Who We Are

The Delek Fund for Hope was established in 2008 to support nonprofits alongside our employees and business partners in the communities where we live and work. These communities include those served by each of our business interests.

The Delek Fund for Hope is a component fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee; a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Nashville, Tennessee. The Community Foundation (CFMT) is responsible for grant making and recognition of donor gifts as well as all administrative requirements including the legal structure, the investment processes and Internal Revenue filings. In addition to the administrative management of the Fund, CFMT manages all aspects of events and activities as related to the Fund for Hope efforts. Delek is proud to have such an organization as its partner in philanthropy!

What We Do

The Delek Fund for Hope provides a sustainable stream of support for public 501(c)(3) nonprofits in communities where Delek does business. Those nonprofits can apply for grants throughout the year or partner with Delek on community initiatives designed to provide funding and employee volunteer hours.

While seeking to help the communities around them, Delek also recognizes the importance of helping their own. The Delek Employee Care Fund was launched in 2011 and provides financial assistance for employees who experience economic hardship due to natural disasters, life-threatening illness, death or other catastrophic circumstances.

The Delek Fund for Hope is always looking for ways to grow and create impact. To-date, the Fund has helped thousands of nonprofits and awarded millions of dollars in grants. This same spirit of giving and growing will continue to fuel Delek’s charitable endeavors for years to come.

Delek Day of Caring

Encourages employees to take paid and after hour time to volunteer with their favorite local nonprofits.

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Matching Grants

Enhances employees’ monetary gifts by matching their donations to nonprofits of their choice.

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Walk, Bike, Run

Like the Delek Wellness One program, encourages employee well-being while offering support to nonprofits who have physically engaging events.

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Project Extended Leadership

Encourages executives to extend their leadership skills into the community by being on a charitable board of directors.

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History

Jul
2003

The first Tournament for Hope golf fundraiser took place in Nashville, TN

Oct
2005

Launched the first mobile proshop at the Tournament for Hope as a step to enhance participants’ experience

Oct
2006

Introduced the first “helicopter ball drop” at the Tournament for Hope as a way to start exploring unique ways to reward our nonprofit partners

Oct
2007

Expanded the Tournament for Hope to offer the first field and stream activity in addition to golf

Jan
2008

The Delek Fund for Hope was established as a partnership with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Dec
2010

Reached $1,000,000 in grants given to local nonprofits since the Fund’s inception in 2008

July
2011

The Delek Employee Care Fund was established to help employees in times of crisis

Mar
2013

The inaugural Fishing for Hope Tournament took place in Tyler, TX

May
2013

The inaugural Tyler, TX Tournament for Hope

June
2013

The inaugural El Dorado, AR Tournament for Hope

Sept
2015

Started using mobile bidding for our Tournament For Hope auctions

July
2018

The inaugural Krotz Springs, LA Tournament for Hope

Oct
2018

The inaugural Glen Rose, TX Tournament for Hope

Dec
2018

Introduced the “Delek Day of Caring” program to support employee charitable volunteerism

Jan
2019

Introduced the “Delek Matching Grants” program to support employee charitable giving

Feb
2019

Introduced “Project Extended Leadership” to encourage Delek Executives to become even more involved in our communities

Apr
2019

Introduced the “Walk, Bike, Run” program to further support local nonprofits and promote employee wellness

May
2019

The inaugural Shreveport, LA Tournament for Hope

Contacts

For sponsorship information and registration or general Delek Fund for Hope questions:

Thomas Buford

Director of Strategic Partnerships

For registration, sponsorship information, invoicing and questions regarding available activities:

Jeff Hoffman

Program Manager

For questions regarding nonprofit partnerships, auction items, website or general communications:

Kristen Worsham

Events & Community Engagement Manager

Delek Fund for Hope

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

3833 Cleghorn Ave. Nashville, TN 37215 | (615) 321-4939