KAPOR CENTER LAUNCHES A $1M GRANT COMPETITION FOR TECH DIVERSITY
Recently, the Kapor Center announced the launch of the Tech Done Right Challenge, a $1M national grant competition to enhance diversity in the technology sector, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. According to a recent press release, the Kapor Center will identify organizations throughout the U.S. that are actively addressing equity and inclusion gaps in their local tech ecosystem and provide them with activation grant funding to help start and/or grow opportunities for underrepresented women and people of color in tech. The grants will start at a minimum of $100,000.
“We are excited to launch this challenge and encourage organizations putting in the work to collaborate,” stated Sergio Rosas, program lead for the Tech Done Right Challenge. “Experimentation will help us all better understand how to best build a technology sector that’s inclusive by design, not as a mere afterthought.”
So what qualifies an organization to apply? They must have a strong passion for building an inclusive tech ecosystem. The Kapor Center will judge this through the organization formulating an answer to the following question: “What is your innovative solution to build a diverse, inclusive and thriving tech ecosystem within your community?” (read more)