NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Live here, give here.
There has been one day each May for the past eight years that the community has come together and showered our nonprofits with its generosity. It is 24 hours to celebrate the spirit of giving and collaboration, and ultimately, the extraordinary work that nonprofits do in Middle Tennessee.
This year area nonprofits are busy preparing in a big way for The Big Payback’s ninth-annual, 24-hour online giving event on May 4-5.
A total of 978 organizations from 36 counties will be participating in The Big Payback, an initiative of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. First-time participants include 79 organizations.
Categories included human services, education, community improvement, arts and culture, youth development, animal welfare, health, housing and shelter, and the environment.
Starting at 6 pm on Wednesday, May 4, there are 24 hours to make donations to a wide array of organizations at TheBigPayback.org.
The organizations participating in The Big Payback from Davidson County are:
100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee
4:13 Strong, Inc.
A Step Ahead Foundation of Middle Tennessee Inc.
Agape Animal Rescue
ALS Association-Tennessee Chapter
Amputee Blade Runners
Andrew Jackson Police Youth Camp, Inc.
Aphesis House, Inc.
Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville Inc.
ASMT, Inc. (Autism Tennessee)
Autism Foundation of Tennessee
Backfield in Motion
Bethlehem Centers of Nashville
Blakemore Children’s Center
Caring Hearts Ministry, Inc.
CASA, Inc. (CASA Nashville)
Christian Community Services, Inc.
Community Resource Center
Corner to Corner
Cottage Cove Urban Ministries
Council on Aging of Greater Nashville DBA AgeWell Middle Tennessee
Eighteenth Avenue Community Center
Epic Girl, Inc.
Family Affair Ministries, Inc.
Fort Houston Artisan Support Project
Foundation for Tennessee Chess
Free for Life International
Global Education Center
Green Revitalization Initiative of Nashville (GRIN)
Greenways for Nashville
Harvest Hands Community Development Corporation
Heaven South Inc. / The Store
Home Street Home Ministries, Inc.
Horizons at University School of Nashville
Hospital Hospitality House
Isaiah 58 Inc
Jewish Family Service of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, Inc.
Julia Green School P.T.O.
Learning Matters, Inc.
Love Helps, Inc.
McKendree United Methodist Church
Medical Foundation of Nashville
Mid-South Immigration Advocates Inc.
Miracle League of Music City
Moves & Grooves, Inc.
Music Health Alliance
NASBA Center for the Public Trust
Nashville Adult Literacy Council, Inc.
Nashville Cat Rescue
Nashville Children’s Alliance Inc.
Nashville Civic Design Center
Nashville Coaching Coalition
Nashville Conflict Resolution Center
Nashville Diaper Connection
Nashville Dolphins (Dolphin Aquatics)
Nashville General Hospital Foundation
Nashville Jazz Workshop
Nashville Launch Pad, Inc.
Nashville Shakespeare Festival
Nashville Steam Preservation Society
Nations Ministry Center
Neighbor 2 Neighbor
NIA House Montessori
Nikki Mitchell Foundation Inc.
Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee
Ollie Otter Child Safety Foundation
Open Table of Nashville, Inc.
Our Pride Encompasses Nashville / Nashville Pride
Pastoral Counseling Centers of Tennessee, Inc.
People Loving Nashville
Phoenix Benefit, Inc.
Plant the Seed
Play Like A Girl!
Pregnancy Care Center
Priest Lake Christian Academy a Mission of Priest Lake Community Baptist Church
Proverbs 1210 Animal Rescue
Rebuilding Together Nashville
Rescue 1 Global
Restore Small Groups
Salama Urban Ministries
Senior Ride Nashville Inc.
Small World Yoga, Inc.
Society of Saint Andrew, Inc.
Support and Training for Exceptional Parents Inc / TNSTEP
Sweet Sleep, Inc.
Tennessee Alliance for Kids Inc.
Tennessee Arts Academy Foundation
Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (Tennessee Craft)
Tennessee College Access and Success Network
Tennessee Educators of Color Alliance
Tennessee Environmental Council
Tennessee Historical Society
Tennessee Innocence Project
Tennessee Justice For Our Neighbors
Tennessee Kidney Foundation Inc
Tennessee Trucking Foundation Inc.
TennGreen Land Conservancy
The Addis Clinic Inc.
The Branch of Nashville
The Contributor Inc.
The Edison School
The Heimerdinger Foundation
The Hope Station, Inc.
The IBMA Foundation, Inc.
The Mary Parrish Center
The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
The New Beginnings Center
The Operation Andrew Group, Inc.
The Porch Writers’ Collective
The Theater Bug Inc.
There With Care Middle Tennessee
Thisbe and Noah Scott Foundation, Inc.
Time To Rise, Inc.
Transformation Life Center
Travellers Rest Historic House Museum
Trinity Community Commons
Turnip Green Creative Reuse
Urban Green Lab Inc.
Visitation Hospital Foundation
Wags and Walks
Wayne Reed Christian Childcare Center
Welcome Home Ministries
West Nashville Dream Center / Dream Streets
You Have the Power… Know How to Use It, Inc.
Youth Encouragement Services
A Better Balance
Adventure Science Center Nashville
Affordable Housing of Nashville/Affordable Housing Resources Inc
AGAPE/Association for Guidance Aid Placement & Empathy
Alzheimer’s Association Tennessee Chapter
American Baptist Theological Seminary
American Cancer Society, Inc.
American Red Cross (Nashville Area Chapter)
Association of Infant Mental Health in Tennessee
Belcourt Theatre Inc.
Benton Hall Academy
Bethany Christian Services
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee
Boy Scouts of America Middle TN Council
Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee
Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Catholic Charities of Tennessee
Centennial Park Conservancy
Center for Nonprofit Management
Centerstone Foundation, Inc.
Christian Schools Inc.
Communities In Schools of Tennessee
Community Care Fellowship
Country Music Foundation
Cumberland Community Options
Cumberland Heights Foundation, Inc.
Cumberland River Compact
Daystar Counseling Ministries, Inc.
Donelson Christian Academy
Easter Seals Tennessee, Inc.
End Slavery Tennessee
Equal Chance for Education
Evergreen Presbyterian Ministries, Inc.
Faith Family Medical Center
Family and Children’s Service
Fannie Battle Day Home for Children, Inc
FiftyForward/Senior Citizens, Inc.
First Step Staffing, Inc.
First Steps, Inc.
Friends of Radnor Lake
Friends of the Warner Parks, Inc.
Frist Art Museum
Genesis Learning Centers
Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee
Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee Inc.
Global Outreach Developments International (GOD Int’l)
Goodwill Industries of Middle TN, Inc.
Gordon Jewish Community Center
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville
Hands On Nashville, Inc.
Holly Street Corporation
Holy Rosary Academy
Holy Trinity Montessori
Hope Clinic for Women
Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee
Interfaith Dental Clinic
Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee
Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee
King’s Daughters Day Home
Land Trust for Tennessee
LEAD Public Schools, Inc.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Matthew Walker Health Center
McNeilly Center for Children
Meharry Medical College
Men of Valor
Mending Hearts, Inc.
Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee
Mercy Multiplied America, Inc.
Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency
Mid-TN Supported Living, Inc.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Harding Inc.
Mother to Mother
Musicians on Call
Nashville Children’s Theatre
Nashville Classical Charter School
Nashville Drug Court Support Foundation
Nashville Humane Association
Nashville International Center For Empowerment
Nashville Opera Association
Nashville Public Education Foundation
Nashville Public Library Foundation
Nashville Public Media Inc
Nashville Public Radio
Nashville Public Television Council Inc.
Nashville Repertory Theatre
Nashville Rescue Mission
Nashville Software School
Nashville State Community College Foundation
Nashville Symphony Association
Nashville Teacher Residency
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
New Horizons Corporation
Nurture the Next (formerly Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee)
Oasis Center, Inc.
Operation Stand Down Tennessee
Our Place Nashville
OZ Arts Nashville
Pathway Lending (Southeast Community Capital Corporation)
Pet Community Center
Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi
Preston Taylor Ministries
Project C.U.R.E. / Benevolent Healthcare Foundation
Project Connect, Incorporated
Project Return, Inc.
Project Transformation Tennessee Inc
Purpose Preparatory Academy, Inc.
Raise the Roof Academy
Rally Foundation Inc.
RePublic Schools Nashville
Rocketown of Middle Tennessee, Inc.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville Tennessee, Inc.
Room in the Inn
Safe Haven Family Shelter
Saint Thomas Health Foundation
Salvation Army of Nashville
Samaritan Recovery Community, Inc.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
Sexual Assault Center
Shelters to Shutters
Siskin Children’s Institute
Southern Environmental Law Center
Special Olympics Tennessee
St. Bernard Academy
St. Luke’s Community House
St. Mary Villa Child Development Center
STEM Preparatory Academy
STRIVE Collegiate Academy
Teach for America, Inc.
Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence
Tennessee Higher Education Initiative, Inc.
Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition
Tennessee Justice Center
Tennessee Language Center
Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Tennessee Poison Center
Tennessee Primary Care Association
Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE)
Tennessee Voices for Children
Tennessee Wildlife Federation
The Arc of Davidson County & Greater Nashville
The Arc of Tennessee, Inc.
The Big Table
The Bridge Ministry, Inc.
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Family Center Inc
The Hermitage / Andrew Jackson Foundation
The Housing Fund
The Nashville Entrepreneur Center
The Nashville Food Project, Inc.
The Next Door
The R.H. Boyd Company
The Temple, Congregation Ohabai Sholom
The Well Coffeehouse
Thistle Farms, Inc.
Valor Collegiate Academies
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Volunteers of America Mid-States
W.O. Smith Community Music School
West End Synagogue
West Nashville Sports League
Westminster Home Connection
Wounded Warrior Project Inc.
YMCA of Middle Tennessee
YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee
260 Change Fund
A Cause for Celebration
Actors Bridge Ensemble Theater of Nashville Inc
Advocates for Women’s and Kids’ Equality (AWAKE) Inc.
ALIAS Chamber Ensemble
American Muslim Advisory Council
An Array of Charm Camps for Youth Development, AAOC
AN Sports Club Inc.
Animal Welfare Fund
API Middle Tennessee
April Gloaming Publishing
Aspen Tree Ministries
Aspiring Youth Enrichment Services
Assistance League of Nashville
Attachment Parenting International
Beech Creek Ministries, Inc.
Bellevue Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
Bellevue Harpeth Historic Association
Bellevue Middle School Edible Learning Lab, Inc.
Bellevue Sports Athletic Association
BeWell in School
Blind Visually-Impaired Early Services of Tennessee
Bordeaux Hospital Advocates, Inc.
Breaking Cycles Ministry
Brooklyn Heights Community Garden
Building Entrepreneurs for Success in Tennessee
Children’s Emergency Care Alliance of Tennessee
Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville
Christian Cooperative Ministry
Circle Players, Inc.
Clara Mohammed School of Nashville
Colby’s Army Inc
Community Arts of Bellevue
Cosecha Community Development
Creative Parks Nashville
Cumberland Region Tomorrow
Dancing Through the Curriculum (DTC)
Davidson County Master Gardeners Association
Davidson County Mental Health and Veterans Assistance Foundation
Day 7, Inc.
Dorothy Marie Kinnard Foundation
Dream With Me
Eakin School Parent Teacher Organization
East Nashville Cooperative Ministry
East Nashville Hope Exchange, Inc.
Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee/Renewed
Echoes of Hope Inc
Edgehill Neighborhood Partnership
Exotic Avian Sanctuary of Tennessee Inc. / EAST
Fallen Heroes Family Camp Inc
Family Reconciliation Center, Inc.
Farm 2 Families / Fed By Faith
Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary
Friends of Long Hunter State Park, Inc.
Friends of MACC
Friends of Metro Dance
Friends of Mill Ridge Park
Friends of Shelby Park, Inc.
Friends of Tennessee School for the Blind
Friends of Woodmont Park
Friendship House Inc
From Your Father
Galaxy Star Drug Awareness / Nashville Peacemakers
Girls on the Run of Middle Tennessee
Girls Write Nashville
Give Black, Give Back
GTO Conferences, Inc
Harmony Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Healing Arts Project, Inc. / HAPI
Hispanic Family Foundation Inc
Historic Nashville Inc
HopeKids Middle Tennessee
HUGGS for Inspirational Men and Women
I Am Recovery
International Outreach Ministries
Jessi Zazu Inc.
Jesus Provisions Ministries
Jewish Middle School
Ladies of Charity of Nashville
League of Women Voters of Tennessee Education Fund
Les Dames d’Escoffier Nashville
Madison-Inglewood Serenity House
Make Music Nashville
Metro Nashville Chorus / Sweet Adelines International
Metropolitan Historical Commission Foundation
Middle Tennessee German Shepherd Rescue
Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair Foundation
MOVE Inclusive Dance
Move Music City
Music City Baroque
Music for Seniors
Music for the Soul, Inc.
Music Neighbors Inc.
NAMI Davidson County Inc
Nashville Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition, Inc.
Nashville Area Association for the Education of Young Children / NAAEYC
Nashville Book Connection
Nashville Chapter SPEBSQSA, Inc. (Music City Chorus)
Nashville City Cemetery Association
Nashville Community Bail Fund
Nashville Debate League Incorporated
Nashville Dream Center
Nashville Freedom School Partnership
Nashville in Harmony
Nashville LGBT Chamber Foundation
Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra
Nashville Rowing Club
Nashville Tools For Schools, Inc.
Nashville Tree Foundation
Nashville Youth Jazz Ensemble
National Alliance of Panafrican Seminarians (NAPAS)
Native American Indian Association of Tennessee
NCJW (National Council of Jewish Women Inc.) Nashville Section
New Life Fellowship Church
NF Tennessee Inc
Now Opportunities Can Exist
Old School Farm, Inc.
Organized Neighbors of Edgehill
Oscar L. Farris Agricultural Museum Association
Pass the Beauty Inc.
Persist Nashville, Inc.
Poverty and the Arts / Daybreak Arts
Preserve Lindsley Avenue Now Inc
Radio Free Nashville, Inc.
Ready Nest Foundation Inc./The Rooted Bridge
Roberta Baines Wheeler Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Group
Senior Center for the Arts
Shade Tree Family Clinic
Shower the People
Smart Art + Craft Supplies
Southeast Center for Cooperative Development
Southern Automotive Women’s Forum
Springboard Landings, Inc.
Street Theatre Company
Strive for You
Survivor Fitness Foundation
Talk With Me Tennessee
Ten Thousand Villages of Nashville
Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
Tennessee Association for Children’s Early Education
Tennessee Equality Project Foundation
Tennessee Foreign Language Institute Fund Inc
Tennessee Lions Charities Inc
Tennessee Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
Tennessee State Parks Conservancy
Tennessee Voices for Victims
Tennessee Women in Green
The Arts Place, Inc.
The Build Up Foundation
The Educators’ Cooperative
The Estuary, Inc.
The James Bess Foundation
The Kayson Kids Foundation
The Nashville Pipes and Drums
The Wonderful Life Foundation
Timothy’s Gift, Inc
Tomorrow’s Leaders for Change
Touchstone Youth Resource Services
Transformation Nashville, Inc.
Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee Inc.
TuneTown Show Chorus
Urban Bicycle Food Ministry Nashville
Vocal Arts Nashville
Voice of Thunder Ministry, Inc.
Volunteer State Seal of Biliteracy
W.O.W. Transition House, Inc.
WFSK Jazzy 88
When We Are Us Inc
World Hunger Team, Inc.
You Cane Give Initiative
Young Leaders Council
Youth Empowerment Through Arts and Humanities
Aventura Community Schools
Box 55 Association
Buchanan Arts Inc
Forrest Spence Fund
Mental Health Active Response Team (MHART)
Metro Nashville Disaster Response Fund
The Educational Advancement Center For Boys
The Foundation for the College System of Tennessee
The Giving Kitchen Initiative, Inc.
Disciples Divinity House at Vanderbilt
Gifts to nonprofits from the public will be boosted with additional financial prizes from sponsors of The Big Payback, and an online leaderboard will track donations in real time.
Donors will be able to search and select organizations based on location and focus area. Donors also can support multiple nonprofits and make gifts of any size with ease, from $10 and up.
Since 2014, The Big Payback has helped to raise more than $25 million — $25,219,297— in cumulative gifts from 180,583 donations from around the globe benefiting Middle Tennessee organizations.
In 2021, the event raised more than $4.2 million — $4,265,674 — in 32,941 gifts to participating area nonprofit organizations, schools and religious institutions, including prize incentives made available through The Big Payback sponsors.
Generous sponsors of The Big Payback include the Kharis Foundation, The Jane and Richard Eskind and Family Foundation, HCA Healthcare Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, The Danner Foundation, Kraft CPAs, Lipman, Sir Speedy BNA, Jerry and Ernie Williams, and Susan and Luke Simons.