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This is our growing list of funders and donors that have supported civic tech efforts over the years. Not all fund exclusively civic tech, but if they're in this collection, they either currently support this work or have at some point in the past.

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Omidyar Responsible AI funding

$30 million initial investment will bridge gaps between industry, civil society, and policymakers, broadening generative AI infrastructure in service of society

Transparency & Accountability Initiative Grants Database

Includes funding from Ford, Hewlett, Luminate, MacArthur, OpenSocietyFoundation, and Chandler foundations totaling over half a billion dollars

APAC Cybersecurity Fund, Google’s philanthropic arm, is providing $15M to The Asia Foundation to launch the APAC Cybersecurity Fund in partnership with CyberPeace Institute and Global Cyber Alliance to bolster cyber capabilities of 300,000 underserved micro and small businesses, nonprofits, and social enterprises.

Civic Power Fund

Civic Power Fund

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

We are the first donor fund dedicated to community organising. We will provided targeted long-term funding in key geographies across the UK.

The Internews Risk and Response Fund

The Risk and Response Fund is a $10 million pool of unrestricted resources that can be deployed with speed when a crisis strikes. It will also ensure Internews has unrestricted funds to cover the organizational risks and costs inherent in operating a multinational nonprofit with programs in the places that need information most.

Profiles in Media Development Funding

The Center for International Media Assistance's donor profiles on major public and private funders of global media development work

International Media Support

IMS is the largest media development organisation in the Nordic region. We work in more than 30 countries across four continents promoting press freedom, good journalism and safety for journalists.




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.

Prague Civil Society Centre

We empower changemakers with the knowledge, skills and resources to hold power to account.

Philea (Philanthropy Europe Association)

Philea (Philanthropy Europe Association) is the leading organisation for foundations, philanthropic organisations and networks working for the common good in Europe. It aims to create connections and knowledge sharing between its members.

European Media and Information Fund

The EMIF is entrusted with an objective of public interest to support fact-checking and media literacy initiatives, as well as fundamental research projects, with a view to addressing the phenomenon of online disinformation in Europe and promoting a more resilient and fact-based digital information ecosystem.

The Agency Fund

We invest in ideas and organizations that expand human agency.

Multitudes Foundation

We identify political changemakers in Europe and provide them with financial resources, strategic advice, practical support and a community of practice to advance their mission of reimagining politics.

Connect Humanity

We work with communities to build the internet infrastructure and skills they need to participate fully in a digital society

Buoyant Ventures

Buoyant Ventures

Illinois, USA

We invest in digital solutions to climate change.

Oslo Governance Centre

The Oslo Governance Centre (OGC) is UNDPs dedicated Global Policy Centre for Governance issues. It promotes transformative governance for peaceful, just and inclusive societies.

United States of America (the)

US Federal government grants portal and related resources

Skoll Foundation

In 1999, Jeff Skoll created the Foundation to build a sustainable world of peace and prosperity for all.

Dignity and Justice Fund at the Ford Foundation

Dignity and Justice Fund at the Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation Building, East 43rd Street, New York, NY, USA

The Dignity and Justice Fund is a pooled grantmaking fund designed to make high-impact grants to advance social justice and equity globally. Includes a $10M+ grant from Apple.

Sovereign Tech Fund

Strengthening Digital Infrastructure and Open Source Ecosystems in the Public Interest

Sovereign Tech Fund

Strengthening of digital infrastructures and open source ecosystems in the public interest

Stellar Development Foundation

The Stellar Development Foundation currently holds 30 billion XLM to be used for promoting and enhancing Stellar.

JMI Equity

JMI Equity

Baltimore, MD

US-based Government & Nonprofit Portfolio

NSF Pathways to Enable Open-Source Ecosystems (POSE)

National Science Foundation program supporting the facilitation, creation and growth of open-source ecosystems for the creation of new technology solutions.

Schmidt Futures

Schmidt Futures is a philanthropic initiative of Eric and Wendy Schmidt.


At ex/ante, we’ve created an experimental sandbox for inventive teams to build solutions that advance free societies and counter authoritarianism. We bet early on novel technology that advances democratic values and individual rights. We seek to restore personal control over assets, data, and networks. We provide the right resources to kick-start, build, and scale these concepts—leveraging diverse partners and risk-forward capital.

EEA Grants

EEA Grants


The Grants have two goals – to contribute to a more equal Europe, both socially and economically – and to strengthen the relations between Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and the 15 Beneficiary States in Europe.

Nadace OSF

Nadace OSF

Prague, Czechia

The Czech OSF was founded in 1992 and since the very beginning has been member of the Open Society Foundations international network. The goal was to re-establish democratic principles in our country, contribute towards the development of a free society, transparency and equality of all people indiscriminately.

g0v Citizen Science and Technology Innovation Grants

In order to encourage more outstanding talents to invest in the new-type democratic experiment field and accelerate the incubation of more achievements, the g0v zero-hour government loosening group of Dasong is held on a regular basis.

National Endowment for Democracy

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is an independent, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world.


"Acumen is a nonprofit impact investment fund focused on investing in social enterprises that serve low-income individuals in United States." - Wikipedia

Bethnal Green Ventures Tech For Good Programme

We invest into 20-24 new teams a year through our two programmes in the spring and autumn.

Grassroots Analytics Venture Fund

Grassroots Analytics Venture Fund is on the lookout for ideas that monetize or add value to GA's industry-leading progressive consumer database. This is a $500,000 fund for internal or external ventures.


We want to change the way the internet enables the spread of news and information so it serves the public good over corporate and political interests.

Amalgamated Foundation

Our Advance Change Funds -donor advised funds- enable agile and efficient giving for individual donors and institutions.

Global Innovation Fund

The Global Innovation Fund is a non-profit innovation fund headquartered in London with an office in Washington D.C. that invests in the development, rigorous testing, and scaling of innovations targeted at improving the lives of the world's poorest people. We believe that the best ideas for solving some of the world's most critical problems can come from anyone, anywhere. Through our grants and risk capital, we help breakthrough solutions to global development challenges from for-profit firms, non-profit organisations, researchers, and government agencies to maximise their impact and affect meaningful change.

Democracy Fund's Digital Democracy initiative

Social media platforms have a growing influence on American life. Unchecked, these networks can distort reality, fuel discrimination, and undermine elections. With stronger accountability, new technology can instead strengthen civic participation while safeguarding civil rights.

Democracy Donors

A guide to help progressive donors consider more political choices. Key learnings on the journey from non-political to political giving. The political donor experience is terrible. The reward for donating is spammy emails and phone calls. Few unbiased sources of information exist. We’re fixing that; check out the donor guide and other resources.

Sundance Institute

Sundance Institute is a non-profit organization founded by Robert Redford committed to the growth of independent artists. The institute is driven by its programs that discover and support independent filmmakers, theatre artists and composers from all over the world. - Wikipedia

Digital Freedom Fund Grants

Digital Freedom Fund Grants

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 104-108 1012 SG Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Digital Freedom Fund supports strategic litigation on digital rights in Europe that contributes to advancing human rights in the digital context.

The Audacious Project

Housed at TED, The Audacious Project is a funding initiative that encourages the world’s greatest changemakers to dream bigger.

Alfred P Sloan Foundation

We fund research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economics

Global Innovation Hub of Friedrich Naumann Foundation

Focuses on the topics of “digital transformation” and “innovation for democracy”

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