Art Berg Fund Grant

Applications are CLOSED!  Applicants will be notified by July 31.

Each year, one $5,000 grant is awarded to a 501(c)3 organization needing financial assistance in developing and/or deploying a technology-related project that will enhance communication for the benefit of the clients they serve. To be eligible, 

  • An NSA member must submit the grant application on the organization's behalf.
  • The NSA member must demonstrate their active involvement in the organization (board member, standing committee chair/member, and/or regular volunteer).
  • Grants must be used for a technology related project that enhances communications
  • The organization must be recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3.
  • Applications due by May 1, 2024


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About the Art Berg Fund Grant


The National Speakers Association (NSA) Foundation serves members and the public through various scholarships and grants. One such grant, named in honor of the late Art Berg—world-class wheelchair athlete and motivational speaker—was created to assist NSA members of a 501(c)(3) organization with funding technology-related projects that enhance communication.

Each year, one grant is awarded in the amount of $5,000. Examples of eligible projects include:

  • Creating and distributing free audio packages to the blind.
  • Providing software and/or hardware to after-school programs.
  • Developing a wireless project to connect at-risk children and/or their parents to 911 hotlines.
  • Establishing educational programs in sign language to parents/siblings of deaf children.
  • Funding research to identify ways volunteers can use technology to assist the elderly demographic.

    Congratulations to the 2023 Art Berg Fund Grant Recipient - Fourthwall Youth Studios!

    Fourthwall empowers diverse youth to find their voice and express their individuality through digital and performance arts, to change the trajectory of their own lives, those around them, and their community. Fourthwall students are mentored through the professional style filmmaking process of research, ideation, story development, scriptwriting, production workshops, production planning, filming, editing and distribution. While applying these skills to a complex, collaborative project, students will also develop cognitive, interpersonal and intrapersonal competencies.

    Learn More About Fourthwall Youth Studios:


Art Berg Fund Grant Recipients
2023 - Fourthwall Youth Studios 2014 - The Coach Initiative, Inc.
2022 - Empower Mali 2013- Together We Can Change the World
2021 - Johnny's Ambassadors 2012 - ShareTheCaregiving™, Inc.
2020- SPARK, Eastern Tennessee Technology Access Center 2011 - Second Wind Dreams ®
2019- Global Service Initiative, Delta Upsilon Fraternity 2010 - Impact on Education
2018- Summer Santa, Inc. 2009 - Metrocrest Social Services
2017- Empowering Lives and Building Foundations 2008 - Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
2016- The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor 2007 - Royce Arbour, Inc. – Hands-on Help for Management
2015- The Kugler Education Fund at South Africa Partners 2006 - Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor
  2005 - American Immigration Law Foundation


“The support of NSA’s Art Berg Fund Grant will bring enormous benefits to the children and families of A.V. Bukani Primary School in a rural South African township. Now, the entire community will have greater access to books, something the wonderful people of this community so richly deserve.”

—Eileen Kugler, Trustee of The Kugler Education Fund at South Africa Partners