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Baptist Healing Trust Grants


This grant opportunity has been temporarily paused. Deadlines for fiscal year 2022 will be announced later this year.

Baptist Healing Trust
Oct 13, 2021



Baptist Healing Trust Grants provide funding to nonprofit organizations providing healthcare services to vulnerable populations or advocating for quality healthcare for vulnerable populations in Middle Tennessee.

Applying organizations must have programs that fit into one or more of The Trust's areas of interest:

  1. Physical health - direct clinical services, caregiver support, or health system navigation
  2. Mental health
  3. Recovery from substance abuse
  4. Healing from abuse, neglect, or violence

Funding programs include:

  • Operating grant: Provides unrestricted funds for nonprofits, based on the budgeted operating expenses of the agency
  • Multi-Year Advocacy grant: Provide unrestricted funds for nonprofits with a well-developed advocacy plan and a commitment to solving problems that affect many people due to an inadequate or broken system
  • Staff Support grant: Funding for nonprofits to create programs to address staff needs and improve their staff's ability to serve with compassion
  • Sabbatical grants: Grants for salary, travel, housing, and learning opportunities for CEOs and Executive Directors

Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations located in Middle Tennessee that have been in operation as a 501(c)(3) for at least one year and that operate health-related programs that produce measurable health outcomes or advocate for healthcare access.

In addition, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have operating expenses of less than $20,000,000
  • Be an organization in which the majority of programs are health-focused
  • Serve clients with limited access to resources
  • Have their own statement of inclusiveness or non-discrimination

National organizations must have a Tennessee-based board, separate financial statements (including a 990 or an audit), and a location in Middle Tennessee in order to be eligible.

Geographic coverage
40 counties in Tennessee
Amount of funding

Funding amounts vary depending on the size and scope of the project. Amounts typically fall between $20,000 - $100,000 per year.

Application process

Grant proposals will be accepted and reviewed on a quarterly basis. See the program website for quarterly deadlines.

Applicants are required to submit a preliminary application. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. Both the preliminary application and the full proposal must be submitted using the online application link on the program website.

Applications for Multi-Year Advocacy grants will not be accepted until the first quarter of 2022.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Access · Benefit enrollment and application · Healthcare needs and services · Leadership · Mental health · Substance use and misuse · Tennessee

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.