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Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Nashville Predators Foundation Helper Grants

Applications due Dec. 12

These instructions are for VU investigators. VUMC investigators should visit the OOR funding opportunity site.


Vanderbilt University may submit one application to the 2023 Nashville Predators Foundation Helper Grants. The foundation is offering funding to support projects/programs serving the Nashville or Middle Tennessee area. Projects must specifically benefit youth and their families.

Funds may be used for:

  • Specific projects
  • Durable goods
  • One-time programs

Funds may not be used for:

  • General operating costs
  • Staff salaries
  • Sponsorship or fundraising of any kind
  • Capital campaigns
  • Endowments or reserve funds or grants to individuals
  • PTAs or booster clubs

Organizations looking to partner with the Nashville Predators and the Nashville Predators Foundation beyond funding are given stronger consideration.

The chosen nominee will submit a proposal to the sponsor by the deadline of Jan. 13, 2023. The foundation will notify applicants via email in early April, and funding is distributed by early May.

Award information

Grants may range from $500 to a maximum of $10,000, with an average grant size of $4,000 in recent years. The foundation does not accept requests for funding projects in April or May of the application year. It is, however, acceptable to request funding for a project in April or May of the following year.

See the program page for more information.

Internal submission instructions

Interested faculty should visit to submit an application for the internal LSO competition and to find additional information about the opportunity. The deadline for the internal competition is Dec. 12, 2022.

The chosen nominee will submit a proposal to the sponsor by the deadline of January 13, 2023.

Any questions about this opportunity may be directed to