The Best Buy Foundation strengthens communities through national and local grant programs with the goal of giving teens access to opportunities through technology that helps them excel in school and develop 21st century skills for their future careers.
Organizations must meet the following criteria to be considered for a national grant from the Best Buy Foundation:
- 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with existing out-of-school time program or programming with a proven track record of serving youth ages 13-18.
- Program located within a nonprofit organization targeting teens in underserved communities or available to underserved teen-serving nonprofits.
- Ability to conduct programming in at least five cities across the country (not solely in one region or city). Preferred locations include the locations of our Best Buy Teen Tech Centers, including but not limited to: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Jersey City/NYC, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, San Antonio, San Francisco/Bay area, Seattle and Washington D.C.
- Programs should help teens build 21st century skills by utilizing cutting-edge technology such as computers, digital cameras, video cameras and professional software in a wide range of areas including but not limited to: audio production, coding, 3D design and printing, computer maintenance and repair, digital photography, computing, filmmaking and videography, graphic design, robotics, mobile and game app development and web site design.
- Organizations and/or programs applying for funding must successfully complete the eligibility quiz below.
- Take the eligibility quiz to see if your nonprofit meets the criteria to submit a grant application.
Grant Deadline: October 1, 2016