Investment descriptionThis grant supports civic tech startup Raheem.ai, a project of Fast Forward, in collecting and publishing data about interactions with police in the U.S. that local organizations, lawmakers, and police departments can use to better support their communities.
Investment descriptionSundance Institute is the premiere non-profit organization supporting independent storytelling in the world. Sundance empowers film makers by supporting them with grants, resources, and relationship and knowledge networks. These Sundance grants are vital to create a thriving independent storytelling sector free from the commercial pressures of the market.
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 descriptionThis is a core grant to The Bureau of Investigative Journalism to support their impactful journalism and investigations. They hold power to account through in-depth reporting and a mission to uncover the truth.
Investment descriptionThis grant supports the 'Public Square' project, a partnership between the Democratic Society and mySociety to develop and build consensus around the case for common social and technological infrastructure to support citizen participation in the democratic process at local and regional level in the UK.
Investment descriptionThis is a grant to the University of Oxford to support the Oxford Internet Institute's Computational Propaganda Programme. The programme investigates the interaction of algorithms, automation and politics.
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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Investment descriptionZenysis is a technology company dedicated to building the powerful, collaborative software that governments and international organizations need to confront the greatest challenges facing humanity. Zenysis' Series A allows the company to continue to expand its platform and customer bases globally.
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 descriptionThe Center aims to be a resource to tech platforms to identify cyberhate problems and develop proactive solutions, producing cutting-edge research to enable online civility, protection of vulnerable populations, digital citizenship, and youth engagement. The CTS is a project of ADL, and builds off ADL's experience in tracking hate against marginalized groups.
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 grant supports the establishment of a non-profit fund, the Ethics and Governance of AI Fund, a programme of the Miami Foundation. The Fund has been set up with initial support from Knight Foundation, Luminate (when operating as Omidyar Network), Reid Hoffman, Hewlett Foundation and Jim Pallota. It aims to develop a shared understanding of ethical considerations and the societal impacts of AI and machine learning by supporting efforts to bridge gaps among the humanities, law and governance, social sciences, computing, and engineering.
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