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Community Investment

Through our partnerships with grantees, we seek to improve the health and quality of life of all Tennesseans. Grants are strategically awarded to projects that further our mission. We invest in clearly defined programs delivered by results-oriented organizations capable of attaining measurable results in the following focus areas:

Infant Mortality – We are committed to the future of Tennessee’s children. Since 2004, we have invested more than $12.6 million to improve pregnancy, delivery and child health outcomes. Our goal is to ensure that mothers and babies survive and remain healthy during pregnancy, childbirth, and early childhood.

Shape the State – We’re working to make Tennessee a healthier state by increasing physical activity and access to healthy foods.

Innovations in Quality Care – We partner to improve reliability, safety and quality of care in Tennessee.

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We are improving how we work. As part of our commitment to increasing our impact and strengthening relationships with our grantees and partners, we are improving our processes for making and managing grants. We have drawn upon best practices internally, from industry leaders, and other foundations. Our aim is to have a consistent, clear approach to how we develop and manage investments, yielding better results for the communities we serve.

Our improved approach includes:

  • One standard process for grants and contracts with a charitable purpose.
  • Defining what success looks like, and aligning with our potential grantees and partners on the most important and measurable outcomes.
  • Dedicated Program Officers to engage collaboratively and creatively with our partners to ensure we achieve the intended results.

We will be implementing the improved process and tools throughout 2014, and will be requesting
feedback on an ongoing basis as we aim to continuously improve our approach.

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We're committed to improving and sustaining the communities we serve through charitable investments.

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