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 descriptionThis is a core grant to Africa Check to enable them to expand their impact in South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya. Africa 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.
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 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 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 descriptionThe Big Debate is a town-hall debate show broadcast on national TV in South Africa, produced by the Black Stripe Foundation. This grant is to support season 10 of the show. The Big Debate provides a forum for constructive collective discussion of important and topical events in South Africa by bringing together a wide range of different perspectives.
Investment descriptionOur grant to BudgIT will help the organization scale within Nigeria by expanding into Abuja to strengthen its work on institutional engagement, and also enable the organization to expand its team to execute on its 3-year goals and objectives.
Investment descriptionConnected Development (CODE) is a non-profit organisation focused on tracking funds spent by government and donors in Nigeria and advocating for responsible execution of the intended projects. They respond to community requests to track spending on projects in local communities, investigate, file Freedom of Information requests and generate advocacy and publicity campaigns online and offline based on their findings through their Follow the Money project. This is core grant to the organisation.
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.
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 descriptionKatiba Institute uses the constitution as an instrument to achieve the rule of law, greater respect for human rights, more transparent and accountable leadership, good governance, and eventually a more just society in Kenya. This is a core grant to support their work on improving citizens' access to information and ability to hold those in power accountable through the courts.
Investment descriptionMMA is a non-profit organisation that promotes democracy and a culture where media and the powerful respect human rights and encourage a just and fair society. MMA acts in a watchdog role to promote ethical and fair journalism that supports human rights.
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 core grant will support PPDC's work on Open Contracting with State governments in Nigeria and enable them to continue to build take-up and usage of Open Contracting information for accountability.
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 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.
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Funding typeS.A.F.E: Simple Agreement for Future Equity
Investment descriptionWhere Is My Transport Integrated mass transit solution for emerging markets, focused on providing public transport data and technologies that enrich services, empower people and enable innovation.
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 core grant to Centre UA, an advocacy centre in Ukraine that was founded in 2009 to promote European reforms, advocate transparency and accountability of the government, contribute to enhancing the quality of politics and policies, and fight for the freedom of speech.
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