An AWS Imagine Grant Documentary Series:

Powered By Purpose, A Humanitarian Cloud Journey

Spend a day in the life of six AWS Imagine Grant recipients who take their missions to the next level by harnessing the power of the cloud.

The Imagine Grant Program is a public grant opportunity open for registered 501(c) nonprofit organizations in the United States who are using technology to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.

Our goal is to empower nonprofits to prioritize technology as a mission-critical component of their projects and to provide support for organizations pursuing technology-driven goals. 

2018 AWS Imagine Grant Winners

These are the powerful stories of our Imagine Grant winners

  • Tarjimly
  • PATH
  • CommunityConnect Labs
  • Replate
  • Urban Institute
  • Ushahidi
  • Tarjimly
  • Tarjimly

    Seventy five million people are displaced worldwide. These refugees are trapped by language barriers every day.

    Tarjimly believes it is a human right to be heard and understood.

    An idea stemming from the Syrian refugee crisis, Tarjimly launched a machine learning-based tool for refugees to eliminate language barriers in times of crisis, enabling volunteers to match with refugees who speak their language and dialect.

    Hear their story.

    AWS Imagine Grant Winner: Tarjimly
  • PATH
  • PATH

    The homeless face significant barriers when trying to find housing and timing is crucial to ensuring quality of life.  

    In 1983, Claire asked herself why she wasn’t doing more to help the homeless populations in Los Angeles.

    More than 30 years later, PATH is building a mobile application to match homeless individuals with housing through a map-based mobile platform leveraging chatbot technology.

    Learn how PATH uses real-time data to help people find homes.

    AWS Imagine Grant Winner: PATH
  • CommunityConnect Labs
  • CommunityConnect Labs

    What is the census? And why does it matter? 

    CommunityConnect Labs knows that being counted leads to greater access to resources for communities.

    It's why they've developed new applications and training tools to help nonprofit partners and local governments ensure a fair and accurate 2020 Census. 

    Discover how they use technology to help every person get counted.

    AWS Imagine Grant Winner: CommunityConnect Labs
  • Replate
  • Replate

    Forty percent of food is wasted in the United States. One in six people do not know where their next meal will come from.

    Often referred to as the Uber of food rescue, Replate has built an application to match surplus food to communities in need in real-time. Replate uses technology to scale resources and has rescued more than 2 million pounds of food in three years.

    Find out how they do it.

    AWS Imagine Grant Winner: Replate
  • Urban Institute
  • Urban Institute

    Policy decisions affect our everyday lives.

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

    Learn how their new API-first data hub transforms communities.

    AWS Imagine Grant Winner: Urban Institute
  • Ushahidi
  • Ushahidi

    Climate-related disasters are on the rise. In just three years, Americans have spent more than $450 billion responding to climate change emergencies.

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

    Discover what drives Ushahidi.

    AWS Imagine Grant Winner: Ushahidi

How to apply in 2020

If you are interested in applying to the AWS Imagine Grant Program, sign up for updates on when the application opens. Visit our AWS Imagine Grant Program webpage to learn more about past winners and next year's application process.