Investing in Infrastructure: What Holds Foundations Back From Funding Technology?

Today 1400 foundations received a letter from 22 organizations that support nonprofit infrastructure. The letter urges those foundations to commit to directing at least 1% of their grantmaking budgets to support the infrastructure upon which the nonprofit sector is built. I believe that the ...
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Lessons from Foundations on Technology Capacity Building

Idealware has written extensively about funding technology projects—see A Funders Guide to Supporting Technology and Funding Technology Projects for proof of that. Technology in and of itself won’t save lives or end world hunger, but the right technology can build an organization’s overall ...
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Funding Technology Capacity: Resources and Further Reading

How can foundations support technology capacity building at nonprofits? The following resources should provide an overview of why you should think about supporting capacity building and what foundations are already doing to encourage nonprofits to think about their technology resources.
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Collaboration Tools for Foundations

Collaboration is as integral to the work of foundations as it is to nonprofit organizations. But with staff, board members, and other collaborators spread out across multiple offices or geographic locations, it’s not as easy as sitting around a table in a conference room. The right software can not ...
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SHARE Fund

The SHARE Fund is a nonprofit, volunteer, charitable outreach program which provides various types of material and financial support to families and individuals in need during emergencies or times of severe hardship.
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The MARPAT Foundation

The MARPAT Foundation awards grants to organizations based in or benefiting the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Its grants are usually awarded to organizations promoting the arts, nature conservation, family planning, knowledge of American history.
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The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is committed to building a stronger community for residents of the Washington, DC area through support of programs in arts and humanities, community services, education, health and the environment.
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Clark Charitable Foundation

The Foundation's mission is to provide a better quality of life for people living primarily in the Washington, DC metropolitan region, placing particular emphasis on organizations or programs that benefit the disadvantaged and those involving medical research, health care, and education.
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Meyer Foundation

The Meyer Foundation identifies and invests in visionary leaders and effective community-based nonprofit organizations that are working to create lasting improvements in the lives of low-income people in the Washington, DC metropolitan region, and works to strengthen the region’s nonprofit sector ...
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