The Zendesk Tech for Good Impact Awards are currently accepting applications. These awards aim to support charitable organizations worldwide by offering them free software and grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000.
The awards specifically seek out groups or initiatives that have a significant impact in one of the following areas identified by the Zendesk Foundation:
- Promoting supportive relationships that foster community and facilitate individual growth.
- Encouraging resilience during challenging times, providing protection against disasters, and reducing suffering among individuals.
- Creating pathways for career development in the field of technology to address the economic opportunity gap and reduce unemployment.
If your organization is involved in any of these areas and strives to make a positive difference, consider applying for the Zendesk Tech for Good Impact Awards. This could provide you with valuable resources and funding support for your cause.
Summary of Zendesk Tech for Good Impact Awards 2023
- Organization: Zendesk
- Program: Zendesk Tech for Good Impact Awards 2023
- Award: $5,000 to $50,00
- Gender: male and female
- Application Deadline: November 1, 2023
- Eligible Countries: Applications from all countries will be considered except for Belarus, the Central African Republic, the Crimea region of Ukraine, Congo, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine/Russia, Venezuela, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.
- The Impact grants offered by Zendesk Tech for Good will distribute multiple grants per organization, ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. This means that organizations have the opportunity to receive a total financing of up to $380,000.
- Zendesk Tech for Good will generously donate software and goods worth up to $380,000, as well as provide any pro bono assistance that may be required. This commitment ensures that organizations not only receive financial support but also gain access to valuable resources and expertise to further their cause.
- The Zendesk Impact Awards are available to nonprofit organizations that aim to use Zendesk software to actively support and help communities in need. Organizations meeting this criterion are eligible to apply for the awards and potentially receive support to enhance their efforts in aiding affected communities.
The applications for Zendesk Social Impact will be evaluated by the review committee based on the following criteria:
- Programmatic Fit: Applicants must demonstrate how the grant money and new technologies will align with their target populations and program objectives. They should also show alignment with the Zendesk Foundation’s priority areas of community building, resilience encouragement, and developing tech career paths.
- Impact: Strong proposals will focus on the intended results of the project and highlight any potential long-term advantages. Applicants should emphasize how their initiatives will benefit the target communities and program participants in the long run.
- Scale: Applicants need to demonstrate an understanding of how technology and grant funds will facilitate program expansion. They should outline potential challenges and the steps they plan to take to overcome them, including seeking assistance from the Zendesk Foundation if necessary.
- Tech Readiness: Applicants should demonstrate that their organization has the necessary resources and commitment to ensure the successful adoption and efficient utilization of the new software by project stakeholders. This includes identifying the team members responsible for administering the platform, outlining strategies to foster staff buy-in, and ensuring the software’s optimal utilization for project effectiveness. Zendesk will provide professional assistance as required.
- Only applications submitted through the designated application form will be taken into consideration. Zendesk will not accept applications sent via email.
- To begin your application, click here.
- For further information visit the Impact Award