Technology Firm Offers Programs for Free

Adobe Systems logoFunder: Adobe; Program: Adobe: ConnectED Software Grants; Funding Focus: Education, computer technology; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Public, state-operated, county-operated school, or BIA schools at the elementary or secondary school level that receive Title I funds; Funding: Software (the foundation distributed about $4 million in grants last year); Deadline: Rolling.

Summary: Adobe is offering creative tools and teacher professional development to schools across the United States. These include the popular Adobe Photoshop as well as Adobe Premiere, Adobe Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Echosign, and a range of teacher training resources. Adobe has committed over $300 million in software and professional development services to the  White House’s ConnectED initiative.  Up to 30 licenses per school per software program; all licenses expire Dec. 30, 2019.

Start with the eligibility page. Adobe responds promptly to emailed questions.

Info: http://edex.adobe.com/connected/eligibility  or edex@adobe.com

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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