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. Recognizing that technology needs arise at different times, we will accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, as long as allocated funds are available.

 Click here to review the application. 


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. We strongly advise applicants speak with a staff member before submitting an implementation grant request. Click here to view FAQs for the Technology Grant Program

Did you know?

The Frist Art Museum was originally Nashville’s main post office and was secured as an art center with the help of Postmaster General Marvin Runyon, who had Nashville ties.

The Center for Nonprofit Management was founded by HCA and the United Way in 1986.

The first executive director of The Frist Foundation was Ida F. Cooney.