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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Organizations, Groups, and Individuals for STEM Activities to Benefit Computer Technology Experts

Hacker Initiative (HI) Grant


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Funding Source
Hacker Initiative (HI)
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 08/15/23 11:59 PM PST Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA, Canada, and International organizations, groups, and individuals for STEM activities to benefit computer technology experts. Funding is intended to encourage education related to computer science and to advance knowledge of STEM topics. Preference will be given to projects that run on small budgets and those that are less likely to receive corporate, institutional, or government funding.

The purpose of the Hacker Initiative (HI) Grant Program is to strengthen and enrich the hacker community through small monetary grants. The following are examples of ways such grants can be used:

  • Independent STEM education Initiatives such as homebrew hacking or robotics clubs, student led research projects, and other similar activities not otherwise supported by school or institutional grants.
  • Contests, Scholarships and other Educational Programs that promote student education about information security, computers and the hacker community.
  • Community events and presentations that focus on connecting students, hacker groups, and other interested parties, with recognized Industry leaders.

The Hacker Initiative is open to receiving applications that fall outside of the themes listed above, provided the proposed project is consistent with the spirit of the Foundation and is designed to promote computer science education and the advancement of STEM knowledge.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants include but are not limited to students, student groups, independent security and privacy researchers, small organizations, and individuals.

- Members of the The Hacker Initiative Board, Programming, Mentoring, Fundraising, Advisory, and other committees are ineligible for consideration.
- Grant funds may not be used to promote or engage in criminal acts of violence, terrorism, hate crimes, the destruction of any state, or discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, religion, military and veteran status, disability, sex, age, gender identity or sexual orientation, or support of any entity that engages in these activities.

For a full list of funding exclusions, see the Full Grant Text RFP link.

Pre-Application Information
- Applications are due by 11:59 PM PST, Tuesday, August 15, 2023.
- HI will notify grant recipients no later than 11:59 PM, PST, on October 3, 2023.
- Monies will be awarded via check within 3 weeks of notification.

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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
- USD $1,000 to $10,000 each.
- Awarded grants may be for less than the amount requested.

Contact Information
Apply online at the Full Grant Text RFP link.

Please direct any questions or concerns to

The Hacker Initiative
245 8th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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