Last year, 16 Tech Community Corporation awarded $1 million in funding to support resident-led projects through the 16 Tech Community Investment Fund. Get to know the Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 grant recipients.
Grant applications for Cycle 3 of the 16 Tech Community Investment Fund are now live. 16 Tech is looking to fund resident-led projects in five key priority areas:
- Workforce Training: Create meaningful workforce development opportunities for adults that lead to career pathways earning at least a living wage.
- Business Support: Support the growth and sustainability of local businesses and entrepreneurs.
- Education: Expand educational opportunities for children in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).
- Infrastructure and Beautification: Connect people and places to enhance community-building by investing in art, housing, nature and beautification of the built environment.
- Neighborhood Capacity Building: Build organizational capacity, grow social capital and an entrepreneurial spirit as well as support community organizing that leads to residents being more empowered.
Grants are awarded from two funding pools annually with upcoming fall deadlines. The Innovation Pool funds grant requests up to $25,000 from neighborhood organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $1 million (Deadline: September 13) and The Impact Pool funds requests up to $100,000 (Deadline: October 1).
All grants are reviewed by an advisory committee and approved by the 16 Tech Community Corporation Board of Directors.
Learn more about applying for the Community Investment Fund by watching our recorded grant info session here.