TechSoup Donation Program

Mobile Beacon

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Unspecified amount in in-kind support

Fields of work: All fields of work

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States


Our Mission

Our mission is to affordably connect nonprofits to the high-speed Internet access they need to better serve our world.

In a world of limited resources, we believe connecting nonprofits, schools and community anchor institutions is a critical investment in our nation’s future. Working in partnership with them, we can improve broadband access and digital literacy for millions of Americans, especially underserved groups such as the elderly, low-income and disabled.

Our mission is tied closely to our roots: Mobile Beacon was founded by one of the largest Educational Broadband Service (EBS) providers in the United States. The mission of EBS, to power education through broadband, is the keystone of our organization. It is the basis for our pricing and programs, which seek to make broadband affordable, break down barriers to access, and bring equal educational and digital opportunity to all Americans.

TechSoup Donation Program

With our $10/month, unlimited Internet service and 4G LTE device donation program through TechSoup, nonprofits can significantly lower their connectivity costs. It’s a great opportunity for nonprofits who:

  • Lack traditional Internet access, or suffer from slow speeds/bandwidth constraints
  • Creating a hotspot lending program within their community
  • Need a low-cost backup Internet source
  • Want to provide field-based staff with mobile Internet access

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofits, schools, and libraries.
  • Qualified organizations can receive up to 11 donated 4G LTE mobile hotspots through our TechSoup donation program.
  • TechSoup charges a nominal administrative fee for each device, currently at $15/per device.
  • Library systems are eligible to receive up to 11 devices per branch.

This page was last reviewed August 02, 2023 and last updated August 02, 2023