Private Funder: IGT (formerly GTECH); Opportunity: 2016 After-School Advantage Grants programs; Funding Focus: Education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits and schools; Funding: Awards include up to $15,000 worth of computers, online technology and computer software; Deadline: Rolling.
Summary: The global gaming and betting conglomerate provides new state-of-the-art computers, online technology and software for free to qualified groups. IGT After-School Advantage Program provides state-of-the-art computer labs to organizations in inner-city communities and supports after-school programs targeting disadvantaged youth. Eligible applicants include nonprofits with existing after-school programs in need of a computer lab. This initiative is meant to provide an otherwise unavailable educational experience and bridge the digital divide among at-risk children.
The program targets minority and at-risk children ages 5 to 15. Almost 200 After School Advantage computer centers already are operating successfully since 1999. Applicants must have staffing and monetary support systems in place to sustain the lab. Guidance is here: http://tinyurl.com/zswppra