Does your nonprofit have a technology related project in the works that will advance your mission? The Technology Innovation Awards, presented by the Tech Forward Partners, recognize nonprofit organizations that have plans to positively impact their communities and change lives, through innovative technology projects.

At the Tech Forward 2018 Conference, three Technology Innovation Awards will be presented to nonprofit organizations that have outlined innovative plans to use technology to further their missions.

Could your organization benefit from a $10,000 technology grant? Apply for the Technology Innovation Awards to secure your change to win! Eligibility and application details can be found below.

The Technology Innovation Awards submission period will open in June, 2018

How to apply: 

If you are interested in applying for this award, please read through the following information. 

Eligible nonprofits must: 

  • Be a 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 charitable organization (as defined by the Internal Revenue Services), other than: churches and organizations whose primary mission is to promote a religion; private schools, colleges, or universities; nonprofit hospitals or cooperative hospital service organizations; and governmental units.
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility, which is defined by adherence to general accounting standards.
  • Be inclusive and embrace diversity; does not discriminate in service delivery and employment on any basis including ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or religion.
  • Have an annual operating budget of at least $500,000.
  • Able to send a representative to the Tech Forward Conference this September

The Application: 

  1. Part One: Eligibility (must meet all requirements above)
  2. Part Two: Organizational Information Organization Name EIN #
    1. Website URL
    2. Primary Contact Information
    3. Annual Budget
  3. Part Three: Organizational Background Mission Offered Services
    1. Key Constituents
    2. Additional, Relevant Background (if applicable)
  4. Part Four: Technology Project Description
    1. Draft Project Budget
  5. Part Five: Project Impact
    1.  Program/ Internal Impact
    2. Service/External Impact
    3. Application of Technology


There will be three winners who will each receive a $10,000 grant to advance their technology project.

Questions? Contact with the subject line “TIA Question