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AWS IMAGINE Grant journeys

Explore the journeys of our AWS IMAGINE Grant recipients as they take their missions to the next level by harnessing the power of the cloud. 

The AWS IMAGINE Grant program is a public grant opportunity open to registered nonprofit organizations who are using cloud technology to accelerate their missions.

Learn more about how the awarded nonprofits, of all sizes and mission areas, take on a diverse set of challenges and unlock potential within their organizations through technology.

From leveraging machine learning to supporting translation efforts for refugees, to storing massive amounts of research to generate cures for childhood cancer, these stories exhibit the ingenuity and possibilities that happen when mission-driven organizations have the right tools. 

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Powerful stories of past AWS IMAGINE Grant winners

Learn more about the recipients for the AWS IMAGINE Grant for Nonprofits.

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is processing the data of millions of public samples to make them available for childhood cancer researchers.

Kiva

Kiva

Kiva needed to develop a systems-change approach to help address the biggest hurdles to financial inclusion. They did so by leveraging emerging technologies to solve this complex problem at scale.

Breastcancer.org

Breastcancer.org

Breastcancer.org is leveraging ML to help people affected by breast cancer find credible information, empowering them to make important choices for their health based on their unique cancer situation.

Tarjimly

Tarjimly

Tarjimly is using ML for refugees to eliminate language barriers in times of crisis, enabling volunteers to match with refugees who speak their language and dialect.

PATH (People Assisting the Homeless)

PATH

PATH is building a mobile application to match homeless individuals with housing through a map-based mobile platform leveraging chatbot technology.

Replate

Replate

Replate is building an mobile application to match surplus food to communities in need in real time.

Urban Institute

Urban Institute

Urban Institute is building a new API-first local policy data hub to empower policymakers and researchers to be proactive about using data for intelligent policy making.

FamilySearch

FamilySearch

FamilySearch is using machine learning for handwriting recognition to transcribe genealogically significant historical documents worldwide. Their database currently contains nearly 6 billion digital images, helping individuals make family and heritage discoveries. 

GBH

GBH

GBH is implementing a highly scalable, cloud-based video editing system to transform the way public media delivers educational and inspiring content that fosters citizenship nationwide.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

JDRF

JDRF is leveraging big data, analytics, visualization, AI, ML, and augmented reality to create a cloud-based registry of data to accelerate cures, prevention, and treatment of Type 1 diabetes.

NatureServe

NatureServe

NatureServe is developing a cutting-edge biodiversity data and analytics solution to map species with high precision, model their habitats, and assess their risk of extinction.

Tessitura Network

Tessitura Network

Tessitura Network is innovating with technology to transform the business of arts and culture. They are delivering secure, advanced digital capabilities to make it easier for cultural organizations to achieve their goals.

Thomson Reuters Foundation

TrustLaw

Thomson Reuters Foundation's TrustLaw program is developing a digital platform to connect civil society organizations and social enterprises with pro bono legal support, research, and resources globally to achieve legal and policy reform.

Community Connect Labs

Community Connect Labs

Community Connect Labs is developing new applications and training tools to help nonprofit partners and local governments ensure a fair and accurate 2020 Census.

Ushahidi

Ushahidi

Ushahidi is developing Kettle, a service to help individuals gain financial resiliency in the face of ongoing climate change disasters.

Code of Support Foundation

Code of Support Foundation

Code of Support Foundation is developing a tool called PATRIOTlink to improve the search functionality of resources, providing veterans and caregivers with more accurate and faster results for their crucial needs.

Creative Commons

Creative Commons

Creative Commons is using AWS to improve search and discovery, providing a wide range of content for all types of creators and reusers.

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is accelerating research towards new treatments and cures for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) by creating a first-of-its-kind data exchange platform, IBD Plexus, providing researchers expedited access to analytic-friendly dataset and bio samples.

The Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation is growing its educational mission and expanding its reach to new geographical corners by bringing its arts collection beyond the gallery walls. Their cloud-based mobile app and digital learning platform are pushing the boundaries of what was possible, enabling them to serve a much larger and diverse audience than ever before.

EB Research Partnership

EB Research Partnership

EB Research Partnership is building a cloud-based platform for patients to access and secure all the information and resources required to navigate their medical journey, using epidermolysis bullosa (EB) as a use case and ultimately scaling to benefit the 400 million people battling various kinds of rare diseases.

Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE)

CORE

CORE is systemically improving disaster relief effort by addressing the need-supply gap: their mobile app, CORE Connect, efficiently connects survivors with critical needs to organizations that are filling those gaps in a timely manner.

Houston Food Bank

Houston Food Bank

Houston Food Bank is leveraging a cloud-based logistics platform to digitize manual processes involved in food deliveries and track operations across a distributed workfoce effectively. This allows them to provide tailored food delivery services from food bank pantries to over a million neighbors in Texas who are food insecure and homebound.

NMDP

NMDP

NMDP is providing blood cancer care teams with real-time access to clinical outcomes data, helping ensure each patient receives the best treatment path. With their Data Transformation Initiative, NMDP is accelerating data to knowledge to improve patient outcomes, promote health equity and increase survival rate for transplant patients.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Kennedy Center

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is innovating its fundraising practices by leveraging a data warehouse and AI/ML to expand, diversify, and personalize its donor outreach. To accomplish this, they created the KC Score, a first-of-its-kind platform to develop a multi-faceted view of their constituent data, allowing them to effectively and efficiently uncover new major gift prospects and prioritize donors for front-line fundraising teams.

Save the Children

Save the Children

Save the Children is democratizing access to key information and knowledge in times of crisis by leveraging a data lake and AI/ML. The Ask Save the Children application will allow any parent, teacher, or public official to query Save the Children’s 100 years of knowledge on keeping children safe in a crisis, driving its mission to give every child the bright future they deserve.

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

EGPAF is advancing patient retention, prevention and treatment for pediatric AIDS by using AL/ML to create predictive modeling for its HIV/AIDS data lake in Malawi. The model will predict patient outcomes for the clinicians providing HIV services, enabling them to make sound decisions and adjust care and treatment approaches in real-time.

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