's launches a crisis response initiative and $5 million in grants launches crisis response initiative and $5 million in grants. Twilio - the cloud communication tech company - and its social impact subsidiary,, launched the Crises Response Technology Initiative and Network. It is aimed at nonprofits who deliver crises response communications at scale using technology, and the program’s goal is to reduce response times to people in need during a crisis. Charter members include Child Helpline International, International Rescue Committee, Partnership for Drug-free Kids, Trevor Project, and Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network. The initiative includes $5 million in grants awarded by the end of 2019 for orgs working on domestic violence, substance abuse, sexual assault, suicide prevention, and natural disasters. An initial round of $1.2 million in grants has been awarded to five organizations. Nonprofits can apply for the grant here. says 3,000 charities have used Twilio to send over 1 billion messages. Press Release