AWS Foundation awards a second round of Vantage Grants totaling $3,222,620 to four select nonprofit disability service providers serving Northeast Indiana:
In August, second round Vantage Grant participants initially received $75,000 and six months to identify and explore significant barriers and find a path toward solutions that would transform how they serve the disability community. After analyzing their findings and developing a plan to meet those needs, each organization was extended an invitation from AWS Foundation to apply for up to $1,000,000 of additional funding to implement a three-to-five-year plan of action. $3,222,620 was awarded based on presentation findings. Since August, nine nonprofit disability service providers have received Vantage Grants totaling $7,887,707.
We are pleased to award Vantage Grants to these four organizations. They have worked hard over the past six months to tackle a challenge that has repeatedly been beyond their reach, says Patti Hays, AWS Foundation CEO. The Vantage Grant will allow them to provide services or processes in their organizations that might have otherwise been years away from their existing resources.
Ms. Hays goes on to say that direct nonprofit service providers rarely have time, personnel, or budgets to look beyond their daily operational demands.
AWS Foundation established the Vantage Grant to offer nonprofits by invitation, the opportunity to take a reflective position intended to give them a strategic advantage and perspective on their operations.