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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
2008 - $250,524
2000 - $250,850
2009 - $260,000
2001 - $226,048
2010 - $305,000
2002 - $211,729
2011 - $325,059
2003 - $154,980
2012 - $350,269
2004 - $146,040
2013 - $405,000
2005 - $54,152
2014 - $410,652
2006 - $149,348
2015 - $415,020
2007 - $240,110
2016 - $450,772


Grants at Work:

Grant Request

Predators Foundation Grant Criteria:

  • The Foundation will award grants for specific projects, durable good and one-time programs, but 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.
  • 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 organization must be a 501(c)(3) organization or government agency serving the Nashville or Middle Tennessee area
  • The focus of the project or program should be youth/family related
  • Specific projects with funding needs 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 2017 but you can request for April or May or 2018 
  • Organizations looking to partner with the Nashville Predators and the Nashville Predators Foundation beyond funding are given stronger consideration
  • Projects with a detailed itemized list of program expenses are more likely to be funded
  • 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 27, 2017
    • Final Report: February 28, 2018
      (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 2018)

Many organizations apply for grants each year 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 and these groups are encouraged to 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:

  • Four-page signed grant application (two copies typed)
    • Page 1 - Your Organization
    • Page 2 - Your Funding Request
    • Page 3 - Your Project
    • Page 4 - 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
  • 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 2017 as funding will not be distributed until May. We will review applications for funding needed in April and May of 2017.
  • Responses to the grant application must be four pages and submitted in the exact order and format as outlined above. (Page 1, 2, 3 and 4 - applications longer than four 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 6, 2017. 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.
  • 2017 grant recipients will be posted on the Nashville Predators website by early April. All applicants will be notified via email when list is available. Please do not call to check on status.
    • Follow up report due dates: Mid-Year Report: October 27, 2017 and Final Report: February 28, 2018. All reports must be emailed. 100% of the funding must be used by February 28, 2018 (unless special request is submitted). Final report information will be emailed to all grant recipients for completion.


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.

Nashville Predators Office - Bridgestone Arena
Grant Application
Attn: Rebecca King
501 Broadway (entrance at the corner of 6th and Broadway)
Nashville, TN 37203


Grant Application
Nashville Predators Foundation
Bridgestone Arena
501 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
2016 Predators Foundation Grant Recipients

The following charitable organizations will receive a total of $450,773

A.B.L.E. Youth, Inc. Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee
Adoption Hope Foundation dba Carpenter's Square McNeilly Center for Children
Adventure Science Center Mended Little Hearts of Nashville
ALIAS Chamber Ensemble Mental Health America Of Middle Tennessee
American Red Cross Metro Parks & Recreation
Andrew Jackson Foundation Music City Strings
Ashley's Place (Sumner County Child Advocacy Center) Music City Trykes Chapter of National AMBUCS
Autism Tennessee Nashville Ballet
Backfield in Motion, Inc. Nashville Chess Center
Barefoot Republic, Inc Nashville Children's Alliance
Beads of Courage Nashville Children's Theatre
Belcourt Theatre Nashville Diaper Connection
Best Buddies Nashville Inner City Ministry
Bethlehem Centers of Nashville Nashville Public Television
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee Nashville Rescue Mission
Book'em Nashville State Community College Foundation
Boys & Girls Club of Maury County Nashville Tools for Schools
Bridges Domestic Violence Center Nashville Youth Hockey League, Inc.
Business Education Partnership Nashville Zoo, Inc
Camp Kesem Vanderbilt National Museum of African American Music
Camp Marymount Inc National Wheelcats, Inc.
CASA, Inc New Hope Academy
Children Are People Next Door, The
Children's Museum Corporation of Rutherford County dba Discovery Center Oasis Center
City of Goodlettsville Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Office of Coordinated School Health, Metro Nashville Public Schools
Community Resource Center PENCIL Foundation
Conexion Americas Progressive Directions, Inc.
Conservancy For The Parthenon and Centennial Park, The Project C.A.M.P. Inc. dba The Center for Courageous Kids
Cottage Cove Urban Ministries Read To Succeed
Country Music Foundation, Inc., dba Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Rejoice School of Ballet
Cumberland Heights Foundation, Inc. Renewal House, Inc.
Cumberland River Compact Ronald MacDonald House Charities of Nashville
Deer Run Retreat Center Room In The Inn
Defending The Blue Line Rutherford County Board of Education
East Nashville Hope Exchange, Inc. Saddle Up!
Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee Scott Hamilton Skating Club
Fannie Battle Day Home for Children Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee, A
Flashes of Hope Sexual Assualt Center
Friend2Friend Book Project Soles4Souls
Gallatin Shalom Zone Special Kids, Inc.
Generation Connection, Inc., The Special Olympics Tennessee
Glencliff High School Football Special Spaces, Inc
Global Education Center STARS
Greater Nashville Area Scholastic Hockey Stronger Than My Father
Greater Nashville Minor Hockey Association Sumner County CASA
Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury Sumner Teen Center
Hendersonville Inline Hockey Association T.J. Martell Foundation
Hermitage Elementary PTO Tennessee Performing Arts Center
High Hopes Timothy Tutlam Foundation
HomeSafe, Inc. Charity B
Homework Hotline TN Association of Blind Athletes
Hope Clinic for Women United Way of Metropolitan Nashville
King's Daughters Day Home DBA King's Daughters Child Development Center VSA Tennessee
Lakeview Design Center W.O. Smith Music School
Land Trust for Tennessee, The YMCA of Middle Tennessee
Leg Up Therapeutic Riding Center Youth Encouragement Services
Lighthouse Christian School Youth Incorporated