The Playmakers Foundation (TPF), a 501c3 non-profit organization, was founded in 2005 by partners in the Nashville community whose goal was to go the extra mile to help individuals, organizations and all youth including those in foster care, state custody and other at risk circumstances become productive “playmakers” in society. TPF serves youth and families in the State of Tennessee and its eight bordering states in including Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Virginia and North Carolina.

The Playmakers Foundation identifies, highlights and supports leaders and youth that make a difference in their respective communities. TPF has a series of programs that will provide recognition and/or funding to those making big plays in their community. These programs are centered on education, sports, entertainment and African-American history. Our programs often include local businesses, professional athletes and entertainers who want to serve the community.


Peace Up Guns Down - Youth initiative geared to increase awareness of non-violence through the reduction of guns in our community.

Music Beyond Measures - Music initiative supporting youth aspiring to work in the music industry.

Gym Girlz - Sports initiative supporting young female athletes in non-traditional sports.

HBCU STEMulation - Education initiative designed to increase youth exposure to the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

T.O.O.L.S. Sports Camps - Leadership program geared to consult and train athletes on executing successful sports camps.

Team Tech Train - Workforce development initiative designed to train youth in social media technology fields including application and website development.

Inflataville - Mobile health and fitness initiative geared to increase youth exercise in an fun and enjoyable atmosphere.

C.L.E.A.R. - Chattanooga Leadership Enrichment Athletic Retreat is designed to increase local youth exposure to arts and sciences.

HBCU Give 105 - Fundraising initiative designed to drive awareness of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Southern Life Museum - Brick and mortar project designed to highlight historical aspects of early 20th century life in the South.