Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Technology Matching Fund

Grants to Washington Nonprofits, Groups, Associations, and
CBOs in Eligible Areas to Increase Access to Technology

Agency Type:


Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

City of Seattle Information Technology - Community Technology Program

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

01/12/21 5:00 PM


Request a Grant Writer

Matching grants of up to $25,000 to Washington nonprofit organizations, neighborhood groups, Parent-Teacher-Student Associations, business groups, and other community-based organizations in eligible locations for digital equity projects. Funding is intended to provide technology opportunities to local residents and communities – especially those who are historically underserved or underrepresented. Eligible projects benefit the residents of Seattle.

The barriers to digital equity disproportionately affect BIPOC residents, low-income households, limited-English speakers, older adults, and people with disabilities. These households are located primarily in South Central Seattle, South Seattle, West Seattle, and areas of downtown and Lake City. The COVID-19 pandemic has only intensified the need to address this disparity, as working from home, accessing vital resources, and online schooling have become the norm. Additionally, digital equity providers are impacted by the inability to provide classes, technical assistance, and supportive services in person. 

Applicants should 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.

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.

For examples of project ideas, see:

For information about eligible projects expenses, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151921

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $25,000

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed within one year or less.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- Non-profit organizations
- Neighborhood groups
- Parent-Teacher-Student Associations (PTSA)
- Business groups
- Community-based organizations

Applications for projects within institutions such as schools, housing authorities, and other government agencies are eligible for Technology Matching Fund grants but must come from community groups (e.g. resident associations, Parent Teacher Student Associations) or community-based organizations. The fund must engage the larger community in a meaningful way. Examples include:
- School-based programs that support after-school or evening-based programs. Funds may not be used for in-school projects that do not engage the larger community in a meaningful way.
- Resident associations that create opportunities for digital skills training and support provided in community rooms or common areas in low-income housing communities.

Not eligible:
- Individuals
- For-profit businesses
- Religious organizations
- Major institutions, government agencies, hospitals, universities, schools
- Political groups
- Organizations outside the City of Seattle

For information about non-eligible project expenses, see:

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicants can attend a virtual information session on TMF guidelines, application, and Q&A at one of two offered. Registration is required, so click on the links next to the date(s) you wish to attend. The content will be the same at both sessions.

Tuesday, November 24 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm 11/24 workshop
Registration link:

Saturday, December 5 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm 12/5 workshop
Registration link:

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

Grant recipients will be notified in mid-February 2021.

Applicants must register online with City of Seattle Web grants prior to applying. Registration can take a few days. See

The total match must equal at least half of the funding request. For more information, see

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Direct questions to
Vicky Yuki
(206) 233-7877

Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Ave, Suite 2700
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-684-0600

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington: Seattle

Suggested Grants:

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.

GrantWatch ID#: 126162

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Independent Filmmakers for Feature-Length Films

Deadline 02/08/21

Grants to USA, Canada, and International independent filmmakers for feature-length film projects. Funding is intended to support projects at any production phase from development through post-production. Priority will be given to applications from early career and emerg

GrantWatch ID#: 127055

Grants to USA National Nonprofits for Arts Education Services for Youth and Children

Deadline 03/16/21 Conference Date: 02/01/21 LOI Date: 02/16/21

Grants to USA national nonprofits to provide high-quality arts education services and projects for youth and children. Applicants are advised to create or verify the required registrations well in advance of the deadline date, and are requested to submit a letter of int

GrantWatch ID#: 129255

Grants to Canada and USA Eligible Medical Residents to Improve the Health and Well-Being of ...

Deadline 01/27/21

Grants of up to $2,000 to Canada, USA, and Territories eligible medical residents for projects to improve children's health and well-being. Funding is intended to meet the health needs of children with a broad-based community approach. Projects must be led by a pediatri

GrantWatch ID#: 129263

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 05/01/21

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Economic Development and Job Training in Eli...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations in multiple states to address the needs of residents in eligible counties, with priority given to low- to moderate-income populations. Applicants in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,

GrantWatch ID#: 130602

Grants to Western Washington Jewish Nonprofits to Enhance the Lives of Women and Girls

Deadline 02/19/21

Grants of up to $10,000 to Western Washington Jewish nonprofit organizations to enhance the lives of girls and women throughout the region. Funding is intended to support programs that advance social change through women's empowerment. Eligible programs must be ongoing

GrantWatch ID#: 130942

Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

GrantWatch ID#: 131400

Grant to a USA, Canada, or International Early-Career Psychologist for Child Psychology Rese...

Deadline 06/15/21

Grant of $9,000 to a USA, Canada, or International early-career psychologist for child psychology research projects. The purpose of the program is for research and demonstration projects that foster an understanding of the relationship between self-identity and scholast

GrantWatch ID#: 132694