Can Your Non-Profit Benefit From a $1MM Software and Services Grant?

February 17, 2014Amy Haggarty

The 2014 Impact Grant Cycle Is Now Open. 

What would you do if your nonprofit had the ability to scale its programs and training through the use of online software? Would a grant of one million dollars in learning software and consulting services help your organization increase its impact? Would it help to significantly expand the reach of your training, programs, and services? 

More than 100 nonprofits and NGOs answered ‘yes’ to the above, and attended an informational webinar to learn more about Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation’s Impact Grant program. 

Launched in 2013, the goal of the Impact Grant program is to enable selected nonprofits to leverage Cornerstone’s Learning Management System (LMS) to help scale their community education programs and accelerate their efforts to solve a pressing challenge in our society today. Through this two-year program, we donate unlimited use of Cornerstone’s learning and development software as well as a range of various business consulting services valued at one million dollars.   

Selected nonprofits must be able to demonstrate positive outcomes for their existing programs and provide a clearly articulated vision of how technology and e-learning will exponentially increase their community impact.

With our Impact Grant program, we are helping our current cohort of 2013 grantees– Darkness 2 Light, Project HOPE, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Ounce of Prevention – address critical societal issues such as child sexual abuse, diabetes, childhood obesity and early childhood education. Each organization is now better prepared to provide training, outreach and support to their constituents. 

Says Sarah Bradley, COO of Ounce of Prevention, "We were absolutely thrilled for the opportunity to partner with the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation! The Impact Grant will catapult us forward with our home visiting scaling initiative. It has also provided us with the foundation needed to realize our larger vision of improving the lives of millions of children in poverty.” 

All current grantees have completed system implementation and initial business consulting projects and are now ‘live’ with their new learning portals in the communities that they serve. We continue working with each group to help them best administer, market and grow their new technology-enabled training programs for maximum community impact.  

So whether it is a health worker in India learning how to better manage their patients’ diabetes, a grade-school principal working with her team to plan for a healthier school environment or a soccer coach learning how to recognize and prevent child sexual abuse, the Impact Grant program has provided each of our grantees with a powerful new tool to help them better reach, prepare and connect the people that they serve.

To learn more about the Impact Grant Program you can view a recording of the informational webinar here:

The deadline for all applications is Friday March 7th.

About Amy Haggarty

As Director of Impact Grants, Amy Haggarty manages the foundation’s grant program, which enables nonprofits to increase the reach and impact of their programs by extending the use of Cornerstone software to their external network of volunteers, partners, and clients... more


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