TechGrants You Can Use

On a regular basis, the editor of TechGrants highlights foundations or organizations that have awarded technology grants or have indicated a specific interest in the area of technology. Click here for TechGrants You Can Use.

Past TechGrants Awards include

PRX Public Radio Exchange (Cambridge, MA)

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 website is an online community and marketplace for radio programming.

Center for Court Innovation (New York, NY)

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)

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 (Atlanta, GA)

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)

By 2008, CCTV will be 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 inVermont since 1984, CCTV and its affiliates use community media to engage citizens in social change, promote strategic communicationswithin nonprofit organizations and develop skills necessary for all community members to participate in the information society.

Hispanic Education Telecommunication Systems (Puerto Rico)

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.

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