Community Grants

Requests for Proposals for Community Grants

Helping Teens Build 21st Century Technology Skills

For decades people have turned to Best Buy for answers to their technology questions.  As technology becomes more ingrained in our society, we know it is increasingly necessary for youth to develop the 21st-century skills that will set them up for future career success. Yet, we also know that a participation gap exists. Too many teens have little or no access to technology and, as a result, they fall behind their peers. Meanwhile, teens who do have access can benefit greatly by moving beyond mere consumption and toward engaging in the learning opportunities technology can offer.

As a Company, and through our Best Buy Foundation, we are on a mission to provide teens with places and opportunities to develop technology skills that will inspire future education and career choices. We strive to leverage our local community presence, our technology resources and our talented employees to provide new and creative programs to serve our communities.

Best Buy Community Grants

Best Buy Foundation will donate up to $2 million in Community Grants to local and regional nonprofit organizations that provide teens with places and opportunities to develop 21st century technology skills that will inspire future education and career choices .

Examples of program activities include:

Community Grants are designed to support local efforts and are reviewed for consideration by Best Buy teams across the United States. The average grant amount is $5000 and will not exceed $10,000.

Eligibility Criteria

Best Buy seeks applications from 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and public agencies that have tax-exempt status and are giving teens access to opportunities through technology. Minimum eligibility criteria include:

How to Apply  

Proposal Deadlines and Administration

Grant application opens June 2, 2014 at http://www.easymatch.com/bestbuygrant
Proposal due date July 7 - Proposal must be submitted online at http://www.easymatch.com/bestbuygrant no later than 8 A.M. EDT on July 7, 2014.
Proposal requirements and information Proposals must be submitted electronically. Hard copy applications will not be considered. Please include a program budget and organization budget. Complete details are at http://www.easymatch.com/bestbuygrant
Notification date September 15, 2014
Contact bestbuygrant@easymatch.com or 866-625-4350.