San Diego Futures Foundation
In 1999, the San Diego Board of Supervisors outsourced information technology to improve services to local government. Pennant Alliance Group received the contract. SDFF was created by Pennant Alliance as an innovative “added value” feature to provide technology services to the County of San Diego constituents.
The Pennant Alliance, a consortium of high technology companies representing Computer Science Corporation (CSC), Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), AT&T, and Avaya, Inc. was selected to provide information technology and telecommunications services to the County of San Diego. The County realized that as it began transforming itself by providing services online instead of “in line,” it was critical that the citizens of San Diego County, particularly the underserved populations, have access to the new “e-government” services and requisite training necessary to participate in today’s increasingly technological world.
Past and present key programs and services include but are not limited to:
· Foster Family Initiative supports San Diego foster families with donated computers.
· SDFF Hardware Refurbishment and Distribution Program refurbishes and redistributes computers to nonprofit and income-qualifying individuals.
· SDFF expands technology capabilities via IT Services to nonprofits.
· SDFF accelerates access to affordable technology through San Diego Broadband Initiative.
· SDFF has provided technical training (CompTIA Network+, Security+ and IC3) and job readiness skills.
· Senior Tech Ambassador Program provides digital literacy to seniors.
· Adaptive Technology Program for low-vision and blind adults.
· SDFF has provided a FREE Coding Boot Camp for underserved adults.
· On December 3rd, 2019, SDFF celebrated its 20th Year Anniversary.