DescriptionTo provide funding for a Guardian Activate conference in Africa, which seeks to increase collaboration among players in media, technology, civil society, and business in order to improve both the quantity and quality of civic innovation in South Africa as well as other countries in the region.
DescriptionTo support the International Budget Partnership's pilot project to develop a real-time survey tool that would automatically provide information on the transparency of budgets in countries around the world.
Funding typeGrant: Foreign Public Charity Equivalent
Funding purposeProject Grant
DescriptionTo support The Laboratorio para la Ciudad (LabPLC), an civic innovation office within the Mexico City government. The grant enables LabPLC to test and document its theory of change, to learn how to most effectively increase civic engagement & government responsiveness.
DescriptionTo support the Leadership Academy for Development, a programme at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, which is designed to train government officials and business leaders from developing countries to promote private sector development through public policy.
DescriptionTo support Livity Africa, which seeks to transform the lives of young people in South Africa by using youth-created media platforms and campaigns that engage, empower, and cause young people to act, including through political and democratic processes.
DescriptionTo provide support for the support unit of the Open Government Partnership, a multi-stakeholder initiative through which governments make concrete commitments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.
DescriptionTo support Open Knowledge Foundation's work identifying whether and how it is possible to empower citizens by providing them with easy access to fiscal data on the public services that they care about.
DescriptionTo support Personal Democracy Media's efforts to develop a new facility in New York, to be called the Personal Democracy Center, which will serve as an accelerator / incubator for civic start-ups and related purposes.
DescriptionTo support Reportagem Publica, a crowd funded network of independent, investigative journalists, which if successful , will signal to other non-profit journalism organisations that crowd funding represents a viable revenue stream.
DescriptionTo support a new endeavor called the Toolbox, the purpose of which is to create a platform where citizen activists and other stakeholders, such as app developers and large non-profits, can actively engage on a range of social issues.
DescriptionTo support the Sunlight Foundation in funding a multi-party effort to explore the merit and feasibility of an Open Data Charter, an initiative that would examine and develop policies and resources that countries could use to build meaningful new open data reforms.
Amount committed (US$)
For-profit figures not reported
Funding typeDebt: Convertible (Seed)
DescriptionTo support Versa, a for-profit civic startup developing digital products to deliver engaging, factual information to citizens through partnerships with online publishers, with the aim to increase transparency and foster citizen participation on local issues.
DescriptionTo support the development of a technical data standard that would enable civil society, governments, and the private sector to rapidly compare and contrast information contained in government contracts.
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