Investment descriptionThis agreement funds specialized engineering and design services from Swish Labs, delivered to Robhat Labs, which is building a user-facing software that detects and labels automated and spam accounts on Twitter.
Investment descriptionRapid response grant to an Indonesia non-profit organization to enable them to do social media monitoring and platform-focused advocacy during the period leading up to and after the Indonesian election.
Investment descriptionThis Project Funding will support the Digital Africa Research Lab in addressing the threat posed by the misuse of social media in the 2019 Nigerian general election and post-election period.
Investment descriptionThis is rapid response grant to Change.org Argentina to develop an online platform to provide citizens with opportunities for civic engagement and interaction with candidates during the seven-month runway to the elections in Argentina.
Investment descriptionAfrica Check is a non-profit, non-partisan fact checking group established in June 2012 with the aim of improving the quality of news and information in Africa. This is a network grant to support their collaboration with other Luminate investees.
Investment descriptionAs the civic tech movement continues to evolve, civic tech stakeholders require information about the shifting field to better inform policies, products, investments, and civic actions. In this project Purpose investigated the process by which technology becomes involved in civic institutions and civic institutions become involved in technology. They tracked the conversations, affiliations, actions, and media production and consumption of the people involved in creating civic technologies from 2013 to early 2015 to map out the relationships between civic technologists’ activities.
Investment descriptionGrassroot is a non-profit organisation whose mobile tools enable ordinary people in communities across South Africa to organise groups, meetings, and events - using any mobile phone - which eliminate the transaction costs of collective action. This is a core grant to support the expansion of their work.
Investment descriptionOpen Secrets is a non-profit organisation which exposes and builds accountability for private sector economic crimes through investigative research, advocacy, and the law. This core grant will support Open Secrets to continue and expand their work to hold private sector companies accountable for economic crimes that result in human rights violations.
Investment descriptionThis is a grant to support a research project that will evaluate how administrative and political devolution can improve accountability, foster the provision of local public goods and services, and promote citizen engagement in sub-national governance to overcome unequal development and allocation of resources between counties in Kenya.
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Investment descriptionSeeClickFix is a company that has created a web and mobile platform to enable citizens to report non-emergency issues, such as potholes, graffiti, abandoned vehicles or property, to their cities in order to improve service delivery and citizen engagement with local government.
Investment descriptionThis is a grant to support the Civic Tech Innovation Network (CTIN) hosted at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. CTIN is a community of practice and a learning network of civic tech practitioners in South Africa, currently hosted as a program of the Journalism and Media Department.
Investment descriptionThe amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism is a non-profit investigative journalism organization that works to promote a free, capable media and an open, accountable, just democracy. This is a core grant to support their ongoing work to hold power to account.
Investment descriptionThe grant supports the Good Governance Program of the Aspen Kyiv Institute, a non-partisan organisation that facilitates dialogue and mutual understanding among Ukrainian leaders to promote value-based leadership, a culture of dialogue, and discussion of policy and good society fundamentals.
Investment descriptionThis is a two -year core grant to support SERAP to build awareness around the Freedom of Information Act in Nigeria, to support citizens and civil society to make use of it, and to conduct strategic litigation to build jurisprudence around the right of the public to access information.
Investment descriptionamandla.mobi empowers citizens to initiate both online campaigns and offline advocacy to protest for a more just society and take co-ordinated, strategic action. This is a core grant to support the organisation's growth.
Investment descriptionThis grant supports Institute for Strategy and Policy, a leading think tank in Myanmar, to support their research on Myanmar's political reforms, community outreach, and capacity building programs.
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