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Announcing 2021 Grant CLASS

The T-CETRA Foundation is pleased to announce our inaugural grant winners for 2021. The Foundation distributed grants to five U.S. based 501(c)(3) non-profits whose missions supported financial literacy with a focus on K-12 initiatives and utilized technology to bolster community and economic development in underserved neighborhoods.

  • Father Factor, Inc. (Washington, D.C.)—Supports 30 individuals teaching four core competencies of financial literacy.
  • Lifesmart Education (Grove City, Ohio)—Develops education programs for underserved youth to make an impact in their local communities through financial literacy courses, trainings, and other educational programs.
  • Oak Hill Collaborative (Youngstown, Ohio)–Aims to: be a small business incubator for underserved communities; provide technology resources to enable viable new business development; improve/revitalize the community with a community space for local residents; and facilitate the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program to bridge the digital divide.
  • Poppy Muse (Bronx, New York)–Provides computer basics and office administration webinars and workshops with a focus on technology and financial literacy, giving foster care students the necessary skills to work in entry-level positions.
  • Resident Resources Network, Inc. (New Albany, Ohio)—Provides individuals and families with housing voucher incentives for completing financial literacy courses to remain in stable housing, enabling greater financial stability.

Our next grant cycle will open January 1st, 2022, and close May 30th, 2022.

For any inquiries about the T-CETRA Foundation please contact

Donation Request Form

Thank you for your interest in support from the T-CETRA Foundation. Please fully review our guidelines below. If you feel your organization meets our eligibility criteria, please proceed by answering the questions below.

Grant Application and Timeline

Applications will reopen on January 1st.

Grants and in-kind technology donations will be determined, and grantees notified, by June 30, 2022

Our average grant award is $3,500.


The T-CETRA Foundation will give priority consideration to organizations whose primary focus is centered around financial literacy education in the form of programs or curricula that can positively impact low income, underserved persons, with an emphasis on targeting younger students. Organizations who consider or who are open to technology products or consultative technology support from T-CETRA’s large IT team to spur economic and community development in underserved areas will be given extra consideration. Significant partnership projects and capital requests are by invitation only.

At a minimum, nonprofits requesting support from the T-CETRA Foundation must:


Please Note: It is expected all grantees are equal opportunity employers and in their governance policies or procedures do not discriminate against any person or group on the bases listed above or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.