At the Internet Society Foundation, we focus on funding initiatives that strengthen the Internet in function and reach so that it can effectively serve all people. Our work advances the mission and vision of the Internet Society (ISOC): The Internet is For Everyone.

To this end, we support efforts to ensure that the Internet is open, globally-connected, secure, and trustworthy. We champion the use of the network as a critical technical infrastructure that can bring communities better education, healthcare and economic opportunity. Driven by core values of diversity and inclusion, we catalyze partnerships with organizations large and small to amplify voices and stimulate action. We believe that by working together, we can use the Internet to shape a better future for us all.

The Internet Society Foundation was launched in February 2019, and shortly thereafter announced a call for grant applications to ISOC’s Chapters and Special Interest Groups, a programme known as Beyond the Net. Beginning in 2020, the Internet Society Foundation will expand its offerings to offer funding for more programmes that align with our values and positively impact humanity around the world.

Focus Areas

We help Internet Society Chapters around the world implement local and regional projects that advance the vision of the Internet is for everyone.

We expand economic growth, improve health outcomes and increase educational opportunities by supporting individuals and communities to more knowledgeably and skillfully use the Internet.

Providing Disaster Relief for Network Repair (Future)

We accelerate Internet Society partner efforts to quickly reestablish local and regional Internet connectivity after natural disasters.

Furthering Critical Network Research (Future)

We support research and the strengthening of research capacity across technical, economic, and public policy topics impacting the global Internet.

Promoting Technological Innovations (Future)

We foster technological initiatives and the development of innovative technologies that accelerate Internet access.

About the Organization

The Internet Society Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation organized under the laws of the District of Columbia, USA. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees.