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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.

Online Submission

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.

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

All of the funding must be used by February 26, 2021 (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 Friday, October 30, 2020
  • Final Report due February 26, 2021
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
2020 - $700,000
2020 Predators Foundation Grant Recipients

The following charitable organizations will receive a total of $700,000

100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Learning Matters, Inc.
ABLE Youth, Inc. Lighthouse Christian School
Actors Bridge Ensemble Make Music Nashville
Adventure Science Center Nashville Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee
AGAPE Mama Lere Hearing School at Vanderbilt
Akiva School Manna Cafe Ministries
Alive Hospice Inc. Martha O'Bryan Center
All Hands On Deck (A.H.O.D) McNeilly Center for Children
The Arc Williamson County The Mediation Center
Area 16 Special Olympics Miriam's Promise
Ark Community Resource Center Monroe Harding
Backfield in Motion, Inc. (BIM) Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center
Beads of Courage, Inc. Mother to Mother, Inc.
BELL Garden Nashville (Bellevue Edible Learning Lab) Moves and Grooves, Inc.
Bellevue Community Fund Musicians On Call
Best Buddies Nashville Children's Alliance
Bethesda Community Mission Inc Nashville Children's Theatre
Bethlehem Centers of Nashville Nashville Coaching Coalition
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee Nashville Diaper Connection
Book'em Nashville Education, Community, and Arts Television (NECAT)
Borderless Arts Tennessee Nashville Elite Hockey Club d/b/a Nashville Jr. Predators Hockey Club
Boys & Girls Clubs of Maury County Nashville Public Education Foundation
Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee Nashville Public Library Foundation
Boys & Girls Clubs of Rutherford County Nashville Youth Hockey League
Bradley Academy NashvilleHealth
The Bridge, Inc National Wheelcats Inc (Nashville Sled Preds)
Bridges of Williamson County dba Bridges Domestic Violence Center Nations Ministry Center
Bright Heart Foundation NeedLink Nashville
BRIGHTSTONE INC Needs of Our Kids (N.O.O.K.)
Camp Kesem at Vanderbilt University The Next Door
Camp Marymount Nurses for Newborns
Camp Sycamore Creek Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary
Candle Wishes OZ Arts Inc.
Catholic Charities of Tennessee PEER Place
Center for the Arts, Inc. PENCIL
Center of Hope Plant the Seed
Charis Health Center Play Like a Girl!
Children's Museum Corporation of Rutherford County dba Discovery Center Preston Taylor Ministries
Choral Arts Link, Inc. Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee (PCAT)
Colbys Army Inc Project Transformation Tennessee
Communities In Schools of Tennessee (CIS of TN) Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue
The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park The Quest Center for Art & Community Development
Cottage Cove Urban Ministries Read To Achieve
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Rebuilding Together Nashville
CrossBRIDGE, Inc. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville
Cumberland Heights Foundation, Inc. The Rooted Bridge
Cumberland River Compact Safe Haven Family Shelter
Dancing Through the Curriculum (DTC) Scott Hamilton Skating Club
Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee Sexual Assault Center
Dreams and Wishes of Tennessee Sister Cities of Nashville
Easterseals Tennessee Small World Yoga
The Edison School The Smyrna Rotary Club Charitable Foundation
Empower Me Day Camp A Soldier's Child Foundation
End Slavery Tennessee Soles4Souls
F.I.N.D. Design Solo Parent Society
Family Foundation Fund Special Olympics Tennessee
Fannie Battle Day Home for Children SPECIAL SPACES, INC.
First Shot Basketball Foundation St. Luke's Community House
First Steps, Inc. STARS
Flashes of Hope - Nashville Chapter Street Theatre Company
Friend2Friend Book Project Sumner County Anti-Drug Coalition
Friends of Warner Parks Sumner Teen Center, Inc.
Gateway Chamber Orchestra Susan Gray School
Gentry's Education Center at the Store Front Talk with Me Tennessee
Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee Teach For America Nashville-Chattanooga
Girls on the Run of Middle Tennessee Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence
Girls Write Nashville Tennessee Golf Foundation
Global Education Center Tennessee Prison Outreach Ministry
GraceWorks Ministries Tennessee State Parks Conservancy
Greenhouse Ministries Thisbe & Noah
Harpeth Conservancy Tucker's House
The Heimerdinger Foundation Tullahoma South Jackson Civic Association
Hendersonville Inline Hockey Association. Inc (HIHA) Turnip Green Creative Reuse
High Hopes, Inc. USO Fort Campbell/Nashville
Homework Hotline, Inc Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, Child Language and Literacy Lab
HopeKids, Inc. Vanderbilt University
Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundation, Inc. W.O. Smith / Nashville Community Music School
Humanities Tennessee West Nashville Dream Center
Interfaith Dental Clinic Westmeade Elementary School (grades K-4)
The Journey Home, Inc Williamson County Child Advocacy Center dba Davis House Child Advocacy Center
Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee Women Are Safe, Inc.
just keep livin Foundation You Have the Power... Know How to Use It, Inc.
L.E.T.S. Play Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities