Announcing over $1 million in grant awards for digital skills development in Bangladesh, Colombia and Senegal

19 November 2020

The Internet Society Foundation has awarded over $1 million in digital skills development grants to eight innovative projects in Bangladesh, Colombia and Senegal. In its pilot year, the Strengthening Communities, Improving Lives and Livelihoods (SCILLS) grant programme aims to expand economic growth, improve health outcomes, and increase educational opportunities by supporting individuals and communities to…

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2020 Beyond the Net Large Grant Cycle 1 recipients announced

14 October 2020

The Internet Society Foundation has awarded $460,369 in Beyond the Net funding to 17 innovative projects that seek to spread the benefits of the Internet around the world. The Beyond the Net Programme supports Internet Society Chapters and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to implement projects that make a local impact by providing meaningful access to…

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Announcing our new research grants exploring the future of the Internet

1 September 2020

We’re announcing the launch of our latest grant programme supporting research on the future and sustainability of the Internet. This programme will be open to independent researchers and research institutions around the world, awarding grants of up to US$200,000 for research lasting up to two years and focused in one of two categories:  Greening the Internet – how the Internet…

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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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