Tennessee has had several nicknames, but the one we like best is “The Volunteer State.” Tennesseans have big hearts and a volunteer spirit. According to 2013 data, one in three individuals over 16 has volunteered for at least one nonprofit organization in the Nashville metropolitan area alone. Tennessee has thousands of nonprofits working tirelessly to alleviate hunger and poverty, helping to make life better for the 18% of individuals in Tennessee who live below the poverty level, and the one in four kids who faces hunger every day. TechBridge arrived in Nashville in 2016. As TechBridge CEO James Franklin told the Nashville Post last year, “The commitment of the corporations and the community to alleviate the causes of poverty seems to be at an all-time high and we feel that we can assist them in their quest.” We are committed to helping Tennessee nonprofits serve more people and do more good through technology.
FUND A NONPROFIT’S CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY PROJECT
Plant the Seed inspires and empowers young people through garden-based learning - connecting them to the land, their education and one another. Total Amount Needed $4500
We are a coalition of immigrants, refugees, and allies working to lift up fundamental American freedoms and human rights and build a strong, welcoming, and inclusive Tennessee. Total Amount Needed $4,500
Nourish Food Bank exists to feed families and fuel hope across Rutherford County, and to nourish our families and communities through compassionate service, supportive programs, and partnerships that create a network of care and hope. Total Amount Needed $4,500
Digital Events Series
The Digital Event Series comprises three events that bring together our Tennessee board, local IT leadership, our Nashville Executive Ambassadors and sponsoring companies for an opportunity to learn more about the work of TechBridge locally and to make deeper connections.
Dream Big Celebration
Our kick-off event is the inaugural Dream Big Celebration spotlighting the nonprofits chosen to receive TechBridge Tennessee Dream Big grants.
Our community leaders come from a variety of backgrounds and provide valuable insight and expertise. Each member shares our mission to provide service and support so that nonprofit groups can operate effectively and sustainably to maximize impact for at-risk populations.