Welcome to the Kharis Foundation


The Greek word kharis, or charis, means “grace” or a gift which cannot be repaid.

“For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift --” Ephesians 2:8

​The Kharis Foundation is an independent, non-traditional foundation which supports churches and nonprofit organizations in Middle Tennessee. We are non-traditional in that our model is not based soley on processing grant applications from not-for-profits who come to us. We are committed to finding innovative ways to affect positive change.

Our funding of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's Big Payback in 2014 is a prime example of our proactive approach to helping not-for-profits serve those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.