Announcing new round of funding to promote Internet resiliency in disaster response 

11 June 2024
A city impacted by a natural disaster

We are thrilled to announce a new round of funding for our Resiliency Grant Program, which supports projects that ensure local communities are prepared to deploy, maintain, and repair Internet infrastructure and restore connectivity in areas affected by natural disasters.  Grants ranging from USD $250,000 to $500,000 will be awarded for projects lasting up to…

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BOLT Amplify: Listen to Stories of Bridging the Digital Divide 

15 May 2024
Two men work on a communications antenna in front of a blue sky and hills in the background

The Internet Society Foundation is proud to present BOLT Amplify. This series of audio episodes was co-created by Media Justice (in partnership with In Flux), and two BOLT Program grant partners to showcase the impact of their project and the Internet on communities worldwide.  BOLT empowers technologists, researchers, and social change makers to develop innovative…

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Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender digital inclusion 

18 April 2024
Office Meeting in Conference Room.

A new research report by the Global Digital Inclusion Partnership (GDIP), Connected Resilience: Gendered Experiences of Meaningful Connectivity through a Global Pandemic, examines the challenges and opportunities in achieving gender digital inclusion, especially following the COVID-19 pandemic. The research study supported by the Internet Society Foundation draws on women’s experiences from nine countries in the Global…

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Announcing $4.5 Million in Funding to Support Research on the Future of the Internet 

2 April 2024
A group of staff discuss their project around a table in front of a glass wall

We are proud to announce the opening of our 2024 application cycle for the Research Grant Program. This program offers grants of up to US$500,000 to support researchers worldwide examining the future and sustainability of the Internet. We encourage independent researchers, non-profit organizations, and public research institutions worldwide to submit proposals that explore the following…

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Internet Society Foundation releases new program impact reports: Advancing an Internet for everyone 

13 March 2024
Rwandan students show their computers in a site visit from the Beyond The Net grant Program

Around the world, our grant partners work daily to drive positive change in their communities through the Internet. From connecting more people to the Internet to encouraging dialogue on Internet governance – they engage in a range of activities that contribute to building a more inclusive and accessible Internet for everyone.  We’re excited to showcase…

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New round of funding awarded to promote Internet resiliency in disaster response  

30 January 2024
A city impacted by a natural disaster

We are pleased to announce a new round of grant funding to six projects in three countries to promote Internet infrastructure and network resiliency through our Resiliency Grant Program.  Established in 2021, this program supports communities to ensure readiness, maintain and repair Internet infrastructure, and maintain or re-establish connectivity when faced with unexpected events such…

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Announcing our 2023 Research Grantee Cohort: 14 projects examining the future of the Internet 

24 January 2024
Research Program Grantees exchanging ideas

We are delighted to announce the outstanding group of researchers who joined the Internet Society Foundation’s Research Program in 2023. Since 2020, this program has supported researchers worldwide to explore the future and sustainability of the Internet.  These fourteen projects from five countries are collectively generating solutions today to meet the Internet challenges of tomorrow. …

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Five projects awarded funding to advance Internet access and connectivity worldwide 

18 January 2024
Two men work on a communications antenna in front of a blue sky and hills in the background

The Internet Society Foundation is excited to announce the latest round of funding through our Building Opportunities/Leveraging Technologies (BOLT) Grant Program. We have awarded grants to five innovative projects in four countries that aim to advance Internet access and connectivity for communities all over the world. Launched in 2021, the BOLT program provides funding to…

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The Future of the Internet: innovative ideas from our Research Grantee Partners   

13 December 2023

We are thrilled to announce the launch of The Future of the Internet Interview Series. This engaging space offers a window into the minds of our research grant partners, providing insights into the groundbreaking ideas and projects that are helping to shape the future of the Internet.  Introducing “The Future of the Internet” Interview Series …

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Empowering Haiti: How the Internet is Improving Lives in Communities

27 October 2023
Person connecting a Community network

Eunante Pierre is a mother from the commune of Baradères, Nippes, Haiti. Previously, for Eunante, making a simple phone call to her children in the United States or connecting with family members required her to make an arduous trek to the top of a mountain while fending off mosquitoes in the scorching sun. These daily…

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