Community Technology Foundation Awards $1.8 Million to California Groups

Community Technology Foundation Awards $1.8 Million to California Groups

The San Francisco-based Community Technology Foundation of California has announced $1.89 million in grants to programs that address the digital, economic, and cultural divides in the state's underserved communities.

Targeting low-income seniors as well as disabled, immigrant, limited-English, low-income, inner city, and rural populations, the grants include $100,000 to the United Pilipino Organizing Network to create a centralized database of client information; $100,000 to Exceptional Parents Unlimited to expand access to information for parents of children with disabilities and other special needs; $70,000 to Hispanics in Philanthropy to upgrade its Web site and enhance its technological ability to advocate for funding for Latino communities; and $70,000 to the Khmer Society of Fresno to establish radio programming and a community journal for the Cambodian community.

"We view technology not as an end in itself," said Jackie Brand, chair of the foundation's board, "but as a key that unlocks communication, knowledge, and access to services that promote social justice."

For a detailed list of grant recipients, visit: http://zerodivide.org/grants/grantee2003.

"Community Technology Foundation of California Awards Grants Totaling $1.8 Million." Community Technology Foundation of California Press Release 07/23/2003.