Ron and Cyndi Gula created the Gula Tech Foundation to amplify the impact of cybersecurity nonprofit organizations. The Gula Tech Foundation operates a $1,000,000 competitive grant process for cybersecurity nonprofits multiple times a year. Each grant competition has a unique cybersecurity focus. Grant winners receive a financial donation and will have the opportunity to participate in an all-expenses-paid marketing program to elevate public awareness of their organization.
The competitive grant process involves submitting information about your cybersecurity nonprofit, your plan to support the focus area of the grant program, a voting phase conducted by our grant advisory board, and a public announcement and implementation phase. For grant recipients, the public announcement and implementation phase includes presenting your nonprofit at a Gula Tech Foundation award ceremony, being featured on the Gula Tech Cyber Fiction show, and general exposure to the Gula Tech Adventures network of investors, startups, and entrepreneurs, as well as executing on the grant itself.
The Gula Tech Foundation will announce details about our next competitive grant program at the March 9th awards ceremony. The next grant theme will be focused on Data Care and nonprofits that increase personal cybersecurity awareness and responsibility in the general public.
The January 2021 grant program focused on nonprofits which increase African American engagement with cybersecurity. Winners will be announced at the March 9th awards ceremony (registration required). The top three winners will each receive a $500k, $300k or $200k grant respectively. Finalists for the competition were announced on March 3rd.