Congratulations to Sew For Hope, the winner of NIFW’s $5,000 Innovation Grant.

We believe innovation is important to the flourishing of the city of Nashville. In order to encourage innovation, the Nashville Institute for Faith and Work, a Christian-based organization,  would like to award $5,000 to an organization, group, or individual supporting and/or encouraging the innovation of others. Innovation can be defined broadly as the action or process of transformation and/or a new method, product, or service.

We intend to award one innovation grant of $5,000 but reserve the right to break the amount into smaller grants based on the quantity and content of applications received.

To apply for the grant, please complete the following application and submit a two- minute video as described below no later than January 4, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. CST

Decision Process: A committee determined by the Nashville Institute for Faith and Work will judge the entries with criteria solely determined by  the committee. Potential finalists may be further interviewed by the committee as needed and determined solely by the committee.  Finalists will be alerted by January 9, 2017 and their videos will be shown at the Nashville Institute for Faith & Work’s Winter Forum, “Redemption Through Innovation.” The award will be given at the event.

Questions about the grant process can be directed to

The Fine Print: The Innovation Grant (“Grant”) is a promotion sponsored by the Nashville Institute for Faith and Work (“NIFW”) and Christ Presbyterian Church (“CPC”). The Grant is not available to any NIFW or CPC staff member, any NIFW commission member or any official paid advisor in the last 12 months to NIFW or CPC.  NIFW reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to award or not award the Grant to any applicant.  The Grant recipient will be required to complete two reports documenting the usage of the money over the term of the Grant. Preference will be given to those doing the work in and for Nashville. The videos of Grant finalists will be shown at the NIFW Winter Forum, Redemption through Innovation, and may be used on the NIFW website.