Our Partners

NAZA-Funded Partners

NAZA-funded partners oversee programming at afterschool sites. They work with NAZA to increase their capacity to create, design, and evaluate quality learning experiences for youth. NAZA-funded organizations adhere to common standards for program quality, data tracking, and improvement; and also participate in NAZA's professional development.

Contracts are awarded to youth-serving organizations on a competitive basis. In addition, through a partnership with Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS), NAZA-funded partners access programs space, meals and snacks, transportation, and student data to inform programming.

Affiliated Partners

In an effort to scale up the number of high-quality learning opportunities available for youth in Nashville, NAZA offers a second partnership tier called Affiliated Partners. These partners receive in-kind access to professional development and program evaluation tools. (They do not, however, receive program funding through NAZA.)


National Partners

We are grateful to our national partners who provide expertise, best practices, and resources for capacity-building systems like NAZA.

Every Hour Counts
Forum for Youth Investment
National League of Cities
Wallace Foundation



NAZA is a public-private partnership based at the Nashville Public Library in Nashville, Tennessee. We fund afterschool and summer programs and invest in capacity-building of providers. Funding programs citywide through NAZA is possible due to sustainable allocations provided by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville. The scale of programming is due to in-kind contributions from Metro Nashville Public Schools and includes operational and data partnerships.

The Nashville Public Library Foundation raises additional private funds to support program quality, capacity-building, and expansion of the network. Current funders include: