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CIVIC Tech Accelerator Fund

FUNDING THe Future

The Civic Tech Accelerator Fund is a focused grant-making process that leverages the expertise and network of Civic Tech leaders (Co-Chairs) to source high-impact civic tech organizations in the Bay Area. Participating Members pool both their financial and intellectual capital to support grantees.

 

We define Civic Tech as a technology that enhances the relationship between people, civic life and/or their government to improve the public good.

PRogram Goals
  • Source high-impact trusted local organizations from a network of Civic Tech experts

  • Unlock large funds for tech-enabled civically-focused organizations

  • Deepen cross-sector engagement

  • Create a culture of tech that cares

Organization Criteria
  • Mission must address a societal issue with a focus on equity & opportunity

  • Senior program staff must have effective management experience, be based in the Bay Area, and ideally are composed of diverse leadership that reflects the communities being served

  • 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) are organizations preferred, though for-profit companies with an explicit social mission will be considered

PRogram Goals
  • Source high-impact trusted local organizations from a network of Civic Tech experts

  • Unlock large funds for tech-enabled civically-focused organizations

  • Deepen cross-sector engagement

  • Create a culture of tech that cares

Fostering Innovation

Bridging the gap between innovative ideas and business leaders to enhance the relationship between people, civic life and/or their government to improve the public good.​

How Funders Collaborate

Funding Members make a tax-deductible contribution of $5,000 to the round. They then join our Co-Chairs for a Pitch Night where they serve on the investment committee and select our nonprofits. They then support our Grantees during our four funder convenings. 
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