Digital Equity Fund
In 2019, three Boston nonprofits — La Alianza Hispana, Mujeres Unidas Avanzando, and South End Technology Center. These groups will receive $100,000 in grants combined through the fund. Learn more about the 2019 recipients.
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- help people use the Internet, digital skills, and digital tools to pursue life goals
- allow communities to work, play, learn, and engage in civic life on the Internet safely and securely
- make decisions based on the needs of their community, and
- work to help households who don’t subscribe to broadband get access to this service.
In 2017, the City of Boston used $35,000 to offer grants to local community organizations. We administered the fund through a selective application process. The first grant was awarded to the Castle Square Tenants Organization to fund its work with local students. Through our grant, the nonprofit was able to provide paid internships to more than a dozen students. They also offered an audio/visual college course, in partnership with the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology.