EIN 77-0555413

Beneficent Technology Benetech (BENETECH)

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Beneficent Technology (BENETECH) empowers communities in need by creating scalable technology solutions.
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Beneficent Technology; Benetech
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Program areas at BENETECH

Accessible education content and technology:benetech has been delivering inclusive learning solutions for over 20 years as the developer of bookshare, the world's largest service for accessible education materials. Benetech is transforming how educational content is made accessible through initiatives like bookshare and its global certified accessible (gca) program. Through the bookshare platform, Benetech provides the world's largest online service for accessible e-books delivering more than 20 million e-books and materials that have served over 1.5 million learners. Benetech bookshare members read books in formats that work best for them, whether it be audio, typography manipulation, word highlights synced with audio and so on through the browser, mobile application or other assistive Technology (at) of choice. Benetech's goal for all learners is to improve literacy and foster a love for life-long learning. Benetech continues to scale and innovate, including taking on the next frontier of learning content by making stem accessible and equitable for all learners. The born accessible, gca initiative continues to drive system change in the publishing industry, partnering with publishers to make books accessible when they are created.inclusive education capacity building and community engagement:benetech is deepening its impact on equity in education by working closely with community-based organizations, schools, districts and more, to identify and provide students and those serving them, such as after school programs, the support they need. Domestically, Benetech is expanding its local outreach programs across urban and rural communities in need - such as atlanta, albuquerque, detroit, las vegas and memphis - and are building a model for place-based change to close learning gaps.benetech serves learners in over 90 countries directly or through partners and provide capacity building services for inclusive education and education for students with disabilities, particularly in low and middle income countries. Benetech supports schools for digital transformation to embrace inclusive education through digital literacy and digital pedagogy. Benetech provides training and technical assistance to educators to effectively use accessible content and Technology.
Tech matters: this fiscally sponsored project works in three areas: building the tech for social good field, assisting crisis response helplines, and supporting local leaders around the world. Field-building work includes no-charge consulting to nonprofit leaders, a podcast featuring tech for good leaders, public speaking and written articles. Aselo is an open-source contact center platform designed specifically for the needs of crisis response helplines which do counseling, referral and case management. Aselo was deployed in eleven countries at the end of 2022. Terraso is an open source, online platform being built for local leaders to access the tools, data and funding they need to build more sustainable and regenerative local economies against the backdrop of climate change. Terraso was in its initial software development phase during 2022 and is expected to launch in 2023.benetech is vulnerable to the inherent risks associated with revenue that is substantially dependent on government funding, public support, and contributions. The continued growth and well-being of Benetech is contingent upon successful achievement of its long-term revenue-raising goals.
Human rights: Benetech's prior, additional work specific to human rights has transitioned to partners in those communities.
Poverty: inequity demands social action. Lack of access to education, employment, health, housing, and justice hinders human progress. We're driven to level the playing field by providing collaborative software platforms. Through information and data exchange we can help close the gaps and provide a bridge to new opportunities for those who need it. Benetech service net is making it easier to share and maintain information on social and human services.benetech labs: Benetech labs is our innovation and new product development center, where we explore areas of need and develop solutions by engaging with communities, other technologists, and nonprofits. We focus on finding and developing effective platforms that Benetech and the communities we serve can take to scale and achieve lasting social impact.

Grants made by BENETECH

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
SjacTesting of Justice Ai Tool Functionality$20,000

Who funds Beneficent Technology Benetech (BENETECH)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Schwab Charitable FundHuman Services$800,000
Skoll FoundationTech Matters$250,000
Lavelle Fund for the Blind#21-18: Bookshare in India: Pathways To Independence$214,832
...and 13 more grants received

Personnel at BENETECH

Ayan KishoreChief Executive Officer$320,000
Christy Remey ChinDirector$0
Tie KimChief Financial Officer$138,690
Joel RiciputiChief Business Officer$191,837
Aaron FirestoneVice President Data Insights$167,633
...and 18 more key personnel

Financials for BENETECH

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$14,900,969
Program services$1,195,963
Investment income and dividends$10,716
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$16,107,648

Form 990s for BENETECH

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-09-06990View PDF
2021-122022-10-29990View PDF
2020-122021-11-15990View PDF
2019-122021-04-01990View PDF
2018-122020-02-06990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
December 31, 2023
Received grants
Identified 5 new grant, including a grant for $110,430 from Rainforest Alliance
November 25, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
November 25, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 11 new personnel
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 14 new grant, including a grant for $236,500 from Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF)
July 18, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
Nonprofit Types
Research centersHuman service organizationsDevelopmentally disabled centersCharities
Science and technologyHuman servicesDevelopmentally disabled
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General information
3790 El Camino Real 1072
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Metro area
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
Website URL
(650) 644-3400
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
P82: Developmentally Disabled Centers and Services
NAICS code, primary
5416: Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
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