ZeroDivide helps underserved communities realize the transformative power of technology to achieve social progress and opportunity.
Through the Community Leadership Project, ZeroDivide was funded to help the 100 grassroots organizations receiving grants for core operating support and capacity building succeed through better use of technology.
Regions Served: Greater San Francisco Bay Area, Central Coast and San Joaquin Valley
Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus and Tulare counties
Total Award: $300,000
ZeroDivide offered each of these grassroots organizations an online survey to generate a self-assessment of its current technology capacity. All participants gained a better understanding of their current technology capacity and ideas on how to improve this capacity and access resources (many of which are free or highly subsidized). A set of 20 organizations was selected to each receive a technology mini-grant of $5,000. Each grantee receives an additional in-depth technology capacity assessment leading to creation of an organizational technology plan, which includes implementation of technology enhancements and consulting support.
ZeroDivide is offering a series of regional trainings to all Community Leadership Project grantees. These sessions address specific technology needs among the group, and facilitate ongoing networking and peer learning.
- California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative
- California Indian Environmental Alliance
- Central Coast Center for Independent Living
- Dolores Huerta Foundation
- Multicultural Institute
- Purple Moon Dance Project
- Resources for Independence Central Valley
- Second Chance Youth Program
- Somali Community Services
- St. Vincent de Paul Center
- United Farm Workers Foundation
- West Fresno Health Care Coalition, Inc.
Project Launched: Spring 2010