Rural Technology Fund

is creating tech education opportunities for rural and high poverty students

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Individual Student Difference-Maker
$2
per month
  • This puts tech education resources into the hands one student every month.
  • You'll get access to Patreon-only updates where we share thank you letters we receive from teachers and students, as well as pictures of students using and learning from the technology we provide. This is a great way to feel connected with the impact that your donation is having on the future of rural and high poverty students. 

Multiple Student Difference-Maker
$5
per month
  • This puts tech education resources into the hands of 2 students per month. 
  • We’ll send you one of our awesome, high quality RTF stickers. Slap it on a notebook or on your laptop to show everyone you’re contributing to technology education! 
  • As a serious bonus, I’ll also give you my super secret Mac and Cheese recipe. 

Classroom Difference-Maker
$10
per month
  • This will allow us to put tech education resources into the hands of 5 students per month. 
  • We'll list your name on our website as a contributor. 
  • I’ll also throw in an epic fried chicken recipe (and a tweak to turn it into a spicy chicken recipe).
  • You'll get everything from the lower reward levels

34

patrons

$608

per month

About

Hey everyone! Thanks so much for checking out our Patreon page. My name is Chris Sanders and I founded the Rural Technology Fund because I'm from a rural area and I know the challenges students like me face when trying to get ahead. I created the RTF to introduce rural and high poverty students to the opportunity that tech jobs represent. Computer jobs are often high-paying, can be worked remotely from anywhere, and have the ability to bring families out of generational poverty and revitalize rural communities that were once thriving.

What do we do?
We work with passionate teachers to equip their classrooms with resources to get kids interested in computer and engineering technology. We donate things like Raspberry Pi's, Ardunios, robotics kits, circuit kits, snap circuits, ozobots, and more. We also help building school-wide maker spaces. 

You can read more about our mission and background here: http://ruraltechfund.org/mission/

How successful have we been?
So far, we've been able to put technology into the hands of over 100,000 rural and high poverty students across all 50 states. We want to grow that number to 250,000 but we need your help!

You can read more about our impact here: http://ruraltechfund.org/impact/

How can I help?
Every $2 you contribute helps us put technology education resources into the hands of another student. By contributing on a regular basis, you'll help ensure we're able to continue changing lives by providing opportunity to rural and high poverty students.

By using our Patreon page you can get connected with our progress and read thank you letters from students who receive benefit from your contributions. All donations are tax deductible. The RTF is a 100% volunteer organization that pays no salaries, so 100% your donation goes straight to students in the classroom. 

Where can I learn more?
You can learn more about the RTF at http://ruraltechfund.org.You can also contact me directly at [email protected]
Goals
$608 of $650 per month
The impact train keeps rolling! This would help 325 kids per year get access to technology education. We're making a huge difference!
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