2016 Technology Innovation Awards Now Open

We are very excited to announce that the submission period for the 2016 Technology Innovation Awards (TIA) has officially begun!

As you may know, since 2003 501cTECH’s Technology Innovation Awards have recognized D.C. area nonprofits who put technology to use in an innovative way to improve key aspects of their operations and help advance their missions. It has also served as a reminder that technology is just as important to nonprofits as it is to large corporations.

Nonprofits may submit applications in the following three programmatic areas:

  1. PreK-12 and STEM Education, sponsored by CenturyLink
  2. Skills to Succeed and Workforce Development, Sponsored by Accenture
  3. Veterans and Military Families, Sponsored by BAE Systems

Applicants must designate which one they believe most closely aligns with their project idea, but the cause area you select does not need to be the sole focus of the organization. If you can explain how your project applies to one of these categories and advances your nonprofit’s mission, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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Past winners have included the YWCA of the National Capital Area, The Arc of Northern Virginia, and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). Winners have completed a wide range of projects that empowered them through digital capabilities, including web-based learning portals, comprehensive salesforce customization, mobile application development, and innovative social media strategy. Their stories can be found on 501cTECH’s blog, and a full list of past winners and their projects are available on 501cTECH’s website.

This is a unique opportunity to turn that great idea you’ve been holding onto into a reality and we would love to help you do it. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 1 at 5 p.m.


If you have any lingering questions about the process, read our FAQs page or register for one of our free 30-minute webinars.

We look forward to seeing your ideas!

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