Here’s a chance to give in a big way, no matter the size of your donation! The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s The Big Payback is 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 four years, The Big Payback has helped Middle Tennessee’s nonprofit community raise $9.3 million dollars for more than 750 charities, religious institutions and schools. The spirit of generosity shines bright during this annual giving event.

The Big Payback 2018 takes place today, Wednesday, May 2 from midnight to 11:59 p.m. CST Donations will be accepted during this 24-hour period through

Our BriteHeart pick of the Payback is One Voice Nashville.

One Voice Nashville works with middle and high school students as an arts enrichment partner. Their mission is to build bridges and closes gaps by valuing all voices through storytelling and narrative journalism. In spring 2018, One Voice provided programming at Isaac Litton Middle School, Pearl Cohn High School, KIPP Academy, and the Juvenile Justice Center. One Voice’s curriculum is based on social-emotional learning and restorative justice as students embody their own story and seek to discover hidden voices in our community. THIS summer, One Voice will have 3 camps and will produce a youth-led podcast about the Juvenile Justice Center in Nashville. Check out the Civil Rights “My Witness” podcast at Help One Voice purchase audio equipment to expand our program and AMPLIFY the story!

One Voice Nashville’s goal is to raise $5,000 total by bringing as many NEW donors as possible to the organization. The MINIMUM donation is just $10 and EVERY DOLLAR up to $2,500 raised will be matched dollar for dollar by the OVN board!

Being an ambassador is EASY!

  • Message your friends about our campaign through word of mouth or social media and encourage them to support this great organization through The Big Payback on May 2nd.
  • Invite your friends to see OVN LIVE! Then encourage them to become a donor through the Big Payback!

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