MatchGrants make nonprofit education even more affordable

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MatchGrant Funds

MatchGrant Funds are financial assistance for CNM members to help reduce the costs of workshops. MatchGrant funds are structured to cover 50% of a workshop cost at a time. Eligible organizations can access funds equivalent to 50% off four full-day CNM workshops in a calendar year.

Please note that the maximum amount each eligible organization can use from the MatchGrant fund is $260, while funds last. MatchGrant funds will no longer be available to any member once the collective fund is fully utilized, so we encourage you to register for courses and utilize your funds early in the calendar year.

To take advantage of your MatchGrant funds, visit the CNM workshop calendar and select the courses you’d like to attend. If those courses are MatchGrant eligible, you can apply the funds at checkout to reduce your overall payment. 


MatchGrant FAQs

Who can receive the funds?

CNM member organizations with an annual budget of $2,000,000 or less are eligible for MatchGrant financial assistance funds. If your organization qualifies, you do not need to apply for MatchGrants. All eligible organizations automatically receive access to the funds at the beginning of each calendar year.

Please note, funds are allotted to eligible organizations, not individual participants. If your organization has an annual budget over $2,000,000, you cannot receive funds.

When can they be utilized?

At the beginning of each calendar year (January 1), the Frist Foundation provides MatchGrant funds to assist CNM members with the cost of workshops.

Funds are available on a first-come first-serve basis, so your organization is not guaranteed the full $260. As always, we encourage participants to register for classes and use MatchGrant funds early in the year. Our classes fill up, and our MatchGrant funds are typically gone by the fall. 


Where can I access the funds?

If you are an eligible organization, the available MatchGrant funds will automatically appear at checkout. Before completing your order, click the “apply discount” button. This must be done before the order is submitted.  Any member of the organization can apply these funds towards the payment of their workshop(s) until the funds run out.

Your MatchGrant fund status is visible in your organization’s account profile. If you do not see the funds or have other questions, please contact

What if I don’t see my MatchGrant funds in my online account?

If you have joined as a member and qualify for MatchGrant funds, they should appear on your organizational profile. If you do not see them, it is possible that there are incorrect settings on your account. Please send an email to for assistance.


What if my MatchGrant funds show $0?

This can happen for one of two reasons. One possibility is that your organization does not qualify for MatchGrant funds. Alternatively, your organization may have already used all of the funds allotted. Contact for more details.


Can I use MatchGrant funds on all workshops?

All CNM workshops are eligible for MatchGrant funding. We don’t allow MatchGrant funds to be used on networking events, CNM Intensives like Master Series, or our Lunch & Learn series.


Who in my organization can use MatchGrant funds?

Anyone in your organization can use MatchGrant funds as long as their individual profile is correctly affiliated with your organization. It is up to your organization to decide how to utilize these funds.


If you have any further questions about MatchGrant funds, please contact or (615) 259-0100.