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Nashville Predators Foundation Grants

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Each season, the Foundation gives out hundreds of thousands of dollars to local charities for projects and programs benefiting youth and their families in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. The grant application opens in October with the start of the hockey season and closes in the beginning of January.

Read more about the grant application process and learn how to apply below.

Preds Foundation Grants

  • Applicant must be a 501c3 organization or government agency serving the Nashville or Middle Tennessee area
  • Projects/programs must benefit youth and their families
  • Each organization can only submit ONE application.
  • Grants may range from $500 to a maximum of $10,000. Average 2020 grant was $4,200.
  • Projects with a detailed itemized list of grant expenses are more likely to be funded.
  • 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.

What Do We Fund?

  • Specific projects
  • Durable goods
  • One time programs

What We Do Not Fund

  • General operating costs
  • Staff salaries
  • Sponsorship or fundraising of any kind
  • Capital campaigns
  • Endowments or reserve funds or grants to individuals
  • PTAs or Booster Clubs

Foundation grants are reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors, which consists of individuals from the Nashville community and team representatives. All applicants are notified in early April via email and funding is distributed by early May. For this reason, we do not accept requests for funding projects in April or May of that year. It is however acceptable to request funding for a project in April or May of the following year. If funding needs change after grant is approved, please contact us. All grant recipients must submit a midyear and final report by the preset deadline.

Click here to view your application and submit your midyear and final report.

All funding must be used by February 24, 2022 (unless a special request is submitted). Reports are available to view and submit on the grant application site prior to the deadline.

  • Mid-Year Report due October 28, 2021
  • Final Report due February 24, 2022
1999 - $145,927
2011 - $325,059
2000 - $250,850
2012 - $350,269
2001 - $226,048
2013 - $405,000
2002 - $211,729
2014 - $410,652
2003 - $154,980
2015 - $415,020
2004 - $146,040
2016 - $450,772
2005 - $54,152
2017 - $500,103
2006 - $149,348
2018 - $607,639
2007 - $240,110
2019 - $675,962
2008 - $250,524
2020 - $700,000
2009 - $260,000
2021 - $735,000
2010 - $305,000
2021 Predators Foundation Grant Recipients

The following charitable organizations will receive a total of $735,000

100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, Inc. The Journey Home, Inc
A Soldier's Child Foundation just keep livin Foundation
ABLE Youth, Inc. Kymari House
AbleVoices Leadership Sumner Youth
Actors Bridge Ensemble Literacy Council of Middle Tennessee
AGAPE Luke 14:12
Alive Hospice Inc. Manchester City Schools
All Hands On Deck (A.H.O.D) Manna Cafe Ministries
American Special Hockey Association Mental Health America of the MidSouth
Amputee Blade Runners Mercy Multiplied
Angel Heart Farm, Inc Mitchell-Neilson School
The Arc Williamson County Monroe Harding
Area 16 Special Olympics Mother to Mother, Inc.
Ark Community Resource Center MOVE Inclusive Dance
Assistance League of Nashville Moves and Grooves, Inc.
Austin Peay State University Recreation Center Murfreesboro City Schools (John Pittard Elementary)
Backfield in Motion, Inc. (BIM) Musicians On Call
Beads of Courage, Inc. Nashville Ballet
Behavior Support for Metro Nashville Teachers and Students Nashville Coaching Coalition
BELL Garden Nashville (Bellevue Edible Learning Lab) Nashville Conflict Resolution Center
Best Buddies Nashville Diaper Connection
Bethesda Community Mission Inc Nashville Dolphins
Bethlehem Centers of Nashville Nashville Education, Community, and Arts Television (NECAT)
BeWell in School Nashville Elite Hockey Club d/b/a Nashville Jr. Predators Hockey Club
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee Nashville Figure Skating Club
Book'em Nashville Humane Association
Boys & Girls Clubs of Maury County Nashville Parks Foundation
Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee Nashville Public Library Foundation
The Bridge, Inc Nashville State Community College Foundation
Bridges of Williamson County dba Bridges Domestic Violence Center Nashville Steam Preservation Society
Bright Heart Foundation Needs of Our Kids (N.O.O.K.)
Camp Kesem at Vanderbilt University Nurses for Newborns
Camp Marymount Nurture the Next (formerly Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee/PCAT)
Caring Hearts Ministry Operation Andrew Group, The
Catholic Charities of Tennessee Operation Homefront
Centennial Park Conservancy Operation Stand Down Tennessee
Center for the Arts, Inc. OZ Arts Inc.
Characters of Character Palmer Home Family Care
Charis Health Center Patriot Foundation
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art PENCIL
Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford County, Inc. Permobil Foundation
Children's Museum Corporation of Rutherford County dba Discovery Center Plant the Seed
Choral Arts Link, Inc. Preston Taylor Ministries
Clarksville Hispanic American Family Foundation Project Return
Colbys Army Inc Project Transformation Tennessee
Communities In Schools of Tennessee (CIS of TN) Purpose To Legacy
Community Resource Center Read To Achieve
Conexion Americas Rocketown of Middle TN
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville
CrossBRIDGE, Inc. Saddle Up!
Cumberland Heights Foundation, Inc. Salama Urban Ministries
Cure For Our Friends Salem Elementary School
Davis House Child Advocacy Center Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation
Deer Run Camps & Retreats Sexual Assault Center
Diocese of Nashville - Hand-In-Hand Options Program Shower The People
Domestic Violence Program, Inc. ShowerUp
Easterseals Tennessee Soles4Souls
Empower Me Day Camp Special Olympics Tennessee
End Slavery Tennessee STARS
F.I.N.D. Design Street Theatre Company
Family Is Everything Outreach StreetSolid
Fannie Battle Day Home for Children STRIVE Collegiate Academy
First Steps, Inc. Strive For You
Foundation for Tennessee Chess d/b/a Nashville Chess Center Stronger Than My Father - Youth Empowerment Summer Camp
Friends of Shelby Park and Bottoms Sumner County Anti-Drug Coalition
Friends of Warner Parks Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence
From Your Father Inc. Tennessee Golf Foundation
Gentle Barn Tennessee Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Gentry's Education Center at the Store Front Tennessee Voices for Victims
Gideon's Army: Grassroots Army for Children The Refuge Center for Counseling
GiGi's Playhouse Nashville Transformations by Nashville Angels
Girls Write Nashville Tucker's House
Glen Leven Presbyterian Church Day School Tullahoma South Jackson Civic Association
Greater Nashville Area Scholastic Hockey Urban Green Lab, Inc.
Greenhouse Ministries Urban League of Middle Tennessee
Grundy County Safe Baby Court USO Fort Campbell/Nashville
Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, Child Language and Literacy Lab
The Heimerdinger Foundation Vanderbilt University Medical Center Bill Wilkerson Pediatric Speech Language Clinic
Hendersonville Inline Hockey Association. Inc (HIHA) Walk Bike Nashville
High Hopes, Inc. Water Walkers
Holly Street Daycare Watershed Public Theatre
Homework Hotline, Inc Waves, Inc.
Hope Station, Inc, The Wayne Reed Christian Childcare Center
HopeKids, Inc. West Nashville Dream Center
Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundation, Inc. Westmeade Elementary Outdoor Education Area
Humanities Tennessee White Fawn Farm
Hydrate The Hood Whitsitt Elementary
Inspiritus, Inc. (formerly Lutheran Services in Tennessee) Yaipak Outreach
Interfaith Dental Clinic You Have the Power... Know How to Use It, Inc.
Jordan Thomas Foundation Youth Incorporated In-Line Hockey

We are not currently accepting applications. Please check back in the Fall for the 2022 Grant Application

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.

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