How It Works

From midnight to midnight on May 3, 2017, donors can make gifts to participating nonprofits, schools, and religious institutions located and/or providing services in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee. Gifts from the public will be boosted with funds from corporate and private sponsors of The Big Payback. Nonprofits will vie for these financial incentives and pop-up prizes, which are tracked in real time on the leaderboard.

Nonprofits, Schools, and Religious Institutions

Want to participate in The Big Payback? All organizations must register online by the March 22, 2017 deadline.

501(c)(3) public charities must have a complete and up-to-date profile on GivingMatters.com. To request a profile on GivingMatters.com, send an email to givingmatters@cfmt.org.

Schools and religious institutions are not profiled on GivingMatters.com, and they simply need to follow the instructions listed when registering online.

Important Dates:

  • March 1, 2017: Deadline to submit new GivingMatters.com profile requests (public charities). Learn more about GivingMatters.com
  • March 22, 2017: Deadline to register online and for public charities to submit a completed and updated GivingMatters.com profile.
  • May 3, 2017: The Big Payback