The Tower Foundation seeks to strengthen its community partners by enabling them to align technology with their administrative and business needs. There are two phases:
Phase I (Planning) – We will provide funds for not-for-profit agencies to hire a technology consultant to conduct a technology inventory and needs assessment; and to develop a two- or three-year technology plan that is explicitly aligned with the agency’s strategic or business plan.
Phase II (Implementation) – The Foundation will provide a dollar-for-dollar match (up to $125,000) to agencies wishing to implement an existing technology plan that is explicitly aligned with their strategic/business plan
- The small grants program provides funding for short-term organizational needs in a simplified and expedited manner. Eligible applicants can apply for a one-year grant of up to $30,000.
Activities eligible for the Small Grant Program include:
- Capacity development activities (e.g. organizational assessments, strategic planning, leadership development, professional development for staff)
- Planning and development (distinct from service delivery)
- One-time capital projects or equipment purchases
Where We Work
The Tower Foundation is focused on improving the lives of young people in the communities where Tower family members have lived, worked and raised their children including Western New York (Erie and Niagara Counties) and Eastern Massachusetts (Barnstable, Dukes, Essex, and Nantucket Counties).