The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has been committed to helping people hit by the tornadoes that swept through our region in the early hours of March 3, 2020. We are working diligently to connect your donations with the needs of tornado survivors through local organizations meeting a broad spectrum of need. Here we hope you’ll learn how Community Foundation is helping people rebuild and restore their lives. Thank you to the more than 20,000 donors who have made this work possible .


Learn how contributions meet tornado survivors needs.

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Qualified, 501(c)3 nonprofits, entities of government, and religious institutions seeking funding for relief or recovery efforts.

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Learn about grants from the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund to organizations and nonprofits working on disaster response.

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If you or a loved one are experiencing a current, unmet need as a result of the tornado, please call the Tornado Recovery Connection at 615-270-9255.

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Make A Gift to Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund

In the early morning of March 3, 2020, the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee activated the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund in response to the devastating tornadoes that ripped through several of Nashville’s most iconic neighborhoods.

Gifts to the Fund have helped area organizations provide counseling and mental health support; direct financial assistance; insurance mediation; food and nutrition; home furnishings; home repairs and rebuilds; household goods and clothing; legal assistance; mortgage, rent, and utility payments; temporary and permanent housing; and primary healthcare services.

The road to recovery is long, and each tornado survivor’s journey is different.  Your gift ensures our collaborative efforts continue to restore lives. Thank you.