The Westchester Community Foundation (WCF), a division of The New York Community Trust that helps other county nonprofits pursue their individual missions, has announced that it will offer Covid-19 Technology Technical Assistance Grants to support their tech needs as more of their operations shift virtually. An extensive survey of nonprofits found that in many cases, technology for remote work and virtual service delivery were inadequate.
To mitigate this, the foundation has released a request for proposals (RFP) for applications from Westchester nonprofits seeking assistance with critical IT needs, with costs of up to $25,000 being considered. Applications are now open on the WCF website. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 30.
Nonprofits can apply to be matched with a vetted IT managed-service provider (MSP) for this program. The MSP will conduct an IT assessment of the organization’s technology assets and cybersecurity protocols and develop recommendations and a budget for additional hardware, software, staff training and cybersecurity needs.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, WCF has been actively engaged in supporting the nonprofit community with its Westchester Covid-19 Response Fund to help navigate the challenges of the public health crisis. Since the creation of the fund, WCF has raised $2 million and distributed more than $972,000 in 40 grants to local nonprofits.
For more, visit wcf-ny.org.
– Georgette Gouveia