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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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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Five takeaways from the SCILLS in-person grantees kick-off

12 February 2024
Group of SCILLS grantees gatherned in Brazil in 2023

We are now three years into the SCILLS program (with 20 grantee partners in the 2023-2025 cohort) in six strategic focus countries. At the end of November 2023, we went to Sao Paulo to host the first in-person kick-off grantee gathering. Bringing together eight partner organizations from Colombia and Brazil,[1] the ISOC Brazil and Colombia…

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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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2024 Philanthropy Plan: Enabling an Internet of Opportunity

8 December 2023
A group of students of a school in Rwanda and ISOC Foundation staff hold up laptops

We are the Internet Society Foundation, and we believe the Internet can make a positive difference for people everywhere—as a resource that enriches people’s lives.   Our philanthropic efforts enable communities around the world to enrich their lives though the Internet. We’ve expanded Internet access to those who need it, helped build Internet resiliency, promoted digital…

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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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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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