Help for Organizations
Access for All Broadband Internet for Organizations
If your group is providing computer access to
the public, you may be eligible for free installation, modem, and
Internet access from Comcast or Wave Broadband. The City of
Seattle, in cooperation with Comcast, is
providing a limited number of free high-speed connections to the
Internet for qualified sites providing public access. This Access
for All Project is part of the City’s effort to ensure resident's have
technology and access and skills. For more information, call or email Derrick
Hall at (206) 233-5061, or read about cable modems on the Web.
Free City Surplus Computers
The City surpluses hundreds of computers each year. These computers, which are usually about three years old, are provided for free to Seattle based nonprofit human service agencies and schools that serve Seattle residents. If your group is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves Seattle residents, you may be eligible to receive surplus computers. For more information, call or email Brenda Frost at (206) 386-1001
or download an application from the Web.
Funding for Community and Neighborhood Technology Projects
The Technology Matching Fund, modeled after
the Neighborhood Matching Fund, provides money for community
technology access and literacy projects on an annual basis. For more
information, go to the Tech Matching Fund page on the Web.
Get Online Week Resources
Click on links below to view, print or download pdf document.
Publicity for Your
Neighborhood Web Site
If you have a neighborhood Web site and you
want it added to the Neighborhoods on the Net page,
call or email Vicky Yuki at (206) 233-7877.
Web Resources Outside the City
In addition to the free technology resources
offered by the City of Seattle, you may want to look at information
and services offered by the following organizations (none of which
are affiliated with or endorsed by the City):
TechSoup (www.techsoup.org): Non-profit technology resources, including discounted software and some hardware
NTEN (nten.org): National organization providing education and networking with those working to improve technology use by non-profit organizations.
Idealware (www.idealware.org):Reviews of tools used by the non-profit sector and workshops.
Alliance for Technology Access (ataccess.org/): Working to increase the use of technology by children and adults with disabilities and functional limitations.
Global Neighborhood (www.orgsites.com): Provides a free website or local news page for nonprofit or noncommercial organzations.
Seattle Community Network (www.scn.org)