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Exceptional Children’s Foundation www.efc.net/home
Exceptional Children’s Foundation was founded in 1946 by a group of concerned parents seeking to establish an alternative to institutionalized care for their children with developmental disabilities. Over the years, ECF’s services adapted to meet the changing needs of its vulnerable target population, successfully developing early intervention programs for infants and toddlers, as well as residential, work and activity programs for adults. Today, ECF serves approximately 2,600 clients of all ages and their families through 15 sites in Los Angeles County. ECF will use its TechGrant to update and expand its Information Technology system agency-wide in order to enhance services to its client population. Through information sharing and resource allocation, these upgrades will result in: • increased productivity across all agency programs and functions • decreased IT system downtime due to outdated and incompatible equipment • increased capacity to effectively integrate and use technology to support its work • increased cost-effective operations of all IT functions across the agency, greatly saving both financial resources as well as significant personnel time.
Prescott College was founded in the 1960s with an emphasis on social and environmental justice and a mission to produce community members inclined to activism in environmental, political, and social issues. Prescott College will use its TechGrant to provide two media workshops for nonprofit and charitable organizations in the quad-city area of Northern Arizona. The workshops are designed to provide local nonprofits with the expertise to tell a “digital story” of their organization, for that organization’s later use for informational and fundraising purposes. All participants at these free events will also have free access to Prescott College expertise and Prescott College’s media laboratory to complete additional products that will increase the efficiency with which they build support for their community services. Funding from the TechGrant would provide the current hardware technology and an upgrade to the requisite software necessary to support this project. These funds will be matched with the in-kind donation of workshop facilitation time and media center use and expertise in the production of final products for participating nonprofit and charitable organizations.
PRX Public Radio Exchange (Cambridge, MA) www.prx.org
PRX is an internet-based platform for the digital distribution, peer review, and licensing of public radio content. A collaboration of the Station Resource Group and Atlantic Public Media, PRX invites new voices to the airwaves, helps noncommercial radio stations assemble diverse and exceptional programming, and creates new revenue streams for producers and stations. The prx.org website is an online community and marketplace for radio programming.
Center for Court Innovation (New York, NY) www.courtinnovation.org
Located in New York, the Center for Court Innovation is a unique public-private partnership that is dedicated to enhancing the performance of courts and those whose work intersects with the courts. In performing this work, the Center's goals are to reduce crime, aid victims, strengthen communities and promote public trust in justice. The winner of an Innovations in American Government Award from the Ford Foundation and Harvard University, the Center combines action and reflection to spark problem-solving innovation both locally and nationally.
The Center functions as the New York State Unified Court System's independent research and development arm, investigating chronic problems and field-testing new programs in response. Nationally, the Center disseminates the lessons learned from its experiments in New York.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA) www.sfmoma.org
The first museum on the West Coast devoted solely to 20th-century art, the San Francisco Museum of Art opened in 1935 under the direction of Grace L. McCann Morley. After her 23-year tenure, Morley was succeeded as Museum director by George D. Culler (1958–65) and Gerald Nordland (1966–72). The Museum, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1985, rose to international prominence under the leadership of Henry T. Hopkins (1974–86). "Modern" was added to the Museum's title in 1975 to describe its purview more accurately.
Georgia Center for Nonprofits www.gcn.org
The Georgia Center for Nonprofits is Georgia's association for nonprofit, charitable organizations. Our mission is to serve, strengthen and support Georgia's nonprofit community. The Center advocates to improve the environment in which nonprofits work and helps nonprofits manage better by offering information, training, consulting and nonprofit jobs services.
Cambridge Community Television (Cambridge, MA) www.cctv.org
Since 2008, CCTV has been a trusted and recognized provider of media services that engage citizens in social change. CCTV's Center for Media and Democracy ensures free speech and opportunity in the increasingly centralized and commercialized world of electronic media. Operating in
Hispanic Education Telecommunication Systems (Puerto Rico) www.hets.org
HETS is a telecommunications consortium of colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico. Its mission is to widen the access of Hispanics to higher education and training opportunities through educational telecommunications and distance learning. HETS member connect to each other through a diversity of telecommunications and information technologies. These technologies may include the HETS C-band satellite network system or compressed video through telephone lines or ISDN. All member institutions connect to each other through the Internet.