The Frist Foundation typically sets aside $500,000 for four types of technology grants each year.
This year, COVID-19 has changed the way nonprofits utilize technology which is why we have partnered with The Center for Nonprofit Management to additionally launch Remote Working Mini-Grants. Mini-grants will range from $300 – $1500 and are intended to support the purchase of hardware, software, and subscriptions to online platforms.
These grants are available only to CNM members with a budget size of $2,000,000 or less (based on the most recently completed fiscal year), on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to apply.
Sometimes called technology roadmaps, assessments typically describe current capacity and utilization, as well as opportunities for improvement. The work can be performed by consultants, volunteers or even staff. In all cases, an assessment must be completed before an implementation grant can be considered. We’ve found that a basic assessment can be performed over the course of a day or two at a relatively modest cost. Individual agencies may apply for grants of up to $2,500 for this purpose.
These are more complex because of issues involving coordination and standardization among two or more agencies. Collaborative groups may apply for grants of up to $25,000 for this purpose
Once an assessment has been completed, agencies are eligible to apply for implementation grants. Such grants may vary widely in amount, which typically will be determined after discussion with foundation staff. Please contact staff before submitting a request
Once an assessment is done, multi-agency collaborations may apply for implementation grants. Such grants may vary widely in amount, which typically will be determined after discussion with foundation staff. Please contact staff before submitting a request.
To review frequently asked questions about our Technology Grants,
Technology Grant FAQs
Please review the Technology Grant guidelines before submitting your application.
Technology Grant Guidelines
P.O. Box 90906
Nashville, TN 37209