Founded on June 27, 2012, the CTA Foundation has spent a decade leveraging technology to enable people of all ages and abilities to live, work, and play in a connected and independent manner. 


To kick-off our year-long celebration, the Foundation is hosting an Anniversary Giving Week from June 20th-June 27th. Our anniversary is not just about looking back, we want to use the milestone to garner more attention and support for aging and accessibility issues.

10 Nonprofits for 10 Amazing Years of Impact

With your donation to the CTA Foundation during our Anniversary Giving Week, you can vote for one of our previous grantees to receive a $10,000 anniversary grant from our sponsor, Voxx International. Before you make your gift--and cast your vote--learn a bit more about each nonprofit below by watching their short videos or reading a bit about them. Each one does amazing work to ensure older adults and people with disabilities can live independently. And, because of this, even those who don't receive the $10,000 anniversary grant, will still receive a $1,000 mini grant from the CTA Foundation.

Read About the Nonprofits

American Printing House

The American Printing House for the Blind empowers people who are blind or visually impaired by providing accessible and innovative products, materials, and services for lifelong success. APH has been researching, developing, and producing innovative learning tools and independent living solutions since their founding in 1858. They seek to create an accessible world, with opportunity for everyone.

Byte Back

Byte Back is committed to equitable opportunity and bettering the local workforce. Byte Back meets its mission and the need with an inclusive pathway of free digital skill and technical training that helps DC area adults enter careers. This inclusivity means programs are designed by, with, and for program Scholars and aligned with the local labor market.

Community Tech Network

The mission of Community Tech Network (CTN) is to transform lives through digital literacy. Internet access is a human right and those without the skills to use a computer are at risk of social and economic disadvantage. CTN strives to eliminate the digital divide by providing digital skills training and helping learners acquire home internet and a device. 

FMDG Music School

The Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School (‘The Fil’ or ‘FMDG Music School’) is dedicated to helping people pursue music studies in the context of living with challenges posed by vision loss. Students include school-age children, adolescents, students in public /private schools, those attending colleges/universities, amateur adults, professional musicians, retired aficionados — in short, anyone with vision loss interested in enrichment through lifelong musical experience. 

Hearing Loss Association of America

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) opens the world of communication through information, education, support and advocacy. For more than 40 years, we’ve helped people live well with hearing loss and stay in the hearing world with technology. During the pandemic, HLAA created a series of virtual meetings, webinars on topics and hosted a series of “tech trainings” for HLAA Chapters to provide virtual meetings that are hearing accessible.

Lighthouse Guild

Lighthouse Guild provides exceptional services to people with vision loss through programs designed to inspire them to attain their goals. We provide people who are affected by vision loss with coordinated services, a community of support, and the resources necessary to lead full, independent, and productive lives. This includes assistive technology training; vocational rehabilitation and independent living skills training; preparation for careers and college; and youth programs that empower young people who are visually impaired.

Oak Hill

Over 125 years, Oak Hill has grown from a small school for children with blindness or visual impairments, to serving as Connecticut’s largest private provider of services for people with all types of disabilities. Through our person-centered programming, we work together with the people we serve to meet the unique needs of individuals with disabilities, veterans, and aging adults. These services include assistive technology, augmentative alternative communication, durable medical equipment reuse, blind services, accessible camps and recreation, as well as relationship building and sexual health educational materials for individuals with developmental disabilities. 


Older Adults Technology Services from AARP (OATS) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to harness the power of technology to change the way we age. The organization is a leader in improving the lives of older adults by providing free access to mainstream digital technologies and intensive, high-quality technology trainings. The curriculum is focused on improving health, making social connections, strengthening finances, engaging civically, and embarking on journeys of creative expression and lifelong learning. 


Selfhelp Community Services, Inc. (Selfhelp)'s Virtual Senior Center (VSC) is an acclaimed leader in fostering social connection. The VSC was launched in 2010and has gained a well-deserved reputation for relieving the social isolation of disadvantaged older adults, by creating virtual communities that enable participants to develop strong relationships. The VSC has shown that it is possible to reduce isolation and loneliness among older people through educational and social activity group interventions. 

South Florida Institute on Aging

Since 1965, the South Florida Institute on Aging (SoFIA) has provided services to empower our aging population and to help improve social and economic outcomes. SoFIA currently serves more than 1,500 people a year and engages more than 500 older adult volunteers virtually and in person through SoFIA Tech Services, SoFIA Foster Grandparent Program, and SoFIA Cares.