Administered by the Community Technology Program of the City of Seattle’s Department of Information Technology and funded with cable franchise fees, the Technology Matching Fund provides grants of up to $30,000 for local organizations’ technology projects. After they are awarded with a grant, organizations must match the amount that they are given with their own contributions. These contributions can comprise volunteer labor, materials, professional services or cash.
Since the fund’s inception in 1997 through 2014, the city has awarded more than $3.5 million in project-based grants to 270 individual organizations such as The Seattle Globalist, the Asian Counseling Referral Service and the Youth Media Institute.
How Much Has Been Awarded Each Year and Who Receives the Grants?
As I reviewed the data on this fund, I wanted to explore where the awarded funds have been going on a more granular level. To do this, I created the following visualizations, which provide insight into how much money is being awarded year-over-year and to which organizations.
Want to Apply? The 2015 Deadline is March 19
Thinking about applying for funds, or just want to learn more about the Technology Matching Fund? You can visit their website to review and download the 2015 Guidelines.
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