Gula Tech Foundation

Gula Tech Foundation March 2021 Grant Competition


Cyndi and I are thrilled to announce that our next competitive grant competition is now open. The focus of the March 2021 Gula Tech Foundation competitive grant is a key component of Data Care - increasing public awareness about cybersecurity. If your nonprofit educates any part of the general public about the risks and opportunities of cybersecurity, you should submit a grant request. We will be donating $1,000,000 - $250k for first place, $200k for second place, $150k for third place and four $100k grant for four runner up awardees. The top winners will be recognized May 20th at an awards ceremony as part of the virtual RSA 2021 conference. Grant applications will be open from March 22nd through April 9th, 2021.


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Episode 11 - NPower - Creating Pathways to Prosperity in Tech Careers


Ron and Cyndi Gula interview Robert Vaughn and Kendra Parlock of NPower. NPower won a $300k competitive grant from the Gula Tech Foundation and has a mission to move people from poverty to the middle class through tech skills training and quality job placement. We discuss the NPower program, how IT and cybersecurity is taught to the trainees and how our listeners can get involved as guest speakers, mentors, hosting interns and hiring graduates. Kendra is the NPower Executive Director of Maryland and Robert is the Head of the National Instructors Institute at NPower and a former CISO.

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January 2021 Grant Award Winners


Cyndi and Ron Gula would like to congratulate the winners of our January 2021 Grant, focused on nonprofits increasing African American engagement in cybersecurity. The winners selected by our advisory board are:
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January 2021 Grant Finalists


The Gula Tech Foundation is thrilled to announce the finalists for our January 2021 Grant Competition. The competition will award a total of $1,000,000 to three nonprofits who increase African American engagement  in cybersecurity. The top three winners will be announced at our March 9th, 2021 Awards Ceremony. Our finalists are:

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Gula Tech Foundation March 2021 Awards Ceremony Webinar Registration


Ron and Cyndi Gula will host the Gula Tech Foundation March 2021 Awards Program March 9th at 2:00 PM EST. Three nonprofits focused on increasing African American cybersecurity engagement have been selected to receive a $500k, $300k or $200k grant totaling $1,000,000 from the Gula Tech Foundation. Registration is required. Guest speaker is Harry Coker. Harry is a former CIA and NSA Senior Executive currently serving as a director, advisor, senior fellow, and mentor on breadth of issues, to include national security, risk management, leadership, and diversity and inclusion. Read More…

Episode #1 - Cyndi Gula - Gula Tech Foundation and Data Care

In our first ever "Gula Tech Cyber Fiction" show, Ron Gula interviews Cyndi Gula about her cybersecurity entrepreneur background, Data Care and the Gula Tech Foundation - including tips for the upcoming January 4th, 2021 grant applicants.

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Announcing the Gula Tech Foundation


Cyndi and I are thrilled to announce the creation and launch of the Gula Tech Foundation. The Foundation will run cybersecurity themed competitive grant processes several times a year. Each competitive grant process will donate $1,000,000 across multiple cybersecurity nonprofits.

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