Tech Equity Collective (TEC), an initiative started by Google to accelerate Black innovation in the tech industry, is announcing 16 selected organizations of the 2023 TEC Impact Fund. The TEC Impact Fund is a $1 million commitment to a “village” of largely Black-owned and led organizations dedicated to forging career pathways for aspiring Black technical talent. Selected organizations will receive between $30,000 and $75,000 in grants rewards to support training and career development programs for aspiring Black technical professionals.
TEC partnered with GoodieNation to support the build and roll out of The TEC Impact Fund. Organizations joining the Tech Equity Collective and Goodie Nation community will have access to additional resources, including strategic, programmatic and operational support.
Meet the grantees
- Black Men in Tech: a nonprofit that provides access, resources and community for Black men within the tech industry
- Black Sisters in STEM (Black SiS): an organization that supports Black women with finance, technology and professional development training for STEM careers
- Color Coded Labs: an organization training people of color in in-demand tech skills
- ColorStack: an organization with a mission to increase the number of Black and Latino computer science college graduates who start technical careers.
- Creating Coding Careers: a nonprofit aiming to create generational wealth through employer-driven apprenticeships
- Diversiboard: a company that provides companies with a pipeline of highly skilled Black Diaspora tech and tech-adjacent talent
- Focus on Children United for Success: an organization with a mission to provide information technology workforce training and education to underserved communities in Baltimore
- Hyetus: an online knowledge platform for people of color professionals in video-game and digital media production
- KITT LABS Inc: a co-development studio with a mission to build equity and create opportunities for STEAM professionals
- Kura Labs: an online academy that provides free training and job placement at leading tech companies for aspiring engineers from underserved communities
- Last Mile Education Fund: an organization that addresses the graduation gap among striving low-income students pursuing tech degrees
- Morgan Latimer: an organization focused on lighting the way for the next generation of technologists by providing career and interview coaching
- Technology Association of Georgia (TAG): TAG connects major industry players, spotlights Georgia’s tech workforce and educates aspiring STEM professionals
- The Black Women in Computational Biology Network: an organization that prepares Black women scientists for success in the field of computational biology
- The Knowledge House: an organization that closes the gaps in the education-to-employment pipeline by leading digital skills training in coding and design for underserved young people
- Tribaja: a talent marketplace and community for under supported tech talent.
The selected organizations align with TEC’s mission, support aspiring Black developer talent with non-traditional tech education backgrounds, and are actively building a pipeline into tech. To learn more about Tech Equity Collective or The TEC Impact Fund grantees, visit our website.