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Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes.

Arnold Foundation

Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) makes strategic investments in criminal justice, education, evidence-based policy and innovation, sustainable public finance, and research integrity.

Ashoka Foundation

A global organization that identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs -- individuals with innovative and practical ideas for solving social problems.

Aspen Forum for Comm Solutions / Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund

The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions supports communities to solve their own challenges, with a special focus on opportunity youth.

Bain Capital

Bain Capital, LP is one of the world’s leading multi-asset alternative investment firms. With offices on four continents, our global team aligns our interests with those of our investors and partners for lasting impact.

Barr Foundation

The Barr Foundation is a private, Boston-based foundation with core programs in Arts & Creativity, Climate, and Education.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

We seek to unlock the possibility inside every individual. We see equal value in all lives. And so we are dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals around the world. From the education of students in Chicago, to the health of a young mother in Nigeria, we are catalysts of human promise everywhere.

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Bloomberg Philanthropies works to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people.

Bloomberg Philanthropies Government Innovation program

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C.S. Mott Foundation

The Mott Foundation supports projects around the world that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society.

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation was created in 1956 and aims to improve people's lives through art, charity, science and education.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

At the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan seek to advance human potential and promote equal opportunity.

CHCF

The California Health Care Foundation is dedicated to advancing meaningful, measurable improvements in the way the health care delivery system provides care to the people of California, particularly those with low incomes and those whose needs are not well served by the status quo.

City Experiment Fund

to support cities in the application of innovative approaches

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Community Foundation for the National Capital Region

The Greater Washington Community Foundation works to strengthen the Washington metropolitan region by encouraging and supporting effective giving and by providing leadership on critical issues in our community. The Community Foundation - which serves the District of Columbia, Montgomery County, Northern Virginia, and Prince George’s County – makes community change through charitable giving easy, flexible, tax-smart, and rewarding.

Data Transparency Lab

The main purpose of DTL is to support the development of software on data transparency & privacy

Democracy Alliance

What we stand for: a just democracy, a fair economy and an environmentally sustainable future.

Digital Defenders Partnership

DDP supports users under digital attack with emergency grants.

Digital Impact

Digital Impact (formerly Markets for Good) is an initiative of the Digital Civil Society Lab to improve the data infrastructure for social good and help civil society organizations use digital resources safely, ethically and effectively.

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

At the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, we work together with communities in education and entrepreneurship to create uncommon solutions that empower people to be uncommon, take risks, achieve success and give back to society.

Fannie Mae Foundation

Fannie Mae serves the people who house America. We are a leading source of financing for mortgage lenders and our financing makes sustainable homeownership and workforce rental housing a reality for millions of Americans.

First Act Fund

The First Act Fund is a new source of catalytic funding and support encouraging young people with technical backgrounds to pursue impactful and innovative ideas.

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Ford Foundation

Welcome to the Ford Foundation. We envision a just, fair, and peaceful world with opportunity for all

Forefront – NGO Association

Illinois’ statewide alliance of nonprofits, grantmaking foundations, advisors, public agencies, and social impact sector allies. Forefront provides research, resources, advocacy, and educational programs to help nonprofits and foundations increase their impact

Foundation Funding for U.S. Democracy: Data Tool

Foundation Funding for U.S. Democracy is a data visualization platform featuring tens of thousands of grants, available to anyone interested in understanding philanthropy's role in U.S. democracy

Full Circle Fund’s civic tech round

Check out who is funding Full Circle Fund's 2018 Civic Tech Accelerator Round.

Fundación Avina

Fundación Avina is a Latin American foundation created in 1994 and focused on producing the large-scale changes necessary for sustainable development by fostering collaborative processes among leaders from different sectors, thereby contributing toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Garfield Weston Foundation

Welcome to the Garfield Weston Foundation. We are a family-founded, grant-making trust which has been supporting charities across the UK for over 50 years.

GovTech Catalyst

GovTech Catalyst competitions help the public sector identify and work with cutting edge technology firms.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute

We believe in the power of individuals to advance science through research and science education, making discoveries that benefit humanity. Learn more about how we move science forward.

Incidental Emergency Grants

The Incidental Emergency Grants respond to urgent needs such as a website or email being hacked, or the theft or loss of sensitive data and equipment.

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Indigo Trust

The Indigo Trust funds organisations using digital technologies to improve transparency and accountability in sub-Saharan Africa

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Innovation in Democracy Programme

Trialling the involvement of citizens in decision-making at local government level through innovative models of deliberative democracy.

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John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, we work to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society.

Kaiser Permanente Foundation

Kaiser Permanente | Our News and Views News and views from one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans.

Kiva

Support women, entrepreneurs, students and refugees around the world with as little as $25 on Kiva. 100% of your loan go to support borrowers.

Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy.

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Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

The Foundation supports long-term, free basic research beneficial to Sweden, mainly in medicine, technology, and the natural sciences. This is achieved through long-term grants to excellent researchers and to projects of the highest international standard.

Latin American Alliance for Civic Technology

La Alianza Latinoamericana para la Tecnología Cívica (ALTEC) es el resultado de la alianza entre Luminate Group y Fundación Avina que busca promover el desarrollo de iniciativas de tecnología cívica con el potencial de mejorar y ampliar el ejercicio de la ciudadanía no sólo como un fin sino como un vehículo para alcanzar cambios positivos en prácticas de efecto colectivo, tanto públicas como privadas.

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Lilly Endowment

Lilly Endowment Inc., is a private philanthropic foundation supporting the causes of religion, education and community development. We afford special emphasis to projects that benefit young people and that strengthen financial self-sufficiency in the charitable sector.

Living Cities

We take risks, catalyze fresh thinking and test new approaches in order to creatively disrupt the status quo.

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Luminate

Luminate is a global philanthropic organisation focused on empowering people and institutions to work together to build just and fair societies.

Microsoft Philanthropies

Believing that technology provides endless opportunity, Microsoft Philanthropies works in creating a future where everyone has access to endless possibilities.

Mikva Challenge Grant Foundation

At Mikva Challenge, we challenge high school students, teachers, and schools across Chicagoland to be active participants in the political process.

Mozilla Foundation

Established in 2003, guided by the Mozilla Manifesto, the Mozilla Foundation believes the Internet is a global public resource that must remain open and accessible to all.

National Democratic Institute (NDI)

The National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government

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National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund distributes over £600m a year to communities across the UK, raised by players of The National Lottery

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National Science Foundation

NSF's mission is to advance the progress of science, a mission accomplished by funding proposals for research and education made by scientists, engineers, and educators from across the country.