Bridging the Digital Divide

This AOL Foundation program seeks to invest in nonprofit organizations, social entrepreneurs, and collaboratives working to empower disadvantaged communities and populations through technology. Through this initiative, the foundation will support 5-10 ventures to foster innovative and effective approaches to bridging the "digital divide" between the technology haves and have-nots, with most grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000. The AOL Foundation is particularly interested in ventures involving innovative uses of interactive technology designed to promote one or more of the following among disadvantaged populations: economic and/or skills development; youth development; civic engagement; civil rights, including efforts to promote


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