Best Buy Foundation: Youth Technology ProgramDeadline: November 1, 2014
The Best Buy Foundation aims to provide underserved teens with access to technology to build 21st century skills and bridge the digital divide. To help accomplish this goal, the foundation is seeking applications from nonprofit organizations for programs that help teens build 21st century skills by utilizing cutting-edge technology such as computers, digital cameras, video cameras, and professional software in a wide range of areas including (but not limited to): audio production (including music mixing & recording); coding/3D printing; computer maintenance and repair; digital photography/graphic design; filmmaking and videography; maker faires/hack-a-thons; mobile and game app development; programming; robotics; and web site design.
Amount: Grants will range from $100,000-$200,000.
Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with existing out-of-school time program with a proven track record of serving youth ages 13-18. The program must operate within 25 miles of a Best Buy store or other Best Buy center of operations (e.g., warehouse, corporate headquarters, etc.) to allow for Best Buy employee volunteer participation. Applicants should have the ability to conduct programming in multiple targeted sites across the country. Priority is given to programs that will operate in the following areas: Chicago, Denver, Jersey City/NYC, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, San Antonio, Seattle and Washington D.C.
Note: A webinar will be held on September 8 from 12:30-1:30 MST. See the website for information on how to participate.