Digitalization grants

Digital Lift is calling on exceptional NGOs to apply for a unique grant, aimed at increasing efficiency by digitalizing strategic processes.

Are you hoping to bring on a new, technologically savvy team member? Introduce a new technology to your team? Implement new software entirely? The Digital Lift’s Digitalization Grant is meant to help you get it done. 

Our mission is to help nonprofits improve their productivity, scale their impact, and overcome challenges – and we believe the way to do this is with the help of technology. Through Digital Lift, thousands of NGOs have already been able to receive free access to the monday.com platform, match with professional volunteers, and receive specialized grants. 

Our most recent initiative is the Digitalization Grant, open to NGOs in the U.S. or Israel, which is specifically designed to help tackle financial hurdles that tend to come along with implementing digital tools, services, and processes, thus creating a technologically enabled future. 

Grant recipients
The grant:
20K-100K USD
for a period of 12-months, along with a holistic package including:
- Free monday.com licenses
- Support with implementing monday.com’s platform
- Free office space at monday.com (NYC/TLV)
- Joint marketing collaborations with Digital Lift

Application deadline: Aug 22, 2022.
APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED.

What is the expected timeline for the grant?
Applications close
Aug 22, 2022
Announcements
 of winners
Oct 31, 2022
1st payment (50% of the grant)
Nov 15, 2022
2nd payment (25% of the grant)
May 15, 2023
3rd payment* (25% of the grant)
Nov 15, 2023
*If the project’s period is shorter than 6 months, the third payment will be granted together with the second, on May 15, 2023.

FAQs

  • 1/ What can the grant be used for?

    The grant can be used to hire a technical team staff member, pay for technological services (SaaS included), and/or purchase technological materials. Grants can be utilized to expand existing projects as well as initiate new processes. Anyhow, the grant should be used for the same purpose stated in the grant application.

  • 2/ What can’t be included in the grant?

    Services to be granted to grantees, events, non-tech equipment, food, etc.

  • 3/ What is the size of the grant?

    Grants range between 20K-100K USD; The size of the grant will be decided by the Digital Lift committee.

  • 4/ What does Digital Lift gift winners alongside capital?

    In addition to the grant, winning nonprofits will enjoy a holistic package, which may include (depending on the specific characteristics of the nonprofit):

    • monday.com license for the organization
    • Support implementing the monday.com platform
    • Free office space at monday.com NY/ TLV
    • Opportunities for marketing collaborations with Digital Lift
  • 5/ How do I apply?

    You can apply using the “Apply Here” button at the top of this section.

    Please note that while filling out the online application form, the information cannot be saved if it has not yet been completed in its entirety. For your convenience, a PDF version of the required details is attached (you’ll be able to see it only while logged in to Digital Lift).

  • 6/ What are the eligibility criteria?

    Organization criteria:

    • Eligible organization as per the eligibility criteria here.
    • Incorporated in Israel OR the US (can target other geographies).
    • Minimum budget of 200K USD per year (secured).
    • At least 2 years of documented track record.
    • Demonstrated capacity to pursue the project (from implementation to long-term sustainability).
    • Drive measurable social/environmental change.

    Project criteria:

    • Sustainable post-funding.
    • Projects can last up to 12 months (start after July 1, 2022, and end by November 1, 2023).
    • Attend bi-monthly status meetings with the Digital Lift team.
  • 7/ What if the organization is based in IL or US but serves beneficiaries in other locations?

    As Digital Lift foundation is based in US and IL, Our first Digitalization Grant is open for nonprofits incorporated in the US OR IL only. However, NGOs can serve beneficiaries across any geography.

    We might have other grants open and relevant to your region, you are welcome to check our grants page.

  • 8/ If the organization has already submitted or received another grant from Digital Lift, can it submit an application for a Digitalization Grant?

    Yes, both organizations which received grants from Digital Lift in the past and those that have not are eligible to apply for the Digitalization Grant.

  • 9/ Can an organization submit more than one project for this grant?

    Yes. You can submit more than 1 project. Please take into consideration that the total request amount can’t be more than 100,000 USD.

  • 10/ Can an organization apply for multiple options offered by Digital Lift?

    Yes, organizations can apply for a combination of options. For example, if you have free monday.com licenses your organization can still be eligible for grant funding.

  • 11/ Who chooses the winners?

    A steering committee consisting of a diverse and inclusive group of international social impact professionals.

  • 12/ What are the scoring elements?

    The scoring system of this grant consists of various elements, including: clear KPIs and tracking methods, project sustainability, predicted success rate, expected impact and positive guarantees.

  • 13/ What is the expected timeline for the grant?

    Application close: Aug 22, 2022
    Winner announcements: Oct 31, 2022
    1st payment: Nov 15, 2022 (50% of the grant)
    2nd payment: May 15, 2023 (25% of the grant)
    3rd payment: Nov 15, 2023 (25% of the grant)

    (If the Project’s period is shorter than 6 months, then the 3rd payment will be granted together with the 2nd payment, on May 15, 2023)

  • 14/ Do I need to attend status meetings?

    Yes, bi-monthly status meetings with the Digital Lift team are required
    Expected dates for the status meetings:

    • Jan 2-5, 2023
    • February 27-March 2, 2023
    • April 17-20, 2023
    • June 26-29, 2023
    • August 28-31, 2023
    • October 16-19, 2023
  • 15/ When can the project start?

    Not earlier than July 1, 2022

  • 16/ When can a project end?

    Not later than November 1, 2023

  • 17/ How long should a project last?

    A project can last up to 12 months but can also be shorter.

  • 18/ What if I have more questions?

    We invite you to join us for a Q&A session on July 21, 2022, 10:30 am EST/ 5:30 pm IL using this link: https://monday.zoom.us/j/85908690360

    You can sign up for the session or reach out to us with questions via the contact us button (you first need to sign up for Digital Lift).

  • Disclaimer

    Digital Lift may determine an organization’s qualification to receive a grant at its sole discretion. We reserve the right to grant or deny an organization’s application, or not to provide any grant at all, at any time, for any reason, and to supplement or amend our eligibility guidelines at any time.

    You can reference our eligibility criteria here: https://monday.com/nonprofits/eligibility