Amazon Web Services invites applications for its AWS Imagine Grant, a public grant opportunity open to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the United States using cloud technology to accelerate their missions.
AWS aims to empower nonprofit organizations to prioritize technology as a mission-critical component of their projects and support organizations pursuing technology-driven goals. As part of the program, AWS seeks proposals for pilot projects, proofs of concept, or existing programs that utilize technology in a new or expanded way. The program offers two distinct award categories for nonprofits to receive support based on their organizational goals and the stage in their technology adoption journeys:
The Go Further, Faster Award: Supports highly innovative projects that leverage the cloud. These projects will potentially produce scaled, repeatable solutions and may impact an entire industry or field. They will be force multipliers for organizations and will include the application of and/or seek integrations with advanced cloud services, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), high-performance computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), and more. This award package includes up to $150,000 of unrestricted financial support, up to $100,000 in AWS promotional credit, project implementation guidance from AWS technical specialist(s), access to AWS training and support, and an opportunity for AWS marketing promotion.
The Momentum to Modernize Award: Provides funding for transformational infrastructure projects, such as migrating servers to the cloud and modernizing new and existing applications. Nonprofit organizations with specific workloads and outcomes that meet the program criteria are welcome to apply. Projects may include application migration and optimization, net-new application development, database migration and centralization, infrastructure expansion, and more. This award package includes up to $50,000 of unrestricted financial support, up to $20,000 in AWS promotional credit, project implementation guidance from AWS technical specialist(s), access to AWS training and support, and an opportunity for AWS marketing promotion.
Round one applications will be accepted between May 1, 2023, and June 1, 2023, and selected applicants will be invited to submit round two applications, due September 15, 2023.