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We consider these categories necessary pre-requisites for effective civic tech. Without digital literacy and access, meaningful representation, trust and safety, or civic literacy, civic tech will not succeed. So while not every project in this section is explicitly 'civic tech', they are vital foundational layers to the field.

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Global Cyber Alliance Cybersecurity Toolkit for Mission-Based Organizations

This set of free tools, guidance, and training is designed to help organizations take key cybersecurity steps and be more secure.

Beloved

Beloved

New Orleans, LA

Beloved Community offers a number of consulting services to support organizations and communities to drive change within organizations by providing teams with custom coaching and the necessary thought leadership to advance equity journeys.

AWA by Beloved

AWA by Beloved

New Orleans, LA

The first virtual DEI assessment for the workplace with an emphasis on mutual accountability.

Kapor Center

Kapor Center

Oakland, California

A family of interrelated justice-seeking organizations that both independently and collectively work to reimagine and reconstruct a more inclusive and equitable technology sector.

a11ybuddy

a11ybuddy

Germany

A11yBuddy is the software behind an innovative web portal that empowers everyone to report and track digital accessibility issues.

Measurement Lab

Measure the Internet, save the data, and make it universally accessible and useful.

Moja WiFi

Moja WiFi is a turnkey Solution for monetizing public WiFi networks

Improving Inclusion of EU Mobile Citizens (IMPEU) citizen toolkit

The aim of the project Improving Inclusion of EU Mobile Citizens (IMPEU) is to foster political participation of EU mobile citizens and enhance capacity and knowledge of civil servants and relevant national, regional and local experts on EU citizenship and related political rights.

Are We Together?

The findings from our study are intended to provide insights to developers and designers to improve the accessibility and inclusivity of digital platforms from the perspective of language.

Sovereign Tech Fund

Strengthening Digital Infrastructure and Open Source Ecosystems in the Public Interest

Aira

Aira

4225 Executive Square, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

Aira connects people who are blind or low vision to a trained professional agent who is dedicated to further enhancing their everyday experience – completely hands-free assistance at the touch of a button.

7000 Languages

7000 Languages

745 Atlantic Ave, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

We create free language-learning software for Indigenous communities around the world.

#VisibileWikiWomen

#VisibileWikiWomen

Santa Cruz, California, USA

Centering the knowledges of marginalised communities from around the world. Re-imagining the internet to be for and from us all.

Ada's List

All about changing communities, our workplaces, and the industry for the better.

Ada Developers Academy

Ada Developers Academy

Seattle, WA, United States of America

A non-profit, tuition-free coding school for women and gender diverse adults. They focus on serving low-income people, underrepresented minorities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Responsive Policy Project

Responsive Policy Project

United States of America (the)

Responsive Policy Project (RPP) lifts the curtain on public policy, making it easy to find, understand, and engage with opaque policy documents. Ultimately, RPP aims to radically transform policy by changing who participates and how.

Whose Knowledge

We are a global campaign to center the knowledge of marginalized communities (the majority of the world) on the internet.

Women in Red

Project to create articles about notable women that do not currently exist on Wikipedia

Gender and Technology Institutes

In partnerships with local and international organisations, each GTI has further developed specific facilitation methodologies and training contents addressing the risks, attacks and contexts faced by activist women in the region.

Liftware

Liftware

269 E Grand Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080, USA

Liftware's selection of stabilizing and leveling handles and attachments are designed to help people with hand tremor or limited hand and arm mobility retain dignity, confidence, and independence.

Racial Equity Tools

Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity.

Constitute Project

Constitute offers access to the world’s constitutions so that users can systematically compare them across a broad set of topics — using an inviting, clean interface.

New York City Civic Engagement Commission

New York City Civic Engagement Commission

1 Centre Street, New York, NY, USA

The Civic Engagement Commission will enhance civic participation, promote civic trust, and strengthen democracy in New York City.

Sign Dict

Sign Dict

Richard-Sorge-Straße, Berlin, Germany

A crowdsourced German sign language dictionary. Funded by @prototypefund

RePresent

RePresent

Connecticut

RePresent is a law game that provides self-represented parties in Connecticut with foundational advocacy experience.

Hack your Future

Hack your Future

BeCentral, Cantersteen 12, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

THE CODING SCHOOL FOR REFUGEES IN BELGIUM

Community Lab at Open Tech Fund

Community Lab at Open Tech Fund

2025 M Street Northwest, Downtown, Washington, DC 20036, USA

The Community Lab provides services that empower the community to become stronger and vibrant by focusing on cultivating deeper trust relationships, improving knowledge share and collaboration, and supporting and diversifying the next generation of leaders.

Know Your Rights Camp

A free campaign for youth funded by Colin @kaepernick7 to raise awareness on self-empowerment 💪🏿 and interacting with law enforcement 🚔

Digital Stewards Detroit

Digital Stewards Detroit

4126 3rd Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA

This training prepares teams of community organizers, people with construction skills, and techies to design and deploy communications infrastructure with a commitment to the Detroit Digital Justice Principles.

Baobab Law

Baobab Law

South Africa

Baobab.law attempts to remove barriers to legal assistance by providing DIY legal solutions in the form of videotutorials. Videos are recorded with professional lawyers, and are available in multiple languages.

CivLab

CivLab

Lehigh University, Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA, USA

CivLab is a suite of complementary projects and design-thinking that revolve around the concepts of citizenship, civics, and engagement.

Open Tech Fund

Open Tech Fund

2025 M Street Northwest, Downtown, Washington, DC 20036, USA

SUPPORTING INTERNET FREEDOM WORLDWIDE Without Fear of Repressive Censorship or Surveillance.

The Smart City Digital Inclusion Maturity Model

The Smart City Digital Inclusion Maturity Model is a tool to help cities worldwide assess and benchmark their level of digital inclusion and ICT accessibility.

The Internet Master Plan NYC

The Internet Master Plan is a new vision for broadband infrastructure and service in New York City.

The Cost of Shutdown Tool (COST)

a data-driven online tool that to allows us to quickly and easily estimate the economic cost of Internet disruptions

Center for Civic Education

The Center for Civic Education is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational corporation dedicated to promoting an enlightened and responsible citizenry committed to democratic principles and actively engaged in the practice of democracy in the United States and other countries.

San José Digital Inclusion Fund

San José Digital Inclusion Fund

San Jose, California, USA

San José’s ambitious goal is to bring broadband connectivity and digital skills to 50,000 households over the course of the next decade - and this initiative explicitly earmarks funding to achieve this goal.

Michigan Moonshot

Michigan Moonshot

Michigan, USA

The Michigan Moonshot aims to leverage public and private partnerships to connect everyone in rural Michigan, regardless of geography.

Burocratas YouTube channel

Somos una herramienta de información que busca que los ciudadanos tengan una visión clara y completa de la gestión de los funcionarios públicos en Colombia.

Rebuilding American Democracy in an Era of Crisis

The book looks at organizing models, civic tech, governance, citizen engagement and how to fund, staff, and train the next generation of leaders to revitalize democracy.

Direct Democracy Database

The Direct Democracy Database allows users to explore the different ways direct democracy is used in different countries.

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