The Big Payback: Community-wide day of giving starts tonight

Posted at 11:25 AM, May 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-05 21:47:21-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A 24-hour, community-wide day of giving starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Big Payback is an annual event presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT) in which hundreds of local nonprofits participate.

"The Big Payback annually hosts more than 900 organizations and helps lift them up by providing tools to engage and encourage others to support the work that they do — the other 364 days of the year,” according to the CFMT website. “And this year, more than ever, nonprofits still need our support.”


The Community Foundation says its mission is “to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond.”

The Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is one of the many organizations that benefit from the day of giving.

"We're just really excited that donors, get to know more about us, it's a better learning environment, and it certainly is a way that we can produce awareness," said Development Coordinator Katie Enzor.

Enzor hopes after such a tough year community members will be able to help.

"I think ultimately just being able to talk about it, is going to be my plea is making sure that as a community we can still share that this is happening-- unfortunately. But we are here to help those children heal from this trauma," Enzor said.

Since 2014, they have cumulatively raised nearly $21 million with a total of 147,642 donations for area schools, religious institutions and charities. Click here to read more about the CFMT and how you can get involved.