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About the TAA Foundation

The Tennessee Arts Academy Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization created to support the Tennessee Arts Academy.

Mission • Goals • Programs

The support arm of the Tennessee Arts Academy is the Tennessee Arts Academy Foundation (TAAF).

TAAF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established to aid and assist in the Tennessee Arts Academy's growth and expansion. The Foundation’s Board of Directors shares in the belief that educators trained at the Tennessee Arts Academy are better equipped and motivated to serve their students, significantly raise achievement levels, and effect positive and lasting change in classrooms throughout the state.

The TAA Foundation actively supports the Academy in numerous hands-on ways. The organization’s operating budget annually exceeds $400,000 in revenue. All funds are used to provide enhancements for Academy programs, scholarships for deserving educators, and recognition opportunities to honor teachers and to advance the cause of arts education. The Foundation's Board of Directors meets regularly to plan and implement numerous fund-raising endeavors, plan advocacy campaigns, search for grant opportunities, and assist the Academy by offering the expertise and advice of its many talented board members.

The Tennessee Arts Academy Foundation initiates and sponsors a variety of programs throughout the year. A major Foundation success story is the Tennessee Arts Academy Alumni Association. The Foundation created the Alumni Association and the Association's president serves on the TAAF Board. TAAF conducts numerous annual fundraisers a year including the NYC Broadway Weekend Giveaway and the TAAF Silent and Online Auctions. One of the largest events of the year is the TAA Bravo Banquet and Performance, which the Foundation financially underwrites by selling sponsorships through its VIP Bravo Society.  In December, the Foundation conducts its end of the year Annual Campaign. In May, TAAF is actively involved in the Big Payback, a community-wide program sponsored by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. During the Academy week, TAAF sponsors the TAA Arts Expo, Vendor Fair and Artist Market. For more information on these programs mentioned above, please click here.

Contribution and Financial Information
The Tennessee Arts Academy Foundation accepts both individual and corporate contributions. Tax deductible gifts may be made online by clicking here or sent to:

Tennessee Arts Academy Foundation
ATTN: Melody Hart
1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37212

For complete financial information regarding the Tennessee Arts Academy Foundation, please visit the TAAF Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Giving Matters page at: 


Once on the site, click on the Financials link at the top of the page to access the latest TAAF budget, IRS Form 990, IRS Letter of Exemption, State Charitable Solicitation Permit verification, audit, and other financial information.

Tennessee Arts Academy • Tennessee Arts Academy Foundation
615-460-5451 • 1900 Belmont Blvd. • Nashville, TN 37212 • taa@belmont.edu