We’re in the midst of making some major changes to the Kapor Foundation’s approach to social impact work, as I alluded to in a July 17th post. Last week we shared an update with our current grant partners that may be useful for others to know:
“The purpose of this email is to update you on our evolving strategy to meet our mission, which has not changed: ‘We support organizations that provoke social change in communities of color en route to equality.’
For the past five years, the Kapor Foundation has worked to support critical work that affects communities of color both nationally and here in the Bay Area. At the beginning of 2012, we shared our interest in learning more about how info tech can be mobilized in pursuit of positive social impacts. With the ever-growing presence of info tech in our everyday lives, we strongly believe that CBOs must harness technology to more effectively achieve their missions.
Therefore, our grantmaking going forward will increasingly focus our limited resources on the use of info tech tools and strategies for social impact. We intend to remain involved in civic engagement, green economy, and college access sectors, and will continue to focus on empowering low-income communities of color.”
We look forward to sharing more in early 2013, and are excited about what’s in store!