 4 PM on the day of the deadline.

2017 Grant deadlines are available here.

The grant policies, guidelines, programs, application requirements, and funding decisions are the responsibility of the Board of Trust. These items may be modified by the Board of Trust at any time in its sole discretion.

The process includes two stages to keep you from wasting time writing a lengthy application for a program that we are not likely to fund.
To be fair to the other applicants, we will not accept applications after the deadline. You will have to apply in the next cycle.

Application Timing and Report Submission

We will notify you within 8-10 weeks from the deadline of the full proposal.
All grant recipients are required to submit a final report. Please note that Transom, Partnership, and Advocacy Capacity-Building grantees are also required to submit a mid-term progress report.
It is very likely that your report/application has moved from “new requirements” to “in progress requirements.” You will likely find your report under the “in progress requirements drop down menu.
requirements

Eligibility Criteria

An agency must have been in operation as a 501(c)(3) for at least one year.

Declined Applications

Please schedule a phone call with a member of the Program Team to receive feedback on your declined application. Applicants may submit two grant applications within a twelve month period.