Accelerating STEAM Non-Profits
in Orange County
Octane’s Non-Profit Accelerator
Nonprofits looking to expand their community impact, strengthen their organization, build their capacity and increase funding opportunities are encouraged to apply for Octane’s Non Profit Accelerator (NPA). Adapted from Octane’s award-winning LaunchPad Accelerator program for commercial companies, the nonprofits who participate will emerge more capable of sustainable growth and better positioned to compete for funding. And, more empowered to improving the lives and communities of the people they serve.
NEW program elements include: State of the Organization evaluation, Strategic Plan development and NPA 2.0 Summit & Pitch Lab competition!
The NPA program is offered FREE to eligible Orange County nonprofits working to improve the lives of underserved and underrepresented communities thanks to the generous sponsorship of Edwards Lifesciences Foundation and Octane.
Spring 2024 Cohort Applications Open: March 1st!
View eligibility requirements here.
2023 Fall Cohort
The purpose of the Non-Profit Accelerator is to help non-profit organizations optimize their resources, build capacity and improve sustainability.
By providing opportunities, expertise, and coaching, we believe that Non-Profits will create more impact in the local community. The three goals we are focusing on are:
Increasing Community Reach
Support this initiative by volunteering to serve as a subject matter expert.
Increasing Grants & Funding
The Non-Profit Accelerator program helps non-profits prepare more effective strategies for grants and funding.
We believe that people and communities are better served when non-profits and their missions are capable of reliably delivering their services. The Non-Profit Accelerator experience helps these organizations build the capacity and effectiveness necessary to achieve long-term sustainability.