SCILLS Grant Program

20 May 2022
Young women around a computer in Patna, Bihar, India

Through the Strengthening Communities/Improving Lives and Livelihoods (SCILLS) Grant Program Area, the Internet Society Foundation (Foundation) expands economic growth, improves health outcomes and increases educational opportunities by supporting individuals and communities to more knowledgeably and skillfully use the Internet.

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BOLT Grant Program

23 September 2021

The Building Opportunities/Leveraging Technologies (BOLT) Grant Program supports technical and social innovations that promote Internet connectivity.

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Resiliency Grant Program

28 July 2021
Two men fitting antennae on top of a room in front of the Himalaya mountains in Nepal

The Resiliency Program provides support for communities to be prepared for and reconnect to the Internet quickly after climate-related disasters strike.

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Research Grant Program

6 August 2020
Wind turbines at sunset

The Internet Society Foundation’s Research Programme supports global research collaborations that advance understanding of the Internet and its value for all.

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Emergency Response Grant Program

20 April 2020
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Our Emergency Response Programme will provide funding to organizations working on projects that utilize the Internet to improve lives during or in response to an emergency situation. In 2020, the Foundation’s focus will be on projects that respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, both during the immediate period of the crisis but also looking ahead at responses to the inevitable “second wave” later this year/into 2021.

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Beyond the Net Small Grant Program

2 March 2020
Women gathered on a balcony

The Internet Society Foundation’s Beyond the Net Small Grant Program offers funding to support Internet Society Chapters to implement short-term projects with a goal of providing learning and engagement opportunities as well as strengthening the Chapter relationships, partnerships, and presence in the surrounding community.  Program Objectives Strengthen the impact of the Internet Society and the Internet Society…

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Beyond the Net Large Grant Program

5 February 2020
A man fixing wires to the wall of a house

The Internet Society Foundation’s Beyond the Net Large Grant Program offers funding to support Internet Society Chapters to implement innovative projects that make a local impact by providing meaningful access to an open, trusted, and globally-connected Internet, as well as strengthening the Chapter relationships, partnerships, and presence in the surrounding community. Programme Objectives Strengthen the…

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Internet Governance Forum Events

11 January 2020
IGF 2019 Berlin mural

The Internet Society Foundation’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF) funding programme supports the organization of IGF events at the local, national, regional and global levels, as well as Schools of Internet Governance. The goal of the IGF is to encourage an open and inclusive multi-stakeholder dialogue on policy issues related to Internet governance. The goal of Schools of Internet Governance is to ensure that diverse actors have the skills to participate in Internet governance structures and shape the future of the Internet.

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