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How can your organization participate?

If you are a nonprofit with a project and would like to apply for assistance, please complete our brief online application.

ELIGIBILITY
  • Must be registered or in the process of registering as a 501c3, or the international equivalent
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Maximum benefit of $25K*
  • Able to secure other funding for the first half of the project*
  • Weekly commitment to the project and reasonable timeframe*
  • If the project is a website, willing to build it in WordPress

*See FAQs for more information

COMPLETE THE APPLICATION

In order for us to determine your needs and tailor our suggestions for your site, please answer as many questions as possible. You may upload a document that describes your project in further detail. If you have an RFP, please upload it with your completed application.

Hand crafting award winning digital experiences

Elevation is a pioneer in the future of work, company culture and 21st century organizational strategy. Our team members are tech-enabled, experienced, and led by a world-class project management and administrative team. We work tirelessly to continually improve our processes and the quality of the work we deliver.

1 for 1 Match 2019 Results

Last year 150 nonprofits benefited from the 1 for 1 Matching Funds Program. They received more than $800,000 worth of web and media solutions. Elevation is looking forward to giving more in coming years. We are determined to keep improving by providing new solutions, allocating more assistance, and helping new nonprofit organizations.

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describes it from a functional perspective
Lindsey Dixon

Director of Marketing & Development
YMCA – CANANDAIGUA

WHAT THE YMCA HAD TO SAY AS A 1 FOR 1 MATCH RECIPIENT:

"Elevation has given our nonprofit a professional, sophisticated platform for us to promote our cause and mission. As a nonprofit every dollar is sensitive, so building a website to this caliber isn't normally imaginable but Elevation made it possible. They made the process insanely easy and built a site for our custom needs. It was an absolute pleasure to work with the team at Elevation and a dream come true to see the finished site. The new website will allow us to help more people in our community. Elevation, thank you for existing, thank you!"

FAQs

Please see major eligibility requirements above. We work with all sectors, from religious to environmental, provided that their missions align with the values listed on Elevation's "About Us" page. For logistical purposes, we do rely on a point of contact based in the US, Canada, or Europe, but past recipient organizations have been located across the Americas and Africa as well.

  • Website Design & Re-design in WordPress

  • Copywriting

  • CRM Integrations in WordPress

  • Branding & Graphic Design

  • Marketing & Google Grants

  • On-going WordPress Support

  • Website Hosting

An account manager will review your application and reach out to you within a few business days to clarify any remaining questions or to set up a phone call during which your project can be reviewed together in detail.

We match what you raise, up to a 50K project. (For a 50K project, we’ll fund up to 25K. For an 16K project, we fund up to 8K, etc.) We considering projects over 50K to be appropriate for well-established organizations and thus are not eligible for this program. We still strive to provide all nonprofits with the best results for every dollar they spend.

We understand that nonprofits are under-resourced. We include a stipulation about additional funding to support organizations' commitment to finishing a project, which we have found to work best when additional parties are invested. If you feel the project minimums are unachievable for your organization but you can provide empirical data showing strong community support, please include that information in your application.  

The minimum timeframe for projects is 4 months, though most projects take 5 to 6 months to complete. Projects that take longer than 6 months due to delays from the client incur an extraordinary fee.

On average, website clients can expect their staff to dedicate 10 labor hours each week in order to make adequate progress. The amount of time required from your staff members depends on how much they split up the work and how much support your organization has for creating content, writing copy, and accessing hosting and integration information from the other technologies you use. Significant, actionable progress on a project must be made within two weeks of a request from the Project Manager, or your project will be placed on hold.

The 1 for 1 Matching Funds program is an in-house corporate philanthropy fund established by our founders. A percentage of profits are reinvested as assistance.

Ready to Get Started?

If you are a nonprofit with a project and would like to apply for assistance, please complete our brief online application.