2022 F5 Tech for Good Grant Guidelines

At F5, we believe that technology can have a transformative effect on the ability of nonprofits to achieve their missions. Yet, competing or restricted funding priorities limit so many nonprofits from making the technology investments that could expand their reach or accelerate their impact.

F5 is particularly focused on closing this funding gap in technology infrastructure amongst nonprofit organizations that serve Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and/or underserved communities. Access to technology tools or services should be the enabler, not the barrier, to the resources, opportunities, and information these critical nonprofits need to succeed.

F5 invites eligible nonprofits to apply below for our third-annual F5 Tech for Good grants of $10,000 USD. Twenty grant partners will be selected for funding in total.

Grant Eligibility Requirements:

  • Grant funding is open to non-profits in all countries
  • Nonprofit organizations must serve at least 50% BIPOC and/or underserved communities. Examples of past grant partnerships can be found under Tech for Good on the Global Good webpage here.
  • Nonprofit organizations must be a legally registered charitable organization
  • Funding must be used for technology needs
  • Nonprofits must have been in operation as a legally registered nonprofit for at least 3 years
  • For nonprofits based outside of the United States selected for a grant, an Enhanced Expenditure Responsibility (EER) process will be conducted by F5’s international grantmaking partner, CAF America. Funding will be contingent on the successful completion and approval of the EER process. F5 will cover the EER fees. 

Important Dates:

  • The grant application will be open from March 1, 2022- March 31, 2022 at 11:45pm PST.
  • All applicants will be notified in May 2022 of granting status.
  • Grant transfers will be initiated in May 2022 to selected grant partners.

Application Details:

All grant applications must be submitted electronically. The application cannot be saved and then completed at a later time. Therefore, we suggest that applicants review the questions below in advance of completing the application. Application total character count maximum is 200,000 characters. The application must be submitted in English.

To complete the Tech for Good Grant application, click here.

Application Questions:

  1. What is the name of your nonprofit organization?
  2. Provide a general background on the work your organization does
  3. What is your nonprofit organization’s website?
  4. What country does your organization serve?
  5. How many years has your organization been in operation as a legally registered non-profit?
  6. How many full-time staff does your organization have?
    • All volunteers
    • 1-10
    • 11-20
    • 21-50
    • 51-75
    • Over 75
  7. What is your organization’s annual operating budget in United States Dollar (USD)?
    • Under $100,000 USD
    • $100,000-$299,000 USD
    • $300,000- $500,000 USD
    • $500,000-$1M USD
    • $1M-$5M USD
    • $5M-$10M USD
    • Over $10M USD
  8. What communities are you serving? Examples to include are breakdowns of age, race, gender, socioeconomic status.
  9. How many individuals does your organization serve annually?
    • Under 100
    • 101-300
    • 301-500
    • 501-999
    • 1,000-4,999
    • 5,000-9,999
    • Over 10,000
  10. What is your organizations focused or strategic approach to serving Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and/or underserved communities? Examples to include are culturally responsive partnerships, recruitment efforts, trust building, communication, community outreach, etc.
  11. What technology gap are you currently experiencing that you are looking to solve for and why?
  12. How will you use the F5 Tech for Good Grant? Please list specifics with a cost breakdown in USD.
  13. [Please note for nonprofits based outside of the United States, due to charitable donation regulations, we ask that you limit your grant application to costs that you would not define as capital assets.  Items are considered to be a capital asset if they have a value of more than $5,000 USD, have a useful life or more than one year, and will be documented in your financial statements. However, if ownership of the purchased or constructed capital asset will eventually be transferred to a separate entity, this would not constitute a capital asset; and/or as long as the capital asset will not be recorded in your financial statements for any reason, then this also would not constitute a capital asset. Finally, we can support administrative costs associated with a capital asset project (i.e. labor fees, architect fees, utility costs, etc).]

  14. How will you measure and evaluate the long-term effectiveness of the technology improvement?
  15. List the contact name and their title we can contact regarding your Tech for Good Grant application:
  16. List the contact email that we can contact regarding your Tech for Good Grant application:
  17. Have you received a grant from F5 in the past?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Unsure
  18. How did you hear about the F5 Tech for Good Grant?
    • Word of mouth
    • F5 Employee
    • Social media
    • F5 Global Good
    • Other
  19. If you were referred by an F5 employee, what is the name of the employee?

To complete the Tech for Good Grant application, click here.  


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