Grant Application

Social leaders need powerful ways to connect and communicate! Meeting this need, Northbridge is pleased to announce our 2017 technology grant.

Whether by community outreach webinars, no-travel volunteer training, or remote Board meetings, web-based meetings can boost your communication work. This grant removes cost and knowledge barriers, ensuring that you have the access and the skills to add web-based meetings to your toolset.

This grant awards a "just-right" amount of vendor-neutral training, guided strategic planning, and unrestricted use of a private, full-featured conference room in our virtual web conference center. Grantees emerge with a straightforward road map for their own technology adoption and become eligible for the major cost benefits of Northbridge Technology Alliance's highly selective membership program.

Our broad impact areas are designed to encourage a diverse profile of 2017 grantees. This grant is designed to be inclusive and to reward imaginative, collaborative teams who are advancing project work of any scale, at any stage, in:

  • Metropolitan Chicago: Community Engagement for Strong Neighborhoods
  • Illinois: Health Care Equity
  • United States: Systemic Racial Equity

If you are working in one of these areas and can identify a way in which web conferencing would support your mission, we welcome your application! If you have any questions at all, including eligibility questions, please drop us a line at

Application deadline is October 15, 2017. Please refer to these whitepapers for more details.

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