First Horizon Foundation was established in 1993 and operates as First Tennessee Foundation and Capital Bank Foundation. Since its inception, First Horizon Foundation has contributed more than $90 million to enrich the lives of people in the communities we serve.
Through our alliance with ArtsMemphis, our ArtsFirst program works to ensure a continued, significant impact in Memphis’ arts community by supporting initiatives for young women from low-income communities involving mentoring and music.
Each year, La Paz Chattanooga provides culturally and linguistically specific programs and services to more than 6,000 area Latinos. Our support has enabled La Paz to establish Chattanooga’s first Latino Cultural Center.
Asian Culture Center of Tennessee aims to promote diverse cultures and to celebrate traditions and talents from the Asian continent. Each year, this organization hosts the annual Knox Asian Festival to bring together people from various cultural backgrounds to promote peace, harmony, unity and healthy lifestyles.
An arts and science museum in Gray that provides more than 100,000 programs in the arts, sciences and humanities.
A Johnson City nonprofit community center that offers after school programming to underserved youth complete with tutoring, music lessons, athletics and snacks. Since its founding in 1998, Coalition for Kids has served more than 9,000 children in its after school programs.
A resource for adults that are under-educated or illiterate that offers free reading, language arts and math classes.
A leader in land conservation working to preserve the unique character of Tennessee's natural and historic landscapes and sites for future generations. Since its founding in 1999, the organization has protected 125,000 acres in more than 70 Tennessee counties.
An organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the Wolf River and its watershed as a sustainable natural resource. One of its largest projects has been the creation of the Wolf River Greenway, a paved pathway for bikers, runners and walkers that stretches 30+ miles across the heart of Memphis.
A nonprofit working to ensure that East Tennessee enjoys exceptional recreational opportunities, natural beauty and open spaces, and that those assets exist for generations to come. Since 2007, Legacy Parks has helped conserve 1,000 acres of forest and farmland, and added over 500 acres of parkland in Knox County.
A financial literacy program designed to spark high school girls’ interest in finance careers. Upon completion of the program, girls’ comprehension of financial concepts improves by an average of 97 percent.
The University of Tennessee Extension’s Youth Consumer and Financial Education program, which teaches financial and budgeting skills to nearly 50,000 students annually across Tennessee.
The Knoxville Area Urban League’s Homeownership Center Homebuyer Education classes, Foreclosure Counseling, and Financial Fitness classes. Knoxville Area Urban League’s mission is to enable African Americans, other minority groups and the underserved to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights. The organization regularly offers free and low-cost classes for community members.
An organization which helps low-income elderly, disabled and veteran homeowners stay in their homes as long as possible by mitigating health and safety hazards and improving their home's overall stability.
Note: In Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina, the foundation operates as Capital Bank Foundation. To learn more about Capital Bank Foundation, please visit CapitalBankFoundation.com.