Technology Grant Recipients 2017

In 2017 the Foundation awarded $499,663 in technology grants to 125 organizations. The grants ranged from $300 to $10,000 and averaged $3,700. Here are the recipients:

abrasiveMedia, $1,110
To buy and configure a new file server.

Access Services of Middle Tennessee, $2,781    
To purchase ethernet cables and phones for office use.

Adventure Science Center, $1,910          
To purchase a 3D printer, software and six microcomputers for the Innovation Incubator.

AGAPE, $8,000
To build a new website.

Alignment Nashville, $1,450      
To purchase a camera and Adobe Creative Suite to bring graphic design in house.

Andrew Jackson Foundation, $6,000     
To buy eight desktop computers for key staff whose current equipment is inadequate.

Apprisen, $1,915           
To purchase Grant Station software for one year, a printer and a Surface Pro 3 tablet.

Barefoot Republic, $2,120          
To purchase two iMac computers for marketing and staff use.

Begin Anew, $958          
To purchase a laptop, software and installation to be used by a new staff member.

BELL Garden, $1,000     
To upgrade Wi-Fi access in the garden.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, $6,265     
To purchase eight laptops for new program staff and to replace aging computers for existing staff, plus memory and software upgrades.

Book'em, $3,600            
To purchase a less expensive and complex donor management system to increase productivity.

Boy Scouts/Middle Tennessee Council, $3,255  
To set up a video conferencing system to allow meeting participants in remote locations to save time and avoid traffic.

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.

Bravo Creative Arts Center, $5,000        
To purchase a MacBook pro and a digital sound system to be used at performances.

Campus for Human Development, $10,000        
To help purchase a security system for the interior of the building.

CASA, $2,599    
To purchase an outdated all-in-one printer, two desktop computers that are running slowly and a laptop and docking station that is old and has poor battery life.

Catholic Charities of Tennessee, $9,540
To purchase three additional modules for its Salesforce data system to integrate development, timekeeping and activity tracking functions.

Circle Players, Inc., $6,669         
To purchase an integrated ticketing, seating, management and CRM system to reduce manual work and better manage box office functions.

Citizens For Affordable Housing, $850   
To purchase two mobile phones and a camera for use in a new e-learning program.

Communities in Schools of Tennessee, $3,000  
To purchase three laptops and printers to replace inadequate equipment used by site coordinators.

Community Resource Center, $5,000    
To update the website to allow for desktop and mobile platform capability.

Cottage Cove, $3,685    
To purchase a security ID printer, a projector for presentations and a server, which will replace an older one that is incompatible with current software.

Council on Aging of Greater Nashville, $9,825    
To purchase a VoIP phone system, four computers, a firewall, data backup system and data management and tracking platform.

CrossBridge, $1,500      
To buy two laptop computers for administration and program development to replace old or borrowed equipment.

Dismas Inc., $3,540       
To purchase Apricot Essentials, a cloud-based client tracking, case management software.

Empower Tennessee, $2,215    
To buy document scanners for five employees who telecommute, thereby speeding the process of gathering and transmitting client information.

End Slavery Tennessee, $5,000
To buy tablet computers for case management and administration.

Faith Family Medical Clinic, $6,000         
To buy eight desktop computers to replace outdated equipment.

Family Foundation Fund, $1,600             
To upgrade the server to offer more access to parents.

Friends of Radnor Lake, $3,000
To help purchase computers to improve service to clients.

Friends of Warner Parks, Inc., $1,890    
To buy a laptop, waterproof case and Excel training to link computer resources to Metro Government.

Girls on the Run Nashville, $1,200          
To buy a laptop computer for the new communications and events coordinator along with an inkjet printer.

Global Education Center, $2,089
To purchase Exceed Premier donor software, refurbished Mac laptop, MS Office, QuickBooks, Photoshop, printer and scheduling software.

Gordon Jewish Community Center, $10,000      
To purchase security equipment for the facility.

Guardianship and Trusts Corporation, $902      
To convert to a VoIP phone system, which will provide more reliable service at less expense.

Happy Tales Humane, $2,000   
To purchase two laptops for use by adoption counselors utilizing an updated animal management program.

Harpeth River Watershed Association, $2,850   
To buy project management software, conference call equipment, training in Skype for Business, and a conference room monitor for presentations.

Healing Arts Project, Inc., $1,690            
To purchase two tablets, a scanner and a laptop for staff.

Hearing Bridges, $5,000              
To purchase various technology to improve office efficiency and service to clients.

Hip Donelson, Inc., $3,766         
To purchase a cash management system for a new location and a vendor management system.

Homework Hotline, $6,460        
To upgrade to a VOIP phone system.

Interfaith Dental Clinic, $9,326
To adopt new donor and fund management software called Bloomerang.

Junior Achievement/Middle Tennessee Chapter, $5,375
To improve collaboration and access to shared files through the migration of data to Office 365 SharePoint Online.

Luke 14:12, $2,450        
For website upgrades to allow management in-house and to buy a tablet computer for volunteer management, and an email marketing subscription.

Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, $3,320       
To buy and install four laptops to replace aging equipment.

Martha O'Bryan Center, $3,750              
To buy new laptops for the development team to replace obsolete equipment.

Mary Parrish Center, $2,160      
To buy Kindful fundraising software and a multi-use printer for the agency's community center.

McNeilly Center for Children, $6,111     
To buy security systems for two buildings, four desktop computers to replace failing equipment, and three laptop computers for various staff needs.

Men of Valor, $4,500    
To buy six laptops to replace failing equipment.

Mending Hearts, Inc., $8,300    
To adopt HIPAA-compliant email software and server, install backup systems, replace network switches and install wireless bridges between administrative buildings.

Miriam's Promise, $1,730          
To purchase a firewall.

Morning Star Sanctuary, $1,569
To buy a multi-function printer for the main office, laptops for the staff attorney and programs coordinator, and security cameras for the shelter.

Music for Seniors, $1,456           
To buy a replacement printer for the office and a laptop computer for the program director to handle an expanding program.

Musicians on Call, $3,475           
To buy a new VOIP phone system and a mobile tool called Gesture to handle on-line auctions for fundraising.

Nashville Ballet, $4,900
To purchase five desktop computers for new staff using their own computers and two workstations to replace older ones using an older operating system.

Nashville Children's Alliance, $9,000      
To purchase Salesforce to replace another software that did not function as promised.

Nashville Children's Theatre, $10,000    
To replace the theater's file server, which now resides on the cloud, with a physical unit and a firewall to improve efficiency.

Nashville Conflict Resolution Center, $1,800      
To purchase two iPad Pros and accessories for mediators working offsite.

Nashville Dolphins, $1,200         
To purchase two laptops to replace older ones that are inefficient.

Nashville Film Festival, $10,000
To purchase VR equipment, a computer, four mini iMacs and a shared hard drive.

Nashville Food Project, $3,792  
To buy four laptop computers and software to ensure that each member of the expanding staff has equipment.

Nashville OIC, $3,914    
To purchase and install four workstations for office staff to replace aging computers.

Nashville Public Education Foundation, $4,450  
For an upgrade and training Salesforce from the Starter packet to the Success packet to more effectively manage the database plus training.

Nashville Safe Haven Family Shelter, $6,300       
To purchase a desktop, six notebooks and installation to replace older equipment which will tie into the city's Homeless Management Information system (HMIS).

National Health Care for the Homeless Council, $1,500
To buy two iPad Pros for use in training health care providers.

National Museum of African American Music, $3,500    
To buy a multi-function high-output printer for use by staff in producing marketing and education materials.

Nations Ministry Center, $3,640             
To buy four laptops for staff use and a second multifunction printer to share among the staff.

Native American Indian Association, $5,500       
For various software and hardware to replace outdated or nonfunctioning equipment.

NeedLink Nashville, $600           
To customize Charity Tracker client-management software, which will replace an older version of FileMaker Pro.

Neighborhoods Resource Center, $7,100            
To purchase a projector, screen, accessories, two desktop computers and a Polycom Voicestation 300 for neighborhood presentations and training events.

New Dialect, $305          
To buy fundraising software and Adobe Creative Cloud to create marketing materials for classes.

Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee, $5,279       
To migrate from DonorWorks fundraising software to Little Green Light, providing cloud access to data and savings on software fees.

One Generation Away, $5,000  
To purchase two iMac computers, a MacBook Pro and a multi-function printer for use in the office and at food distribution events.

Operation Stand Down Tennessee, $5,000         
To buy various hardware and software to enhance staff capability to work in the field and track client data.

OZ Arts, Inc., $1,850      
To buy a firewall for more reliable Internet access.

Park Center, $4,500       
To purchase scheduling software, three laptops with docking stations to ensure HIPPA compliance, a Smart TV for training and a laptop for IT security scanning.

Pastoral Counseling Centers, $4,792      
To buy eight laptop and eight scanners for clinicians to help a transition to electronic medical records begun in 2016.

PENCIL Foundation, $5,000        
To set up and implement MobileServe, a web and mobile application for volunteer tracking and organizational reporting.

Pet Community Center, $1,182
To buy an iPad, projector, tripod adaptor, two microphones, protective cases and accessories to improve volunteer recruitment efforts.

Porch Writers' Collective, $2,699            
To buy an all-in-one printer and to upgrade the website to provide services to a growing client base when the agency moves into its own space in July 2017.

Poverty and the Arts, $1,473     
To buy camera equipment for use in teaching clients how to use it and a desktop computer to manage the artwork inventory and online marketplace.

Prevent Child Abuse of Tennessee, $8,300         
To adopt the Salesforce data platform and build forms, tools and reports to track programs involving parenting, abuse prevention and community training.

Project Transformation Tennessee, $2,695        
To buy web-based software to manage projects and upgrade the agency's Salesforce contact management system.

Restore Small Groups, $4,050   
To purchase Neon fundraising software and an iPad for the executive director.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville, $1,620
To buy three iPads along with Square chip readers and a mobile hotspot for fundraising events.

Saddle Up!, $3,500        
To replace an outdated phone system.

Salama, $6,223
To purchase a new server.

Salvation Army, $2,300
To purchase Cervis volunteer management software plus training to streamline management of a large volunteer corps.

Sam Davis Memorial Association, $2,651            
To purchase two desktop computers, which will replace ones that are 10-years old, and a server, which will replace a workstation being used as a server.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, $2,880            
To purchase cloud-based project management software to improve communication and efficiency within departments.

Serve & Protect, $3,121              
To purchase an iMac computer, router, wide-format all-in-one printer, headset, external drive and audio editing software to keep up with organizational growth.

Songs for Sound, $3,600             
To purchase six sets of audiometer headphones to improve hearing testing for a high-risk population.

STARS Nashville, $7,475              
To purchase three desktops, three laptops & a Dell power vault.

Sumner County CASA, $1,793   
To purchase the first year of DonorSnap fundraising software and a PA system for training and special events.

Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services, $2,840    
To purchase a one-year subscription to OneReach bot texting software and a phone with a VoIP card.

Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug & Other Addiction Services, $3,748              
To purchase two point of sale systems for the organization's bookstore and for off-site events.

Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition, $719            
To purchase two iPad tablets to facilitate fundraising efforts at external events.

Tennessee Chapter of Children's Advocacy Centers, $4,468        
To purchase five laptop computers to enhance training of professionals who investigate child abuse.

Tennessee Craft, $10,000           
To update and customize existing Salesforce database.

Tennessee Emergency Medical Services for Children Foundation, $1,100
To buy color printers for use by the two employees of the organization in producing infographics and meeting materials.

Tennessee Environmental Council, $3,500         
To buy various hardware and software to increase staff efficiency and internal video production capability.

Tennessee Foreign Language Institute Fund, $4,000       
To purchase various hardware and software to improve administrative and educational services.

Tennessee Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders Foundation, $2,028        
To purchase one desktop, two laptops, two tablets, two monitors and a projector to replace eight-year-old equipment.

Tennessee Higher Education Initiative, $5,500   
To help implement Salesforce to better capture and report data currently collected on Excel spreadsheets.

Tennessee Historical Society, $6,000     
To purchase conversion software for an encyclopedia content management system.

Tennessee JumpStart, $688       
To purchase a laptop and software to replace an older one that no longer works effectively.

Tennessee Kidney Foundation, $3,000  
To develop a new website.

Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation, $5,942    
To buy two computers, a laser printer, server and related software to replace underpowered equipment.

Tennessee Primary Care Association, $5,424     
To buy a network data storage device to backup extensive critical data.

Tennessee Voices for Victims, $1,500    
To revamp the website to that it can be updated more easily.

The Arc of Davidson County, $4,500      
To buy six laptops for use by independent support coordinators as they spend time with clients in the field.

The Bridge Ministry, $2,000       
To purchase a MacBook Pro for a newly hired CFO, who is using her personal computer.

The Family Center, $1,513         
To purchase a laptop for a new director of marketing and memory upgrades for older computers.

The Refuge Center for Counseling, $2,396          
To purchase four laptops to replace older ones that can no longer be refurbished

The Sexual Assault Center, $7,200          
To purchase statistical analysis software to improve data collection and client services and 10 laptops to replace outdated ones used by clinical staff.

TN Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence, $6,495             
To purchase a new server.

Travellers Rest, $3,162
To purchase two laptop computers for the education staff, an iPad for off-site meetings and QuickBooks training.

Tucker's House, $800     
To buy a laptop computer and office software for a newly added administrative support position.

Urban Green Lab, $1,750           
To buy drive space on the cloud, to buy a laptop for expanded staff, for website redesign work, and SquareSpace unlimited web pages.

Urban Housing Solutions, $6,715 
To purchase and configure a new server to replace an old one that is unstable.

Watkins College of Art, Design and Film, $10,000            
To upgrade the WiFi connection on campus to provide improved wireless access to students, staff and visitors.

Welcome Home Ministries, $3,300        
To purchase a security system for a newly purchase home that will house nine participants.

You Have the Power, $2,635     
To purchase two desktops and a laptop to replace aging equipment and a multifunction laser printer for small print jobs.

Young Leaders Council, $2,000
To upgrade the website to allow visitors to search more than 2,000 alumni by name, company or class.