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Grants for equitable COVID-19 vaccine access and distribution

Apply by June 11 (Rolling Review)

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About this grant round

As the social impact arm of PagerDuty, PagerDuty.org works to meet urgent needs faster to advance justice and health.

As part of our focus on Time-Critical Health, we are deploying $1 million in grants and product support via the PagerDuty.org Fund to help eligible nonprofits and social enterprises deliver more COVID-19 vaccines faster to ensure everyone has the freedom to thrive.

Two paths to funding and support

The goal of this grant is to deliver more COVID-19 vaccines faster in the United States and globally, with a focus on underserved communities, and to generate extraordinary partnerships that scale impact. We will deploy funding, product credits, and technical volunteer support to nonprofits and social enterprises to help scale their time-sensitive work in vaccine information, distribution, and access.

Path 1

Vaccine distribution and access

For tech-centric organizations who can use PagerDuty in their work to expediently and inclusively increase COVID-19 vaccine distribution and access for individuals and communities globally.

Path 2

Equitable vaccine awareness and trust

For organizations working to distribute timely, accurate vaccine information and ensure equitable, safe access in order to build trust, inclusion, and participation among marginalized communities in the United States and Canada.

Path 1
Vaccine distribution and access

For tech-centric organizations who can use PagerDuty in their work to expediently and inclusively increase COVID-19 vaccine distribution and access for individuals and communities globally.

Grant Criteria: Your organization or solution should meet ALL the below criteria to be considered a successful grantee:

Saves lives
Your organization is helping to save lives through COVID-19 vaccination distribution and access

Reaches people faster
Your organization is helping to expedite COVID-19 vaccine distribution or access for individuals in the United States or globally

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Prioritize the most under-resourced populations
Your solution prioritizes the most under-resourced populations in the United States or globally

PagerDuty technology is part of your solution
You either use our product already or would like to leverage our technology in your efforts

Committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice
Your organization's leadership or board includes individuals who identify as underrepresented or as a minority

Examples of what we might fund:

  • SaaS incident response and reliability across systems, especially systems under extreme spikes in usage due to the COVID-19 vaccination demand
  • Vaccine preservation and delivery (e.g., cold chain IoT alerting)
  • Supply and inventory management
  • Appointment coordination
  • Follow-up and vaccine effectiveness monitoring
Note: PagerDuty's platform does not support public notification or data gathering

Path 2
Equitable vaccine awareness and trust

For organizations working to distribute timely, accurate vaccine information and ensure equitable, safe access in order to build trust, inclusion, and participation among marginalized communities in the United States and Canada.

Grant Criteria: Your organization or solution should meet ALL the below criteria to be considered a successful grantee:

Saves lives
Your organization is helping to save lives by reaching, including, or building trust and support for marginalized or under-resourced communities in the United States and Canada with COVID-19 vaccine information

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Prioritizes the most under-resourced populations
Your solution prioritizes the most under-resourced populations in the United States or globally

Committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice
Your organization's leadership or board includes individuals who identify as underrepresented or as a minority

Examples of what we might fund:

  • Allocation and distribution (available doses and sites)
  • Localized and personalized outreach and communication
  • Non-technical alternatives to appointment coordination (text or call centers)
  • Proximate and safe access (transportation, etc.)
  • Follow-up and vaccine effectiveness monitoring (data collection and reporting)

FAQ

Join us for our live Q&A session on May 3, 2021 (if you can't make it live, a recording will be available). You can also reach out to us at info@pagerduty.org.

  • Who is eligible to apply?

    Eligible nonprofits and social enterprises in the United States and globally who are actively working in COVID-19 vaccine information, distribution, and access efforts.

    Eligible organizations include tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public charities (or the equivalent if outside the U.S.), 501(c)(3) private foundations, 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations, government entities, and for-profit social enterprises.

  • What support is available?

    A total of $750,000 in cash grants and $250,000 in product credits, plus technical volunteer support to aid in your work to accelerate equitable vaccine distribution globally.

    Our grants range in size from $50,000 to $200,000 USD and are provided as unrestricted funding. As part of our integrated investment, we include free PagerDuty product licenses and technical volunteer support to help you use our technology within your work.

    Organizations selected for Path 1 Access and Distribution will receive funding, product credits, and technical volunteer support. Organizations selected for Path 2 Awareness and Trust will receive funding (if your solution leverages PagerDuty's platform now or in the future, you will be considered for additional product credit and technical volunteer support).

  • When should I submit my application?

    Now! Applications will be accepted through June 11, 2021, and funding deployed on a rolling basis..

    • Open call launches: April 22, 2021
    • Live informational webinar: May 3, 2021
    • Application closes: June 11, 2021
    • All funding decisions announced by: July 15, 2021
  • What is the review process?

    Please review the application questions beforehand and only submit a request for support if your organization matches our selection criteria. If you believe you are a good match, please submit your application for consideration.

    If you feel that more than one of your projects or initiatives aligns with our stated criteria and should be considered, you may submit more than one proposal per funding path. Organizations may apply for both paths if they meet the criteria.

    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed by diverse committees of PagerDuty employees. All decisions will be made by July 15, 2021.

    Submit your Application

Overall eligibility guidelines

Eligible organizations include tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public charities (or the equivalent if outside the U.S.), 501(c)(3) private foundations, 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations, government entities, and for-profit social enterprises. (Note: grants to any organization that is not a public charity as described in Section 501(c)(3) will be classified as Expenditure Responsibility grants (ER grants) and will require additional due diligence.)

Self-prescreening

Please review the application questions beforehand and only submit a request for support if your organization matches our selection criteria. If you believe you meet the criteria but still have questions, join us for our live Q&A session on May 3, 2021 (if you can't make it live, a recording will be available).

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About PagerDuty.org

As the social impact arm of PagerDuty, PagerDuty.org was formed in 2018 to elevate the work of nonprofits and social enterprises. For more information about our integrated approach to Time-Critical Health and how we amplify people and voices through our fund, please visit our 2020 Social Impact Report.