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Nashville Predators Foundation Grants

Established in 1998, the Nashville Predators Foundation strives to meet the educational, social, health and cultural needs of our community by offering unique resources and financial support to local youth-oriented organizations.

Each year, the Foundation gives out hundreds of thousands of dollars to local nonprofts and charities. Below, see the history of the grants given out, the impact they're making and see how your organization can apply to be a future grant recipient. 

Grant Amount Given by Year
1999 - $145,927
2009 - $260,000
2000 - $250,850
2010 - $305,000
2001 - $226,048
2011 - $325,059
2002 - $211,729
2012 - $350,269
2003 - $154,980
2013 - $405,000
2004 - $146,040
2014 - $410,652
2005 - $54,152
2015 - $415,020
2006 - $149,348
2016 - $450,772
2007 - $240,110
2017 - $500,103
2008 - $250,524
2018 - $607,639


Grants at Work:

Grant Request

Predators Foundation Grant Criteria:

  • The Foundation will award grants for specific projects, durable good and one-time programs (NOT for general operating costs, staff salaries, sponsorship or fundraisers of any kind, capital campaigns, endowments or reserve funds or grants to individuals, PTA's or Booster Clubs). 
  • The organization must be a 501(c)(3) organization or government agency serving the Nashville or Middle Tennessee area.
  • Foundation grants may range from $500 to a maximum of $10,000 annually. Average Grant last year: $4,000.
  • Foundation grants are reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors, which consists of individuals from the Nashville community and team representatives.
  • The focus of the project or program should be youth/family related.
  • Projects with a detailed itemized list of grant expenses are more likely to be funded.
  • Funding will be distributed by early May. Please do not request funding for a project scheduled for April or May 2018 but you can request for April or May 2019.
  • Organizations looking to partner with the Nashville Predators and the Nashville Predators Foundation beyond funding are given stronger consideration.
  • Organizations whose operating budget is under $2.0 million will receive priority consideration.
  • Organizations that have received funding in three consecutive years will be considered but organizations that have not received grants in consecutive years may receive priority consideration.
  • The organization must be available for a site visit if selected as a funded partner.
  • The organization must adhere to all deadlines and application requirements:
    • Mid-Year Report: October 26, 2018
    • Final Report: February 28, 2019

(Reports must be emailed by these dates; 100% of the funding must be used by February 28th unless special permission requested or program is in April/May 2019)

Many organizations apply for grants each season and the overall amount of funding requested far exceeds the Predators Foundations resources. Declined applications in no way reflect the worthiness of an organization's mission or programming. These groups are encouraged to find other creative ways to partner with our organization and apply again next year.

Step 1:

Online Submission

Applications missing the online submission will not be considered.

Step 2:

Application Document

Fill out the grant application information on the following pages. Make sure to follow the directions exactly as they are outlined - page 1, page 2, page 3 and page 4. Submit two copies of the grant proposal and one copy of your Board of Directors. If your information is not current on Giving Matters you must submit your 501(c)(3) documentation.

Applications must not exceed the four page limit and must fit on the specified page. If specific guidelines are not followed your application will not be reviewed.

What to include:

  • Five-page signed grant application (two copies typed)
    • Page 1 - Your Organization
    • Page 2 - Your Funding Request
    • Page 3 - Detailed Budget of Funding Requested
    • Page 4 - Your Project
    • Page 5 - Partnership
  • Copy of IRS 501(c)(3) letter [if 501(c)(3) document is current on Giving Matters, you do not need to submit an additional copy]
  • Listing of current Board of Directors


Grant requests must not be for programs that only take place in April and May 2018 as funding will not be distributed until May. We will review applications for funding needed in April and May of 2019.

  • Each organization may only submit one grant application. Your proposal must include 501(c)(3) documentation (if needed) and board of directors list. 
  • Grant requests must not be for programs that only take place in April and May 2018 as funding will not be distributed until May. We will review applications for funding needed in April and May of 2018.
  • Responses to the grant application must be four pages and submitted in the exact order and format as outlined above. (Page 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 - applications longer than five pages or content on incorrect pages will not be considered)
  • Applications must be typed. Do not use staples, paperclips, bindings or folders.
  • Do not attach or include collateral material (i.e. DVD's, brochures, etc.)
  • The application must be postmarked or hand-delivered by 5:30 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018. Faxed, emailed, late or incomplete applications will be not be accepted or reviewed - no exceptions. This includes weather, vacations and illness. Early applications welcomed and appreciated.
  • Grant recipients will be posted on our website by early April. All applicants will be notified via email when list is available. Please do not call to check on status.  
  • If funding needs change after grant is approved, please contact us.
  • All follow up reports must be emailed. 100% of the funding must be used by February 28, 2019 (unless special request is submitted). Final report information will be emailed to all grant recipients for completion.
    • Mid-Year Report on letterhead due October 26, 2018
    • Final Report Form due February 28, 2019


Hand delivered applications must be received and logged by the security desk located at the Bridgestone Arena entrance at the corner of Broadway & 6th Avenue. Security desk hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Free 15 minute parking can be found on 6th Avenue.

Drop Off:  

Nashville Predators Office - Bridgestone Arena (entrance at the corner of 6th and Broadway)
Grant Application

Attn: Krystin Fisher
501 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203


Grant Application
Nashville Predators Foundation

Attn: Krystin Fisher

Bridgestone Arena
501 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

2018 Predators Foundation Grant Recipients

The following charitable organizations will receive a total of $607,639

The 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee ABLE Youth, Inc.
Adventure Science Center ALIAS Chamber Ensemble
Alive Hospice Amputee Blade Runners
The Arc Williamson County Area 16 Special Olympics
The Ark Community Resource and Assistance Center Ashley's Place (Sumner Child Advocacy Center)
Assistance League of Nashville Backfield in Motion, Inc.
Beads of Courage, Inc. Best Buddies
Bethesda Community Mission Inc. Bethlehem Centers of Nashville
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee Borderless Arts Tennessee
Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee The Branch of Nashville
Business Education Partnership Foundation of Rutherford County, Inc. Calvary Young Children's School
Camp Kesem at Vanderbilt University Camp Marymount
Candle Wishes Carpe Artista, Inc.
Catholic Charities of Tennessee Center for the Arts, Inc.
Center of Hope Centerstone
Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford County, Inc. Children's Museum Corporation of Rutherford County dba Discovery Center
Coffee County Children's Advocacy Center Communities In Schools of Tennessee (CISTN)
Community Childcare Center Community Resource Center
Conexion Americas The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park
Cottage Cove Urban Ministries Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Cumberland River Compact Dancing Through the Curriculum
Davidson County Community Advisory Board Domestic Violence Program, Inc.
East Nashville Hope Exchange Endure Athletics Foundation
The F.I.N.D. Design (Families in Need of Direction) The Family Center
Family Foundation Fund Fannie Battle Day Home for Children
Flashes of Hope - Nashville Chapter Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry, Inc.
Friends of Bells Bend Park in partnership with Metro Parks and Recreation Nashville Friends of Historic Rock Castle
Friends of Warner Parks Gallatin Child Care Center
Gallatin Shalom Zone, Inc Gentry's Education Center at the Store Front, Inc.
GiGi's Playhouse Nashville Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee
Girls on the Run of Middle Tennessee Glen Leven Presbyterian Church Day School
Global Education Center GraceWorks Ministries
Harpeth Conservancy High Hopes Development Center
Hendersonville Inline Hockey Association The Hillsboro Globe
Holly Street Daycare Homework Hotline, Inc
Hope Clinic for Women Just Keep Livin' Foundation
Kymari House, Inc. L.E.T.S. Play
Learning Matters, Inc. Lighthouse Christian School
Love Helps, Inc. Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee
McNeilly Center for Children Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee
Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair Foundation Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Harding, Inc. Morning Star Sanctuary, Inc.
Mother to Mother, Inc. Moves & Grooves Inc.
Muscular Dystrophy Association Music City Trykes Chapter of National AMBUCS
My Friend's House Family and Children's Services Nashville Children's Theatre
Nashville Diaper Connection Nashville Education, Community, and Arts Television
Nashville Elite Hockey Club (dba Nashville Jr. Predators) Nashville Figure Skating Club
Nashville Humane Association Nashville Inner City Ministry
Nashville Rescue Mission Nashville Tools for Schools
Nashville Youth Hockey League National Museum of African American Music
National Wheelcats Inc. (Nashville Sled Preds) Office of Coordinated School Health, Metro Nashville Public Schools
Operation Homefront, Inc. Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary
PENCIL Permobil Foundation
Preston Taylor Ministries The Quest Center for Art & Community Development
Read To Achieve Read To Succeed
The Refuge Center for Counseling Rejoice School of Ballet
Rocketown of Middle Tennessee Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville
Rutherford County Board of Education's Office of Coordinated School Health Saddle Up!
Safe Haven Family Shelter Salama Urban Ministries
Scott Hamilton Skating Club Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee
Sexual Assault Center (SAC) Simon Youth Foundation
Special Olympics Tennessee Special Spaces, Inc.
Sports 4 All Foundation STARS
Stronger Than My Father - Hope Leadership Academy Sumner County Anti Drug Coalition
Sumner County CSA Sumner Teen Center
Sweet Sleep Take The Reins Inc.
Talk with Me Tennessee Tennessee Department of Health
Tennessee Golf Foundation Tennessee Kidney Foundation
Tennessee Voices for Children Thisbe and Noah Scott Foundation, Inc.
Thunder AAA Hockey/SIHA Foundation Tullahoma South Jackson Civic Association
Turnip Green Creative Reuse United Heroes League
Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach Women Are Safe, Inc.
You Have The Power...Know How To Use It, Inc. Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities
Youth Encouragement Services Youth Incorporated
Youth Villages