2016 Technology Matching Fund Projects

Children’s Home Society of Washington/North Seattle Family Center

Lake City Court Computer Resources for All

Increase computer lab access, resident volunteer involvement and technology programming for youth and adults in a highly diverse, low income community. Partners in the project include Literacy Source, the YMCA, Full Life Care and Seattle Housing Authority.  

Award $48,580 

Coalition for Refugees from Burma

Digital Literacy for Immigrant/Refugee Parents

Deliver a three-component technology access and training program in partnership with Somali Youth and Family Club, targeting immigrant and refugee parents of students enrolled in Seattle Public Schools. 

Award: $34,040

Community & Parents for Public Schools

Parent Volunteer Technology Mentorship

Provide technology training for low-income and immigrant parents engaged in a Parent Volunteer Mentorship program.  Parents will earn laptop computers after completing 100 hours of training and volunteer work at the school. 

Award: $24,800

El Centro de la Raza

Mobile Computer Lab

Develop a Mobile Computer Lab with 30 new laptops to deliver ongoing technology training and tutoring for low income youth engaged in a new After School Drop-In Program and for seniors in a Wellness and Congregate Meal Program. 

Award: $43,000

Full Life Care

Mobile Lab Project for Unserved Communities

Nine Seattle Housing Authority communities that are not currently served by onsite computer labs will collaborate and share a mobile computer lab to provide technology access and training to their low income residents. 

Award: $44,640

Multimedia Resources and Training Institute

Equipment Upgrade for Mobile and Studio Multimedia

Upgrade outdated video and computer equipment to provide multimedia services, both in a state-of-the-art studio and at locations throughout Seattle. Use laptops as a mobile lab to bring training to other nonprofits that do not have their own computer labs. 

Award: $40,000

Na’ah Illahee Fund

Native Girls Code

Conduct a year-long club for young native women to gain cultural knowledge and computer coding skills. Partners include the University of Washington Information School Digital Youth Lab and the Washington NASA Space Consortium.      

Award: $13,240

New Horizons

Computer Literacy Training

Purchase 10 computers and provide training in partnership with Seattle Public Library to youth ages 13-23 experiencing homelessness.  Offer certifications in Microsoft Office products, as well as guided resume writing and job exploration workshops.

Award: $10,560

SightConnection

Digital Training for the Visually Impaired

Provide a Tablet Training Program to visually impaired adults enable them to be as engaged on-line as a fully sighted person and as connected digitally as anyone else.

Award: $21,140

Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle

Summer University for African American Students

Provide a 6-week Summer University program serving 60 at-risk African American middle and high school students. Provide academic enrichment and skill-building through a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) curriculum on a college campus.

Award: $40,000