Our work supports an emerging field of organizations with specialized expertise in technology systems, law, and policy, that seek to establish norms, regulations, technical standards, and enforcement of rules for technology that protect the public in the digital landscape.
We also invest in the technical skills, intelligence, and capacity of civil society groups working in established social justice fields like human rights, government accountability, and civic engagement.
What we don’t fund
We know nonprofit staff’s time is valuable, so we discourage using it to submit proposals that don’t fall within funding guidelines. In this spirit, we aim to be transparent about what our grant making does not support.
We do not make grants to support the development of technology products, including apps, websites, platforms, hackathons, online campaign technology, or other technology products. We do not support computer deployment, education, intellectual property work, traditional media policy, digital journalism, or digital training.