Organizations that offer assistance to the public in the area of technology and communications offer funding for training, information, and research services.
    Benton Foundation

  • The Benton Foundation works to realize the social benefits made possible by the public interest use of communications. Bridging the worlds of philanthropy, public policy, and community action, Benton seeks to shape the emerging communications environment and to demonstrate the value of communications for solving social problems.
    The J.C. Downing Foundation

  • The J.C. Downing Foundation supports innovative projects to empower human capabilities and enrich our environment. Using a venture capital approach, the Foundation often funds the early stages of a project's development and adds value to a project through active participation. The Foundation awards grants to qualified nonprofit organizations with specific, identifiable need in these areas of support:

  • Education and Human Development
  • Environmental Research and Preservation
  • Fine Arts
  • Sports and Athletics
  • Technology and Communications

    Gates Library Foundation

  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation places a major focus on helping to improve people’s lives through health and learning. They continue to look for strategic opportunities to extend the benefits of modern science and technology to people around the world, especially where poverty serves as an obstacle to participating in these benefits. They invest in partnerships with individuals and organizations that bring experience, expertise and commitment to their own efforts to help people through better health and learning.
    The John and Mary R. Markle Foundation

  • The Markle Foundation works to realize the potential of emerging communications and information technology and promotes the development of communications industries that address public needs. Some of the areas for Markle to meet public needs are in the following programs: Policy for a Networked Society, Interactive Media for Children, and Information Technologies for Better Health.