Digital Inclusion Fund

An annual fund supporting groups bridging the digital divide.
Learn More

A MORE CONNECTED COMMUNITY

With gigabit speeds becoming increasingly available in Kansas City, it’s critical to take steps to ensure that Kansas Citians across the digital divide don’t get left further and further behind.

The Digital Inclusion Fund was created to support organizations that provide digital training to the elderly and underserved and increase technology access to populations across the divide. It is housed at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and made possible by Google Fiber, the Sprint Foundation, The Illig Family Foundation, Polsinelli, Global Prairie and JE Dunn.

In 2013, GKCCF received 50 applications requesting more than $1.8 million in funds. The projects to receive first-round funds were:

  • Connecting for Good – Digital Inclusion Support Program, $40,000
  • Kansas City Public Library District – Mobile Digital Media Lab for Youth, $98,400
  • Trinity Community Church – Digital Access KCK, $60,500
  • Hispanic Economic Development Council – Digital Life Skills Training for Low-Income Latinos, $77,770
  • ArtsTech – Digital Connectors Intergenerational Project, $35,000

The second round of funding closed on September 26, 2014. The Fund plans to award $1 million in grants over three years.

 

To learn more about the fund, visit the GKCCF website.

Our Team

Google Fiber

Google Fiber

Partner

Connecting for Good

Connecting for Good

Grant Recipient

ArtsTechKC

ArtsTechKC

Grant Recipient

HEDCKC

HEDCKC

Grant Recipient

Related News

Panels Discuss Lessons Learned with KC Coalition for Digital Inclusion

This month’s Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion meeting was moved to May 12 to celebrate National Digital Inclusion Week. The KCCDI celebrated by holding a special 3-hour meeting with a panel discussion and Skype call to the National Coalition for Digital Inclusion to discuss the progress in digital inclusion, as well as mistakes and […]

Read More

Still, I recommend checking out into www.besttrackingapps.com the dim if you’re a fan of old-school roguelike rpg games and want something challenging this weekend