National Digital Inclusion Alliance
Impact Report 2015-2022
I am often told to celebrate the $2.75 billion federal investment in digital equity. After all, this is digital equity’s moment.
But…we also have so much work ahead of us making sure this investment has the returns we all want.
Now is when we move communities from being appalled by fast food parking-lot schooling to understanding that digital equity requires long-term investments from all sectors. Now is when we, collectively, structure local and state digital equity strategies that build upon community expertise and trust while creating sustainable digital inclusion ecosystems.
With Digital Equity, We All Win
Mission: National Digital Inclusion Alliance advances digital equity by supporting community programs and equipping policymakers to act.
Vision: Everyone has the opportunity to use technology to live, learn, work, and thrive.
in 48 States,
the District of Columbia,
Puerto Rico, and
US Virgin Islands
(As of June 2022)
Since our start in 2015, our community craved a common language for the impactful work taking place, so we collaborated with you – our community – to build vocabulary around our movement. These terms you’ve defined with us have been used in whitepapers, research, testimony, and policy. NDIA’s definitions for “digital inclusion” and “digital equity” were even codified into law in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Digital Equity Act, passed in 2021.
NDIA: 2015 to Today
Gina Birch, program coordinator at Ashbury Senior Community Computer Center in Cleveland, Ohio, celebrates with her students after the end of a computer skills class.
Digital Inclusion Week (DIW)
DIW Website Pageviews 2017-2021
Organizations Participated in the First-Ever Digital Inclusion Day, in 2017
Registered Events & Actions for DIW between 2017-2021
Media Mentions of “Digital Inclusion Week” in 2021
Countdown to Digital Inclusion Week - October 3-7, 2022 - Click to Get Involved!
Tools & Reports
The Digital Inclusion Community
The Can’t-Miss Conference: Net Inclusion
“The 2022 Net Inclusion Conference had all the feels. Seriously, it was the first large event that I’ve attended in two years. The apprehension of being in a large group in the midst of a pandemic, along with the thrill of actually meeting people in person that you’ve only seen virtually was a quandary of feelings. Thankfully, the apprehension quickly passed as NDIA made this the most welcoming and inclusive conference that I’ve attended. Organizations and individuals from diverse regions, communities, abilities, and backgrounds were well represented. The conference also had a diverse set of panels, speakers, and workshops including topics like structural racism, digital inclusion research, state and local funding, and economic development.“
Livestream and Video Attendees
Social Media Engagements
2022 Conference Speakers
Watch the 2022 Net Inclusion Conference
“Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, The STEM Alliance had a peripheral knowledge of digital inequity, like many nonprofits. When we dove into this work with full commitment in March 2020, NDIA was pivotal to our success. From one-to-one conversations to subscriber phone calls to networking to the national conference to the newsletter and listserv – every aspect of the NDIA community has helped us implement best practices and move at warp speed to take action. NDIA has amplified and accelerated our work – including influencing our ability to gain critically needed funding.”
Advocacy & Policy
“Before the pandemic, I felt like Chicken Little running around trying to convince people why this matters. It’s not just about pipes and wires to people’s houses, we need to make sure that broadband is affordable, and that households have a computer to use and the skills to navigate them.”Amy Huffman, NDIA Policy Director, Forbes, August 12, 2021
Federal Digital Equity Funding Since COVID-19
$67 Billion for Digital Equity and Broadband Deployment!
In the Media
“Digital Equity Takes Center Stage in U.S. Cities Post COVID,” Government Technology cover, March 2022
Growth & Financials
Financials over Time
FY22 projected income
FY22 Financials (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022)
FY22 projected income
FY22 projected expenses
FY22 projected net
Note on FY22 Financials: NDIA has a large net surplus at the end of FY22. This is due to Calendar Year 2022 income, which will be used for program expenses in FY23, beginning July 1, 2022.
Totals are unaudited.
General & Management Expenses