Awards of Achievement Grant Recipients

The Awards of Achievement were established by the Foundation in 1985 to encourage and recognize outstanding nonprofit management. Over the years, the program has attracted more than 500 nominations from Nashville’s nonprofit community. The Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) has administered the awards program since 1983.

For more information, visit the CNM website at www.cnm.org.

Awards of Achievement Winners 2017

Each year, The Frist Foundation makes grants to recognize nonprofit management through its Awards of Achievement program. Winners are revealed at the annual "Salute to Excellence” event presented each fall by the Center for Nonprofit Management.

Altogether, the foundation awarded the highest amount of funding at the event with $135,000 in grants to nine agencies. Winners in each category received $25,000 unrestricted grants, and two finalists in each category received grants of $10,000 apiece. For 2017, the categories and grant recipients broke down as follows:

  • Innovation in Action: The Tennessee Justice Center won The Frist Foundation Innovation in Action award and the selected finalists included Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and St. Luke’s Community House.
  • Revenue Development: The Nashville Food Project won The Frist Foundation Revenue Development award and the selected finalists included The Belcourt Theatre and The Nashville Symphony Association.
  • Team Building: Nashville Education Community & Arts TV won The Frist Foundation Team Building award and the selected finalists included The Nashville Food Project and Soles4Souls.

The awards were established in 1985 to encourage and recognize outstanding nonprofit management. Over the years, the program has attracted more than 600 nominations from Nashville nonprofit organizations. The Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) has administered the awards program since 1993.

For more information on the Awards of Achievement, visit the CNM website at http://www.cnm.org.