Congratulations to our Spring 2021 small grants recipients!!!
AbleVoices will be building its capacity through purchasing more professional photography equipment to allow the young adults in their program expand their photography skills
Achilles International – Nashville Chapter will be building their capacity by expanding training and race participation through purchasing new handcycles
Congregation Micah will be able to build capacity through expanding CART services to expand spiritual participation and allow viewers to be more fully engaged in all aspects of their congregational life
RISE: Healthy for Life Will be building capacity by creating an Accessible Sexuality Education Initiative (ASEI) that will develop, test, and offer training for sexual educators and family members, to better meet and understand the needs of people with disabilities
Waves, Inc. is building their capacity in a two-fold project – adding a database and technology to meet the growing needs of their Early Learning vision assessment program, and expanding their use of technology like Alexa, to promote learning and independence through their adult day program
To learn more about these amazing organizations, click on the name above to be redirected to their website
“The lifting power of many wings can achieve twice the distance of flying alone.”
Twice a year, the TDC Small Grants Program awards up to five grants in the sum of up to $10,000.00 per grant. In keeping with the mission of the Coalition to help build a society that includes and values people with disabilities, the purpose of the grant is to BUILD CAPACITY in the disability community to serve individuals with disabilities and their families.
The SoloRider Golf Cart has brought inclusive golf to the city of Murfreesboro.
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Lights, camera, action! The show will go on with new recording devices, microphones, wireless headsets, a new MacBook, and specially adapted scripts to best utilize the actor’s unique abilities and talents.
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WHAT IS CAPACITY BUILDING?
Definition of capacity building adopted by the Board of Directors June 2018:
CAPACITY BUILDING is not just about the capacity of a nonprofit today -- it's about the future. Distinct capacity building projects such as identifying a communications strategy, improving volunteer recruitment, developing a leadership succession plan, identifying more efficient uses of technology, and engaging in collaborations with community partners -- all build the capacity of a charitable nonprofit to effectively deliver its mission in the future. When capacity building is successful, it strengthens a nonprofit’s ability to fulfill its mission over time and enhances the nonprofit’s ability to have a positive impact on lives and communities.
~ National Council of Nonprofits
WHO CAN APPLY?
- Projects/organizations in the State of Tennessee, United States of America that are
IRS - designated tax-exempt organizations- 501(c)(3) and government entities
- As part of the annual budget, the project/organizations unrestricted funds must be less than $2 million
- Projects/organizations that are ready to build capacity and expand inclusion within the disability community
- Projects/organizations that are ready to build capacity for the disability community within their organization
- The small grants program does not fund individuals
Please note that effective March 2021,
prior Grant Recipients cannot re-apply for two-years (Four grant cycles), with the exception of topic-specific grant cycles
For more information, contact:
phone: (901) 907 - 5731
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