The annual giving day The Big Payback is returning on Wednesday, May 5! The fun starts at 6:00 PM and continues until 6:00 PM on May 6. Franklin Tomorrow is excited to participate and join in on the fundraising event that unites Middle Tennessee each year.

The Big Payback, hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, is a community-wide giving day which shines a spotlight on LOCAL giving and motivates Middle Tennessee to “give back” to nonprofits in a big way.

This 24-hour online giving event helps organizations – like Franklin Tomorrow – raise funds and bring awareness to pressing needs in our community. It’s also the prime time of year to give, because every gift you make could be boosted by cash prizes.

There is an early giving period, starting Wednesday, April 28, at 6 p.m., which allows for giving by those unable to be present May 5-6.

It’s clear to see the impact of The Big Payback. From 2014 through 2020, Middle Tennesseans have come together to raise nearly $21 million from a total of 147,642 donations for more than 1,000 nonprofits, schools, and religious institutions.

In 2021, we are setting our sights on reaching $10,000 raised during the giving day.

Any individual or business can make a donation to a nonprofit participating in The Big Payback. Organizations are prohibited from donating to themselves. To make a donation, visit the secure starting at 6 p.m. on May 5, 2021 to use your credit card, debit card, or bank account information to donate a gift to any participating nonprofit. Please note that The Big Payback is a program of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, and your credit/debit card statement will be listed as so.

If you do not use credit or debit cards, you can make a donation using an E-Check. When making your gift, simply choose the “Bank Account” option and enter your Routing and Account numbers.

The minimum donation amount is $10. There is no maximum donation amount. Donations are 100% tax deductible. When you have completed your donation, you will receive an email from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee confirming your tax-deductible gift. Please save the email for your records for tax purposes. Your gift will be forwarded to the nonprofit(s) you selected.

We hope you’ll join us and support Franklin Tomorrow on May 5-6!

For more information, contact us or visit Thank YOU for your support!