Press Release - 2018 Nonprofit Cohort


February 6, 2018 (Jacksonville, Florida): THE GREATER SUM FOUNDATION today named four nonprofit organizations chosen to receive grant funding and the support of skills-based volunteers in a “Shark Tank”-like competition organized by the grant-giving Foundation.  


“The Greater Sum was founded to support innovation in the non-profit sector,” Anna Taylor, Executive Director of the Greater Sum, said. “These four organizations stood out from our highly competitive pool of finalists for funding and services. Each is doing groundbreaking work in their respective fields, and this year they’re on the cusp of significant expansion. We’re proud to support their work in 2018.”




Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, New York, NY

Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) is the first legal nonprofit to assist refugee families across the U.S.A. remotely through an online community and via emergency legal aid.  They will use Greater Sum funding to increase their staff capacity to train and supervise volunteers.

Digital Harbor Foundation, Baltimore, Maryland

Digital Harbor operates a youth makerspace that has been very successful in teaching students the skills they’ll need to secure tech jobs.  They applied to Greater Sum for funding to expand their Rec 2 Tech program, which trains other educators in how to use their proven methods.

Trans Student Educational Resources, Santa Cruz, California

Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER) is the only national organization operated by trans youth and focused on trans students.  They plan to use Greater Sum funding to expand their Leadership Summit, increase the number of colleges receiving their educational resources, & bring on additional part-time employees.

West Virginia University (WVU) Land Use & Sustainability Development Clinic, Morgantown, West Virginia

The WVU Land Use & Sustainable Development Law Clinic works with over 50 local government clients, providing pro- bono legal & planning services.  This grant will be used to conduct a planning study, demonstrating that local districts can manage an innovative, affordable alternative wastewater treatment.


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