Grant Directory

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Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$5,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

The 100 KINGS program began in the fall of 2003. A holistic program designed to provide academic enrichment and experiential learning projects for middle and high school males throughout Middle Tennessee on a year-long basis.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$20,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

Achievement in the Making (AIM) works with children on literacy, computer skills and math along with basic life skills. This program reaches out to socio-economically needy youth to give them a solid baseline in education for their future. The purpose is to teach them and encourage student self-sufficiency.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$10,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

Project Transformation’s afterschool literacy development program connects the potential of children with the mentorship of college-age young adults. Components of the program include activity-based literacy intervention, homework assistance, nutrition education, and healthy decision-making. Programs will be offered in three strategic low-income Nashville neighborhoods, serving 25 elementary students each.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$50,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

Hands On Nashville (HON)’s AmeriCorps Program matches members – adults who commit to a year-long term of public service – with community partners, building organizational capacity to meet needs through volunteerism. A partnership with Volunteer Tennessee makes this program possible.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$50,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

The BackPack Program provides healthy, easy-to-prepare food to students who would otherwise go hungry on the weekends. Students are selected by teachers and counselors based on need. They receive a bag of food on Fridays to take home for when they do not have access to school lunches.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$7,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

Youth Incorporated Camp YI will host 4 weekend overnight youth hunts and 2 or more day hunts for youth hunters in Middle Tennessee. The 175 acre Camp YI will furnish lodging, food plots, and hunting stations: hard shell platforms, ground blinds, and double ladder deer stands to assist the hunters.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$75,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

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Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$15,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Harpeth Conservancy logo
Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$15,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$30,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$8,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

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Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$15,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$50,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

To support programming and general operating.

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Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$40,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$15,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$20,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Tennessee Environmental Council logo
Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$15,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Tennessee Wildlife Federation logo
Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$75,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$50,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

YMCA logo
Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$50,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

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Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$10,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Design Your Neighborhood (DYN) is an education initiative within NCDC that engages youth in how the world is built around them. Through classroom curriculum and summer internships, DYN teaches the principles of community design and civic engagement in order to empower youth to have a voice in shaping their city.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$25,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Tennessee has been supported and sustained by Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF) since 2004, ensuring that all Tennessee children, birth to five years old, have access to receive one age-appropriate book monthly, at no cost to the family and regardless of income.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$12,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

The ability to read and write effectively is the bedrock upon which all learning is built. The ENHE Literacy program seeks to bridge the achievement gap among low income students and their wealthier peers by providing year-round literacy support to students and their parents, including an intensive six-week summer program.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$25,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

Through tuition assistance, intensive mentoring, networking, and career guidance, ECE is cultivating young leaders of our community through a college degree. ECE currently supports 148 DACA students at 8 Tennessee universities who are ineligible for financial aid, student loans, and in-state tuition rates because of their legal status.

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Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$10,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

Both Empowered to F.L.Y. and its summer extension program, Rebuilt to F.L.Y aims to overcome risk factors that lead to a loss of classroom time due to attendance/disciplinary issues and social anxiety. This is achieved through social-emotional development in the form of mentoring, training, parent and community engagement, and advocacy.

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Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$25,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

The “Escalera: Taking Steps to Success” College Access & Success Program promotes economic mobility for immigrant and refugee youth by increasing educational attainment and access to information about professional careers. 280 Glencliff, Overton, Cane Ridge, and a 4th high school (TBD) will participate in Early Escalera (9th-10th) and Escalera (11th-12th).

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$6,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Urban Housing Solutions is transitioning our Fisk Court property to house homeless youth in partnership with Oasis Center, located across the street. Part of this transition and rehabilitation includes creating a common outdoor space with a shade structure, outdoor furniture, and landscaping.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$35,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Monroe Harding is the only agency in Middle Tennessee that provides a continuum of care for current and former foster youth. We seek to prevent youth from entering care, reunify youth with their birth families when possible, and ensure that youth in/exiting care have resources to lead successful, independent lives.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$6,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

The Franktown Outdoors program rewards youth interested in wildlife conservation, hunting, fishing, hiking, etc. with opportunities to learn new skills and enjoy all that nature has to offer. This program is rewards based and our inner city youth must meet certain criteria to participate.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$25,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

Friends Learning in Pairs (FLIP) matches adults age 55+ with struggling students in grades k-4 for one-on-one tutoring intervention in math and reading. FLIP operates in 30 schools in Williamson and Davidson Counties. FLIP is a volunteer placement within FiftyForward’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$60,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

TFA-Nashville is working towards a future when all children have access to an excellent education. We recruit our nation’s most promising leaders through a highly selective admissions process; build a diverse corps of recent college graduates and professionals to teach with a minimum two-year commitment in high-need public schools.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$50,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

Girls Inc. at the YWCA serves 360 at-risk girls through in-school programming, spring break camp, and summer camp. The key objective of Girls Inc. is to equip girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$15,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

PtS educates and empowers Nashville’s under-resourced students through hands-on, garden-based learning in partnership with MNPS and public libraries. Our curriculum aligns gardening to language, literacy, math and science standards, as well as social-emotional learning. Students and teachers work side-by-side in the garden, fostering a strong sense of community and connection.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$25,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

Our goal is to address the achievement gap and prevent summer slide by helping students stay at their grade levels rather than lose academic skills over the summer. Students spend six weeks each summer on our campus engaged in a program that blends high quality academics with cultural enrichment.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$57,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

CISTN embeds dedicated Site Coordinators inside Metro Nashville Public Schools to identify students who are chronically absent; establish strategic plans for the school and students; and broker needed services. Whether it’s empowering families, counseling or providing food, CISTN Site Coordinators surround low-income youth students with a community of support.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$50,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

To support our job-training/employment program for at-risk young adults and to help us increase organizational capacity as we prepare for a major expansion over the next few years that will allow us to significantly increase the number of young people we employ and house.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$10,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

KIPP Through College is a strategic “K-16” partnership with KIPP alumni, families, and community partners. KTC’s mission is preparing KIPPsters for success in high school and college by supporting high school graduation, preparing for college costs, building college knowledge, and supporting the college application process, career exploration and college success.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$25,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

L.E.A.D underserved girls from lower socioeconomic families and geographic areas participate become Girl Scouts and participate in traditional educational and enjoyable activities. Trained volunteers serve as troop leaders and facilitate valuable instruction and mentoring. Girls complete established curricula and earn badges by experiencing Girl Scout programs and camps.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$20,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

This program combines tutoring by certified teachers, innovative academic support software, and weekly one-on-one academic mentoring and intensive case management to ensure high drop-out risk Club members progress on time to the next grade level each year and graduate high school ready for college, trade school, military, or employment.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$75,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

MOBC Academic Student Unions provide academic case management and college preparation services for underserved high school youth at Stratford and Maplewood High, assisting youth with life-planning, ACT preparation, and college attainment activities, helping build support networks and patterns of success. Students in college access Post-Secondary Success persistence support in college.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$15,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

Harvest Hands out of school programs exist to provide access to positive mentors, homework assistance, and leadership development training for low-income urban youth in South Nashville. Annually, we serve 100 students pre-kindergarten through eighth grade in after school programs (August through May) and summer programs (June through July).

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$15,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

Lipscomb’s Pionero Scholars is an academic scholarship and outreach program that is a “grow your own” teacher pipeline for MNPS graduates. Six students are selected each year, with preference given to those from underrepresented backgrounds. We are selecting our third cohort this spring, with 12 students currently enrolled at Lipscomb.

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Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$30,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

McNeilly provides high quality, affordable early care and education for 60 low-income and at-risk Pre-Kindergarten children, ages 4 and 5, at the McNeilly Meridian St. site. We offer three Pre-K classrooms, including one Metro Nashville Public Schools classroom, and two that participate in the United Way Read to Succeed program.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$5,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

Our Pre-K classroom is a Metro Public Schools classroom that is funded by Metro during the school year. Our Summer Pre-K Enrichment Program reinforces what the children have learned, adds enrichment activities, and provides a safe place for low income families to leave their children.

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Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$50,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

The Presidential Scholars program is a merit-based scholarship and leadership development program intended to produce future generations of community leaders. Presidential Scholars will engage in an intense, four-year service-learning and leadership development experience that partners them with a Middle Tennessee agency currently supported by the Maddox Charitable Fund.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$40,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

BBTL equips teachers, parents and children with the skills and tools needed to foster reading readiness at home and ensure future school success.

NAZA is a system of free, high-quality afterschool/summer programs that enhance students’ social/emotional and academic growth. NAZA provides professional development, quality coaching and evaluations to network partners.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$25,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

To support the legal work of a bi-lingual immigration attorney helping young people apply for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Trafficking Visas, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and Asylum. Our surveys reveal the following about receiving high-quality legal service:
100% better job
100% higher wage
97% less anxiety

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$8,500
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

Book’em wants and is being asked to expand our Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) program to some of MNPS’ pilot schools as part of the Blueprint/Literacy Collaborative. Our request: fund one new school (or equivalent) for RIF and support a fund development position on a short-term basis to build our capacity.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$10,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Our school-based services address the social and emotional barriers to a young person’s success. Our services produce outcomes including increased school attendance and grades, increased youth attachment to school and community, increased individual resilience, and reduced suspensions, expulsions, bullying, violence, delinquency and alcohol and other drug use.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$25,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Scoutreach programs are the Council’s outreach efforts to extend life-skills training and values based education to low-income youth from mostly single family homes and lacking adult guidance, hence needing Scouting’s benefit and values the most. Scoutreach programs improve the lives of the youth who are subject to economic hardships.

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Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$10,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

For more than five decades, KDCDC has offered an excellent and affordable pre-Kindergarten program to families in our community who need it most – the ‘working poor’. Our staff works hard to ensure each child has the academic and social/emotional readiness skills they need for success in school and beyond.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$10,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

The Stars of Bethlehem Program is a comprehensive year-round program for North Nashville children and youth in Kindergarten -8th Grade. The program provides a safe, supervised environment for these at-risk youth, providing academic tutoring and enrichment to ensure educational success, mentoring to ensure social success and health and fitness.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$12,500
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

The STEAM Rollers Afterschool & Summer Camp Programs will create hands on enrichment opportunities as students explore the tenets of STEAM via innovative activites, research projects, field learning opportunities and the design/presentation of projects. Both programs will allow for material manipulation and a wide array of experiences across many spectrums.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$10,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

SEEDS provides Safe Haven’s (SHFS) youth with a well-rounded and culturally-sensitive experience in the summer. Homeless youth experience problems in health, social development, and education. Summer months present these children additional challenges of boredom and falling behind their housed peers. SEEDS gives these youth the opportunity to thrive.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$5,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

This summer program is designed to expose rising 11th and 12th grade students to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Careers, and help prepare them for the standardized ACT Examination during a two-week period on the campus of Tennessee State University.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$45,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

TOYS is a week long outdoor camp that teaches youth about the importance of natural resources and conservation.

Buffalo Ridge Hunter Recruitment Initiative is a unique outreach and educational facility that totals over 1800 acres and incorporates a variety of habitats including a few miles of the buffalo river.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$37,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

To further enhance learning instruction in reading and math. Additionally, we are requesting for additional funds to assist launching a summer satellite site.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$15,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

In Edgehill, poverty and crime can be daily experiences. When a parent’s addiction, incarceration or health problems impede girl’s school and life success, ENP’s “The Spot” becomes a community of trust. As a Promise Zone leader, ENP proposes to expand The Spot as a model for neighborhoods addressing similar problems.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$10,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

United4Hope brings together faith-based organizations and public schools to see Nashville’s students thrive and our communities transformed by serving in four primary roles: student support, family engagement, staff encouragement, and in-kind contributions. The primary focus is on supporting MNPS Reading and Math Literacy initiatives and social-emotional support programs.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$15,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

Summer 2018 scholars will be taught using the Children’s Defense Fund literacy curriculum. They will also engage in enrichment activities led by Nashville area video/web professionals and create a live-to-tape video broadcast and podcasts for presentation via Nashville Freedom Schools’ website and Facebook page, featuring firsthand interviews with Civil Rights giants living in Nashville, with scholars’ contributing original scripts, music, poetry, commentary and spoken word.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$30,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

TennGreen protects important wildlife habitat using two key strategies: conservation easements on privately-held land and acquisition. On occasion, funding assistance is requested/required by landowners or by public agencies to cover specific costs of this conservation work. TennGreen requests funding to create a Wildlife Habitat Conservation Assistance Fund.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$15,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

St. Luke’s Youth Education Program educates, empowers and equips 105 pre-K-8th graders with the education and skills they need to be successful. Through partnership with Preston Taylor Ministries and an emphasis on literacy and social and emotional learning, St. Luke’s provides quality care and education opportunities for Nashville students.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$25,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

The Youth Impact Program supports academic achievement for elementary, middle, and high school New American students throughout the school year and summer-break. With the goal of helping refugee and immigrant students graduate high school and pursue further education, the program focuses on increasing English language proficiency and advancing academic success.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$15,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

Nations Academy provides targeted literacy interventions and homework assistance 4 days a week for socio-economically needy youth who are learning English as a second or other language. Nations Academy also provides an intensive summer reading program and enrichment experiences.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$30,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

There are massive changes coming for immigrant youth depending on the passage or failure of the DREAM Act: either permanent protection for an estimated 30,000 immigrant youth in Tennessee or the 9,000 current DACA holders become undocumented. We will support youth in the wake of these announcements.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$17,500
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

WDYO 104.1FM is a youth of color led community radio station in Nashville. WDYO has trained over 40 young people as DJs, 30 of whom have recorded live radio programs and 15 of whom have a weekly show. WDYO includes a Coordinating Committee, DJ Trainings and Apprenticeship Program.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$75,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

MOBC Academic Student Unions provide academic case management and college preparation services for underserved high school youth at Stratford and Maplewood High, assisting youth with life-planning, ACT preparation, and college attainment activities, helping build support networks and patterns of success. Students in college access Post-Secondary Success persistence support in college.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$27,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

Achievement in the Making (AIM) works with children on literacy, computer skills, and math along with basic life skills. This program will reach out to the socio-economically needy youth to give them solid base in education for the future. The purpose is to teach and encourage student self-sufficiency.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$10,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

Project Transformation’s afterschool literacy development program connects the potential of underserved children with the mentorship of college-age young adults. Components of the program include activity-based literacy intervention, homework assistance, nutrition education, and healthy decision-making. Programs will be offered in three strategic low-income Nashville neighborhoods, serving 25 elementary students each.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$5,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Delivered in partnership with Oasis Center, Building Bridges provides a variety of rich, educational experiences around tolerance and understanding. The programs allow young people in Metro Nashville to explore their identity, foster socially-conscious attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors and use their voices to create stronger communities that value diversity and inclusion.

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Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$10,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Citizenship in Action (CIA) is a program that seeks to invest the next generation of informed citizens in how the world is built around them. Through classroom academic enrichment and youth internship programs, CIA will teach youth the principles of community design and civic engagement.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$75,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

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Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$15,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programs and general operations.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$190,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$7,500
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$50,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

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Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$15,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$30,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$10,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$50,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

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Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$15,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$50,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$15,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$20,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

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Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$15,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$15,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

To provide Core Mission Support during DACA renewal.

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Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$75,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

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Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$100,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$37,500
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

DU is restoring 340 acres of moist-soil habitat at Cross Creeks NWR to provide an additional 340,000 pounds of food for ducks, geese and other wildlife at the refuge. Improved habitat will not only help waterfowl reach the breeding grounds in a healthier condition, but also will increase wildlife-viewing opportunities.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$25,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

The Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF) supports and sustains Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program statewide in Tennessee. Since 2004, TN’s Imagination Library has provided one age-appropriate book each month to enrolled children between birth and age five, at no cost to the family and regardless of income.

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Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$25,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

The “Escalera: Taking Steps to Success” College Access & Success Program promotes economic mobility for immigrant and refugee youth by increasing educational attainment and access to information about professional careers. 180 Glencliff, Overton, and Antioch High School Students (9th-12th grade) will participate in Early Escalera (9th-10th) and Escalera (11th-12th).

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$10,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Our school-based services address the social and emotional barriers to a young person’s success. STARS provides the only evidence-based program in the Southeast that positively addresses increased school attendance and grades, increased youth attachment to school and community, increased individual resilience, and reduced suspensions, expulsions, bullying, and violence.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$5,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

The Franktown Hunt/Fish Club is a Wildlife Appreciation Rewards Program used as a vehicle to reward our interested youth who work very hard within our various entrepreneurial based skills-building programming and other character building efforts.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$25,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

Friends Learning in Pairs (FLIP) pairs trained senior adult tutors with at-risk students in Davidson and Williamson County elementary schools. Tutor/student pairs work together once a week for 30 minutes throughout the school year.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$50,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

Girls Inc. at the YWCA serves 360 at-risk girls through in-school programming, spring break camp, and summer camp. The key objective of Girls Inc. is to equip girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$15,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Funding was provided to support the work of eight organizations collaborating on serving homeless youth.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$15,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Funding was provided to further support the work of eight organizations collaborating on serving homeless youth.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$20,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

Horizons is a high-quality learning experience outside of the traditional school year that supports low-income students over the course of their rising 1st-8th academic years. Students attend a 6-week summer program on our campus and receive additional support throughout the school year.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$30,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Tennessee’s rapidly growing population of immigrant youth experience numerous and compounding barriers to their success. Through an empowerment model of service delivery we assist youth in overcoming these barriers, while providing the tools and opportunity they need to become engaged leaders shaping their futures and communities.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$25,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

CISTN embeds dedicated Site Coordinators inside seven Metro Nashville public schools to identify students at-risk of dropping out; establish strategic plans for the school and students; and broker needed services. Whether it’s tutoring, eyeglasses, counseling or food, CISTN Site Coordinators surround disadvantaged K-12 students with a community of support.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$8,500
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Program Area
education
Program Description

KIPP Through College is a strategic “K-16” partnership with KIPP alumni, families, and community partners. KTC’s mission is preparing KIPPsters for success in high school and college by supporting high school graduation, preparing for college costs, building college knowledge, and supporting the college application process, career exploration and college success.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$35,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Through L.E.A.D., underserved girls from lower socioeconomic families and geographic areas participate in educational and enjoyable activities Girl Scout activities. Trained volunteers serve as troop leaders and offer valuable mentoring. Girls earn badges through programs and camps, and grow in courage, confidence, and character making the world a better place.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$10,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Reading is an essential skill and also indicates future success in life. The ENHE Literacy program seeks to bridge the achievement gap among low-income students and their more affluent peers. We accomplish this mission by providing year-round literacy support to students and their parents, including an intensive 6-week summer program.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$2,017
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Program Area
education
Program Description

This program combines tutoring by certified teachers, innovative academic support software, and weekly one-on-one academic mentoring and intensive case management to ensure high drop-out risk Club members progress on time to the next grade level each year and graduate high school ready for college, trade school, military, or employment.

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Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$30,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

McNeilly Center provides high quality, affordable early care and education for 60 low-income and at-risk Pre-Kindergarten children, ages 4 and 5, at the McNeilly/Meridian preschool site. We offer three Pre-K classrooms, including one Metro Nashville Public Schools classroom, and two that participate in the United Way Read to Succeed program.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$10,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

PTM’s Mt. Nebo after-school satellite site will serve 20 at-risk students (K-4th grade) in the Preston Taylor community for one year. The requested monies will be used to help fund the After-school Program Site Director and a Reading Specialist as well as provide quality materials for reading instruction.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$20,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

The NPEF seeks to increase the number of students reading at grade level by the end of third grade from 34% to 75%. This will be done through better alignment of community, governmental and district resources and a more comprehensive approach to early literacy on par with national best practices.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$100,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Co-convened by the NPEF, the NPL, Mayor Barry, and Dr. Joseph, the NLC released the Blueprint for Early Childhood Success. The BPECS represents the work of stakeholders who coalesced around a citywide plan to double 3rd-grade reading proficiency; including 29 recommendations and new strategies to advance outcomes for kids.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$10,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Nations Academy provides targeted reading tutoring and homework assistance 4 days a week for socio-economically needy youth who are learning English as a second or other language. Nations Academy also provides an intensive summer reading program and connects children to summer enrichment events.

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Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$25,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

PENCIL Reading Partner volunteers are improving the skills of Metro Nashville’s Public School students in the subject of highest priority, Literacy, as a specific recommendation in the Nashville Chamber’s Education Report Card in 2016, with a priority to engage community partners to ensure early grade literacy.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$15,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Pionero is an academic merit scholarship program that is building a pipeline of bilingual MNPS graduates who attend Lipscomb’s award-winning teacher preparation program and return to teach in MNPS schools. Six students from underrepresented backgrounds are selected each year. The second cohort will be selected this spring.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$7,500
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Our Pre-K classroom is a Metro Public Schools classroom that is funded by them during the school year. Children in the program learn basic skills that will prepare them for school. The continuation of the program during summer months is important, so the children retain what they have learned.

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Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$232,300
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Program Area
education
Program Description

The Presidential Scholars program is Belmont’s most prestigious, coveted award. This merit-based scholars program provides for tuition, books, fees, and room and board throughout the recipients’ college career. This outstanding program empowers Belmont to be a worthy contender as it recruits the best and the brightest students to its campus.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$28,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

BBTL equips teachers, parents and children with the skills and tools needed to foster reading readiness at home and ensure future school success.
NAZA is a system of free, high-quality afterschool/summer programs that enhance students’ social/emotional and academic growth. NAZA provides professional development, quality coaching and evaluations to network partners.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$500
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Program Area
education
Program Description

DTC’s “Raising the Barre” after-school program uses certified teachers, teaching artists, volunteers, and community partnerships, to provide homework support and movement based, academic enrichment for grades K-4 at Park Avenue Elementary.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$5,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

RIF builds economically disadvantaged children’s literacy skills, which are essential for academic success. Elementary children select books to own, cherish, enjoy and build their home libraries. They are also exposed to RIF volunteers as positive community role models, who help motivate them to love reading and books.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$35,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Scoutreach programs are the Council’s outreach efforts to extend life-skills training and values based education to low-income youth who are unable to benefit the values of Scouting. The Scoutreach programs improve the lives of the youth who are subject to economic hardships.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$75,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

The BackPack Program provides chronically hungry students with a bag of healthy, easy-to-prepare food to take home with them over the weekend. Each student is selected based on need by teachers and school counselors. Food is discreetly placed in students’ backpacks, giving them adequate nourishment when food may be scarce.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$10,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

SEEDS provides Safe Haven’s (SHFS) youth with a well-rounded and culturally-sensitive experience in the summer. Homeless youth experience problems in health, social development, and education. Summer months present these children additional challenges of boredom and falling behind their housed peers. SEEDS gives these youth the opportunity to play and grow.

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Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$12,500
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Program Area
education
Program Description

For 51 years, KDCDC has offered an excellent and affordable pre-Kindergarten program to the families in our community who need it most – the ‘working poor’. Our staff works hard to ensure each child has the academic and social/emotional readiness skills they need for success in school and beyond.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$10,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

The Child Development Program offers care for children in Pre-K. This program provides early educational intervention focusing on literacy and kindergarten readiness. Parents pay for their child’s care based on a sliding-scale tuition fee system to ensure that families have access to affordable child care within their own community.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$10,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

The Stars of Bethlehem Program is a comprehensive year-round program for North Nashville children and youth in Kindergarten -8th Grade. The program provides a safe, supervised environment for these at-risk youth, providing academic tutoring and enrichment to ensure educational success, mentoring to ensure social success and health and fitness.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$20,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

To support our job-training and employment program which serves at risk young people, providing job-readiness, job-skills and a first job for young people who lack access to the workplace. We enhance the benefits of the program through individualized case management and a loving and supportive community.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$750
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

Taking kids and mentally challenged adults into the outdoors, teaching them the different types of fish and woodland animals with our bone and fur collection.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$35,000
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

Tennessee Outdoors Youth Summit (TOYS) is an intensive, week-long outdoor education camp for high school students. Participants engage in a long list of outdoor activities such as boating, hunting, archery, photography, forestry, camping, and much more. The program provides expert instruction and emphasizes the importance of natural resources and conservation.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$37,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

A grant to further invest in our experienced teaching staff would support our students’ long-term success. This grant would build upon success from this past year and seek to further enhance learning instruction in reading and math.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$25,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

To support the salary of one attorney who provides legal advice for immigrant youth, coordinates the legal representation of immigrant youth who are eligible for pro bono services and humanitarian legal relief, and provides direct representation of immigrant youth who are eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ).

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$5,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

United4Hope brings together faith-based organizations and public schools to see Nashville’s students thrive and our communities transformed.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$6,000
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

Wetland Wonders, a Discovery Center education initiative, includes field studies, camps, and public programs designed to educate visitors about water quality and conservation. Through hands-on activities that link knowledge, inquiry, and action, youth discover properties of water, sustainability, and the equation of water health while also nurturing their natural curiosity.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$4,300
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

Youth Incorporated Camp YI provides the location, facilities, and onsite hunting equipment for a local youth organization to hunt. The hunt takes place on the 175 acre farm owned by Youth Incorporated. The organization is Frank Town Open Hearts who serves the inner city of Franklin, Tennessee.

Grant Year
2017
Grant Amount
$25,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

The Youth Impact Program seeks to directly engage elementary, middle and high school new arrival refugee and immigrant students during the school-year and summer break through academic enhancement programming. The program focuses on increasing English language proficiency to improve academic achievement, ultimately leading to high school graduation and continuing education.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$80,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

MOBC Academic Student Unions provide academic case management and college preparation services for at-risk high school youth at Stratford and Maplewood High. Our ASU transitional coaches act as coaches and mentors, assisting youth with life-planning, ACT preparation, and college attainment activities, helping build support networks and patterns of success.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$27,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Achievement in the Making (AIM) works with children on literacy, computer skills, and math along with basic life skills. This program will reach out to the socio-economically needy youth to give them solid base in education for the future. The purpose is to teach and encourage student self-sufficiency.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$10,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Project Transformation’s afterschool literacy development program connects the potential of underserved children with the mentorship of college-age young adults. Components of the program include activity-based literacy intervention, homework assistance, nutrition education, and healthy decision-making. Programs will be offered in three strategic low-income Nashville neighborhoods, serving 25 elementary students each.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$100,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

The BackPack Program provides chronically hungry students with a bag of healthy, easy-to-prepare food to take home with them over the weekend. Each student is selected based on need by teachers and school counselors. Food is discreetly placed in students’ backpacks, giving them adequate nourishment when food may be scarce.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$16,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

To support the Blue Ribbon Teacher Awards and the MNPS Director Search

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$15,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

BBTL is a free, award-winning literacy program developed in partnership with early childhood educators and performance artists. Centered on the library’s literature-based marionette performances, BBTL equips teachers, parents and children with the skills and tools needed to foster reading readiness at home and lay the groundwork for future school success.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$40,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Nashville is at a pivotal moment for K-12 education. Our new mayor, our Chamber of Commerce and our local school system have all identified teacher recruitment as a key lever for improving student achievement. Teach For America looks to continue our successful track record of bringing excellent teachers to Nashville.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$3,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Delivered in partnership with Oasis Center, Building Bridges is a spectrum of opportunities for young people in Metro Nashville to explore their identity, foster socially-conscious attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors, and use their voices and skills to create stronger communities that value diversity and inclusion.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$15,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Camp Illuminate is an innovative day-camp for refugee and immigrant children that will take place for four weeks in July, 2016. Our goal is to address skills that are important for a child to be successful at school, at home, and in their community.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$12,500
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Program Area
education
Program Description

The Child Development Program offers care for children six-weeks-old to five-years-old. This program provides early educational intervention focusing on literacy and kindergarten readiness. Parents pay for their child’s care based on a sliding-scale tuition fee system to ensure that families have access to affordable child care within their own community.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$20,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

A request for $20,000 will be applied towards classroom programming in Houston County and at Rosebank Elementary in East Nashville during the 2016-17 school year. Through this request, we intend to meet our 2016-17 goal of reaching up to 828 students in both Houston County and Rosebank Elementary.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$15,000
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

Annually, more than 45,000 students and teachers visit on school trips. The Science Center will offer conservation-based education experiences in a new outdoor setting to visiting school groups. Through this program, free conservation-based programming will be provided to students from MNPS schools with greater than 50% economically disadvantaged.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$75,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

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Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$15,000
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$190,000
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$50,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

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Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$15,000
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$30,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$10,000
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

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Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$15,000
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$50,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$15,000
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

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Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$15,000
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

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Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$75,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$15,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

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Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$125,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$37,500
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

DU is restoring 340 acres of moist-soil habitat at Cross Creeks NWR to provide an additional 340,000 pounds of food for ducks, geese and other wildlife at the refuge. Improved habitat will not only help waterfowl reach the breeding grounds in a healthier condition, but also will increase wildlife-viewing opportunities.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$25,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

For eleven years, Tennessee’s Imagination Library has delivered high-quality, age-appropriate books to enrolled children, birth to five, in all 95 counties, at no cost to families and without regard to socio-economic status. The Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation provides a grant to each county covering 50% of its book costs.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$20,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

We provide transformational leadership/management talent to key education organizations, placing diverse, multidisciplinary professionals in influential roles outside the classroom and supporting and retaining them to deliver excellent results for students.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$37,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

A grant to further invest in our experienced teaching staff would support our youth’s long-term success. This grant would build upon success from this past year and seek to further enhance learning instruction in reading and math.

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Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$25,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

The “Escalera: Taking Steps to Success” college access program promotes economic mobility for immigrant and refugee youth by increasing educational attainment and access to information about professional careers. 110 Glencliff and Overton High School students (9th-12th grade) will participate in Escalera and Early Escalera.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$15,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Our school-based services address the social and emotional barriers to a young person’s success. STARS provides the only evidence-based program in the Southeast that positively addresses increased school attendance and grades, increased youth attachment to school and community, increased individual resilience, and reduced suspensions, expulsions, bullying, and violence.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$25,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Friends Learning in Pairs (FLIP) matches adults age 55+ with struggling students in grades k-4 for one-on-one or small group tutoring intervention in math and reading. FLIP operates in 30 schools in Williamson and Davidson Counties. FLIP is a volunteer placement within FiftyForward’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$5,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

To support the Gateway for Growth Challenge work with immigrant youth.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$10,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Gentry’s proactively focuses on improving reading and math abilities of K-6th grade students through extended learning opportunities and enrichment courses that reinforce school day learning through homework assistance, intensive tutoring in common core areas, and summer enrichment. Students are provided standards-based, scheduled evaluations to assess gains and effectiveness of interventions.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$50,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Girls Inc. at the YWCA serves 360 at-risk middle school girls through in-school programming, spring break camp, and summer camp. The key objective of Girls Inc. is to equip girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$15,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

The elementary program hosts 35 students five days per week and is built on a wholistic, research-based structure and curriculum focused on learning. The program’s main strategies are: 1) increase skills in reading and math 2) increase knowledge base and enhance skills in spiritual, social and emotional learning.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$15,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Funding was provided to support the work of eight organizations collaborating on serving homeless youth.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$25,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

To support 8 site coordinators, embedded in 8 Nashville public schools, who will identify students at-risk of dropping out; establish strategic plans for the schools and students; and broker needed services. Without CISTN in the schools, thousands of Nashville’s most vulnerable students would likely face dropping out or other dire circumstances.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$50,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Through L.E.A.D., underserved girls from low-income areas learn and have fun in their own Girl Scout Troops. Trained volunteers serve as troop leaders and offer valuable mentoring experience. Girls earn badges, participate in programs and camp, and grow in courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$10,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

To support a landscape analysis of Nashville’s literacy efforts.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$10,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Reading is the foundation for children to succeed in life and have a positive future. East Nashville Hope Exchange provides critical support (summer and school year programs) to low-income children affected by the achievement gap and seeks to ensure all children can read regardless of their socio-economic background.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$18,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

Friends seeks to create a seasonal invasive species strike team, comprised of 18-21 year-old young adults (aging out of foster care), that could serve as a model beyond Nashville. This innovative project will provide valuable education and skills while restoring and protecting one of our region’s treasured resources.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$1,500
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

Taking kids and mentally challenged adults into the outdoors, teaching them the different types of fish and woodland animals with our bone and fur collection

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$25,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

This program combines tutoring by certified teachers, innovative academic support software, and weekly one-on-one academic mentoring and intensive case management to ensure high drop-out risk Club members progress on time to the next grade level each year and graduate high school ready for college, trade school, military, or employment.

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Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$25,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

By mobilizing community members as Math and Reading Partners in elementary and middle schools, PENCIL is improving the skills of Nashville’s public school students in two subjects that are key to academic success and also top the list of priorities outlined in Nashville’s 2015 Chamber Education Report Card.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$3,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

The purpose of the Youth Dream Mini-Grant Program is to distribute money from larger grants and charitable donations to teachers in Cannon County schools to allow the awarded teacher(s) to purchase needed, reusable classroom items otherwise unaffordable on the school’s allotted budget.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$22,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

The NNA is a collaboration with Metro Nashville Public Schools designed to serve the district’s highest-needs English Language Learners and to provide both leaders and teachers with high quality professional development.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$10,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Nations Academy provides targeted reading tutoring and homework assistance 4 days a week for socio-economically needy youth who are learning English as a second or other language. Nations Academy also provides an intensive summer reading program and connects children to summer enrichment events.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$15,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

Project Ready is a signature program of the National Urban League (NUL). The program is designed to provide enhanced academic and social support to 9-12th grade high school students as they prepare for post-secondary success. There are three (3) key components: Academic Development, Social Development, and Cultural & Global Awareness.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$3,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Operation School Bell provides new standard school attire (two pairs of pants, two polo shirts, a long sleeve shirt, three pairs of socks, three pairs of underwear, and a belt) to economically disadvantaged elementary students attending Metro Nashville Public Schools.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$15,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

Lipscomb’s Pionero Scholars Program is an academic merit scholarship program that is building a pipeline of bilingual MNPS graduates who attend Lipscomb’s award-winning teacher preparation program and return to teach in MNPS schools. Beginning in fall 2016, six MNPS graduates per year will receive this scholarship.

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Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$30,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

McNeilly Center provides high quality, affordable early education programs for 89 low-income and at-risk Pre-K children, age 4 and 5, in two locations (McNeilly @ Meridian and Nashville Child Center). We offer five classrooms – two Head Start, two that participate in Read to Succeed, and a Metro Pre-K classroom.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$10,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

The goal of the Pre-K Program is to prepare four-year-old children who are at-risk of academic failure because of economic status rich learning opportunities and enrichment activities. The program is a United Way classroom with a free MNPS component and an income-based before and after care program.

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Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$215,300
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Program Area
education
Program Description

The Presidential Scholars program is Belmont’s most prestigious, coveted award. This merit-based scholars program provides for tuition, books, fees, and room and board throughout the recipients’ college career. This outstanding program empowers Belmont to be a worthy contender as it recruits the best and the brightest students to its campus.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$6,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

RIF builds under-served and underprivileged children’s literacy skills, which are essential for academic success. Elementary children select books for themselves to cherish, enjoy and build their home libraries. They are also exposed to RIF volunteers as positive community role models, who help motivate them to love reading and books.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$10,000
More info
Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

SEEDS provides Safe Haven’s youth with a well-rounded and culturally-sensitive experience in the summer. Homeless youth experience problems in health, social development, and education. Summer months present these children additional challenges of boredom and falling behind their housed peers. SEEDS gives these youth the opportunity to play and grow.

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Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$12,500
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

For five decades, KDCDC has offered an excellent and affordable pre-Kindergarten program to the families in our community who need it most – the ‘working poor’. Our staff works hard to ensure each child has the academic and social/emotional readiness skills they need for success in school and beyond.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$5,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

SEAC provides direct advocacy services to children with disabilities in middle Tennessee to help insure that all children receive the individualized and appropriate public education to which they are entitled. By securing more appropriate educational programs for students with disabilities, we can improve educational outcomes and chances for long-term success.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$10,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

PTM will develop an after-school satellite site to serve 60 at-risk students (K-12th grade) at St. Luke’s Community House for one year. The requested monies will help fund three Reading Specialists to lead in reading development in the context of a mentoring and afterschool program.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$5,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

This program provides fun and safe opportunities for at-risk youths to experience nature in a way that will provide them with the practical knowledge and skills to partake of nature’s bounty AND preserve the wilderness for future generations.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$10,000
More info
Program Area
education
Program Description

The Wayne Reed Center’s Pre-K program provides a safe place where low income families can leave their children, knowing they will be loved and provided a high quality curriculum that will prepare them for school. This request is for our Pre-K Summer Enrichment Program.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$40,000
More info
Program Area
conservation
Program Description

TOYS is an intensive, week-long outdoors education camp for high school students. Participants engage in outdoor activities such as boating, hunting, trapping, archery, photography, forestry, camping, and much more. The program provides expert instruction given by wildlife officers and subject matter experts on the importance of natural resources.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$10,000
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conservation
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Wetland Wonders includes field studies, camps, and public programs designed to educate youth about water quality and conservation. This program uses hands-on activities that link knowledge, inquiry, and action which allow youth to discover properties of water, sustainability, and the equation of water health while also nurturing their natural curiosity.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$55,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
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Utilizing a Trauma & Resiliency Informed Care (TRIC) model, CL provides youth with 24-hour adult support, role models, education, life skills and job preparation. 32 boys at a time (ages 16 – 18) live cooperatively in 4 cottages, with an average length of stay of approximately 5.2 months.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$5,000
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Program Area
conservation
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Camp YI owns 175 acres on Percy Priest Lake. The Youth Outdoor Skills Program teaches marksmanship with BB guns and archery during our summer programs and provides the property, facilities, habitat enhancement, and hunting blinds for beginning and skilled youth deer hunters.

Grant Year
2016
Grant Amount
$10,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
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Through the YVLifeSet program, Youth Villages seeks to help vulnerable youth in Middle Tennessee learn skills to become successful and productive adults. Through the work of YVLifeSet’s Educational/Vocational Coordinator, young people will have access to more educational, job readiness and skill-building activities and receive needed wraparound services (basic/urgent needs).

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$3,000
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Program Area
other
Program Description

To support the 44th Annual Human Relations Award Dinner

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$79,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

MOBC Academic Student Unions provide academic case management and college preparation services for at-risk high school youth at Stratford and Maplewood High. Our ASU transitional coaches act as coaches and mentors, assisting youth with life-planning, ACT preparation, and college attainment activities, helping build support networks and patterns of success.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$10,000
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Program Area
education
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Project Transformation’s afterschool literacy development program connects the potential of underserved children with the mentorship of college-age young adults. Components of the program include activity-based literacy intervention, homework assistance, nutritional education, and healthy decision-making. Programs will be offered in three strategic low-income Nashville neighborhoods, serving 25 elementary students each.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$20,000
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Program Area
education
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Art2STEM introduces middle school girls to Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) careers by tapping into their natural attraction to art. This strategy is tipping the scale for middle school girls, taking them from little interest in STEM careers to enrollment in STEM academies in high school.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$5,000
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Program Area
other
Program Description

To support the Blue Ribbon Teacher Awards.

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Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$35,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

To provide park space for Pre-K and low income youth

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$50,000
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$125,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

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Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$75,000
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$75,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$30,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$10,000
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$50,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$75,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Nearly 500 Teach For America alumni, individuals who taught for two years in high-needs schools, live in Nashville. Most are working in education, directly impacting over 10,000 students. With your support, we’ll innovate programming to inspire the leadership of our alumni, leading to tangible positive academic outcomes for Nashville children.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$25,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

For the past decade, Tennessee’s Imagination Library has delivered high-quality, age-appropriate books to enrolled children, ages birth to five in all 95 counties at no cost to families and without regard to socio-economic status. The Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation provides a 50% funding match for book costs statewide.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$1,500
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

While providing fishing events, we teach the children how to supply food through fishing, how to rig, maintain, repair, and use fishing equipment and tackle, Education about our environment, water and boat safety. How to appreciate the great outdoors and how to preserve it.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$5,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Children get most of their education outside of a formal environment. Discovery Center provides education enrichment opportunities to elementary school students through on-site field studies, mobile lab outreach visits, and our weekly Explorer’s Club. These opportunities are provided free of charge to economically disadvantaged students through our outreach initiative.

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Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$25,000
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

The Mill Creek Watershed conservation strategies program is part of a multi-year, multi-agency effort to plan, design and implement a green infrastructure overlay to improve water quality and aquatic habitat and influence the decision making of city planners and developers in this projected high-growth area of Davidson County.

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Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$25,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

The “Escalera: Taking Steps to Success” college access program promotes economic mobility for immigrant and refugee youth by increasing educational attainment and access to information about professional careers. 35 Glencliff High School students will participate in Escalera from the spring semester of their junior year until high school graduation.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$15,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Our school-based services address the social and emotional barriers to a young person’s success. STARS provides the only evidence-based program in the southeast that positively addresses increased school attendance and grades, increased youth attachment to school and community, increased individual resilience, and reduced suspensions, expulsions, bullying, and violence.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$12,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

The Teen Program at Family Reconciliation Center is dedicated to helping teens whose lives have been impacted by incarceration. After school services that are offered to the teens are individual and group counseling, tutoring/school credit recovery help, life skills training, woodshop and other activities.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$20,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

JA’s in-class programming teaches K-12 students about financial literacy, business and economic fundamentals, career exploration, and workplace competencies. JA’s highly interactive programs are presented by volunteers from the community who expose students to a ‘real-world’ perspective, serve as positive role models, and mentor to students. Detailed curriculum at http://www.janash.com/classroom-programs/program-details.

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Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$40,000
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

FHRI Year 4 will increased capacity for youth, volunteer, and professional, understanding of wildlife & participation in projects to enhance fish and wildlife habitat. Projects include low-tech, volunteer friendly activities – targeting sediment, the leading cause of water pollution in TN. Projects will be evaluated by trained volunteers and staff.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$5,600
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

The purpose of the Hunt and Fish Club is to expose inner-city youth to wildlife and outdoor sports, while educating them on the proper respect and appreciation for both. The activities are made available to these youth as an incentive for dedication to academic achievement, civic involvement and character development.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$38,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Friends Learning in Pairs (FLIP) matches adults age 55 and over with struggling students in grades k-4 for one-on-one tutoring intervention in math and reading. FLIP operates in 30 schools in Williamson and Davidson Counties. FLIP is a volunteer placement within FiftyForward’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$50,000
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Program Area
education
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Girls Inc. at the YWCA serves 275 at-risk middle school girls through in-school programming, afterschool programming, spring break camp, and summer camp. Girls Inc. inspires all girls to become “strong, smart, and bold” by blending academics and social experiences in a hands-on learning environment.

Girls Inc. at the YWCA serves 275 at-risk middle school girls through in-school programming, afterschool programming, spring break camp, and summer camp. Girls Inc. inspires all girls to become “strong, smart, and bold” by blending academics and social experiences in a hands-on learning environment.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$9,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

The GME Educational Program will continue to provide high quality early learning services to preschool children with a focus on increasing the capacity for greater educational outcomes for at risk underserved children; thereby, reducing risk for remedial education and grade repetition.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$15,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

We seek to continue to empower our members by emphasizing outcomes that ensure academic success. As part of academic enrichment programming, we provide members support/skill develop/encouragement needed to stay in school, improve performance and graduate. This includes helping youth develop the skill of setting and achieving goals and lifelong learning.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$15,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

The elementary program hosts 45 students five days per week and is built on a holistic, research-based structure and curriculum focused on learning. The program’s main strategies are: 1) increase skills in reading and math 2) increase knowledge base and enhance skills in spiritual, social and emotional learning.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$25,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

IFM Prep Academy provides Saturday, extended school day and summer sessions focused on early exposure to ACT testing, ACT preparation classes, academic tutoring in English, reading, science and math, financial literacy training and college readiness workshops that helps students move from high school to post secondary success.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$10,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

KIPP Through College is a strategic “K-16” partnership with KIPP alumni, families, and community partners. KTC’s mission is preparing KIPPsters for success in high school and college by graduating high school, preparing for college costs, building college knowledge and the college application process, career exploration and supporting college success.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$60,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Through L.E.A.D., underserved girls from low-income areas learn and have fun in their own Girl Scout Troops. Trained volunteers serve as troop leaders and offer valuable mentoring experience. Girls earn badges, participate in programs and camp, and grow in courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$25,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

This program combines tutoring by certified teachers, innovative academic support software, and weekly one-on-one academic mentoring and intensive case management to ensure high drop-out risk Club members progress on time to the next grade level each year and graduate high school ready for college, trade school, military, or employment.

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Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$46,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

McNeilly Center provides high quality, affordable early education programs for 92 low-income and at-risk Pre-K children, age 4 and 5, in two locations (McNeilly @ Meridian and Nashville Child Center). We offer six classrooms – two Head Start, two that participate in Read to Succeed, and a Metro Pre-K classroom.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$20,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Southern Word has been successful building literacy skills and literate identities in low-income communities through the use of writer mentors. There is a continued need to include developing writers who are between the ages of 16 and 24 as part of our teaching teams. This grant will fund their inclusion.

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Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$30,000
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

This program works to remove fish and macro-invertebrate barriers in Middle Tennessee’s streams. Many of the low head dams are not needed and impair water quality and stream health. We are seeking funding to build upon prior Maddox funding to re-establish a free flowing Mill Creek system..

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$22,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

The Nashville International Academy (NIA), a partnership between Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) and STEM Prep Academy, addresses the unique needs of our city’s newcomer students, including both immigrant and refugee children. The overarching goal of NIA is to advance academic achievement and social integration through direct service delivery.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$10,000
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

A forested wildlife corridor, identified in Nashville’s Open Space plan, runs in an arc, connecting Beaman Park through Bells Bend to West Meade through Warner Parks to Radnor Lake. This natural landscape provides vital habitat to an array of wildlife and is critical to health and recreation in Davidson County.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$10,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Nations Academy provides targeted reading tutoring and homework assistance 5 days a week for socio-economically needy youth who are learning English as a second or other language. Nations Academy also provides an intensive summer reading program and connects children to summer enrichment events.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$15,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Project Ready is a signature program of the National Urban League (NUL). The program is designed to provide enhanced academic and social support to 9-12th grade high school students as they prepare for post-secondary success. There are three (3) key components: Academic Development, Social Development, and Cultural & Global Awareness.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$4,500
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Operation School Bell provides new standard school attire (2 pairs of pants, 2 polo shirts, a long sleeve shirt, 3 pairs of socks, 3 pairs of underpants, and a belt) to economically disadvantaged elementary students attending Metro Nashville Public Schools.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$5,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Our P.R.E.S.S. Forward summer enrichment program serves children K5-12 years of age, primarily in the North Nashville area. Purpose, Responsibility, Education, Safety and Success are integrated to achieve a balance between engaging and challenging children so that we can ensure they are ready to undertake the challenges of life.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$10,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

The goal of the Fannie Battle Pre-K Program is to prepare four-year-old children who are at-risk of academic failure for success in kindergarten and beyond by offering rich learning opportunities. The Program consists of three main components: Metro Pre-K, Before/After/Summer Care and Read to Succeed.

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Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$199,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

The Presidential Scholars program is Belmont’s most prestigious, coveted award. This merit-based scholars program provides for tuition, books, fees, and room and board throughout the recipients’ college career. This outstanding program empowers Belmont to be a worthy contender as it recruits the best and the brightest students to its campus.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$10,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

PTM will launch a new after-school satellite site to serve 20 at-risk students (K-4th grade) in the Preston Taylor community for one year. The requested monies will be used to help fund the After-school Program Site Director and a Reading Specialist as well as provide quality materials for reading instruction.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$6,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

RIF builds underserved and underprivileged children’s literacy skills, which are essential for academic success. Elementary children select books of their very own to cherish, enjoy and build home libraries. They are also exposed to RIF volunteers as positive community role models, who help motivate them to love reading and books.

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Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$16,500
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Program Area
education
Program Description

The Reading Partners and Math Partners programs enlist the participation of community volunteers as trained tutors to improve the skills of Nashville public school students in reading and math, two subjects which are key to academic success and eventual graduation.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$15,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Refugee and Immigrant Students Empowered (RISE) is an after school program for refugee and immigrant middle school students in the Metro Nashville Public School system. Students have both expanded academic time, as well as the opportunity to be exposed to unique enhancements that increase skills and self-esteem.

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Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$17,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Rocketown Productions is an innovative afterschool program providing youth development and academic enrichment opportunities by way of project-based learning exercises, life skills and career development activities, counseling services, and healthy meals. Rocketown Productions serves forty-five teens each day, five days per week, throughout the school year.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$5,300
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Every July, CRC provides new backpacks, school supplies, clothing and personal hygiene items to 600 extreme at-risk children so they can start the new school year on an equal footing with their more fortunate peers.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$50,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

The Scoutreach Program involves at risk youth from urban and rural areas throughout middle Tennessee in the Scouting Program who must have direct support from outside their families’ resources to participate. Youth involved will learn life skills, leadership skills, respect for peers & adults, and the value of community service.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$10,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

SEEDS provides Safe Haven’s youth with a well-rounded and culturally-sensitive experience in the summer. Homeless youth experience problems in health, social development, and education. Summer months present these children additional challenges of boredom and falling behind their housed peers. SEEDS gives these youth the opportunity to play and grow.

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Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$15,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

For nearly five decades, KDCDC has offered an excellent and affordable pre-Kindergarten program to the families in our community who need it most – the ‘working poor’. Our staff works hard to ensure each child has the academic and social/emotional readiness skills they need for success in school and beyond.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$30,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

To support legal work (attorney and translator) for immigrant youth with a legal remedy for their immigrant status — namely, unaccompanied minors (Special Immigrant Juvenile Status) and youth who arrived as children, are in compliance with educational requirements and have no serious criminal issues (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$12,500
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Program Area
education
Program Description

The St. Luke’s Child Development Program provides underprivileged children with an early literacy education and their parents with access to affordable childcare. Our program begins at age six and carries children through pre-kindergarten before graduating them into local elementary schools.

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Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$40,000
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

HRWA will convene a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of water quality professionals that will oversee a comprehensive plan to conduct water quality monitoring and assessment, and use the results to drive fish habitat and river restoration priorities. A citizen science component will be incorporated into each phase of the project.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$10,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

STEM Keys will help students from low-income families unlock opportunities for their future through academic activities designed to improve their math and literacy skills. Certified educators will tutor 250 students in small groups after school and in the summer with strategic, engaging lessons based on individual needs.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$10,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

During June and July, our program enriches the previous nine months’ curriculum with daily volunteers who read, talk with, and do crafts and other special activities. We have on-site visits from the Nashville library puppets, the zoo, farm animals, and a train. Family fun nights are offered for entire families.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$9,500
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Program Area
education
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To support the Summer Literacy Program at the East Nashville Hope Exchange.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$7,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

A team of well trained educators will work with small groups of children in Hard Bargain for seven weeks during the summer of 2015–four days a week for two hours a day. The focus of the program will be on reading remediation.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$40,000
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

The TOYS program is an intensive, week-long outdoor education camp for high school age students.

Participants engage in a myriad of outdoor activities such as boating, hunting, trapping, archery, photography, forestry, camping and much more. The program provides expert instruction and teaches the importance of natural resources and conservation.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$125,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

The BackPack Program provides chronically hungry students with a bag of healthy, easy-to-prepare food to take home with them over the weekend. Each student is selected based on need by teachers and school counselors. Food is discreetly placed in students’ backpacks, giving them adequate nourishment when food may be scarce.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$37,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Adding a full-time Academic Coordinator in 2014 enabled Salama to make significant strides in program enhancement, enrollment, and program evaluation. A grant to support our experienced teaching staff would bolster the long-term success of our youth by helping us sustain these gains and continue growing in each of these areas.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$10,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Youth Villages seeks to help more youth in Middle Tennessee (especially the rural areas) learn skills to become successful adults. Through the work of our Transitional Living(TL) program’s Educational/Vocational Coordinator, young people will have access to more educational, job readiness and skill-building activities and receive needed wraparound services (basic/urgent needs).

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$10,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

United4Hope connects church volunteers with high poverty, underachieving MNPS schools to tutor/mentor students to increase literacy and math achievement using best practices implemented by MNPS reading and math specialists. Other activities include providing support and supplies to teachers, hosting activities to engage parents in education, and offer training to volunteers.

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Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$5,000
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support the water collaborative planning.

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Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$5,000
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support the water collaborative planning.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$5,000
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support the water collaborative planning.

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Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$5,000
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support the planning of the water collaborative

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Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$5,000
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Program Area
conservation
Program Description

To support the water collaborative planning

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$10,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

To support the emergency winter response.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$55,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Utilizing the Trauma Informed Resiliency Focused Care model, Cooperative Living (CL) provides youth with 24-hour adult support, role models, education, life skills and job preparation. 24 boys at a time (ages 16 – 18) live cooperatively in 3 cottages, with an average length of stay of approximately 5 months.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$6,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

The purpose of the Youth Dream Mini-Grant Program is to distribute money from larger grants and charitable donations to local school teachers in Cannon County to allow the awarded teacher(s) to purchase needed, reusable classroom items otherwise unaffordable on the school’s allotted budget.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$65,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Hands On Nashville will provide 6,500 opportunities to engage youth in 13,000 service-learning hours during out-of-school time. To achieve this, HON’s staff will lead youth in two programmatic areas: 1) Urban Agriculture and 2) Youth Volunteer Corps. At least 70% of HON’s youth program participants/beneficiaries will be economically disadvantaged.

Grant Year
2015
Grant Amount
$20,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

The Youth Impact Program (YIP) is a multi-phase program that seeks to directly engage at-risk elementary, middle and high school students during the academic year and summer through academic enhancement programming. YIP focuses on increasing English proficiency to attain academic improvement, ultimately leading to high school graduation and college admission.