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These are broader efforts by foundations to create or re-shape entire fields with dedicated waves of funding. A historic example is the Ford Foundation's popularization of legal clinics at law schools to provide pro bono services to the poor.

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Lever for Change

Lever for Change connects donors with problem solvers to find and fund bold, effective solutions to accelerate social change.

Press Forward

Press Forward

United States of America (the)

Building on years of work and investments, a growing group of national, regional, and local funders have come forward to invest in local news and information.

European Democracy Hub

The European Democracy Hub acts as a hub for expertise on European democracy support, bringing together analysts and policymakers. 




Civitates provides funding for civil society actors to come together, revitalise public discourse, and ensure that all voices are heard. Because we need a strong civil society to shape vibrant and open European democracies that work for all.

The Agency Fund

We invest in ideas and organizations that expand human agency.

The Bloomberg Philanthropies City Data Alliance

The Bloomberg Philanthropies City Data Alliance is identifying 100 mayors that are the most sophisticated, ambitious, and advanced at harnessing data and help them set a new standard for local governments committed to using data to power better results for residents.

National Science Foundation's Smart & Connected Communities Virtual Organization

Pushing the Boundaries of Scientific Innovation to Create a Smarter, Sustainable, and Resilient Future for Communities

Responsible Computing Challenge

Responsible Computing Challenge

Mountain View, CA, USA

The Responsible Computing Challenge - supported by the Mellon Foundation, Omidyar Network, Schmidt Futures, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, USAID, Mozilla - fund academic teams that combine faculty and practitioners from Computing, Humanities, Library and Information Science, and Social Science fields in order to reimagine how the next generation of technologists will be educated.

CS Fund Just Transitions

CS Fund is launching a new funding program on Just Transitions to advance social and ecological justice for a future grounded in justice, joy, belonging, and liberation for all beings.

Transparency & Accountability Initiative (TAI)

Transparency & Accountability Initiative (TAI)

1100 13th Street NW Suite 800 Washington, D.C. 20005

The Transparency and Accountability Initiative (TAI) is a donor collaborative working toward a democratic world where power and resources are more equally distributed; people are informed and empowered, governments and the corporate sector are open and responsive, and collective action advances the public good.


A global not-for-profit fund to achieve the catalytic possibilities of digital public infrastructure

Omidyar Network - The Tech We Want

Omidyar Network - The Tech We Want

1991 Broadway Street, Suite 200, Redwood City, California 94063

The Tech We Want is four-year, $8 million portfolio of work focused on connecting and empowering a new wave of leaders, companies, and technologies that are built on inclusivity, mutualism, sustainability, accountability, and responsible innovation.

Design 4 Democracy

Our mission is to ensure that information technology and social media play a proactive role in supporting democracy and human rights globally.

Find That Charity

Find That Charity

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

'Find that Charity', developed by David Kane and supported by 360Giving, is a tool for finding data about non-profit organisations.

Astraea Foundation CommsLabs

Astraea’s CommsLabs is a radical global movement-building initiative that equips LGBTQI activists with the tools, skills and knowledge they need to securely organize and advocate in online spaces.

Democratic Innovation in Megacities

Democratic Innovation in Megacities

NDI, Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, USA

NDI is partnering with Living Cities—an organization that harnesses the collective power of the world’s largest foundations and financial institutions to get dramatically better results for low-income urban residents—on a research initiative to explore the innovative ways that megacity governments are strengthening urban democracy.

Open Internet for Democracy

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), the National Democratic Institute (NDI), and the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) are facilitating an initiative to identify and promote internet norms and principles essential to democratic governance.


March 2024With support from the NetGain Partnership, researchers J. Nathan Matias and Sarah Gilbert from CAT Lab and Jo Lukito from the Center for Media Engagement at University of Texas Austin produced two reports that detail the challenges faced by independent researchers who conduct platform research, and provide recommendations for how to overcome them.

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