General Grant

From The Frist Foundation

The Frist Foundation carries the legacy of Dr. Thomas F. Frist Jr., whose goal has always been to make people’s lives “just a little bit better.” They invest in promising organizations with high ambitions of improving communities across Nashville.

Grant uses


The Frist Foundation’s grant program aims to sustain and improve the quality of life in Nashville, Tennessee. Our foundation takes special interest in agencies that serve Nashville’s communities facing challenges and those doing collaborative community work. The Frist Foundation partners with agencies in following focus areas: Arts & Culture, Civic, Food Insecurities, Health Disparities, Human Services, Immigrants & Refugees, Nonprofit Infrastructure, and Unhoused Neighbors.

The Frist Foundation is interested in funding projects that will increase service capacity or ensure an organization’s long-term sustainability. These might include capital needs, the creation of earned revenue streams, or covering consulting expenses for strategic planning or financial management.


Organization's Location
Program Location
TN (Davidson County)
Organization Type
Colleges or universities
Organization Budget And Years
Organization has existed for at least 2 years

Applicants must have an updated profile on


New programmatic or operational funding
Endowment or scholarship funding
Social or fundraising events
Schools below the college level, except for projects intended to serve the broader community
Hospitals or nursing homes
Religious organizations for religious purposes
Statewide initiatives
not specified


Step 1: Letter of Inquiry
Application deadline
Step 2: Full proposal (invite only)
Required Attachments
Letter of Inquiry (LOI)
501(c)(3) Letter
Contact info
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