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Community Impact Fund

The Community Impact Fund (CI Fund) works strategically to contribute to and partner with local organizations that are making a difference in our neighborhoods. In program areas ranging from arts and culture to K-12 education to public health to social services, Vanderbilt is committed to outreach, support, and engagement with the diverse Nashville community. In contributions to area nonprofits, the university seeks to promote the strengths and resources of the nonprofit sector which fosters social impact and improves the well-being of our community.  

The CI Fund makes financial and in-kind contributions for special programs and events and provides seed funding for important community projects.  

Your organization must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit to request Community Impact Fund support.  Requests are accepted on a rolling basis annually but organizations are strongly encouraged to apply early. All organizations regardless of having received past funding must apply for support.



ALL REQUESTS:For additional information and to submit a request please

Community Impact Fund Monthly Spotlight 

Midori Lockett

Midori Lockett
Chief Community Impact Officer for Community Relations