2019 Tech Grant Application

Northbridge Technology Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, solely committed to advancing social justice work. 
We create software solutions for charitable organizations who are engaged in social justice and community building efforts so that their collective impact is increased.
This grant made possible by the generous alliance between our talented volunteers, the open source software community, our corporate sponsors and funders.

Socially progressive leaders require powerful, flexible ways to connect and communicate. With a resource to match the need, Northbridge Technology Alliance is pleased to announce our 2019 technology grant cycle.

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Whether by community outreach webinars, online trainings and classes, remote Board meetings or a casual video chat, web-based meetings increase communication options. This grant removes cost and knowledge barriers, ensuring that you have the access, planning and skills that are required to improve your outcomes using web-based meetings.

This innovative grant awards a "just-right" amount of training, personalized strategic planning, and unrestricted use of a private, full-featured conference room in our virtual web conference center Nexus Web Meet. Following a few hours of work, grantees emerge with a thoughtful, personalized plan for their own technology adoption and practiced skills that are transferrable to any web conferencing platform. Successful grantees become eligible for the ongoing major cost benefits of Northbridge Technology Alliance's highly selective membership cooperative.

Our broad impact areas are designed to encourage a diverse profile of grantees. This grant is designed to support transformative, intersectional work 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
  • International: Human Rights
  • Other, by Invitation

If your work touches one or more of these areas and you suspect that web-based meetings might advance your mission, we welcome your application! If you have any questions at all, including eligibility questions, please take advantage of our online chat hours (M-F 9-12 CT) or drop us a line at grants@northbridgetech.org.

This grant is valued at $5,000. Applications are considered on a rolling basis until capacity is filled.

Please refer to whitepaper links in sidebar for more details.

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