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 2016

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 $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 2016, the categories and grant recipients broke down as follows:

  • Innovation in Action: The Next Door won The Frist Foundation Innovation in Action award for its facility that integrates a new approach for focusing on women impacted by addiction and trauma.
  • Revenue Development: The Conservancy for Parthenon and Centennial Park won The Frist Foundation Revenue Development award for its expanded arts and educational programming that have increased gross income by 40% in three years.
  • Team Building: End Slavery Tennessee’s “Building a Survivor Care Team” program won The Frist Foundation Team Building award for building a team of law enforcement officials, legislators, court professionals, social services agencies, healthcare providers, and businesses to give human trafficking victims hope. 

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.