Technology Grant Guidelines

2018 Technology Grant Program


The Technology Grant Program is designed to help agencies work differently and more effectively through the use of technology. In a rapidly changing environment, we see technology as integral to agency collaboration, data collection, work flow and improving the level of service to clients.

From 1996 through 2017, The Frist Foundation offered technology grants of up to $10,000 to agencies to buy computers, servers, phone systems and software to help improve how agencies perform their work.  But now that these components have become commonplace, the foundation has updated the program to focus on how agencies can transform their work, instead of simply adding computers or replacing basic software and hardware.


The goal of this program is to help agencies and multi-agency collaborations adopt technology that transforms the way work is performed – investments that go beyond replacing basic technology or performing incremental upgrades. We understand that the need for this technology will develop at different times. So we will accept applications on a rolling basis throughout 2018, as long as allocated funds are available.The application will be posted on our website on February 1, 2018.  Please be advised, we will not accept or review any applications until after February 1, 2018.


This program is intended for Nashville-based nonprofit organizations and multi-agency collaborations. Preference will be given to agencies focused on underserved communities and organizations with a strong impact on large numbers of Nashvillians. If based outside Davidson County, an agency must be able to demonstrate a significant impact on Nashville. Grants will not be awarded to hospitals, nursing homes or retirement homes, nor will grants be considered for schools below the college level except for programs that promise to benefit the broader community.

Click here to view FAQs for the Technology Grant Program