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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. 

1999 - $145,927
2010 - $305,000
2000 - $250,850
2011 - $325,059
2001 - $226,048
2012 - $350,269
2002 - $211,729
2013 - $405,000
2003 - $154,980
2014 - $410,652
2004 - $146,040
2015 - $415,020
2005 - $54,152
2016 - $450,772
2006 - $149,348
2017 - $500,103
2007 - $240,110
2018 - $607,639
2008 - $250,524
2019 - $675,962
2009 - $260,000
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, PTAs 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 2019 grant: $4,300.
  • Foundation grants are reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors, which consists of individuals from the Nashville community and team representatives.
  • The project or program must be geared toward youth and their families
  • 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 2020. You may request for April or May 2021.
  • 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 23, 2020
    • Final Report: February 26, 2021

(Reports must be submitted by these dates; 100 percent of the funding must be used by February 26 unless special permission requested or program is in April/May 2021)

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.

  • 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 cannot be for programs that only take place in April and May 2019 as funding will not be distributed until May. We will review applications for funding needed in April and May of 2020.
  • 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 of the funding must be used by February 28, 2020 (unless special request is submitted). Final report information will be emailed to all grant recipients for completion.
    • Mid-Year Report on letterhead due October 25, 2019
    • Final Report Form due February 28, 2020
2019 Predators Foundation Grant Recipients

The following charitable organizations will receive a total of $675,962

23rd Judicial District Drug Court ABLE Youth, Inc.
Alive Hospice American Special Hockey Association
Angel Heart Farm Arc Tennessee
Area 16 Special Olympics Assistance League of Nashville
Barefoot Republic Beads of Courage, Inc
BELL Garden Nashville Bellevue Community Fund
Benton Hall Academy Best Buddies
Bethesda Community Mission, Inc Bethlehem Centers of Nashville
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle TN Book'em
Borderless Arts Tennessee Boys & Girls Clubs of Maury County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle TN Branch of Nashville
Bridges Domestic Violence Center Bright Heart Foundation
Business Education Partnership Foundation of Rutherford County Camp Kesem at Vanderbilt University
Camp Marymount Camp TALKS at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center
Candle Wishes Carpe Artista
Catholic Charities of Tennessee Center for the Arts, Inc
Center of Hope Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art
Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford County, Inc. Discovery Center of Rutherford County
Coffee County Children's Advocacy Center Coffee County Schools Family Resource Center
Colby's Army Communities in Schools of Tennessee
Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park Corner to Corner
Cottage Cove Urban Ministries Creative Parks Nashville
CrossBRIDGE, Inc Cumberland River Compact
Dreams and Wishes of Tennessee Easterseals Tennessee
EDCT/Renewed Support End Slavery Tennessee
Endure Athletics Foundation F.I.N.D. Design
The Family Center First Steps, Inc
Flashes of Hope Friends of Fort Negley
Friends of Green Hills Park Friends of Smyrna Library
Friends of Warner Parks Gallatin Shalom Zone
Gigi's Playhouse Nashville Glen Level Presbyterian Church Day School
Harris- Hillman Special Education School The Heimerdinger Foundation
Hendersonville Inline Hockey Association Hendersonville Rotary Foundation - Mary's Magical Place
High Hopes, Inc Holly Street Daycare
Hope Clinic for Women Hope for Justice
Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundation, Inc. Interfaith Dental Clinic
JDRF Middle Tennessee The Journey Home, Inc.
just keep livin Foundation King's Daughters Child Development Center
Kymari House L.E.T.S. Play
Literacy Council of Middle Tennessee Lutheran Services in Tennessee
Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee Maury County Association of School Resource Officers
McNeilly Center for Children Monroe Harding
Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center Mother to Mother, Inc. 
Moves and Grooves, Inc. Murfreesboro City Schools (John Pittard Elem.)
Muscular Dystrophy Association Music City Trykes Chapter of National AMBUCS
Nashville Ballet Nashville Children's Theatre
Nashville Coaching Coalition Nashville Diaper Connection
Nashville Education, Community, and Arts Television (NECAT) Nashville Jr. Predators Hockey Club
Nashville Humane Society Nashville Public Education Foundation
Nashville Tools for Schools National Museum of African American Music
National Wheelcats Inc. Nations Ministry Center
NeedLink Nashville Nurses for Newborns
Our Kids Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary
The Path Project PENCIL
Play Like a Girl! Preston Taylor Ministries
Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee (PCAT) Project Return
Project Transformation Tennessee Refuge Center for Counseling
Rejoice School of Ballet Renewal House, Inc. 
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville The Rooted Bridge
Saddle Up! Safe Haven Family Shelter
Salama Urban Ministries Scott Hamilton Skating Club
Sexual Assault Center A Soldier's Child Foundation
Soles4Soles Solo Parent Society
Special Olympics Tennessee Special Spaces, Inc.
STARS Stepping Stones Safe Haven, Inc.
Sweet Sleep Talk with Me Tennessee
Tennessee Baptist Children's Homes Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition
Tennessee Golf Foundation Tennessee Trucking Foundation
Tennessee Voices for Children Tucker's House
Turnip Green Creative Reuse Wayne Reed Christian Childcare Center
West Nashville Dream Center White Fawn Farm
You Have The Power...Know How To Use It, Inc. Youth Incorporated In-Line Hockey