Nonprofit Excellence Fund (NEF)


The Nonprofit Excellence Fund was begun in 2006 by CNM and a group of donors who provided funding to enable nonprofits to benefit from the consulting expertise of CNM experts. CNM’s Nonprofit Excellence Fund (NEF) is made up of special funds, which require that the recipient be funded currently by one of the following organizations: The HCA Foundation, The Healing Trust, West End Home Foundation, the Dan and Margaret Maddox Charitable FundThe Memorial Foundation or the Meharry Vanderbilt Alliance.


Eligibility for Funds

NEF funds are available on a first-come first-served basis. Organizations with a budget of $5 million or below are eligible to apply for the NEF. No organization may receive more than $5,000 in support during a given 12 month period. The percentage of funding available for a project is based on budget size and the nature of the project. A maximum percentage for support is available on a sliding scale based on budget. All consulting projects require an out-of-pocket commitment from the organization.


Explore the Funds

The HCA Foundation Fund

The Healing Trust Fund

The West End Home Foundation Fund

The Dan and Margaret Maddox Charitable Fund

The J.D. Elliott Leadership Development Fund 

Meharry Vanderbilt Alliance Fund


Not currently funded by any of the above foundations? Apply for funding through the links below:

The HCA Foundation

The Healing Trust

The West End Home Foundation

The Dan and Margaret Maddox Charitable Fund

The Memorial Foundation

Meharry Vanderbilt Alliance


How to Access Nonprofit Excellence Funds

Schedule a phone call with CNM’s Consulting Coordinator, Kyla Phillips or email to discuss next steps in the funding process.


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