Azavea’s Summer of Maps Geospatial Data Analysis Services Grant applications are now open for nonprofit organizations. As part of its commitment to increase the impact of data analysis in the nonprofit sector, Azavea awards fellowships to students and matches them with non-profits in order to complete a spatial analysis project over a three month period.
From Azavea, here are some select past projects:
In 2013, the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC) participated in the Azavea Summer of Maps program. Summer of Maps Fellow Lena Ferguson created reports, including custom maps, that displayed DVAEYC data on Philadelphia early childhood education programs, as well as city and census data on other childhood risk factors (access to farmers’ markets and healthy corner stores, poverty levels, and more). DVAEYC distributed custom copies of the reports to each Philadelphia City Councilperson and advocated for funding to support their mission. The advocacy efforts of DVAEYC, combined with the professional reports by Summer of Maps, resulted in $1 million in funding from Philadelphia’s City Council and the William Penn Foundation.
Watch this video to learn more about this summer grant program:
Important Dates and Resources for Applying
- January 28, 2018: Organization application closes
- February 16, 2018: Student application opens
- March 11, 2018: Student application closes
- April 2018: Student Fellows and Organizations Announced
- June 2018: Fellowship starts
- August 2018: Fellowship ends, projects completed
Application link: http://bit.ly/2018-Spatial-
If nonprofits need more info before submitting an application they should be directed to these resources: