In mid-February, Fresh Takes received a promising email from David Brown, the Executive Director at a non-profit based out of Boston, Technology Underwriting Greater Good (TUGG). TUGG specializes in funding socially innovated organizations that use technology to support the entrepreneurship, education and life experiences of young people. They have supported organizations for 5 years now in New England and this is their first year expanding to the Bay Area.
Fresh Takes was recommended to David as a worthy organization to fund. One of the things that really sets TUGG apart from other grantors and funding sources is they get right to the heart of the matter. They do not require an application or any paperwork. In fact the whole process lasted no more than one hour. We exchanged emails and set up a phone interview. David spoke with the Fresh Takes staff for a half hour, researched the organization and then took his findings to the TUGG Grant Committee. Out of 30 organization interviewed by TUGG, Fresh Takes was selected as one of their first Bay Area Grant Recipients!
We are thrilled to join the ranks of TUGG supported organizations and look forward to the Awards Ceremony & Gala in SF on May 23rd. Stay tuned for more info on the event. Special thanks to those who recommended our organization and to TUGG for believing in our vision and the work we do!
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