First Tennessee Foundation celebrates 25 years of giving

$250,000 in grants to be awarded via video contest

Memphis, Tenn. – For the last quarter century, the First Tennessee Foundation has distributed more than $80 million to nonprofits to help meet community needs. Now it’s time to celebrate.

On Saturday, the First Tennessee Foundation will mark its 25th anniversary of supporting the nonprofit organizations in the communities it serves. To celebrate this milestone, and introduce its foundation as the Capital Bank Foundation in Mid-Atlantic communities, the organization is launching a video contest and will be distributing $250,000 in grants to nonprofits in communities in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

The contest is open to eligible nonprofits that have received grants from the foundation in the past, as well as to those that meet the foundation’s funding guidelines and would like to apply for grants. Submit a video – up to, but not exceeding 60 seconds – that demonstrates how the foundation has partnered or how it could partner with your organization to support communities.

Videos produced using mobile devices are acceptable and preferred. Don’t worry about professional production values; the foundation just wants to hear your story and see how it can help.

The submission deadline is Aug. 1, 2018. Finalists will be determined by public voting Aug. 15-31. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and announced in October. Grants will range from $5,000 to $25,000, with a total distribution of $250,000 across markets.

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Founded in 1993, the First Horizon Foundation is the private charitable foundation of First Horizon National Corp., the parent company of First Tennessee Bank National Association (operating as Capital Bank and First Tennessee).