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Are you a registered charity or NGO that trains, reskills, or upskills high potential adults to solve problems using innovative, emerging technology? The Lenovo Foundation is looking for organizations that are equipping today's workforce with the skills individuals need to transform their careers, lives, and communities.
Organizations that are developing skills for individuals in the fields of computer programming, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, IT support, internet of things, analytics, automation, and other emerging technologies.
Focus on benefitting individuals with the following demographics:
Focus on communities:
Experiencing economic hardship
Facing historical or systemic boundaries to opportunity
Facing geographic boundaries to opportunity
From underrepresented backgrounds in the industry, including women and individuals from minority racial/ ethnic backgrounds.
Programs that can demonstrate:
High rates of participant engagement and retention
Ability to enable transformational outcomes for individuals on a 24-month timeline (or less)
At least two years of program existence preferred
Thoughtful, well executed financial planning for program support in the USD $25k - $250k range.
Grant round is for cash only programmatic support.
Detailed understanding of the programmatic cost of successful completion of the program (I.e. how much money is needed for one individual to successfully complete the program, and how do you define successful completion)
Thoughtful approaches to removing barriers to success for target populations, i.e. living stipends for impoverished populations, free child care to enable success for parents
Organizations that are responsible and prompt in their communications and are looking to grow a partnership with Lenovo.
Please have the following information prepared for submission:
Materials needed: photo, budget
Grant Application Questions
They welcome the chance to get to know you through a video introduction. This video does not have to be a high production quality. You can simply record and introduction on your phone, table or other device. They're looking for a basic introduction of your organization and skilling program. Consider including the following:
State name of organization and speaker
Share where you are based and the community you serve
How is your program skilling individuals for the future
What does Lenovo's vision of "providing smarter technology for all" mean to you?
Any other information that can fit within a three minute video!
Timely application by stated deadline.
Compliance affirmation and paperwork (questions #8-11)
Banking and payment details
Two photos, approved by organization for Lenovo's use on social media
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