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How can your organization utilize technology to work with TechBridge to break the cycle of generational poverty?

Our Dream Big™ Grants were created to help nonprofits apply creative technology solutions to their organizations.

Technology has the potential to transform the operations of shelters, food pantries, workforce development programs, and more. Many nonprofits struggle with optimizing their client-facing services due to a backlog of manual administrative work, but technology can expedite these processes.

Each Dream Big™ Grant gives organizations in our four pillars the opportunity to leverage technology for simplified client onboarding, tracking client journeys and outcomes, donor management, and measuring mission impacts. This series of grants is one of the few grant opportunities focusing on nonprofits obtaining and using software technologies (plus IT hours) to help fulfill their missions.

2021 DreamBig Recipient

Why Dream Big?

Current Opportunities

Dream Big™ for Hunger Relief 2022

Applications Open:  – 

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This Dream Big™ Grant is open to hunger-relief-focused nonprofits with more than five full-time employees.

Start thinking about how data and technology can grow the impact of your hunger-relief nonprofit. Our experienced TechBridge teams will evaluate your idea to estimate costs.

The Dream Big™ Grant winners will be announced during the National Hunger Relief Summit on August 25th, 2022

Interested in applying for Dream Big for Hunger Relief?

Use the button below to navigate to the application. Good luck! Remember, the application closes , so apply today!

Dream Big for Hunger Relief: Eligible Organizations

  1. The organization is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service
    • The nonprofit organization must be classified by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of the I.R.S. code as a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, donations to which are deductible as charitable contributions under Section 170 (c)(2), and the I.R.S. determination must be current
    • Nonprofit organization must have a minimum two-year operating history after the date of receipt of its 501(c)(3) classification
  2. The organization is focused on Hunger Relief
    • Hunger relief advocates
    • Food banks
    • Food pantries
    • Food rescue organizations
    • Community gardens
    • Urban farms
    • Nutrition & wellness organizations
    • Grocery stores
    • Food vendors
    • Food donors
  3. Ineligible Organizations
    • Private and publicly funded school K – 12 schools and institutions of higher learning. This does not include nonprofit charter schools
    • Organizations that exclusively raise funds for publicly funded schools (K – 12), institutions of higher learning, and/or government agencies
    • Organizations that require participation in religious services and/or education as a condition of receiving services
    • Organizations that have discriminatory policies and/or practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex/gender, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or political beliefs.
  4. Organization Details
    • The nonprofit organization must have at least five (5) full-time paid employees or Full-Time Equivalents (FTE), paid minimum wage or more, working at least 35 hours per week or two employees working a combined 35 hours per week, all classified as a W-2 employee for the 12 months prior to submitting an application (please note that contractors or consultants do not count toward this requirement)
    • The nonprofit organization must have annual operating expenses greater than $2,000,000 as reflected in the most recently filed I.R.S. Form 990
    • The organization follows EEOC guidelines and provides equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a disabled veteran, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law

Want other ways to get involved?

Not all organizations qualify for this awesome grant, but if you are a Hunger Relief Advocate, Urban Farm, Food Rescue Organization, Nutrition and Wellness Organization, Grocery Store, or Corporate Social Responsibility Staff Member, we have the event for you. (Of course if your organization does qualify for the grant you should come, too!). Check out our National Hunger Relief Summit, happening on . Trust us: you'll want to be there.

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Dream Big Grant: Past Winners

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Gateway Center addresses the underlying barriers that prevent individuals and families from transitioning out of homelessness, such as unemployment, behavioral health, housing affordability, and/or medical conditions. They provide a trauma-informed and client-centered environment where individuals can receive the tools they need to end their homelessness and achieve self-sufficiency.

“Big Winner”

Legal Aid at Work provides free legal services organization assisting low-income working families for more than 100 years. They use 4 main strategies to enforce and strengthen workers’ rights.

  • Clinics & helplines
  • Legal information
  • Litigation
  • Policy advocacy

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YWCA Central Alabama is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Through the years, YWCA assisted young women in their search for employment (1900s), elevated teen service (1930s), and created opportunities during times of turbulent race relations for Black and white women to plan and develop programs together (1960s).

Dream Big for National Hunger Relief Grant FAQs

Interested in applying for Dream Big for Hunger Relief?

Use the button below to navigate to the application. Good luck! Remember, the application closes , so apply today!

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