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Motorola’s Help for Nonprofits to Use Mobile Technology

The Motorola Mobility Foundation is accepting applications for the 2012 Empowerment Grants – a grant program designed to help U.S.-based nonprofit organizations develop mobile applications and use mobile technology that will help transform and benefit the communities they serve. The program addresses four areas of focus: education, health and wellness, community, and arts and culture.

The Foundation is looking for nonprofits to show how the innovative use of digital and mobile technology can be used to further a nonprofit’s mission. Projects that are focused on furthering skills and engaging stakeholders through developing applications that capture digital storytelling, using social media to engage volunteers, using crowd-sourcing for community resource mapping and new ideas such as gamefication in education to engage students are encouraged.

From now until March 1, 2012, organizations can download the Empowerment App APP from Android Market. The app will provide more information about the grants program and the invitation code needed to access the full online application.

After March 1, organizations can visit to apply.

Applications for Empowerment Grants will be accepted through March 23, 2012. Grant recipients will be notified in May.

The Motorola Mobility Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Mobility.

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