DreamBig™ for Hunger Relief 2022 Grant Application Form -- U.S. Nonprofit Organizations

Dream Big A TechBridge Grant

Dream Big for Hunger Relief 2022 

 

Applications: 
Open: April 22, 2022

Close: July 20, 2022 (5 PM Pacific Time)  

 

DreamBig™ Grant Announcement at TechBridge's National Hunger Relief Summit: August 25, 2022 

 

 What is the DreamBig™ for Hunger Relief? 

 

TechBridge is excited to announce our 2022 DreamBig™ Technology Grant (DBTG) opportunity. The DBTG celebrates and supports hunger relief-focused nonprofits with more than five full time employees. TechBridge is honored to contribute by providing technology products and services to the awarded/winning organizations. 

 
Winners of the DreamBig™ Technology Grant (DBTG) will be announced during the National Social Justice Summit in Atlanta, Ga. on August 25th, 2022. 

Applications will be available on TechBridge’s website beginning April 22, 2022.

 

Start thinking about how data and technology can grow the impact of your hunger relief nonprofit. Our experienced TechBridge teams will evaluate your idea for estimate costs. Your organization will describe the idea and why it matters to your organization.  

 

TechBridge will fund 80% of the project and your nonprofit will fund 20% through its other funders.  

 

Applicants are requested to add the email address dreambig@techbridge.org to their personal contact lists to facilitate a timely notification process and minimize the risk of notification e-mails being misdirected. 

 

Applicants agree that TechBridge reserves the right to use any photograph(s)/video(s) taken at any event sponsored by TechBridge, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph(s)/video(s). TechBridge may use the photograph(s)/video(s) of DreamBig™ Technology Grant recipients in publications or other media material produced, used, or contracted by TechBridge including but not limited to websites, brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, podcast, etc. Applicants must register for the National Hunger Relief Summit and be present to win.  The winning nonprofit agrees to sit for a TechBridge interview post award.

 

ELIGIBILITY DESCRIPTION

The grant award will include a requisite Technology Assessment, provided by TechBridge. This will be waived if a nonprofit has received one within the last two years. Please note that the grant will also include a detailed discovery process by TechBridge to understand the organization and the proposed technology project. This discovery process may include, but is not limited to, a Technology Assessment, Solution Design, Process Definition, and/or Functional and Technical Requirements. Following this discovery phase, it may be mutually determined and agreed to by TechBridge and the grantee that a different project is the best fit for the awarded funding. 

 

Eligible Organizations 

Nonprofits that meet the following requirements are eligible to apply for a grant from the DreamBig™ for Hunger Relief Technology Grant: 

  • Nonprofit organization must be located and providing services within the United States. 
  • Nonprofit organization must be classified by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of the I.R.S. code as a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, donations to which are deductible as charitable contributions under Section 170 (c)(2), and the I.R.S. determination must be current; 
  • Nonprofit organization must have a minimum two-year operating history after the date of receipt of its 501(c)(3) classification; 
  • Nonprofit organization must have annual operating expenses greater than $2,000,000 as reflected in the most recently filed I.R.S. Form 990 (click here for more information on Form 990: https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-990; 
  • Nonprofit organization must have at least five (5) full-time paid employees or Full Time Equivalents (FTE), paid minimum wage or more, working at least 35 hours per week or two employees working a combined 35 hours per week, all classified as a W-2 employee for the 12 months prior to submitting an application (please note that contractors or consultants do not count toward this requirement) 

 

Ineligible Organizations 

The following organizations are not eligible to apply for funding: 

  • Private and publicly funded schools (K-12) and institutions of higher learning. This does not include nonprofit charter schools; 
  • Organizations that exclusively raise funds for publicly funded schools (K-12), institutions of higher learning and government agencies; 
  • Organizations that require participation in religious services and/or education as a condition of receiving services; and/or 
  • Organizations that have discriminatory policies and/or practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex/gender, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information or political beliefs. 

 

Ineligible Requests 

The following application requests are not eligible to apply for funding: 

  • Applications for consulting services that take place outside the grant period. 
  • Applications for services not provided by TechBridge 
  • Applications for equipment or hardware, website design, services by other vendors 

 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS 

When will the application be available? 

  • April 22, 2022 

  

I submitted my online application form but didn’t get confirmation – did you receive it? 

  • If you did not receive a confirmation email, please first check your spam/junk folder for an email from dreambig@techbridge.org. If no confirmation is there, please email us at dreambig@techbridge.org and we can verify receipt. 

  

I submitted my application but now realize I omitted important information – how do I edit it? 

  • You may resubmit your application in its entirety prior to the deadline and we will put forward the application with the latest submission date/time for judging consideration. 

  

I completed my application in Word – who can I email it to?  

  

What specifically will you require from our organization by way of financial documentation to show that we practice financial responsibility? 

We require all applicants to verify that they demonstrate fiscal responsibility, the appropriate use of funds and accounting standards. While we do not require documentation to substantiate this claim, relevant proof of sound financial practices could include: 

  • Maintaining a complete and accurate set of accounting records; 
  • Making available upon request audited financial statements; 
  • Having a treasurer/finance committee at the board level involved in reviewing financial results; 
  • Completing all IRS filings, including Form 990 or Form 990EZ;  
  • Producing a public annual financial report that discloses the source and use of funds received. 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 
Please be advised that to accept the application, all the criteria below must be met and checked.   

If you cannot check all boxes above, please revisit the project proposal before completing this application.

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION

 
Note: Please do not use Auto-fill to complete any portion of the application as the data may not save correctly.
 














  


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APPLICATION ESSAY

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