AI for Changemakers by Tech To The Rescue

AI for Changemakers

A global accelerator for AI innovators and nonprofits working to solve the world’s pressing challenges.

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Build AI for impact.
Become a changemaker.

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AI for Changemakers is a 3-year accelerator program dedicated to amplifying the impact of ambitious nonprofits by partnering them with socially engaged tech companies specialising in AI.

Together with support from AI specialists and mentors, they develop pro-bono AI tools to tackle critical global issues like climate change, education, and disaster management, empowering nonprofits to drive meaningful change.

Nonprofits

Join one of the impact cohorts

Nonprofit organisations can join the program by applying to one of the impact cohorts:

  • Disaster Management,
  • Climate,
  • Health,
  • Education,
  • Economic Opportunity.
Nonprofits

Participate in AI Bootcamps

Nonprofits will undergo a free, 7-week AI strategy bootcamp led by top AI specialists to boost their competences and recognise the potential of AI for their organisation.

After the AI Bootcamp, nonprofit organisations will pitch their AI projects to tech companies interested in pro-bono collaborations.

Tech Companies

Build pro-bono AI solutions for impact

This is your opportunity to prove that your tech company is ready to make an impact by engaging in pro-bono AI projects for the nonprofits selected for the program. Work on challenges that matter, build AI solutions that make a change, and inspire a movement in the tech industry.

“The next generation will depend on pioneers like us to believe in the potential of AI and to develop groundbreaking solutions.”
Muyukani Kizito
CEO & Founder at Prescott Data
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Tech Companies

Be a member of a global community

Grow valuable partnerships and competences within the vibrant and global AI for Changemakers community on Discord. The community is closed for the tech companies, nonprofits and mentors of the AI for Changemakers program. 

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Let's build the Tech for Good movement together

Inspire a global movement with your impact project, by showcasing your work during Demo Days, AI for Good Awards and wider audiences in the media.

Learn more about the program

How can nonprofits join AI for Changemakers?

Nonprofits are on the frontlines of addressing burning global problems. In this program, we empower 110+ organisations with AI strategies and AI solutions developed pro-bono by tech companies registered in the accelerator program. Find your impact cohort and apply to be selected in the program. 

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Climate

COHORT 3

Health

COHORT 4

Education

COHORT 5

Economic Opportunity

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Support us on our mission to empower changemakers with technology

Now Go Build CTO Fellowship

The Fellowship program targets CTOs and senior technical leaders from worldwide nonprofits and social impact businesses participating in the AI for Changemakers program.

This is a unique growth opportunity for individual tech leaders focused on solving the world’s biggest challenges through technology, to elevate their leadership skills, understand what it takes to become a fast-moving technologist, build a community of strategic thinkers, and scale their world-changing innovations.

Participants’ journeys will be followed on Dr. Vogels’ blog, “All Things Distributed,” and various AWS content channels.

With support from Dr. Werner Vogels,
VP & CTO at Amazon.com

Join the movement along industry leaders

See for yourself how AI can be a great force for social good

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Program partners

Let’s build for change together

Accelerator path for Nonprofits and Tech Companies

Your path to build AI solutions that accelerate impact

Step 1

Register your Tech Company for the program

Step 2

Join the Community of Practice on Discord​

Step 3

Choose AI projects from leading nonprofits

Step 4

Build impactful AI projects with support from mentors in the community 

Step 5

Pitch in Demo Day

Join the program and accelerate your impact with AI

Step 1

Register your organization to apply for the free program

Step 2

Go through the qualification interview

Step 3

Participate in AI Bootcamp to learn how AI can boost your impact

Step 4

Get matched with a tech company to build AI projects for your nonprofit

Step 5

Participate in Demo Day

About Tech To The Rescue

At Tech To The Rescue Foundation, we are committed to our mission to solve the word’s most pressing problems with technology. Since 2020, we have been enabling meaningful collaborations between tech companies and nonprofits, to build tech solutions that help solve the word’s most pressing problems. Every day we devote ourselves to shaping tech projects and building connections that truly matter, guided by our secret ingredients: curiosity and empathy.

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Frequently asked questions

Tech To The Rescue is a global platform connecting technology companies with nonprofits around the world to solve the world’s most pressing problems through technology. Since 2020, we have enabled more than 650 impactful pro-bono collaborations between tech companies and nonprofits from more than 60 countries.

Our mission is to make pro-bono work for nonprofits a new tech industry standard and to harness impactful collaborations that allow us to solve the world’s most pressing challenges with innovative technological solutions. 

The big idea behind the AI for Changemakers program is about bridging the AI access gap and fostering impactful collaborations between the tech and impact sectors. Therefore, funding is not our primary goal, but we want to offer tech companies a chance to shine and showcase their AI solutions in case studies, webinars, impact videos and by inviting selected projects on stage during the global Demo Days.

After completing the application and qualification interview stages, we will select a limited number of nonprofits in every impact cohort. All selected nonprofits will benefit from:

  • Access to pro-bono AI talent and tech companies
  • Access to a community of mentors and experts
  • AI Strategy boot camps
  • 2  years of ongoing AI support
  • Practical progress checks
  • Demo day event to pitch to potential donors.

First, your organisation must register as a member of Tech To The Rescue (free of charge) and submit an application. Selected organisations will be invited to a Qualification Interview with our Nonprofit Relations Team.

To be selected, your organization must demonstrate a proven, scalable social intervention with high impact potential in one of our five program cohorts. A strong, diverse, and committed leadership team is crucial. Your organization should have the capacity to absorb and implement AI strategically, with dedicated internal resources, and possess the basic technical know-how to maintain AI solutions. 

Companies interested in providing pro bono services to support the accelerator can register at any time throughout the program duration for the cohort that aligns best with their interests and expertise. However, early registration ensures faster access to the pipeline of highly impactful projects, maximizing opportunities for collaboration and contribution.

Nonprofit organisations are welcome to apply to a relevant Impact Cohort (Disaster Management, Climate, Health, Education, Economic Opportunities) to be selected for the program. If you need help finding a cohort for your organisation, contact us at [email protected]

Registration and membership in the AI for Changemakers community on Discord is free of charge.  As a community member, you commit to engage in and complete at least 1 pro-bono tech project in collaboration with a nonprofit organisation selected in then program.

We encourage you to share your process and learnings within the community and beyond, to inspire more tech leaders to join the movement.

Register right away and use the opportunity to get acquainted with the community, mentors, and ongoing projects. This will help you to get ready for when your impact cohort of interest is ready to release/ publish their impactful AI projects. Only community members will have the chance to select projects that they want to engage in.

At Tech To The Rescue, we have 4+ years experience in matching tech companies with nonprofits for pro-bono projects; having said that – we know plans sometimes change. If something changes in your availability or business plans, and you have to drop off a project, please get in touch with us and we will find a solution.

The program includes 5 impact cohorts spanning over the years 2024 – 2026. Depending on the scope and duration of the projects, we will be informing the community about new cohorts and opportunities for them to make an impact.

We welcome new sponsors to join us in co-creating additional parts of our program, amplifying its impact together. Your support is not just financial; it’s an opportunity to shape our initiatives, innovate, and make a lasting difference. Let’s build a brighter future hand in hand. Contact us at [email protected].

Have more questions? Let’s talk

We are happy to answer any questions you might have about the program.
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