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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Four Lessons Learned about Grantmaking from our Research Grant Partners

26 October 2023
Picture of hands with a piece of hardwarre

By the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Team (MEL), Internet Society Foundation From a blooming Linden tree, a radio frequency circuit, a magazine premiere issue, to a low- cost small plug computer (or Raspberry Pi), these were part of a larger collection of objects grant partners from the Research Program brought to this year’s first round…

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The Internet Society Foundation awards $5 million to support digital inclusion in six countries 

26 September 2023
Two people from Tiempo del Juego stand in front of a graffiti covered wall

The Internet Society Foundation is delighted to announce grant funding to 20 projects in six countries to promote digital inclusion through the Strengthening Communities, Improving Lives and Livelihoods (SCILLS) program. Established in 2020, the SCILLS program aims to support economic growth and educational opportunities by empowering individuals and communities to leverage the Internet for educational…

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Announcing new round of funding to support Internet resiliency 

20 July 2023
Two men work on a communications antenna in front of a blue sky and hills in the background

We are excited to announce a third round of grant funding through our Resiliency program, which aims to help communities enhance preparedness and build Internet resiliency when faced with adverse events.  These grants will support projects that increase network resiliency in communities prone to natural and climate-related disasters, ensuring these communities are better able to…

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Announcing new round of innovation grants to address Internet connectivity gap

6 July 2023
Man sits at computer screens in an office in India

We are excited to announce a new round of grant funding to advance Internet access and connectivity around the world through our BOLT program. In its third year, the BOLT grant program aims to support teams of creatives, technologists, and researchers to develop innovative solutions to Internet connectivity, particularly among communities where current technologies are unavailable…

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What is digital equity?  

21 June 2023

Two-thirds of the world’s population uses the Internet, but 2.7 billion people remain offline. This means that one in three people cannot benefit from the economic, educational, political, social and health potential of being connected. This article explores the concept of digital equity and its significance in today’s interconnected world. It delves into the definition…

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Privacy and Data Protection: European Standards and Recommendations for Georgia

16 June 2023

By Ketevan Kukava-ISOC Georgia* This article provides a brief overview of the “Data Protection Impact Assessment, European Standards and Recommendations for Georgia” report, funded by the Internet Society Foundation. The views and suggestions presented in this article belong to the author and may not represent the perspectives of the Internet Society Foundation. As a result…

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Announcing new round of digital inclusion grants through SCILLS program

30 April 2023
Photo of man and woman standing in front of a mural

We are thrilled to announce a new round of grant funding to support digital inclusion through our SCILLS program. In its fourth year, the Strengthening Communities, Improving Lives and Livelihoods (SCILLS) program aims to promote economic inclusion and increase educational opportunities by supporting individuals and communities to more knowledgeably and skillfully use the Internet. Currently operating in…

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New round of funding available to support research on the future of the Internet 

12 April 2023
A team farm in India

The Internet Society Foundation has launched its first application round in 2023 for grant funding to support researchers around the world in examining the future and sustainability of the Internet. Now in its fourth year, the Research grant program supports global research collaborations that advance understanding of the Internet and its value for all. This program is open to…

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Opening 1 May: USD $5 million in grant funding to support digital transformation

3 April 2023
Blanca Cecilia-Martinez, Scill grantee from Colnodo Fundacion Capital, Colombia

If your organization is working to promote digital skills in education and income-generating opportunities, an exciting funding opportunity is opening on 1 May 2023. Officially launched in 2019, the Internet Society Foundation was established to fund initiatives that strengthen the Internet so that it can effectively serve all people. The Foundation’s work supports the vision of an…

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