Apply for the 2022 Pizzigati Prize

Join NTEN in celebrating and spotlighting open source projects for the social good with the next Pizzigati Prize!

As we announced earlier this year, NTEN is thrilled to steward for the Pizzigati Prize, an annual award honoring the life and legacy of Tony Pizzigati, an early advocate of open source computing. In Tony’s brief life, he was committed to the vision that open source technology could be a powerful tool for supporting social change. As such, the Pizzigati Prize honors open source projects that make a real impact in communities worldwide.

2022 Pizzigati Prize

Historically, the Pizzigati Prize has provided a $10,000 grant to one recipient. This year, thanks to the generous support of GitHub Social Impact, we’re excited to have one $10,000 grant and two $5,000 grants.

We welcome applications from individuals, teams, and organizations that have developed a readily available software product that qualifies as open source, as defined by the Open Source Initiative. In addition, this software must have already demonstrated its value to at least one nonprofit and the communities served by that organization and potentially valuable to multiple other nonprofits.

Applicants are evaluated on a range of criteria, including demonstrated impact, equitable access, and strength of community. An advisory committee that includes veteran activists in the public interest computing community selects the prize recipients.

Do you have an open source project that is helping nonprofits and communities? Apply today!

Amy Sample Ward
Amy is driven by a belief that the nonprofit technology community can be a movement-based force for positive change. Their prior experience in direct service, policy, philanthropy, and capacity-building organizations has fueled Amy's work to create meaningful, inclusive, and compassionate community engagement and educational opportunities for organizations around the world. As the CEO of NTEN, Amy inspires the NTEN team and global partners to believe in community-generated change. Amy believes technology can help nonprofits reach their missions more effectively and equitably, but doing so takes intention and investment in training, access, and collaboration.