The First Tennessee Foundation is celebrating 25 years of giving with more giving.
The Foundation, which has distributed more than $80 million to nonprofits to help meet community needs, is launching a contest for nonprofits who tell their story on a video.
On June 30, the First Tennessee Foundation will mark its 25th anniversary of supporting the nonprofit organizations in the communities served by the bank, which recently acquired Capital Bank. To celebrate this milestone, and introduce the foundation as the Capital Bank Foundation in Mid-Atlantic communities, the Foundation will be distributing $250,000 in grants via the video contest to nonprofits in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
The contest is open to eligible nonprofits that have received grants from the foundation in the past, as well as to those that meet funding guidelines and would like to apply for grants.
Nonprofits must submit a video – up to, but not exceeding 60 seconds – that demonstrates how the Foundation has partnered, or could partner, with the organization to support the communities served by the bank.
Videos produced using mobile devices are acceptable and preferred. Entrants are advised not to worry about professional production values, just concentrate on telling the group’s story and how the Foundation can help.
Submission deadline is Aug. 1, 2018. Finalists will be determined by public voting from Aug. 15-31. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and announced in October. Grants will range from $5,000 to $25,000, with a total distribution of $250,000 across First Tennessee and Capital Bank markets.
Founded in 1993, the First Horizon Foundation is the private charitable foundation of First Horizon National Corp., the parent company of First Tennessee Bank National Association (operating as Capital Bank and First Tennessee). Since its inception, the foundation has donated more than $80 million to meet community needs.