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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


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

2017 Predators Foundation Grant Recipients

The following charitable organizations will receive a total of $500,103

ABLE Youth

Learning Matters, Inc.

AGAPE Lighthouse Christian School
American Red Cross Love Helps, Inc.
Andrew Jackson Foundation/The Hermitage Lutheran Services in Tennessee
Area 16 Special Olympics Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee
Ark Community Resource Center, The Maplewood High School: Project LIT Community
Ashley's Place (Sumner Child Advocacy Center) McNeilly Center for Children
Backfield in Motion, Inc. (BIM) Mediation Center, The
Barefoot Republic, Inc Metro Nashville Public Schools - G2ROW STEM
Be Happy Haiti Mid South Mediation Services
Beads of Courage, Inc. Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering
Belcourt Theatre, Inc. Mother to Mother, Inc.
Bellevue Middle School Edible Learning Lab, Inc. [BELL Garden] Muscular Dystrophy Association
Best Buddies Tennessee Music City Strings
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee My Friend's House Family and Children's Services
Book'em Nashville Children's Theatre
Boys & Girls Clubs of Maury County Nashville Dolphins
Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee Nashville Elite Hockey Club (d/b/a Nashville Jr. Predators)
Brown Center for Autism, The Nashville LPD-13 Division NSCC
Camp Kesem at Vanderbilt Nashville Public Education Foundation
Camp Marymount Nashville Tools for Schools
Carpenter's Square Nashville Youth Hockey League inc
Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford County, Inc. Nashville Zoo, Inc.
Children Are People, Inc. National Wheelcats Inc (Nashville Sled Preds)
Children's Museum Corporation of Rutherford County dba Discovery Center NeedLink Nashville
Choral Arts Link Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee
Coffee County Children's Advocacy Center Operation Stand Down Tennessee
Communities In Schools of Tennessee Our Kids
Community Childcare Center OZ Arts, Inc.
Community Resource Center PENCIL
Conexion Americas Preschool for Children with Autism at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center
Conservancy for the Parthenon & Centennial Park, The Preston Taylor Ministries
Cottage Cove Urban Ministries Refuge Center for Counseling, The
Domestic Violence Program, Inc of Rutherford County Renewal House, Inc.
East Nashville Hope Exchange Rocketown of Middle Tennessee
Easter Seals Tennessee Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville, TN, Inc.
Empower Me Day Camp, A Nonprofit Corporation Rutherford County Board of Education
Endure Athletics Foundation Saddle Up!
Fair Foundation Salama Urban Ministries
Family Foundation Fund Salvus Center
Fannie Battle Day Home for Children Scott Hamilton Skating Club
FiftyForward Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
First Steps, Inc. Sexual Assault Center
Flashes of Hope - Nashville Chapter Special Kids
Friend2Friend Book Project Special Olympics Tennessee
Friends of Fort Negley / Fort Negley Visitors Center and Park Special Spaces, Inc.
Friends of Warner Parks St. John Vianney Catholic School
Gallatin Shalom Zone St. Luke's Community House
Gentry's Education Center at the Store Front, Inc. STARS
Gigi's Playhouse Nashville Take The Reins
Gilda's Club Nashville Tennessee Baptist Children's Homes
Girls on the Run of Middle Tennessee Tennessee Lions Charities, Inc.
Glen Leven Presbyterian Church Day School Thisbe and Noah Scott Foundation, Inc.
Glencliff Elementary Touchstone Youth Resource Services, Inc.
GraceWorks Urban Housing Solutions
Greater Nashville Scholastic Hockey League Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science (VSVS)
Harpeth Youth Soccer Association VSA Tennessee
Hendersonville Rotary Foundation - Mary's Magical Place Project Wayne Reed Christian Childcare Center
High Hopes Development Center YMCA of Middle Tennessee
Hope Clinic for Women You Have the Power...Know How to Use It, Inc.
Insight Counseling Centers Youth Encouragement Services
JDRF Middle Tennessee Youth Incorporated
King's Daughters Day Home DBA King's Youth Villages/Middle Tennessee
Daughters Child Development Center  
Kymari House, Inc.  
Land Trust for Tennessee, The