Tech Foundation Donations Help Students, Community Groups

The Nat’l Cristina Foundation (NCF) directs donations of used computer equipment to nonprofit organizations, schools and public agencies throughout the United States. These organizations train people with disabilities, students at risk and economically disadvantaged persons to lead more independent and productive lives.

Deadline: Rolling.

Since the early 1980s, the Greenwich, CT-based, organization has helped bridge the gap among corporations and community organizations and public agencies that train people with special needs. The organization works to ensure used computer technology resources are given a second productive life.  NCF does not charge for its services, although donors may be asked to cover shipping costs. It does not donate computers to individuals.

NCF targets donations of used computer equipment to organizations that will use the equipment for training, job development, educational programs and related projects that focus on improving the lives of people with disabilities, students at risk, and the economically disadvantaged. It does not donate directly to individuals or support religious instruction.

Priority is given to training organizations, schools and public agencies working within North America. Agencies working outside of this region are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Please note: The website has a helpful needs locator that automatically loads when you open the page. The locator finds organizations in your area which are looking for donations of specific computer parts, such as sound cards or monitors.

Info: or 203/863-9100

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