Springwire’s Digital Documents Pilot gets the nod
Springwire just learned we are one of just 40 quarterfinalists in Seattle’s Social Innovation Fast Pitch for our Digital Documents project. Yes, we are competing for prize money, but the Fast Pitch is mainly a great opportunity to get our project on the radar of community members who are passionate about innovative ideas for social change. The news about SIFP came on the heels of some other great news. The Digital Documents project got the thumbs up for a grant through the City of Seattle’s Bill Wright Technology Matching Fund. By digitizing documents of vulnerable people whose housing is unstable to nil, we are enabling homeless adults and youth to store on “the cloud” their important documents and photos. A backpack is not the most secure storage method. Puget Sound NPR Station KPLU came out to see what is was all about and did a feature that you can listen to here. Before the funding and the great PR, Springwire was investing in the thinking, planning, collaborating and fundraising to germinate and develop the idea. To pay for that early cultivation, we created a way for donors to sponsor innovation through our New Connections Fund. Thanks to Focusing Philanthropy for providing the initial match to kick off the Fund with a dollar for dollar match up to $25,000. We are $5,000 away from completing that match. You can help us raise the rest. Click here support current and future innovations at Springwire.