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.
This grant made possible by the generous support of

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.

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This grant awards a "just-right" amount of training, guided strategic planning, and unrestricted use of a private, full-featured conference room in our virtual web conference center Nexus Web Meet. Grantees emerge with a thoughtful, personalized plan for their own technology adoption and practiced skills that are transferrable to any web conferencing platform or vendor. Grantees become eligible for the ongoing 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 take advantage of our online chat hours or drop us a line at

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Please refer to these whitepapers for more details.

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