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Community Impact

Spectrum Digital Education Grant

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Spectrum Digital Education

Grant Eligibility

To be eligible for a Spectrum Digital Education Grant, applying organizations must serve communities located in a Spectrum market and have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Your organization’s program must also: 

  • Focus on families or seniors.
  • Be able to report to Spectrum the following metrics: number of people impacted, population served, and demographics. 
  • Partner with low-income and/or multicultural-based urban or rural communities.
  • Be an existing program, already working with a diverse population.
  • Meet the unique needs of its community and align with the nonprofit’s current mission.
  • Have a lasting, meaningful and tangible impact (e.g. development of a new digital site or app, expansion of the capacity of a digital learning center, creation of a mobile computer lab, etc.)

Spectrum partners with organizations that do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, physical disability, military status, or other protected classes. 

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Digital Grant Selection Criteria

The Spectrum Digital Education Grant Selection Committee will use the following criteria in evaluating completed, eligible applications:

  • How is the program compelling, captivating or unique?
  • To what extent does the program address community needs, with a focus on the digital divide?
  • Does the program partner with the community or any government entities?
  • Does the program support families or seniors in underrepresented urban and/or rural communities?
  • Based on the proposed budget, is it financially feasible that the program will accomplish its goals at the conclusion of the one-year period?
  • How does the program have a lasting, meaningful and tangible impact?
  • Is there data to illustrate the program’s impact? Can the organization report those metrics to Spectrum?

Frequently Asked Questions