2019 Technology Matching Fund Projects

Atlantic Street Center

Atlantic Street Center

Update the Family Resource Center's outdated technology lab in Rainer Beach. Add Chromebooks and Jetpacks for mobile use and internet access for clients at home. 

Award: $39,000

Computing For All

TMF 2019 - CFA

Provide underserved youth ages 14-18 with computer science skills for entry level information technology job opportunities in web development, digital marketing and other high demand positions in the Seattle area. 

Award: $39,770

Dress for Success Seattle

Empower Her Success

Help low-income women, especially women of color, to get and to succeed in web design and computer coding jobs, empowering them to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families, and bringing more gender and racial balance to opportunities in the predominantly male technology sector.

Award: $40,000

Full Life Care

Device Integration into Assisted Living Project

Conduct workshops to teach low-income Seattle Housing Authority residents about smart speakers and other Internet of Things devices that can enhance daily living for people with disabilities.

Award: $28,684

Indigenouz PlaceMakerz

Interweaving Artistic Digital Literacy

Engage indigenous artists to interweave digital literacy with artistic practices to strengthen opportunity and career paths. Students will gain skills in using computer hardware, software, all associated peripherals, visual technology, and applied graphic artistry through a curriculum relevant to artistic career areas. 

Award: $25,000

Jack Straw Foundation

Language and Technology for Underserved Youth

Youth with disabilities and English Language Learners will work with arts and technology professionals to gain hands-on experience and exposure to sound, multimedia, and other emerging technologies.

Award: $20,429

Kin On Health Care Center

Kin On Smart Lab: New Senior-Friendly Lunch and Learn

Expand the programming at the computer lab serving Asian seniors aged 55+. Provide monthly workshops, featuring "Life Made Easy With Tech", where students gather with a technology expert in a welcoming group setting over lunch and "Tele-health: Ask the Expert" that connects students with healthcare industry experts using a web-conferencing tool.

Award: $40,000 

Multimedia Resources and Training Institute

Reviving Seattle Media Center for Immigrant Voices

Equip a new space in Yesler Terrace with media technology and furniture and provide training in digital storytelling, journalism, video production, and web design. Students will primarily be youth from East African families.  

Award: $40,000

Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project

Real Access

Purchase equipment to set up a user-friendly computer lab for the Real Change Vendor Center. Provide technology classes to support participants' learning goals. These classes will include topics such as basic computer literacy, email basics, finding resources online, resume building, job searching, budgeting, and basic software lessons.  

Award: $5,000

Seattle Neighborhood Group

2019 Technology Matching Fund 

Deliver computer skills training at Rainier Vista, a Seattle Housing Authority family community in the Rainier Valley. The Project will support a mobile computer lab, including laptops and a Wi-Fi hotspot, and provide classes in three languages to increase technology access, computer skills, and knowledge of job seeking and internet security for low-income residents.

Award: $28,000   

South Park Information and Resource Center 

Aula Digital en Accion - ADA  

Empower South Park non-English speaking residents to increase digital literacy skills to help them gain employment, access resources for immigration and citizenship in Spanish, navigate the Seattle Public Schools' online system (The Source), and to utilize other vital online services. 

Award: $38,000