Frequently Asked Questions
What We Fund
The Techstars Foundation funds nonprofits in the U.S. and internationally that advance equity and inclusion in entrepreneurship. Organizations and projects that are scalable, community driven, making meaningful change, innovative, and measuring their impact will be prioritized.
Can my nonprofit apply for funding?
We are not running a traditional application process at this time. We are accepting nominations to our Accelerate Equity program. Nonprofits focused on equity in entrepreneurship can self-nominate.
How frequently will Accelerate Equity run?
We will run the process quarterly.
What does eligible mean?
501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and their international equivalents are eligible for grant funding. Fees may apply to international awards to comply with IRS verification.
We cannot fund individual entrepreneurs or for-profit companies.
While we understand the connection, we do not fund general STEM programs.
What happens after I nominate a nonprofit?
After the nomination, we screen to make sure the organization is eligible and aligned with our mission. Then we activate the Techstars network to generate additional support. When the quarter ends, we send all donations plus 5% to the nonprofits.
Will my gift go directly to the nonprofit I choose?
Yes! Techstars Foundation will pass 100% of your gift on to your selected nonprofit and will add 5% to the total. Your gift goes further when we work together.
What if I don't know which organization to support?
You can index all of the organizations by making a donation to the Techstars Foundation Matching Fund.