Nashville Tools For Schools, Inc.
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Post Office Box 158480
Nashville, TN 37215
Organization Details

Executive Director


Executive Director None None None
E-mail info@nashvilletoolsforschools.com
Term Start June 2006
None's Experience: We currently do not have an Executive Director.

Senior Staff


Name Title
William Farris Shop Manager

Staff

Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 23
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 90%

Plans & Policies

Does your organization have a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Does your organization have a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
When was the Strategic Plan adopted? May 2018
Does your organization have a Management Succession Plan? No
Does your organization have a Policy and Procedure Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Does the organization have a Whistle Blower Policy? No
Does the organization have a Document Destruction Policy? No

Evaluation

Is there a formal evaluation for... Frequency (if applicable)
CEO/Executive Director No N/A
Senior Management N/A N/A
Non-Management N/A N/A

Awards


Award / Recognition Organization Year
Difference maker Nashville Predators 2010
Grant The Predators Foundation 2017
Grant West End United Methodist Church 2017
Grant West End United Methodist Church 2018
Grant The Nashville Predators Foundation 2019
Grant The Community Foundation of Middle TN 2019
Grant Woodmont Christian Church 2019
Grant West End United Methodist Church 2019
Grant Schneider Electric North America Foundation 2019
Grant The Sertoma Club of Nashville 2019
Grant Community Foundation Of Middle TN 2012
Grant Schneider Electric North America Foundation 2012
Grant Community Foundation Of Middle TN 2013
Grant Schneider Electric North America Foundation 2013
Grant Community Foundation Of Middle TN 2014
Grant Schneider Electric North America Foundation 2014
Grant Schneider Electric North America Foundation 2015
Grant Schneider Electric North America Foundation 2016
Grant Nashville Predators Foundation 2016
Grant Community Foundation of Middle TN 2015
Grant Schneider Electric North America Foundation 2017
Grant The Frist Foundation 2017
Mayor's award for Outstanding System-wide Partner PENCIL FOUNDATION 2010
Grant West End United Methodist Church 2020
Grant Woodmont Christian Church 2020
Grant Schneider Electric North America Foundation 2020
Grant The Sertoma Club of Nashville 2020

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Along with many other nonprofit organizations, Nashville Tools for Schools ("NTFS") faced significant challenges this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the outbreak and the resulting nonessential business closures, NTFS was forced to shut down workshop operations between March and July. The workshop has only recently reopened during limited hours and with limited staff in order to observe all necessary health and safety protocols required during the pandemic.

Further, as schools were also forced to close due to COVID-19, NTFS has seen a significant reduction in the number of project requests. However NTFS is proud to report that, at the request of Metro Nashville Public Schools, we were able to build approximately 285 plexiglass safety screens that were provided to every school in Metro Nashville. We are now also taking project requests from Nashville area community centers that provide after-school programs to Metro students. We are proud that, despite the pandemic, we have still been able to serve our students and teachers, and we anticipate a continued increase in project requests as schools begin to reopen.

An another challenge we faced is our ongoing need to increase our fundraising in order to complete a greater number of projects for an even larger number of schools at little-to-no cost. Two grants that were received in 2019 were not renewed for 2020. Additionally, NTFS' Board of Directors had put into place plans for implementation of a new annual fundraising campaign, but this too was postponed due to COVID. We are now hoping to move forward with our annual campaign in Fall 2020, and we will continue to renew existing grant applications and seek out new grant opportunities to support our mission of "building for our childrens' future".