Esri Announces First Round Winners of Small Nonprofit Grant Initiative

Small nonprofits will have access to GIS technology, training, and community networking resources

REDLANDS, Calif., November 18, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leaders of nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) must constantly balance their priorities to identify communities in need, allocate resources, communicate their purpose, improve advocacy and increase impact overall and efficiency. Organizations that effectively plan, measure, and manage their programs and operations do so by taking a geographic approach. To help nonprofits advance their missions, Esrithe global leader in location intelligence, provides software and resources, enabling them to have measurable impact, engage with communities and advocate for their causes, through its Non-profit organization program. Under this program, small US-based nonprofits can apply for a grant that provides geographic information system (GIS) tools and training.

This year, Esri is proud to announce the first round of winners for the 2022 edition. Grant Initiative for Small Nonprofit Organizations. Awarded to 150 U.S.-based and international nonprofits, the grant calls for applications from nonprofits registered as 501(c)(3) with 25 or fewer employees in areas such as civic and humanitarian efforts, arts and culture, civil rights, community development, conservation, food security, social justice, economic progress, and support for humans in crisis.

The goal of Esri’s Small Nonprofit Organization Grant Initiative is to introduce GIS as a tool to help nonprofits become more data-driven, identify opportunities to connect with donors, and volunteers, and more effectively communicate their mission and success. In addition to helping small nonprofit organizations that would benefit from implementing GIS software, the initiative’s goal is also to introduce them to larger academic, business, and government communities.

While many winners support conservation, community development, social justice, and food security, the opportunity is open to small 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that support all industries.

First round winners will receive GIS software in the first quarter of 2023. Unlisted applicants remain eligible to be included in the second round of winners in February 2023, and additional application is not required.

explore a list first-round winners of Esri’s Small Nonprofit Organization Grant Initiative.

About Esri

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS), geolocation, and mapping software, helps customers harness the power of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969 in Redlands, California, USA, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide and more than 200,000 institutions in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Africa and in the Middle East, including Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. , non-profit organizations and universities. Esri has regional offices, international distributors, and local support partners in more than 100 countries on six continents. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri designs the most innovative solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at

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