Deadline approaching for Alabama nonprofits to apply for technology assessment grants

Deadline approaching for Alabama nonprofits to apply for technology assessment grants

Alabama nonprofits have just a few more days to apply for grants to help them assess their technology needs.

The Alabama Power Foundation has teamed up with TechBridge to fund technology assessments for six Alabama nonprofits. The deadline to apply for the grant is May 29.

TechBridge works to improve communities by offering business and technology expertise to nonprofit groups. The Atlanta-based organization provides nonprofits with tools and resources so they can apply business strategies and technology to further their missions.

“We’re looking for nonprofits who understand that technology can transform how efficiently and effectively they can run their organizations,” said Latasia Brown with TechBridge. “It’s important that they buy in to the need for technology, even if they can’t afford it.

“Change is tough for any organization, so buy-in is critical for technology to be successfully implemented,” Brown said.

To be eligible for the grants, Alabama nonprofits must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a 501(c)(3) charitable organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. Churches and groups whose primary missions are to promote religion; private schools, colleges and universities; government agencies; and nonprofit hospitals or cooperative hospital service organizations are not eligible.
  • Have an annual operating budget of $50,000 or more
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility and the appropriate use of funds and accounting standards
  • Follow federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hiring guidelines

TechBridge’s Alabama Advisory Board will determine the grant winners. Nonprofits can apply online.

This post was originally published on Alabama NewsCenter.