Foundations & Grants

Tennessee Arts Commission

The Tennessee Arts Commission, created in 1967, encourages excellence in artistic expression and ensures that all citizens of Tennessee have the opportunity to participate in the arts.

Metro Arts

The Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, a department of the Metro Nashville Government, provides key operational support for NashFilm and other Nashville arts organizations.

The Memorial Foundation

For many years, The Memorial Foundation has supported the “Livin’ Reel” program for urban teens. The teens work with professional filmmakers to create their own film which is screened at the Nashville Film Festival.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

The Foundation enriches the quality of life in Middle Tennessee by providing flexible and effective ways for individuals, families and companies to contribute to their community.

Danner Foundation

Established in 2002, the Danner Foundation supports medical services, the arts and humanities, and human services in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

Frist Foundation

Established in 1982, The Frist Foundation is dedicated to sustaining and improving the quality of life in Nashville, Tennessee.  It is a philanthropic leader, initiating, convening and catalyzing change. Since 2001, much of the Foundation’s funding has been directed to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

William N. Rollins Fund for the Arts

Bill Rollins, an artist and Nashville native, was passionate about support for the people who create art. Working with his family and advisers, he was able to create a lasting legacy at the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to fund the arts he loved.

Stewart Family Fund

Supporting the arts with help from the Community Foundation of Middle TN.