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ULMT Participates in the Big Payback

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Phone: 615-254-0525

Participating in The Big Payback

The Big Payback, Tennessee’s 7th Annual Giving Day, Encourages Middle Tennesseans to Give Local and Support Nonprofits During 24-Hour Campaign

Nashville, Tennessee. – The Urban League of Middle Tennessee is once again participating in The Big Payback, a 24-hour, online giving event created to help Middle Tennessee nonprofits raise funds vital to continuing their work and directly improving the community around them.

With the recent disasters in our region – the tornadoes, COVID-19, and the unfolding economic downturn – this year it’s more important than ever to help lift up the organizations working hard to make a difference.

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, The Big Payback’s dedicated day of giving begins at 6pm on Wednesday, May 6 and runs for 24 hours.

Once the clock starts ticking, anyone can visit and make donations to and other participating nonprofits - including school and faith-based organizations - serving the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee.

Donors can view and make selections based on location and focus area, such as education, health care, animals, the environment and more, and support multiple nonprofits with gifts from $10 and up.

Supporters of The Big Payback can get a head start on helping their favorite organizations by creating peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns, similar to those of GoFundMe or Facebook.

During the past six years of giving days, The Big Payback has made a tremendous impact on the Middle Tennessee community, helping raise nearly $17 million for area organizations.

Gifts from the public during The Big Payback also are boosted with funds from sponsors, which provide multiple opportunities for The Urban League of Middle Tennessee to vie for financial incentives and additional prizes. The giving day’s online leaderboard hosted on provides real-time updates on the generosity of our neighbors.

“Nonprofits do important, life-changing work every day across Middle Tennessee,” says Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation.

“Over the years, The Big Payback has become an exciting opportunity for us to come together as a community to support their efforts and recognize the positive impact they have on our neighbors," continues Lehman. "And in this day and time it has never been more important. All of us have, through these 2020 disasters, pitched in where and when they could. We live here and we should give here to recognize our gratitude to nonprofits and those who make them run.”

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About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect their intentions and goals. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit

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Middle Tennessee.


Phone: 615-254-0525

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