The Digital Equity Accelerator fuels social innovation by investing in local NGOs working to address social and economic injustices that are exacerbated by unequal technology access and use around the world. The Accelerator is an initiative of the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Digital in collaboration with HP Inc.

We advance social and economic equality by investing into local not-for-profit organizations and non-governmental organizations that are accelerating digital inclusion in their communities.

The Digital Equity Accelerator (“Accelerator”) is a project of Aspen Institute in collaboration with HP Inc. The Accelerator is administered by Aspen Digital as part of our Empowered Communities portfolio of work. All projects in the Empowered Communities portfolio focus on advancing a better connected world that prioritizes equity and justice for everyone and dismantles systemic barriers to full participation in our increasingly digital world.

In its first year, the effort successfully helped scale seven organizations in India, Morocco, and the United States, boosting their cumulative reach by 1.7 million people and counting.