Announcing $1.5 million in COVID-19 response grants

1 July 2020

We are thrilled to announce our Emergency Response: COVID-19 grants to innovative projects that are using the Internet to help communities respond and adapt to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Of the hundreds of applications reviewed, four diverse projects were selected by an Independent Review Panel that evaluated projects based on criteria that…

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Announcing our new skills development grants

8 June 2020

The Internet Society Foundation has launched a new grant programme that aims to expand economic growth, improve health outcomes, and increase educational opportunities by supporting individuals and communities to more knowledgeably and skillfully use the Internet. In its pilot year, the Strengthening Communities, Improving Lives and Livelihoods (SCILLS) programme is open to eligible organizations in…

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Announcing our new emergency response grant programme with focus on COVID-19

22 April 2020

The Internet Society Foundation has launched a new emergency response grant programme, targeting organizations working on projects that utilize the Internet to improve lives during or in response to an emergency situation. With a 2020 focus on the COVID-19 coronavirus response, the Foundation will solicit grant applications from programmes that respond to the pandemic both during the…

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Supporting Internet Governance Forums

11 February 2020

For more than a decade, the Internet Society (ISOC) has supported multi-stakeholder Internet governance processes around the world by providing funding to the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) as well as a number of National and Regional Initiatives (NRIs), and Schools of Internet Governance (SIGs). ISOC remains strongly committed to this important initiative and is…

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Internet Society Foundation Announces $300,000 in Grants

16 December 2019

The new Internet Society Foundation has issued its first set of Beyond the Net Medium and Large Grants (ranging from $12,000 to USD $30,000 each) to 13 groundbreaking projects that seek to spread the benefits of the Internet around the world.

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Internet for Good: Introducing the Internet Society Foundation

22 November 2019

How can the Internet’s role as a force for good be magnified throughout the world? The newly-launched Internet Society Foundation has a plan. We fund initiatives that use the Internet to make a difference in communities and transform lives for the better in areas including education, health care and economic growth – and we support projects that ensure the Internet remains a catalyst for the open, inclusive, and dynamic world in which we live.

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New Interactive Map Shows Tech Youth Initiatives Around the World

22 July 2019

In Kenya, the Marsabit County Biashara Center offers training on digital literacy to young people and incubates youth-led tech businesses. In Afghanistan, Incredible IoT hopes to solve local problems through the development of IoT solutions. And in Paraguay, Girls Code offers workshops to young women on programming, electronics, and robotics – as well as support…

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Internet Society Appoints Sarah Armstrong as Executive Director of the Internet Society Foundation

1 July 2019

Sarah Armstrong appointed as Executive Director of the Internet Society Foundation.

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Want to Make a Difference in Your Community? Apply for a Beyond the Net Medium or Large Grant

5 June 2019

Applications are now open for the 2019 Beyond the Net Medium and Large Grants. All Internet Society Chapters and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) in good standing are eligible to apply. For more than a decade, Beyond the Net Medium and Large Grants and the former Community Grants Programme have played a major role in empowering people…

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