Sparking Innovation in Our Communities
We empower our people to share their technical and consulting expertise with the community. With innovative skillsets, our people bring value to charitable nonprofits through pro bono services and to our stakeholders through convenings focused on critical client and community challenges.
Pro Bono Services
In FY22, Booz Allen provided pro bono services to eight charitable nonprofit organizations. These organizations received funded project teams with members with diverse areas of expertise, including data science, strategic planning, and digital transformation. The organizations that received pro bono services were:
- Asian Business Association of San Diego
- CARE USA
- The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health
- Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development
- Institute for Healthcare Improvement
- The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
- Medical Device Innovation Consortium
- SEED SPOT
The Helix, Booz Allen’s Center for Innovation
The Helix is a new immersive center for showcasing our world-class innovation, building community and affiliation among employees, and hosting private events. Whether visiting the new physical space in Washington, DC or taking advantage of its extended digital experiences, The Helix is an extensible platform where we share the impact and future-forward outlook of Booz Allen’s innovations with employees, clients, partners, and other stakeholders. Through The Helix, we bridge the physical distance between Washington, DC; Silicon Valley, California; and everywhere in between with an immersive and compelling showcase of our people, trusted expertise, and disruptive capabilities, demonstrating how we help clients solve their emerging challenges of today and position them at the forefront of tomorrow.
PRO BONO CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: SEED SPOT
In FY22, SEED SPOT recognized that its website and approach to data analysis needed to represent the diversity of the aspiring entrepreneurs that it serves, without bias in various algorithms and ensuring full, equitable access to all content, making the path to innovation accessible to all stakeholders. The pro bono team at Booz Allen addressed this challenge through an in-depth stakeholder analysis and a series of core experience updates (e.g., UX design, UI design) to the organization’s website and data intake process.
The Booz Allen Foundation’s Innovation Fund
The Booz Allen Foundation, through its Innovation Fund, awarded $1 million in two rounds of grants to 21 diverse nonprofits, startups, and small businesses to support U.S. communities hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. The second round of grants was given in FY22 to help five of these 21 community partners expand and intensify their missions in alignment with ongoing Foundation priorities: addressing educational challenges that the pandemic created or worsened, increasing access and opportunity to make workforces more inclusive, and supporting underserved communities by using innovation, including technological advances, to uncover solutions to pressing problems.