Welcome to the Capital Bank and First Tennessee Foundation

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Meet our 25 Years of Giving winners

Now it’s time for our winners to be recognized! The contest, which celebrated our Foundation’s 25th anniversary, secured more than 500 submissions. Watch the videos on the contest website. Encourage your team to share the results, which will also be posted on our official social media channels, in their personal networks.


$2,500

Honorable Mention

Asian Culture Center of Knoxville, TN

Emancipation Park Conservancy of Houston, TX

Institute for Child and Family Health of Miami, FL

Kids on Point of Charleston, SC

La Paz of Chattanooga, TN

Rock the Street, Wall Street of Nashville, TN

Science Museum of Virginia Foundation of Richmond, VA

Southern Reins of Memphis, TN

The Performers Academy of Jacksonville, FL

WKNO of Memphis, TN

$5,000

Appalachian Bear Rescue of Townsend, TN

Brother's Keeper of Johnson City, TN

Children's Theatre of Charlotte of Charlotte, NC

Forrest Spence Fund of Memphis, TN

High Hopes Development Center of Franklin, TN

Hope House of Memphis, TN

Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga, TN

Pink Palace Family of Museums of Memphis, TN

Redemption Road Rescue of Jackson, TN

Remote Area Medical of Rockford, TN

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast TN, Kingsport, TN

Youth Villages of Memphis, TN

$10,000

Abilities Unlimited of the Carolinas of Charlotte, NC

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country of Boone, NC

Chattanooga Zoo of Chattanooga, TN

Harwood Center of Memphis, TN

Homeward Bound of Western North Carolina of Asheville, NC

InterFaith Health Clinic of Knoxville, TN

Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte of Charlotte, NC

The ARC Williamson County of Franklin, TN

Young-Williams Animal Center of Knoxville, TN

$25,000

Central Piedmont Community College of Charlotte, NC

Friends of the Smokies of Kodak, TN

HopeWorks of Memphis, TN

New Ballet Ensemble & School of Memphis, TN

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To learn more about the Capital Bank Foundation, see below. To learn more about the First Tennessee Foundation, click here

Our company established a private charitable foundation in 1993 to support nonprofit organizations in the communities we serve.

Founded in 1993, the First Horizon National Corporation is the parent company of First Tennessee Bank National Association operating as Capital Bank and First Tennessee Bank.

In our Tennessee and Texas communities we serve our communities as the First Tennessee Foundation. The Capital Bank Foundation supports our community investment efforts in our Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia communities.

The Foundation invests in a way that engages our employees, responds inclusively to needs and promotes progress and prosperity across our markets. To date, more than $80 million has been distributed to meet community needs.

The Foundation focuses on contributions to strengthen these vital signs of a strong community:

  • Arts & Culture: Promoting excellence and enrichment in the arts
  • Education & Leadership: Educating, developing the next generation of leaders
  • Environment: A more sustainable tomorrow
  • Financial Literacy: Investing in the financial future
  • Health & Human Services: Improving the well-being of our communities

How We Make Our Giving Decisions

We accept applications from Oct. 1 – Dec. 1, to be awarded the following year. Final decisions are communicated by the end of March for the year we grant the request. All applications are carefully reviewed by staff, and select applications are then reviewed annually by leaders who work in the region where the grant is received.


Getting Started

Please review our guidelines before you get started. If, after reviewing this information, you believe your organization and/or project fit within our Foundation's program interests, please click here.


We do not use corporate contributions to support:

  • Individuals
  • Trips and Tours
  • Charities sponsored solely by a single civic organization
  • Charities that redistribute funds to other charitable organizations, except in the case of recognized united fund-type organizations
  • K-12 schools and solely religious, social or fraternal organizations
  • Political organizations or those having the primary purpose of influencing legislation or promoting a particular ideological point of view
  • Operating budget deficits

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