The Accelerator for Tech Nonprofits

Need to raise money? We’ll teach you how. Want to learn about building a board? Hiring technical talent? We can help you with that too. The Accelerator bridges the tech and nonprofit worlds, providing you the training to push through the challenges only a tech nonprofit entrepreneur knows. You’ll receive funding, mentorship, and connections to people who can help you scale.

The application for our 2022 Accelerator is closed. Check out our FAQ for more information.

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How It Works

nonprofit startup

Get Funded


We provide a $25,000 philanthropic grant to support early growth

Get Schooled


Learn from leaders of the tech & social sector
nonprofit startup

Get Connected


Meet like-minded entrepreneurs and 400+ investors at our Demo Days

Our Alumni Impact

  • 105M

    lives impacted

  • $357M+

    in follow-on-funding

  • 81%

    of teams have a
    founder who is a person of color

Almost Fun

Lisa Wang quit her job when, as a tutor, she realized her students needed learning materials that worked for them. She founded Almost Fun to unlock student's potential through interactive, digital math content. Three years after going through the Accelerator, Almost Fun has served 1.5M students on its platform with no slowing down in sight.

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"Without Fast Forward, we wouldn’t be where we are today. They go way above and beyond the norm. We’re routinely shocked to learn about opportunities they’ve unlocked for us. And they’re pushing the whole tech nonprofit field forward. They’re completely unrivaled."

Jared Chung, Founder of CareerVillage.org