Tennessee is the Volunteer State and we’re proud to be part of such an amazing community of artivists, advocates, doers, makers, world changers! On Thursday, May 2 we all have the opportunity to come together and celebrate the incredible work being done by supporting organizations we love through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s The Big Payback, a 24-hour, online giving event created to increase philanthropy in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee. The goal is simple – inspire Middle Tennesseans to come together, show their pride in their communities, and contribute to support the life-changing work of local nonprofit organizations.

In its first five years, The Big Payback has helped Middle Tennessee’s nonprofit community raise $12 million dollars for more than 1000 nonprofits, religious institutions and schools. The spirit of generosity shines bright during this annual giving event.

The Big Payback 2019 takes place Thursday, May 2 from midnight to 11:59 p.m. Donations will be accepted during this 24-hour period through TheBigPayback.org.

How does it work?

Through TheBigPayback.org, donations can be made to participants in our 40-county service area starting at midnight on May 2, and a leaderboard will display real-time giving tallies to keep our community informed on the gifts received and prizes awarded.

Why give?

Public charities, schools, and religious institutions play an essential role across our region – in health, arts, environment, education and social services.

Donations raised during The Big Payback are a welcome source of additional funds for these groups. We encourage the community to “pay back” local nonprofits during our online giving event – a special occasion to celebrate Middle Tennessee’s spirit of generosity.

Gifts made during The Big Payback will be amplified by incentive cash prizes for participating nonprofits.

Get started now at TheBigPayback.org

Where should I donate? Start with a few of our favorites:

One Voice Nashville 

Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition

The Equity Alliance

Poverty & the Arts

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