GA DREAM BIG TECHNOLOGY GRANT
What is A “Dream Big” Technology Grant?
Nonprofit staff, boards and volunteer advisors often brainstorm great ideas but lack the resources to follow through with them. What if there was a better, simpler way available by applying the latest technology to your nonprofit’s operation to alleviate non-client supporting duties?
Georgia’s Dream Big technology grant provides funding to make dreams into reality. Nonprofit organizations outline ideas to improve client journeys, re-invent onboarding, motivate donors, link service partners, illustrate their impact and many other brilliant endeavors.
How Do I Get Ready To Apply Online?
Download the Dream Big Application Worksheet.
Completing the online application will take about 20-25 minutes –some people completed it in less time. From February 15 to March 29, the Georgia Dream Big Grant Online Application is open. The questions are mostly yes/no and fill-in-the-blank. Describe your proposed project and why you believe it will make an impact on your nonprofit organization. The Georgia Dream Big Technology Grants will be announced in June 2019 and must begin implementation within 6 months.
This is one of the few grant opportunities focus on nonprofits getting and using software technologies (plus IT hours) to help fulfill their missions. Last year several transformational projects were awarded between $8,000 and $24,000– and it all starts by completing the online grant application.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
80/20 Matching Grant
Dream Big Technology Grantees have some “skin in the game.” TechBridge provides 80% of the projects total funding. If the proposed project is $10,000, the nonprofit is expected to provide $2,000 from other funding sources and TechBridge contributes $8,000. Find more in our TechBridge Dream Big Grant Explanation Flier >>
GUIDELINES AND FAQS
2019 Dream Big Technology Grant Presenting Sponsor:
Client Journeys & Outcomes
Rainbow Village believes technology has helped us create better pictures of our successes to clients, stakeholders, donors and influencers. This transformative project allowed Rainbow Village to save time and reap substantial cost savings. We went from yellow sticky notes to networked information. Now we are able to demonstrate relevant outcomes for residents, using appropriate technology for data collection and reporting.
Client Journeys & Outcomes
“Let’s help kids in low-opportunity communities imagine brighter futures!” With the Dream Big technology grant, Raising Expectations eliminated the time laden role of data entry and associated personnel costs. Providing multiple access point leads to more real-time, context-rich updates on student academic plans and how these relate to coordinated family supports.
CHRIS180 & WESTSIDE CONNECT
Connecting Multiple NPOs
CHRIS 180 and several Westside Connect partners committed to establishing a standardized screening and referral process called “Westside Connect.” Working with the TechBridge Dream Big technology grant, we implemented a universal entry process connecting each client in need to a host of services and providers at once and laying the groundwork for more accurate, individualized solution.