Technology Innovation Awards

Does your nonprofit have a technology related project idea that will advance your mission? The Technology Innovation Awards recognize nonprofit organizations that have plans to positively impact their communities and change lives, through innovative technology projects. Tech Forward will grant $10,000 to nonprofits to help implement these technologies. From building apps for your community, producing interactive data sets for your funders, or creating programs using predictive analytics, the TIA grant is a catalyst to starting projects that can help you reach your mission.

At the 2019 Tech Forward Conference, Technology Innovation Awards will be presented to nonprofit organizations that have outlined innovative plans to use technology to further their missions.

Applications for the 2019 Technology Innovation Awards are now closed. Finalists will be notified by 7/31.

Eligibility Requirements

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

Application Questions

  1. Part One: Eligibility (must meet all requirements above)
  2. Part Two: Organizational Information
    1. Organization Name
    2. EIN #
    3. Website URL
    4. Primary Contact Information
    5. Annual Budget
  3. Part Three: Organizational Background
    1. Mission
    2. Offered Services
    3. Key Constituents
    4. Additional, Relevant Background (if applicable)
  4. Part Four: Technology Project
    1. Project Name | Project Teaser Description
    2. Full Project Description
    3. Target Timeline & Dates
    4. Draft Project Budget (Attach)
  5. Part Five: Project Impact
    1. Target Impact
      1. Program | Internal Operations Impact
      2. Services | External Constituents Impact
    2. Lifespan of Impact / Measurable Metrics

Contact

Questions? Contact techforward@techimpact.org with the subject line “TIA Question

Award Sponsors

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there geographical restrictions?

Application is open to all US based organizations, or international organizations with US presence. International organization that are registered through a US-based nonprofit or parent organization are also eligible.

When will winners be announced?

Winners will be notified in August and announced at the Tech Forward Conference in September. Winners are expected to send at least one representative to the conference to accept award.

Are winners required to attend Tech Forward?

Yes, winners must send at least one representative to the Tech Forward Conference in September. A $500 travel stipend and free registration is provided to winning organization to attend the event.

Are there reporting requirements?

Winners will be asked to provide six month updates to Tech Impact for marketing and promotional purposes only.