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CASE STUDY

Byte Back

Since 1997, DC-based nonprofit Byte Back has been fighting to close the digital divide, but with the need increasing, they needed to grow to keep up. Spark Point helped them achieve those growth goals by writing a proposal that won them a landmark expansion grant.

Since 1997, DC-based nonprofit Byte Back has been fighting to close the digital divide.

By providing IT training and career preparation courses for low-income Washingtonians, they improve economic opportunity for the individuals and communities that need it most. But with increasing economic inequality and a lack of access to education, the need is only growing, and Byte Back is eager to meet the challenge.

With ambitious plans to expand services into new communities, relocate their offices, and create new programs beyond DC, Byte Back was ready to grow. But to achieve that growth and navigate substantial change, Byte Back needed a skilled fundraising partner with a strategic perspective—and Spark Point was there to help.

We worked with Byte Back to identify potential funders and construct a strategy that would help the organization not only grow, but thrive.

With our guidance and strategic thinking, Byte Back made its case to key funders, and won—receiving one of three highly competitive grants from Greater Washington Works. This landmark grant provides $200,000 in funding over two years, helping Byte Back to establish a new partnership that will provide education for hundreds of students for years to come.