March 24, 2020 UPDATE:
We are halting sponsorships as we redeploy our resources in support of responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back periodically for updates. Thank you.
Since our 2013 pivot from the our family foundation roots, we no longer seek unsolicited grant requests/proposals. Instead we’re most interested in building partnerships that will advance our impact goals, which usually occur through action-oriented roundtables and collaboratives rather than singular organizations. We look forward to engaging with community members in our expanded networks to discuss ideas and partnership potential.
As part of our commitment to expanding access and inclusion in the tech sector, the Kapor Center offers cash sponsorships for events that focus on people of color most underrepresented in the tech sector and are connected to the Oakland tech ecosystem that: (1) Build tech skills, (2) Increase diverse entrepreneurship, and/or (3) Mobilize tech for good.
We provide small-scale (up to $5,000) cash sponsorship of events that align with our tech-focused mission. We prioritize cash sponsorships to Oakland/Bay Area-based organizations that work to build greater inclusion of people of color most underrepresented in high tech. (Click here to see a list of some of our recent sponsorships.)
If interested in a cash sponsorship for an event, please submit a request through our Cash Sponsorship Intake Form. Events held in the Kapor Center facility are not eligible for cash sponsorship. Please submit your requests at least three weeks prior to your event date to ensure our team has ample time to thoroughly review the request. No need to submit multiple requests for the same event; rest assured that your request will be read!
Contact us at sponsorships [at] kaporcenter.org.