In 2016 the Foundation awarded $498,509 in technology grants to 131 organizations. The grants ranged from $720 to $10,000 and averaged $3,800. Here are the recipients:
18th Avenue Family Enrichment Center, $5,600
To purchase a security system for front and rear entrances to improve safety.
To purchase a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 for daily operations, a projector and screen for outreach and training and Adobe CC software to produce marketing materials.
To purchase four laptops and software to replace machines with failing hard drives.
Agape Animal Rescue, $3,570
To purchase six iPads and two Macbook Pros so all staff technology will be compatible for use with shelter management software.
Alias Chamber Ensemble, $1,080
To purchase an iPad and a projector for marketing and event support.
Alive Hospice, Inc., $5,000
To help purchase live audio/video streaming capabilities in three training spaces so off-site staff can receive training without traveling to Nashville.
ALS Association, Tennessee Chapter, $2,040
To purchase three laptops to replace outdated equipment.
American Red Cross of Nashville, $10,000
To install a new phone system, which will replace an older one that no longer serves the agency's needs.
Andrew Jackson Foundation, $1,235
To purchase a wand scanner and printer to improve the inventory process and reduce errors.
To purchase a Surface Pro 3 tablet and docking station to be used for presentations and a printer to produce publications in-house.
Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, $2,650
To purchase three laptop computers, which will replace outdated equipment and a video camera to be used for donor recognition and organizational activities.
Backfield in Motion, $6,950
To purchase a server with installation, two tablets and a laptop and to migrate mail from Exchange to Office 365, which will upgrade technology used at the office and onsite at the after-school program.
Barefoot Republic, $2,500
To purchase five Garmin Rino 650 CB radios to communicate effectively on camp properties that are often spread over expansive acreage.
BELL Garden, $3,060
To upgrade the website to improve functionality and administrative interface and to buy two laptops for data input.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, $5,115
To purchase eight laptops to replace aging equipment.
Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, $9,500
To update the website to create a more user-friendly interface and easier maintenance for staff.
Camp Marymount, $2,610
Support for eight, two-way digital radios and one, six unit battery charger for camp staff.
To upgrade fundraising database to Donor Perfect Online and to purchase four laptops.
Catholic Charities of Tennessee $10,000
To purchase Salesforce case management software to improve client data tracking for better documentation and outcomes and to more accurately provide reports to partners and potential funders.
Center for Refugees and Immigrants of Tennessee, $1,020
To purchase three projectors and various software to streamline operations and fundraising efforts.
Christian Women's Job Corps, $880
To buy a laptop and docking station to replace an old machine utilized by the program operations manager.
Communities in Schools of Tennessee, $2,900
Support for teleconferencing equipment and software for professional development, webinars and meetings.
Community Resource Center, $2,100
To purchase a high-powered computer for use in developing marketing materials and Adobe software.
Conexion Americas, $4,620
To purchase seven new computers, software and an iPad and to develop an app for the front desk.
Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park, $3,580
To purchase customized software training, an iPad Pro and two iPad minis for management and point of sale transactions.
Cottage Cove, $2,300
To purchase a security system.
To purchase four laptops for staff members.
Decisions, Choices & Options, $3,750
To purchase two presentation projectors, a laptop computer and donor management software for education and development staff.
Disability Rights Tennessee, $7,500
To help purchase a new network server and software to replace one at risk of failing.
Easter Seal Society of Tennessee, $4,135
To purchase a desktop and laptop computer, a firewall and labor to replace outdated equipment.
Epilepsy Foundation of Middle and West TN, $1,775
To buy a desktop computer, two monitors, productivity software and a projector for community education activities.
Faith Family Medical Clinic, $2,250
To purchase a patient portal system to add onto the current electronic medical record software.
Family & Children's Service, $3,495
To purchase a new donor database program.
Family Foundation Fund, $3,000
To buy various technology to support programs and operations.
Fannie Battle Day Home, $1,800
To purchase and configure two laptops for administrative staff.
First Steps, Inc., $7,820
To purchase a new main server to replace one that is failing.
Friends of Radnor Lake, $1,830
To purchase a laptop, tablet, docking station, printer and software.
Friends of Rock Castle, $5,500
To upgrade the website so it is compatible with mobile apps.
Friendship House, $3,135
To purchase an iPad, microphone, amplifier, cables and lighting to enhance and record weekly meetings with featured speakers.
Gilda's Club of Nashville, $8,750
To purchase 13 new computers.
Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee, $3,000
To purchase four laptops.
Global Education Center, $1,900
To purchase a security system to reduce break-ins and incidences of vandalism.
Gospel Music Association, $2,580
To purchase a video camera for educational activities, two laptops to replace machines that are crash-prone, and a lighting kit for interviews.
Greenways for Nashville, $3,000
To purchase website updates to make greenway maps and interactive maps mobile-friendly.
Guardianship and Trust Corporation, $1,000
To help upgrade financial and accounting software.
Harpeth River Watershed Association, $4,000
To upgrade the website, purchase two laptops and a monitor, acquire a point of sale device, an iPod, and to begin using the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud for in-house design work.
Hip Donelson, Inc., $2,700
To purchase cash management equipment to be used at their Community Farmers Market.
Hope Clinic for Women, $3,165
To purchase and install a new server.
Humanities Tennessee, $1,260
To purchase video equipment and a television monitor to enhance communication efforts.
Interfaith Dental Clinic, $5,190
To purchase a new phone system as part of a move to a more efficient and inexpensive cloud-based communications system.
King's Daughters Day Home, $4,100
To purchase a security system, a laptop, two tablets, two printers and six walkie-talkies to be used in the new infant/toddler building.
Land Trust for Tennessee, Inc., $2,750
To buy three iPads for field work and a desktop computer to run geographic mapping software.
Luke 14:12, $4,740
To buy DonorPerfect software, data conversion and training to support development activities.
Martha O'Bryan Center, $3,750
To buy a video projector and screen to conduct interactive education and employment workshops, thus better engaging vulnerable families as well as agency partners.
Matthew 25, Inc., $6,300
To buy three desktop computers, installation, and cloud-based data tracking software to improve case management and reduce paperwork.
McNeilly Center for Children, $10,000
To purchase a new phone system with an intercom and classroom call system.
Mending Hearts, Inc., $6,000
To buy security system video equipment.
Miriam's Promise, $2,645
To buy a desktop computer to replace old equipment and a 70-inch TV for client education and board presentations.
Monroe Harding, Inc., $4,200
To buy video equipment, amplifier and speakers for use in educating youth ages 16 to 26 who are aging out of the foster care system.
Morning Star Sanctuary, $1,855
To buy a scanner, laminators and shredders for documents involving protective orders, as well as security cameras to monitor expanded shelter space.
Music for Seniors, $900
To purchase a desktop computer, monitor and installation, which will replace the executive director's computer that crashed.
Musicians on Call, $5,400
To implement online fundraising tools as part of a major push to attract donors in 2016.
NAMI Davidson, $5,000
To purchase various technology to upgrade administrative operations.
NAMI Tennessee, $2,500
To update the website to make it more user friendly and easier to maintain.
Nashville Children's Alliance, $10,000
To help buy a new server to increase storage capacity and enable virtualization of the server environment.
Nashville Children's Theatre, $1,970
To buy a new desktop computer for the marketing director, which will replace an aging machine and a notebook computer for administration and front-of-house functions.
Nashville Civic Design Center, $6,260
To purchase three Apple computers to replace outdated technology, two iPads for event registration and off-site access to the agency's database, a Wifi router and Adobe Creative Cloud software.
Nashville Conflict Resolution Center, $5,440
To purchase four laptops and cases to be used by an increasingly mobile staff, a phone system and two portable scanners for mobility.
Nashville Education, Community & Arts TV, $2,200
To purchase a laptop and desktop for use by the staff in managing content, member services, accounting and fundraising.
Nashville Film Festival, $6,300
To purchase four computers and hardware, as well as three external blue-ray disc rewriters to be used during the festival.
Nashville Food Project, $3,440
To buy two desktop computers for garden staff, a printer for the St. Luke's office, a desktop for volunteer sign-ins, and iPads for volunteer sign-ins at St. Luke's, Wedgewood Urban Garden and McGruder Garden.
Nashville International Center for Empowerment, $9,735
To buy 15 laptops for employees who often do field work.
Nashville Jazz Workshop, $3,150
To update credit card and on-line donation capacity so that both have mobile capability and integrate with the agency database.
Nashville Opera Association, $6,270
For on-site training in the Tessitura database utilized by development, marketing, ticketing and finance.
Nashville Organized for Action and Hope, $3,220
For online training on QuickBooks and to purchase various hardware and software to improve office administration.
Nashville Public Education Foundation, $10,000
To buy three new laptops with docking stations and a one-year subscription to online donor software.
Nashville Repertory Theatre, $1,500
To buy a video camera to be used to live-stream the Ingram New Works Festival.
Nashville Safe Haven Family Shelter, $3,100
To buy desktop and laptop computers for new staff involved in the agency's workforce development program and three licenses for Adobe Creative Cloud.
Nashville Shakespeare Festival, $3,050
To buy a MacBook Air for use by the artistic director, two iPad Airs for use as mobile debit and credit card readers, two printers for office use, and accounting software.
National Museum of African American Music, $4,130
To buy a telephone system to replace outdated equipment and a conference call speaker.
Nations Ministry Center, $1,230
To buy a laptop to replace an aging machine used by the job coach and to purchase training in DonorPerfect for the executive director.
Native American Indian Association, $1,200
To purchase a multifunction machine that can copy, print, scan, fax and email.
New Dialect, $1,610
To buy an iMac with Adobe Creative Suite for development and marketing uses.
Operation Stand Down Tennessee, $4,040
To purchase three network switches and a firewall to maintain the hardware's integrity.
OZ Arts, Inc., $4,150
To purchase a MacBook Air to replace one that's out of date, Planning Pod software to streamline event planning, and outdoor WiFi equipment to ticket events held on the grounds.
Park Center, $4,520
To purchase three firewalls for HIPPA compliance and three iPads for mobile staff to replace old ones that lack cellular capability.
Pastoral Counseling Centers, $5,235
For setup, data migration and a one-year subscription to web-based Electronic Medical Record software and to purchase a desktop computer to allow all Nashville staff to access EMR data.
PENCIL Foundation, $8,975
To purchase accounting software to enable detailed tracking of allocated expense by department.
Porch Writers' Collective, $1,740
To buy two laptops and a one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud.
Preston Taylor Ministries, $2,300
To buy a new customer relationship management system, Neon, to improve the management of donor and volunteer information.
Project Connect, $1,950
To buy three laptop computers and productivity software for use by the executive director, development director and Madison Missions coordinator.
Project Return, Inc., $6,100
To purchase equipment to produce videos of clients who have successfully transitioned to life outside prison walls.
Project Transformation Tennessee, $2,100
To buy six laptops for use by interns during the summer and throughout the year.
Renewal House, Inc., $3,115
To hook up the staff meeting room with internet service and to buy desktop computers to replace failing machines used by three staff members.
Ride for Reading, $2,450
To purchase two laptops, hard drives, five tablets, a projector and two hotspots to be used for mobile programs.
Rochelle Center, $9,195
To replace an eight-year-old server and to update the firewall.
Saddle Up!, $4,460
To install a Comcast internet line and to buy three computers and various software.
Sam Davis Memorial Association, $1,530
To buy a laptop computer and wireless projector for speaker events.
Southern Word, $2,210
To purchase three laptops for administrative staff, a desktop and monitor for use by interns and writers.
St. Luke's Community House, $4,850
For additional security systems and equipment.
STARS Nashville, $7,100
To purchase RELIAS Learning, a web-based training platform for behavioral health staff that would be helpful in achieving accreditation by the National Commission on Rehabilitation Facilities.
Studio Tenn Theatre Company, $4,380
To purchase a headset communications system for the stage management team.
Sumner County CASA, $1,980
To buy three laptops for staff use to replace machines that are 10 years old.
Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services, $900
To buy two projectors to be used for legal education.
Tennessee Alliance for Progress, $2,684
To design a new website and implement Little Green Light software for fundraising.
Tennessee Charitable Care Network, $1,500
To buy a laptop and various software and training in its use for office administration.
Tennessee Craft, $830
To buy a laptop computer for a new staff member and to install a new wireless access point.
Tennessee Foreign Language Institute, $3,400
To purchase a desktop computer, headset, webcam, two projectors and three laptops to improve the quality and quantity of online classes.
Tennessee Historical Society, $1,870
To purchase two desktop computers and associated administrative software to improve online presence and enhance work flow.
Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, $720
To purchase four Adobe Acrobat licenses from Tech Soup and various hardware to enable staff to print from mobile devices and otherwise increase productivity.
Tennessee Justice Center, Inc., $9,925
To purchase a new server.
Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation, $5,560
To replace an aging computer and software to produce graphics, to buy a conference call system to help coordinate work statewide, and to adopt new donor management software to improve gift tracking.
Tennessee Preservation Trust, $1,280
To purchase a laptop, projector, screen and printer for marketing materials.
Tennessee Wildlife Federation, $2,430
To buy two laptops to replace failing machines and two tablet computers to accept payments remotely for youth events, as well as fundraising activities.
Tennessee Youth Courts, Inc., $2,275
To buy a laptop computer, printer, external monitor to be used in the agency's office.
The Family Center, $2,180
To purchase RAM upgrades, two video cameras and a laminator to improve staff efficiency and the quality of educational materials.
The Heimerdinger Foundation, $3,000
To purchase two iPads and a MacBook Pro to streamline operations and improve client service.
The Refuge Center for Counseling, $1,000
To purchase a multi-function printer to handle higher volume due to a growing workload.
The Sexual Assault Center, $7,130
To buy and install a new phone system.
Turnip Green Creative Reuse, $3,520
To purchase various hardware and software to improve inventory records, revenue stream and to increase educational offerings.
Urban Green Lab, $2,930
To purchase various cameras and computers for the mobile lab and for staff performing administrative duties.
Urban Housing Solutions, $4,410
To purchase seven iPads and two mobile phones for use by social service staff to enter data on a cloud-based software system utilized by multiple agencies serving the homeless.
Walk/Bike Nashville, $1,550
To purchase two laptops and Microsoft Office for two new staff members.
Welcome Home Ministries, $1,200
To purchase a computer used in office administration.
Workers' Dignity Project, $2,580
To purchase 30 interpretation receivers to improve outreach and service to clients.
World Relief Inc./Nashville, $3,385
To purchase four computers and software to replace failing or inaccessible machines now in use by staff.
You Have the Power, $3,255
To purchase a new server, Little Green Light fundraising software, a printer and installation to improve document security, streamline fundraising efforts and reduce expenses.
Young Leaders Council, $3,775
To purchase two laptops and a class management system to streamline functionality.
Youth Encouragement Services, $6,800
To upgrade the website and to purchase Kindful donor management software.
Youth Life Foundation of TN, $2,500
To subscribe to on-line software, EZReports for managing after-school programs.