Technology Grant Application

Northbridge is a volunteer-driven 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.

Social leaders need powerful ways to connect and communicate! Meeting this need, Northbridge Technology Alliance is pleased to announce our 2018 technology grant cycle.

Whether by community outreach webinars, no-travel volunteer trainings, 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, planning, and skills that are required to successfully 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 2018 grantees. This grant is designed to support 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 can identify a way in which web conferencing might support your mission, we welcome your application! If you have any questions at all, including eligibility questions, please drop us a line at

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and awarded quarterly throughout 2018 on the following dates: February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1

Please refer to these whitepapers for more details.

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