In 2015, the Foundation awarded $499,600 in technology grants to 129 organizations. The grants ranged from $300 to $10,000 and averaged $3,900. Here are the recipients:
100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, $3,900
To purchase three desktop and two laptop computers along with various software to improve office functionality.
18th Avenue Family Enrichment Center, $7,750
To purchase a video monitoring system, entry door security, and four computers to replace older equipment that runs on Windows 98.
Abigail Ministries, $2,500
To purchase computers and other technology to be utilized in program delivery.
ABLE Youth Inc., $1,800
To purchase a laptop to replace deteriorating technology now in place.
Access Services of Middle Tennessee, $6,445
To purchase seven desktop computers, wireless adapters, a laptop and software to replace outdated equipment that frequently freezes.
Adventure Science Center, $5,975
To upgrade the existing Storage Area Network.
To purchase counseling and social services software and two desktop scanners to assist in entering data.
Agape Animal Rescue, $1,530
To purchase a laptop, software, an all-in-one color printer, and a cable for use by a new staff member.
Alias Chamber Ensemble, $1,850
To purchase a tablet computer, a multi-use digital camera and a tripod to create videos to promote the organization and to record practice sessions to help musicians improve.
ALS Association, Tennessee Chapter, $1,700
To purchase two laptops and two all-in-one color printers to update older equipment and provide a new staff member with basic office equipment.
An Array of Charm Camps for Youth, $1,140
To purchase three laptops and two multi-purpose printers to keep staff from having to share older, outdated equipment.
Andrew Jackson Foundation, $4,760
To purchase a microfilm reader scanner to be used to view and print more than 100,000 microfilm documents including the Andrew Jackson Papers, a collection of Jackson's entire literary record.
Aphesis House, $1,900
To purchase four desktop computers, software and installation to replace old donated computers.
BELL Garden, $2,500
To purchase various hardware and software to replace old and minimally effective technology.
Belmont Mansion Association, $2,730
To purchase a new cash register system to replace a 15-year-old one that is inadequate.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, $6,485
To replace an outdated firewall and wi-fi system and to purchase eight laptops.
To purchase a compact zoom digital camera and related equipment for marketing purposes.
Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, $3,400
To purchase a sound system, projector, screen, accessories and installation in the Andrew Jackson Club.
Camp Marymount, $2,800
To purchase and configure two computers to reduce the need for counselors to share machines and to buy Adobe software for use with marketing materials.
To adopt an online case management system, for training, and for six mini laptops to allow staff to work offsite.
Catholic Charities of Tennessee, $7,600
To purchase ten tablets computers and two laptops for use by 12 staff members who need mobile equipment for in-home visits, school counseling or workshops, and to ensure compliance with HIPAA rules.
Christian Community Services, Inc., $1,760
To purchase a laptop and software for staff use and training and customization of on-line software as part of a transition to web-based data.
Communities in Schools of Tennessee, $900
To purchase four color multi-purpose printers and cables for each to be used by site coordinators in four Nashville schools.
Community Care Fellowship, $4,720
For data conversion and a one-year subscription to donor management software, one year of e-mail service, and for design template services for an electronic newsletter.
Cottage Cove, $3,505
To purchase a new switch to replace a 10-year old switch, database management software, a laser printer and two security cameras to be used at the agency’s newest facility.
Council on Aging of Greater Nashville, $1,625
To purchase a router, which will replace one that no longer works, a projector and a digital camera for presentations.
Daystar Counseling Ministries, $4,140
To purchase web-based camp management and communication software.
Discover Madison, $1,500
To purchase a tablet computer and peripherals for use by the executive director while outside the office.
Dominion Financial Management, $2,400
To purchase two tablets for added work flexibility for staff and two tablets to be used with the agency’s social enterprise, FoodWORKS.
Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee, $2,450
To purchase two replacement laptops, a color printer for in-house marketing materials, and two tablet computers for use at events.
Epilepsy Foundation of Middle TN, $2,170
To buy a laptop computer, desktop, two printers, external hard drive and training to replace obsolete equipment.
Faith Family Medical Clinic, $10,000
To buy and install a powerful server to consolidate the functions of two outdated servers.
Fannie Battle Day Home, $10,000
To buy and install a camera system to enhance security.
Foundation for Tennessee Chess, $400
To replace a 10-year-old computer used for administrative purposes.
Friends of Radnor Lake, $6,850
To purchase four rugged laptop computers for use by ranger staff and one desktop computer for mapping and general management of the park.
Friends of Rock Castle, $2,500
To purchase three computers and a tablet with keyboard.
Gate Communications, $1,275
To buy a video projection system to replace one that wore out, to update productivity software, and to upgrade lighting used during training and workshops. Paid 4/30/2015.
Gilda's Club of Nashville, $5,000
To buy a high-capacity printer and to help pay for website upgrades.
Gordon Jewish Community Center, $1,770
To buy multimedia equipment for use by staff, board and visitors.
Harpeth River Watershed Association, $3,720
To buy a computer for graphic design work, to adjust and optimize certain equipment now in place, for website upgrades and for staff training.
Harvest Hands Community Development Corp., $750
To replace a laptop computer used by the director of operations.
High Hopes, Inc., $10,000
Toward installation of a recording system to provide continuous video access to classrooms, playgrounds and entryway.
Homework Hotline, $2,525
To purchase three mini computers, screens, keyboards and monitors and three licenses for database management software.
Hope Clinic for Women, $1,700
To purchase and install cloud-based productivity software to facilitate communication among staff in scattered locations.
Humanities Tennesee, $7,730
To purchase a new phone system and tablet computers in connection with an office relocation.
Interfaith Dental Clinic, $2,225
To buy five tablet computers and related equipment to allow volunteer professionals to communicate more effectively with patients.
Justice for Our Neighbors, $1,100
To purchase and install equipment to protect data.
King's Daughters Day Home, $2,610
To purchase a refurbished desktop computer and nine refurbished laptops to be used by administrators and teachers.
Land Trust for Tennessee, Inc., $800
To purchase and install a phone system for use at the Glen Leven site.
League of Women Voters Education Fund, $4,530
To overhaul the organization's website and to buy a laptop computer for administrative use.
Luke 14:12, $3,300
To buy two computers, a mobile phone, productivity software, a tablet computer and a printer to help streamline administration.
Martha O'Bryan Center, $5,000
To upgrade the website to be more interactive, professional and secure.
Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, $5,635
To upgrade the IT infrastructure by purchasing thin client and conversion software to reuse old computers.
McNeilly Center for Children, $3,340
To buy three desktops, three laptops and a wireless router as part of a general technology upgrade.
Mercy Health Services, $7,500
To buy a new file server to replace a 12-year-old machine.
Monroe Harding, Inc., $6,480
To buy video equipment for training of staff and others and to facilitate communications.
Nashville CARES, $4,855
To add an event module to the fundraising software to facilitate participant tracking and analysis.
Nashville Children's Theatre , $4,500
To upgrade wireless connectivity throughout the theater, to configure workstation backups, and to purchase a laptop for the education program manager.
Nashville Civic Design Center, $4,300
To purchase two large-screen desktops for design work.
Nashville Film Festival, $4,540
To buy six new computers for digital screenings and for use by interns and volunteers.
Nashville Humane Association, $9,000
To develop customized software for clinic management and to buy two tablet computers, two laptops and three desktop computers to meet a growing demand for services.
Nashville in Harmony, $3,300
To buy six tablet computers and related equipment to be used by volunteers to maintain data and facilitate sales.
Nashville International Center for Empowerment, $7,595
To buy and install a new phone system to increase staff productivity.
Nashville Jazz Workshop, $3,500
To tweak the on-line software now in use to improve functionality and eliminate duplicate data entries.
Nashville Opera Association, $2,300
To provide training to take maximum advantage of e-commerce capabilities, content management and social media platforms.
Nashville OIC, $7,500
To replace outdated server technology.
Nashville Public Education Foundation, $8,500
Training and support to maximize the benefits of new cloud-based software to manage contacts, events and reports.
Nashville Safe Haven Family Shelter, $6,500
To purchase and configure a new network server for administrative use, allowing the old server to be repurposed to support a client computer lab.
Nashville Shakespeare Festival, $3,040
To purchase two desktop computers and two laptops for administrative staff and a tablet computer floor stand.
National Museum of African American Music, $2,350
To purchase collections management software to catalog artifacts and archival material as they come into the museum.
Nations Ministry Center, $2,380
To purchase a new laptop which will replace an older one, a scanner for digitizing records, a camera and microphone to assist with fundraising via website and emails, and a projector for training and recruitment.
Native American Indian Association, $800
To purchase a laptop computer to utilize while meeting with clients away from the main office.
NeedLink Nashville, $2,200
To buy a replacement laptop computer and to reconfigure the existing technology infrastructure to accommodate new staff.
Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee, $5,000
To buy four laptop computers used by staff in the field and at home to record client data.
Operation Stand Down Tennessee, $6,700
To replace the eight worst computers out of 35 that are 10 years old and unable to run newer software.
OZ Arts, Inc., $6,970
To buy a file server to enable file sharing among staff, 10 iPads for ticketing and events, a widescreen monitor for graphic design work, and two laptops for staff use.
Park Center, $2,995
To buy five laptops for use by the agency's staff in supported employment for mobile use while working with clients.
Pastoral Counseling Centers, $6,300
To replace a 7-year-old network server at risk of failing.
PENCIL Foundation, $5,850
To redesign the eight-year-old website to simplify its day-to-day management and optimize the user interface.
Pet Community Center, $2,500
To hire a consultant to assist the organization in choosing customer relationship management (CRM) software. Fee includes data conversion and training.
Preston Taylor Ministries, $1,740
To buy a desktop and a laptop computer to handle expanded administrative needs and to buy a portable video projector for off-site presentations.
Project Transformation Tennessee, $2,400
To buy a new phone system to handle growing communication needs.
Rebuilding Together Nashville, $3,000
To buy tablet computers as part of a move toward more mobile computing while on-site with homeowners.
Rejoice Ministries School of Ballet, $1,000
To buy a computer and printer to replace outmoded equipment.
Renewal House, Inc., $2,500
To buy several computers to help replace outdated ones in use by key staff.
Richland Creek Watershed Alliance, $300
To buy a desktop computer to conduct core business activities.
Ride for Reading, $1,200
To help purchase computer technology for the organization's first executive director.
Rochelle Center, $9,400
To purchase and install a new phone system to replace one that is 20 years old.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville, $2,550
To purchase a new server, which will replace an outdated one at risk of losing data.
Rooftop Foundation, $2,000
To buy two laptop computers and one desktop to be utilized by new and supervisory staff.
Saddle Up! $3,425
To purchase four desktop computers with large-screen monitors, a multi-function printer and anti-virus and office software to replace outdated equipment.
Salama Fellowship Urban Ministries, $4,590
To replace two laptops and a desktop computer and to buy graphic design and video editing software, a video camera and training.
Salvation Army, $10,000
To help buy a document management system to increase administrative efficiency and provide backup in the event of a disaster.
Sam Davis Memorial Association, $1,500
To purchase three computers to improve collections management and improve office efficiency.
Serve & Protect, $2,125
To purchase a digital projection unit, wireless technology, a portable screen, a projector stand and a TV/DVD for use at seminars.
Siloam Family Health Center, $6,115
To purchase six desktop computers, which will replace seven-year-old machines, and a battery back-up system for five servers, which will replace an older one that is starting to fail.
Southern Alliance for People & Animal Welfare, $700
To buy a computer and wide-screen monitor for the new volunteer assistant director.
Special Olympics Tennessee, $10,000
To buy a new server, wireless routers and cabling in connection with an organizational relocation.
Spectrum Ministries, $1,880
To purchase two tablet computers and projector setup for volunteer recruitment and donor cultivation.
Sports 4 All Foundation, $1,315
To buy a tablet computer for program administration and a printer to handle publication and printing needs in-house.
St. Luke's Community House, $6,790
To buy additional security cameras to protect against vandalism and to help ensure the safety of children and volunteers.
STARS Nashville, $6,640
To buy four desktop computers and four laptops with docking stations to replace outdated and underpowered equipment.
Studio Tenn Theatre Company, $6,375
To buy various equipment to handle box office functions.
Sweet Sleep, $1,190
To purchase computer equipment for the agency's director of finance.
Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services, $2,375
To buy multimedia equipment to enable web conferencing and the creation of on-line videos addressing legal issues experienced by low-income Tennesseans.
The Arc of Tennessee, $2,250
To purchase three desktop computers to replace failing equipment.
Tennessee Craft, $3,975
To replace a nine-year-old file server that is failing.
Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, $5,000
Toward a project to adopt specialized software to help manage membership.
Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, $1,325
To buy five Dell laptops for staff members currently using six-year-old desktop models that lack mobility and would have to be replaced soon.
Workers' Dignity Project, $3,000
To purchase computers and software to accommodate expanding staff and client base.
Tennessee Preservation Trust, $1,600
To purchase a tablet computer and keyboard, an external hard drive and a wide-format printer.
Tennessee Prison Outreach Ministry, $2,500
To buy desktop computers and printers for use in the Nashville re-entry center.
Tennessee Voices for Victims, $3,500
To purchase two laptops to replace the use of personal computers and a CD/DVD duplicating machine to accelerate copying the Victim Impact Curriculum.
The Battle of Franklin Trust, $2,620
To upgrade museum management software to a multi-user version, for data conversion and a training CD to consolidate systems. Also, to buy two tablets with docking stations and digital picture frames to improve the visitor experience.
The Bridge Ministry, $3,950
To develop a more streamlined website that will include a donor/volunteer app.
The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park, $2,265
To purchase a digital camera with HD video, a set of two-way radios and a tablet computer to be used at Musicians Corner events to improve communications and increase revenue.
The Family Center, $7,035
To replace a 12-year-old server and buy a firewall, two desktop computers and three tablet computers for use by administrative staff and educators.
The Nashville Food Project, $1,185
To buy a computer for use by the agency's accountant.
The Refuge Center for Counseling, $3,500
To purchase 10 document scanners to be used by the 38 therapists on staff to scan documents into the electronic medical records system.
The Sexual Assault Center, $1,370
To purchase two laptops with built-in cameras to facilitate participation in off-site conferences and an iPad Air to demonstrate curriculum to schools statewide.
Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation, $2,220
To upgrade the mapping software system to meet industry standards and to purchase an iPad Air 2 Tablet to be used for presentations.
Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association, $1,500
To upgrade fundraising software with the volunteer/membership module. Paid 5/12/2015.
Trevecca Nazarene University, $3,030
To purchase a large format scanner to digitize historic documents representing more than 100 years of Trevecca history. The documents will be stored in the Thrasher Archives.
Urban Green Lab, $2,800
To buy four laptops to replace old equipment, a multifunction printer and design software for communications materials.
Watkins College of Art, Design and Film, $10,000
To purchase and install a card swipe system to improve access to services and security.
Wayne Reed Christian Childcare Center, $5,000
For technology upgrades that include installation of a new server.
Welcome Home Ministries, $5,000
To purchase a camera surveillance system at recovery homes in East Nashville to curtail theft and provide accountability.
Workers' Dignity Project, $3,000
To purchase computers and software to accommodate an expanding staff and client base.
You Have the Power, $2,210
To purchase two tablets, a projector and a Bluetooth speaker to be used at community events and presentations.
Young Leaders Council, $6,000
For the development and integration of a software package to more effectively manage alumni and mailing lists.