Facebook’s Community Action Grants program is now open to applications from regional nonprofits and school systems, targeting the surrounding area of the Facebook Altoona Data Center, the company announced this week. The program, which accepts applications until Dec. 3, is available to organizations addressing critical community needs through technology and can improve local STEM (science, technology […]
The Altoona Area Chamber of Commerce and Facebook will co-host “Boost With Facebook” Monday, Sept. 16. Area business representatives are invited to attend the free education event at Adventureland Inn and receive digital skills training to use Facebook to build their business. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. and the presentation begins at 10 a.m.
For the first time in its six-year relationship with Facebook Inc., the city of Altoona has walked away from the negotiating table with a few dollars in hand — an estimated $3 million a year from an agreement that will land a 1 million-square-foot, $400 million data center at the social media pioneer’s campus on […]
The Science Center of Iowa (SCI) has received a $15,000 Community Action Grant from Facebook’s Altoona Data Center for Senior STEM, a new project educating older adults on current technology, SCI announced this morning. Pew Institute research shows that more seniors are engaging with technology and becoming largely active users. Senior STEM will help older […]
Google announces $1M Impact Challenge for Iowa nonprofits Nonprofits in Iowa will collectively receive $1 million through Google’s new Impact Challenge Iowa, Google announced Monday as part of the company’s Grow with Google initiative at Central Library. Google.org first launched its Impact Challenge in Illinois, but Iowa will be the second state nationwide granted $1 […]
The Facebook Altoona Data Center has awarded more than $210,000 in grants to Central Iowa area nonprofits and schools as part of Facebook’s Community Action Grant program. Sixteen organizations promoting STEM education and community investment received grants ranging from $3,000 to more than $60,000 — the Southeast Polk Community School District was award $60,928.33 for […]
RTI International reports Facebook’s data centers have been a $5.8 billion boost to the U.S. Gross Domestic Product. The construction and operations of the centers, including the complex in Altoona, added 60,100 jobs between 2010 and 2016. Facebook reports every data center job supports five more in the economy, according to the study. And every […]