The Box Impact Fund

Transforming child welfare, crisis response, and the environment

Boost your impact with one of six $25K awards

At Box, we power how the world works together — and we’d like to help our friends in the nonprofit sector do the same. That’s why we’re excited to give out $150K in grants to help fuel critical missions and digitally transform the nonprofit workplace. If you work in child welfare, crisis response, or the environment, see our FAQ below to confirm eligibility, and apply for your chance to receive one of six $25K Box Impact Fund awards by Nov. 1, 2022 (11:59 p.m. PST).

Advancing child welfare

Think of Us, Angels Foster Family Network, CASA of San Mateo County: These are just a few Box customers doing amazing things in the child welfare space. We want to amplify the impact of nonprofits working in child welfare systems around the world. Your application might include projects like foster care programming, legal services, or programs for orphaned children.

Supporting crisis response

When you’re coordinating critical services, secure collaboration across every device is a must. Our crisis response category covers nonprofits in emergency and disaster relief services, including refugee support (think Oxfam, IRC, and Team Rubicon Global). Applications for this category could tackle challenges like gathering topographic data or enabling mobile hotspots.

Protecting our planet

Digital transformation leads to planet-saving outcomes — just look to Box customers like The Nature Conservancy and charity: water. This category covers areas such as environmental protection, energy conservation, renewable energy, nature conservation, and biodiversity. Application examples include projects like improving environmental research or calculating your impact from going paperless.

Applications will be evaluated on four criteria

alignment
Alignment

Demonstrate clear alignment with a digital transformation focus in child welfare, crisis response, or the environment

impact
Impact

Show potential for impact and the difference this project will make for your organization, and those you help

inclusion
Inclusion

Include a plan for inclusion of key stakeholder voices, buy-in and support

scale layer
Scale

Share your plan for achieving scale, including possible challenges and how you will address them

Dates and deadlines

October 6, 2022  The Box Impact Fund application process opens
November 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PST  Deadline for applications
December 6, 2022  Grantees will be announced

What we need from you

Written application

This includes a short form with your contact information and answers to four questions, not to exceed 150 words each.

Short video pitch

You’ve got two minutes! Please use the first minute to pitch your project — and the second half to describe your organization, along with whom and/or where you serve. We’ll accept MP4 files in landscape mode.

Our passionate panel of judges includes:

Dylan Smith
Dylan Smith

Box Co-founder and CFO, Box.org Advisory Council member

Corrie Conrad
Corrie Conrad

VP Communities and Impact, Executive Director of Box.org

Robert Moore
Robert Moore

Implementation Consultant at Box, Co-founder of Box Consulting for Good

Aimée Christensen
Aimée Christensen

Box.org Advisory Council member, Founder & CEO of Christensen Global

Stephanie Siy
Stephanie Siy

Deputy Director, Field & Impact Programs, NetHope

FAQ

Who should apply?
What are the eligibility requirements for the Box Impact Fund?
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What are the application evaluation criteria?
How does Box.org define digital transformation?
Are there other expectations or reporting requirements for grant recipients?
Can I submit more than one application? 
Can I apply again if I submitted last year?  
Does my organization have to use Box products to be eligible for grant funding?
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