Technology Matching Fund

The Technology Matching Fund provides funds of up to $25,000 to qualifying non-profit ogranizations in Seattle for digital equity projects.  City dollars are matched by the community's contribution of volunteer labor, materials, professional services, or cash.  The application cycle for 2021 has closed.  Please check back in October 2021 for announcements on the 2022 cycle.

Projects seeking Technology Matching Funds should aim to increase internet access and adoption, as described above, through:

  • Skills training by empowering residents through digital literacy skills training and support.
  • Devices and technical support by ensuring affordable, available and sufficient devices and the support needed to use them effectively.
  • Connectivity by providing internet to low-income residents by expanding wi-fi or another means, and/or assisting with low-cost internet option awareness and enrollment support.

The lack of access to internet-accessible devices and technical skills play a significant role in why some residents remain unconnected. Partnering with organizations that support communities in a holistic way is essential for reaching diverse populations that need digital support. Read the City of Seattle's Internet For All Strategies and Action Plan here.

We seek projects that partner with organizations to deliver culturally relevant digital inclusion programs by:

  • Engaging with historically underserved or underrepresented communities; and
  • Leveraging existing relationships, resources and expertise.

Read more about the current projects.  View the dataset of all the Technology Matching Fund projects awarded since 1998. 

For more information, contact Vicky Yuki at (206) 233-7877 or vicky.yuki@seattle.gov