Countdown to The Big Payback

Mark Your Calendars: The Big Payback is May 3, 2016

The countdown is on for Middle Tennessee’s largest online giving day, The Big Payback! Last year, more than 14,435 donors came together in a big way to “pay back” the nonprofits raising more than $2.65 million for the community in 24 hours. In 2016, let’s show everyone just how generous Middle Tennessee residents are when we support each other.

The Big Payback is a community-wide, 24 hour online giving challenge hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. This charitable event helps area nonprofits raise much-needed dollars and bring awareness to pressing needs in our communities.

How It Works

For 24 hours, from midnight to 11:59 p.m. CST on May 3, 2016, donors can make gifts to participating nonprofits, schools, and religious institutions located in or providing services in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee. Gifts from the public will be boosted with funds from sponsors of The Big Payback. Nonprofits will vie for financial incentives and additional prizes which are tracked in real time on the online leaderboard.

Who is Participating?

Check out the leaderboard to view 770 public charities, schools, and religious institutions signed up to participate in The Big Payback on Tuesday, May 3 from midnight to 11:59 p.m. CST. 

Curious about the breakdown of causes? The dropdown menu, "Discover Nonprofits," shares the categories of participants campaiging to raise much-needed funds during this 24 hour, community-wide, online giving event. 


Click to view the 770 participating organizations by county. Registration to participate closed on March 18. 2016.

Check out more Nashville notables supporting The Big Payback on

Prizes Are Already Being Awarded!

Leading up to The Big Payback on May 3, participating organizations and their advocates are encouraged to rally for their favorite causes. With the help of generous supporters of The Big Payback, online contests and additional pop-up cash prizes have already been granted to several participating organizations. Plus, day of events and The Big Payback prize structure will be released in the upcoming weeks.


Become a Sponsor

There’s still time to sponsor The Big Payback with a gift to our prize pool. All nonprofits that receive gifts through The Big Payback may be eligible for cash prizes made possible by generous sponsors like you. For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Belinda Dinwiddie Havron at Check back frequently for an updated list of participating organizations and prize sponsors.

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