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The HCA Foundation Grant

Grants to Middle Tennessee Nonprofits
for Health, Youth, and the Arts

GrantWatch ID#: 176251
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

The HCA Foundation



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Grants ranging from $2,500 to $50,000 to Middle Tennessee nonprofit organizations for activities in the areas of wellbeing and health, the arts, and childhood and youth development. An LOI must be submitted by December 2, at least two weeks prior to the deadline. Grantmaking focus areas are as follows:

1) Health and Well Being - This focus area is the Foundation’s highest priority. Programs that promote basic health and human needs such as healthcare, housing and food, as well as higher levels of mental and physical wellness can be supported through HCA grants.

2) Childhood and Youth Development - The Foundation’s second priority is supporting organizations engaged in promoting positive growth and development in children and youth. The Foundation award grants intended to promote success in school, character development, responsibility, service and leadership.

3) Art - Finally, the HCA Foundation will support arts organizations engaged in community outreach and educational programs that uniquely serve children and adults in the community.

-General Operational/Program: $2,500 - $25,000.
-Basic Need and Primary Health: $25,000 - $50,000.
-Special Project: Determined on a case by case basis.

The Foundation makes charitable contributions to tax-exempt 501(c)3 organizations as defined by the Internal Revenue Service.

Because the Foundation focuses its giving in Middle Tennessee, all requests outside of the Nashville area should be submitted to the closest HCA facility location or division office.

More information about HCA facility locations may be found here:

The Foundation does not consider requests for:
-Individuals or their projects
-Private foundations
-Political activities
-Advertising or sponsorships of events
-Social events or similar fund-raising activities

As a matter of policy, the Foundation does not ordinarily support:
-Organizations in their first three years of operation
-Organizations involved in research, sports, environmental, wildlife, civic and international affairs
-Churches or schools (will support broad faith-based initiatives consistent with our mission and guidelines)

New applicants are asked to complete a preliminary one-to-two-page letter of inquiry to the Foundation at to ensure that the proposed project, organization, and goals align with HCA Foundation priorities.

Please describe the proposed project, its goals and objectives, and the approximate level of funding required. To be considered for a grant, please allow sufficient time (approximately 2 weeks.) for Foundation staff to review and follow up with the applicant organization.

In 2016, the Foundation will accept capital requests on an exception basis. Please contact Foundation staff for more information.

Grants received by the following deadlines will be reviewed at the corresponding board meetings:

-March 11, 2016 (May 2016 Board Meeting)
-June 10, 2016 (August 2016 Board Meeting)
-September 9, 2016 (November 2016 Board Meeting)
-December 16, 2016 (March 2017 Board Meeting)

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Review eligibility information and access the online application here:

Lois Abrams, Grants Manager

The HCA Foundation
One Park Plaza, Building I – 4th Floor East
Nashville, TN 37203

P: (615) 344-2390
F: (615) 344-5722

Middle Tennesseee

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