Welcome to the Kharis Foundation


The Kharis Foundation
401 Church Street, Suite 2323
Nashville, Tennessee 37219 

 To fulfill our mission, the Foundation awards grants to churches and to nonprofit organizations that provide services to the underprivileged and vulnerable populations. An applicant organization must be exempt from federal taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and not be a private foundation as described in Section 509a(a) in order to be eligible. The Foundation will not make grants directly to individuals. 

The Foundation defines Middle Tennessee in the same manner as the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee (PCUSA) defines it. It includes the counties of Bedford, Bledsoe, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, Davidson, DeKalb, Dickson, Fentress, Franklin, Giles, Grundy, Hardin, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marion, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Moore, Overton, Perry, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Rutherford, Sequatchie, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Van Buren, Wayne, Warren, White, Williamson, and Wilson in Tennessee. An organization’s main office does not need to be in Middle Tennessee for the organization to be eligible to apply. However, the Foundation will only support projects operating within and for the benefit of the counties that are served in Middle Tennessee.

The Foundation prefers to make grants that will have a significant and lasting impact on a group as well as the community. When grant applications are reviewed, the financial resources of the individuals served are considered. The Kharis Foundation is committed to serving the underprivileged and vulnerable within our communities. 

Requests for capital projects, IT, staff development, and general operating support are eligible for consideration. An organization should be able to demonstrate a broad base of financial support from its own community and constituency. Requests for start-up projects may be considered for new initiatives that address important, unmet community needs and demonstrate a potential for ongoing operational support from other sources. The Foundation primarily makes one-year grants, but it will consider multi-year grants on a case-by-case basis. 

To receive an application for a grant, please sent a request by postal mail or email to: