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Giving Always Matters.

There has been one day each May for the past six years that the community has come together and showered our nonprofits with its generosity.
Together, for the past six years, we have cumulatively raised nearly $17 million with a total of 115,890 donations for area schools, religious institutions and charities working hard to make a difference.

The Big Payback. It's Middle Tennessee's online, 24-hour giving day.

The Big Payback annually hosts more than 800 organizations and helps lift them up by providing tools to engage and encourage others to support the work that they do — the other 364 days of the year.
And this year, more than ever, nonprofits need our support.
For so many of us the year 2020 signified a new decade to take on the world’s problems with full-force and a clear vision. Middle Tennesseans are now facing an uncertainty that stems from multiple disasters and the aftermath; loss of homes, gigs, business, and health. The economic impact is unfolding.
These disasters have forced hundreds of organizations to slow down or put their important work on hold at a time when we need them the most. They are:
Feeding the hungry ∙ Sheltering the homeless ∙ Fighting for the rights of the underserved ∙ Fostering the animals ∙ Preserving the arts ∙ Providing a safe haven ∙ Protecting the environment ∙ Teaching the children ∙ Taking care of each other.

The Big Payback.

It is 24 hours to celebrate the spirit of giving and collaboration, and ultimately, the extraordinary work that nonprofits do in Middle Tennessee.
Let’s come together online at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6 through 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 7 and give to the organizations that help make Middle Tennessee a place we’re proud to call home. Because giving always matters.

Nonprofits Win
Nonprofits Win

In the last six years, our community has raised nearly $17 million for area nonprofits.

Grow More Good
Grow More Good

Nonprofits are eligible to win cash awards by mobilizing their supporters during The Big Payback.

Give Two Ways
Give Two Ways

Schedule your gifts ahead of time or make donations throughout the day. Have more fun - give both ways!

Kharis Foundation

A message from Melinda Sanders – President, Kharis Foundation

“The Kharis Foundation has been a proud supporter of The Big Payback since its very first year.  Our board of directors is invested in the growth of Middle Tennessee’s nonprofit sector.  We strongly believe that this exciting day of giving not only celebrates the great work being done by nonprofits throughout the region but also enables them to use technology to make giving easier.

While The Big Payback lifts up our nonprofits and the life-changing work they provide, it is a collaborative effort.  The organizations that commit time and effort to engage advocates accomplish the most during the 24 hour day of giving.  By updating their GivingMatters.com profile, by utilizing the technology that is available, by being creative and passionate about their mission, nonprofits raise awareness of their work, the needs that they are addressing, and what they are accomplishing.

The Kharis Foundation applauds The Community Foundation in its work to bring about The Big Payback 2020.  We are also excited to see what the participants will accomplish on May 6th - 7th as well as how the organizations will utilize the tools provided to them while fundraising throughout the rest of the year.”

The Big Payback is presented by

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

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The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. We do this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter.