In 2014, the Foundation awarded $402,945 in technology grants to 126 organizations. The grants ranged from $300 to $9,200 and averaged $3,200. Here are the recipients:
To purchase an iPad and to buy and install 10 computers to replace older equipment that can no longer be supported.
Alias Chamber Ensemble, $2,000
To purchase a laptop, software, printer, CD/DVD duplicator and fundraising software to serve a growing staff and potential donors.
ALS Association, Tennessee Chapter, $1,900
To purchase two iPad Air tablets, a laptop and cellular hotspot to improve productivity in the office and at offsite events.
Alzheimer's Association, Mid South Chapter $2,375
To purchase three laptops and projectors, two portable projector screens and software to replace older equipment that is likely to fail.
Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, $3,575
To purchase three laptops, two tablets and software to replace older equipment and personal equipment used by staff and volunteers.
Autism Tennessee, $2,500
For a laptop computer to replace old equipment and various other technology needs to increase office efficiency.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, $4,780
To purchase six laptops and a wireless printer to replace outdated equipment.
To purchase a laptop computer to replace one that is six years old.
Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, $5,200
To purchase six iPads with wall mounts to track members' activities throughout the day using the Visions tracking system.
Bravo Creative Arts Center, $5,000
To develop a website to showcase organizational offerings and to improve communication with current and potential participants.
BRIDGES of Williamson County, $1,500
To purchase two tablets and keyboards to provide mobility for staff who meet with domestic abuse victims.
Campus for Human Development, $1,320
To purchase volunteer management and marketing software.
Center for Refugees and Immigrants of Tennessee, $4,500
To purchase various hardware and software products to accommodate growing organization.
Christian Community Services, Inc., $2,350
For software training on SalesForce and Social Media 102 and to purchase a video camera, mini tripod, microphone optimizer and training to increase visibility through use of social media.
Christian Women's Job Corps, $780
To purchase a laptop computer to allow the program director to access data throughout the agency's offices.
Citizens For Affordable Housing, $1,250
To buy two laptops and an all-in-one printer to increase efficiency and to speed up access to technology for housing counselors.
Community Resource Center, $1,600
To purchase two iPad Minis with cellular data service to be used for credit card transactions at special events and for marketing purposes.
Cottage Cove, $1,670
To purchase a six-camera closed circuit security system to be used at a new satellite location in Madison.
Cumberland River Compact, $1,070
To purchase a computer and software designed to create maps.
Daystar Counseling Ministries, $1,300
To purchase software aimed at streamlining the scheduling and billing processes.
East Nashville Hope Exchange, $2,225
To buy a high-powered computer, printer and software to produce video and publications.
Easter Seal Society of Tennessee, $2,210
To purchase three computers and a monitor to replace older equipment.
Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee, $5,275
To purchase three computers to improve data access and a phone system to replace one that cuts out and does not allow internal call transfers.
End Slavery Tennessee, $2,460
To migrate all data for entire staff to MS Office 365 to provide a more comprehensive technological environment.
Exchange Club Family Center, $1,500
To develop a web portal for class registration.
Faith Family Medical Clinic, $6,700
To purchase seven laptops, a desktop and an iPad tablet to improve operational efficiency.
Family & Children's Service, $5,000
To purchase seven replacement desktop computers to help bring the organization into HIPAA compliance.
Fannie Battle Day Home, $2,115
To purchase a laptop and desktop computer and a TV monitor to provide updated information to families and a laptop computer for the assistant director.
Fashioned in His Image Total Women's Center, $2,945
To purchase an Ethernet switch and cables, a color printer, a portable projector, software and consulting fees for a technology review to accommodate growing staff.
Feed America First of Tennessee, $3,275
To purchase five laptops, a tablet and software to update older technology as the agency moves to a larger facility.
First Steps, Inc., $5,450
To purchase software and configure five desktop computers and to repurpose old machines to meet the needs of a growing organization.
Friends of Warner Parks, Inc. $1,380
To adopt two cloud-based software programs: Kindful for customer relations and Squarespace to create and maintain a website.
Gilda's Club of Nashville, $5,665
To purchase a new server, software and a firewall to accommodate the agency's growth.
Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee, $2,160
To purchase three laptop computers for membership staff to use off-site in working with volunteers and girls scattered over a wide area.
Global Education Center, $2,895
To purchase two iPads, a mobile hotspot, a refurbished iMac, a projector, screen, software and training for performances around the community.
Guardianship and Trust Corporation, $5,510
To purchase and install three computers, six monitors and a color laser printer to replace old equipment, some of which dates to 2002.
Harpeth River Watershed Association, $2,830
For Adobe software and for consulting work involving security and networking and to buy iPads to track restoration efforts and support volunteer events.
Healing Arts Project, Inc., $800
To buy a laptop computer and Microsoft software for use by the administrative assistant.
Hearing Bridges, $4,320
To purchase a desktop, two laptops, software, headphones, a webcam and installation to improve staff efficiency and service to deaf clients.
Hope Clinic for Women, $2,090
To purchase three laptops to support the transition to electronic medical records.
Jefferson Street United Merchants Partnership, $3,500
To purchase various hardware and software to improve office efficiency and service to clients.
Junior Achievement/Middle Tennessee Chapter, $3,195
To purchase a new server to replace one that repeatedly crashes.
King's Daughters Day Home, $7,280
To purchase a new phone system with additional handsets to support the Bluetooth interface, installation, training to serve the agency’s old and new buildings.
Ladies Hermitage Association $5,000
Toward website improvements in design and content management.
Ladies of Charity of Nashville $1,735
To purchase a PA system to replace an older one that no longer works effectively and software to eliminate manual entries.
Land Trust for Tennessee, Inc. $3,400
To purchase a Vision flight camera that will assist in monitoring more than 91,000 acres annually and for two computers and two printers to replace older equipment.
Make A Wish of Middle Tennessee, $3,020
To purchase two laptops for staff and two iPads to be used at fundraising events.
McNeilly Center for Children, $2,950
To purchase five MS Surface tablets with keyboards and cloud-based donor management software to improve client data and donor tracking systems.
Mending Hearts, Inc., $4,520
To purchase six desktop computers, four notebooks and software to replace older equipment and to accommodate additional staff.
Mental Health America of Middle TN, $2,700
To buy a laptop and projector for an outreach trainer and a desktop for a grant writer.
Metro Arts Commission, $7,500
To create a mobile website, compatible with social media, to give tourists and Nashvillians the opportunity to self-curate arts and cultural sites in Nashville.
Monroe Harding, Inc., $3,575
To buy AV equipment for use in staff meetings and for training purposes.
Musicians on Call, $1,200
To purchase a MacBook Pro to be used by interns, volunteers and with the Project Playback program.
Nashville Adult Literacy Council, $6,230
To purchase two tablets, three netbooks and installation to improve office efficiency and increase potential revenue at events and to create a more professional looking website.
Nashville CABLE, $5,000
To update the website to improve member access and easier in-house maintenance.
Nashville Children's Theatre, $5,000
To redesign the website, allowing the organization to ease navigation and allow staff to capture more information electronicallly.
Nashville Dolphins, $2,500
To purchase various hardware and software for the organization's first office.
The Housing Fund, Inc., $5,500
To purchase and install software that will integrate the agency's loan management and general ledger software, eliminating the need for duplicate data entry.
Nashville International Center for Empowerment, $5,585
To upgrade two servers to increase efficiency and capacity for growth.
Nashville Jazz Workshop, $1,980
To buy an extensive network data storage system for information and media currently scattered across five separate computers.
Nashville Organized for Action and Hope, $5,190
To develop a website with CRM software, a notebook and tablet, a multi-function printer and office and accounting software.
Nashville Safe Haven Family Shelter, $6,000
To purchase four desktop and two laptop computers plus installation to accommodate additional staff and the need for mobility.
Nations Ministry Center, $3,000
For various technology to equip a new office on Nolensville Road that will focus on job placement, immigration services, and administration.
Native American Indian Association, $800
To purchase a desktop computer to be used for grant writing and other administrative functions and a color all-in-one printer to bring printing needs in-house.
Neighborhoods Resource Center, $2,200
To buy two laptops for the office and two iPad minis for work in the neighborhoods.
New Level Community Development Corp., $1,200
To buy a web-based data management system to track client outcomes.
Nurses for Newborns Foundation of Tennessee, $1,620
To buy conferencing technology and cellphone accessories.
Open Table of Nashville, $5,100
To develop a cloud-based database of volunteers and supporters and one MacBook laptop.
Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, $1,370
To purchase a projector, two screens and hardware for use in educational programming.
Pastoral Counseling Centers, $8,495
To purchase a new server and related hardware, software and data transfer to update a 12-year-old practice management system.
PearlPoint Cancer Support, $5,600
To purchase four laptops with docking stations and two tablet computers to replace older machines offering limited mobility.
Preston Taylor Ministries, $2,375
To purchase two phones, two desktop computers, software and database software to help manager volunteers and student records.
Progress, Inc., $3,250
To purchase five desktop computers to replace machines that cannot be upgraded to comply with federal rules requiring client privacy.
Project Reflect Education Programs, $875
To purchase a door security system, installation and five two-way radio sets to improve children's security.
Project Transformation Tennessee, $2,500
To purchase four desktop computers to replace older, donated equipment that does not meet the needs of this growing organization.
Renewal House, Inc., $3,800
To buy and install four computers and monitors to replace outdated equipment.
Ride for Reading, $3,560
To update the website and incorporate a contact management system combining several databases.
Rochelle Center, $2,450
For various software upgrades, a laptop for training and mobile use, and three printers to replace older, unreliable equipment.
Rocketown of Middle Tennessee, $7,500
To purchase KidTrax software, a youth management and tracking system.
Rooftop Foundation, $4,000
For website enhancements to improve the application process for church partners and staff.
Saddle Up!, $4,000
For data transfer and additional training on EquiForce software purchased in 2013.
Salama Fellowship Urban Ministries, $905
To upgrade accounting software to accommodate additional users and training for staff.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, $5,710
To upgrade the hard drive and memory of the two physical servers, which host 12 virtual servers that house various departmental records.
Serve & Protect, $2,500
To develop a case management database to track client needs
Siloam Family Health Center, $4,900
To purchase seven desktop computers to replace equipment that is at least six years old.
Southern Alliance for Animal Welfare, $1,385
To purchase a desktop and laptop computer, software, an all-in-one printer to update older equipment and allow for mobility.
Special Education Advocacy Center, $865
To purchase two laptops and software to improve office management.
Special Olympics Tennessee, $2,720
To purchase a PA system to be used at competition and fundraising events.
Spectrum Ministries, $3,520
To purchase and install camp management software, a refurbished Mac computer and Adobe Creative Suite software to improve fundraising efforts and bring marketing efforts in-house.
Sports 4 All Foundation, $1,110
To purchase a desktop, laptop and software to be used with the equipment endowment program.
St. Luke's Community House, $2,340
To implement Kindful donor management software and to purchase a high-quality printer for materials to be distributed externally.
STARS Nashville, $1,900
To purchase back-up equipment to secure 30 years of data and research and a scanner to replace an older one that is inadequate to handle the agency's volume of paper.
Street Theatre Company, $375
To purchase web design software to handle web updates.
Sumner County CASA, $1,500
To purchase an iPad with WiFi capability and a cover to be used for intake and a projector and screen to be used for training, volunteer recruitment and at public events.
Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services, $6,395
To buy and install a new phone system that will replace a 14-year-old one that no longer can keep up with call volume.
Tennessee Craft, $1,400
To buy two workstations and various software for use by staff to replace aging equipment.
Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition, $2,270
To purchase a new laptop to replace one that is failing and an all-in-one printer to reduce printing costs.and a digital camera to reduce outsourcing expenses.
Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, $2,695
To purchase fundraising software to close the gap in revenues due to a decrease in federal funding.
Tennessee Foreign Language Institute Fund, $500
To purchase a high speed scanner and software to improve administrative functioning and service to clients.
Tennessee Historical Society $1,095
To purchase a laptop to support the educational program Tennessee History Day and software upgrades to improve productivity.
Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, $3,130
To purchase various equipment to better utilize online web-conferencing tools for this statewide organization.
Tennessee Justice Center, Inc., $5,000
To purchase multiple computers to replace old equipment running on Windows XP.
Tennessee State Museum Foundation, $1,840
To purchase a hand-held scanner and sheet-fed color scanners to document and preserve artifacts and records.
Tennessee Wildlife Federation, $4,000
For a new server to replace one that is more than 10 years old and cannot be updated.
Tennessee Women's Theater Project $3,750
To redesign the current website to allow for additional content, maintain ticketing capability, and make it easier for staff to manage.
The Arc of Davidson County, $8,700
To purchase and install a new phone system to replace an archaic system that does not meet the organization's needs.
The Bridge Ministry, $7,000
To purchase four desktop computers, a phone system and a server to equip a growing staff.
The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park. $1,990
For consulting fees to analyze the need for CRM software and to buy three iPad Minis to be used to collect data at Musicians Corner events.
The Nashville Food Project, $1,600
To buy two computers, various software and training in Excel software to support an expanding staff.
The Refuge Center for Counseling, $2,320
To purchase three laptops with extended warranties, software and installation to improve client data input and access for therapists.
Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association, $2,050
Training for staff members on Office 365 software aimed at maximizing use of collaborative tools.
Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare, $300
To buy a digital camera to be used with website and social media.
Tennessee Environmental Council, $3,200
To purchase a multifunction printer, a MacBook Pro for mobile editing and marketing, a desktop PC to replace one that's failing, and various Microsoft software.
Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation, $900
To purchase a laptop for the development officer.
Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association, $2,200
To revamp an older website to correct coding that no longer works properly.
Travellers Rest, $2,785
To purchase a digital camera with accessories to photograph collection items to meet standards of best practice.
Urban Green Lab, $1,040
To buy two tablets for surveys and learning by clients.
Urban Housing Solutions, $9,200
To upgrade the website to improve property management capabilities for both the staff and clients.
Walden's Puddle, Inc., $1,160
To purchase fundraising software to improve donor tracking and revenue.
Walk-Bike Nashville, $3,300
To purchase four laptops and software to substitute personal computers being used by staff.
Welcome Home Ministries, $1,485
To purchase two desktop computers, a printer, a router and software to be used by staff at the most recently renovated home for men coming out of prison.
Workers' Dignity Project, $2,750
To purchase two MacBook Pros, software and two iPhones to allow a growing staff to serve clients through mobile offices.
You Can Make It Home Ownership Center, $4,450
To purchase four desktop computers, two iPads and covers, software and installation to replace outdated equipment and to ensure each staff member has access to a computer.
You Have the Power, $1,360
To purchase CRM software to improve fundraising efforts, a conference call system for board meetings, and training in social media.
Youth Encouragement Services, $6,900
To purchase KidTrax software to improve record keeping and safety involving the children served by the agency.
Youth, Inc., $1,620
To purchase two laptop computers to allow staff to access information while off site and a projector for use at board meetings.