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.  Nashville Tools for Schools 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 Nashville Tools for Schools! – 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.

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. We hope you’ll join us and support Nashville Tools for Schools on May 5-6!

Contributions to Nashville Tools for Schools could be amplified throughout the event by incentives, bonuses, and prizes made possible by The Big Payback sponsors.

This year, we can also accept donations on GivingWednesday (Wednesday, May 5th) directly through our profile page on Funds raised on May 5th will count toward our total dollars raised and bring us closer to winning one of The Big Payback’s grand prizes.

To support our campaign and/or help raise awareness by setting up a peer-to-peer fundraising similar to GoFundMe or Facebook campaigns for Nashville Tools for Schools, please visit

Check out a great video all about The Big Payback here: