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Hundreds of Youth Bridge the Digital Divide

This fall, hundreds of kids from North Seattle are returning to school empowered with new computer knowledge. In the 2014 round of Tech Matching Grants (TMF), North Seattle Boys & Girls Club (NSBGC) was awarded $20,000 to create 23 computer work stations, now providing free computer access and education to hundreds of youth. Volunteers and staff monitor the labs, offer technology classes and partner with community organizations to offer additional programs. Since the computers’ arrival last fall, the equipment has been in almost continual […]

TMF success: UW Women’s Center’s Making Connections

The University of Washington’s Women’s Center’s Making Connections (MC) program received a Technology Literacy and Access grant for $14, 399 to “provide enriching educational and character-building experiences for underrepresented Seattle-area high school girls to achieve in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).” In the 2014-2015 academic year, MC served more than 105 students from 23 high schools in the greater Seattle area. In addition to new computers at the center, other components of the […]

Technology Matching Fund

The Technology Matching Fund provides awards of up to $30,000 in matching funds to community projects which increase technology literacy, provide access to computers, the Internet, and other information technologies; and increase civic participation in the use of technology. Workshops are being held February 10, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave S., Seattle, 98144; and on February 12, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Solid Ground, 1501 N. 45th St., Seattle, 98103. […]

Technology Matching Funds available: deadline March 19

Community organizations and nonprofits are invited to apply for nearly $500,000 in funding to increase digital equity. The Technology Matching Fund awards are matched by the community’s contribution of volunteer labor, materials, professional services or funding. “As a City, Seattle is known for technology and innovation, yet too many residents do not have sufficient Internet access or the skills necessary to participate fully in today’s economy,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “This funding leverages the resources […]

$470,000 in matching funds offered for technology projects

The City of Seattle invites community organizations and nonprofits to apply for nearly $500,000 in funding to increase digital equity. The Technology Matching Fund awards are matched by the community’s contribution of volunteer labor, materials, professional services or funding. “As a city, Seattle is known for technology and innovation, yet… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle supports assistive technology lab, empowers older adults

Older adults with low vision reconnect with their independence in a new assistive technology learning lab funded by the City of Seattle’s Technology Matching Fund. Low vision caused by age-related eye diseases compromises the ability of older adults to continue activities of daily life, self-care, and even social interaction. One nonprofit, Sight Connection, enhances the ability of individuals with vision loss to lead active independent lives. The Technology Matching Fund provided Sight Connection with a […]

Awareness & Recovery Institute shares their journalism successes

Recovery through Journalism has received wide support among the East African Community in Seattle. Under the newly established nonprofit called “Awareness and Recovery Institute (ARI)”, the project trained eight East African youth, the majority of whom are Somalis. During the training, the youth participated in reading, writing, computer aided reporting, and photography workshops. Soon after the training, the youth started practicing what they had learned; they are now providing photographs and some short writing to […]

Summer success at the Eritrean community

The Eritrean Community In Seattle and Vicinity, ECSV, has been serving Eritrean families since 1983. Located in the Central District the organization has served as a bridge to help Eritrean refugees and immigrants to adjust to the culture of their new home here in the United States. With a $15,000 grant from the Technology Matching Fund, ECSV provided a much needed upgrade to their aging computer lab. Five new computers and an air conditioner to […]