Total Value Created:
$ 1,643,076,795.10
Total Disbursed: $ 634,681,561.00
Total Remaining: $ 1,008,395,234.10
Date Amount GranteeX (Twitter) LinkWhy?
12/19/2023$1,000,000Tor Project@torprojecthttps://www.torproject.orgThe Tor Project builds free and open source tools that allow millions of people to defend against surveillance and circumvent censorship every day. #StartSmall's generous contribution will help power efforts to modernize the Tor protocol, build innovative anti-censorship tools, and sustain Tor applications.
12/19/2023$1,000,000Signal Technology Foundation@signalapphttps://signal.orgSignal is the world’s most widely used private messaging app. Being able to communicate privately is imperative for a liveable future. To deliver on our privacy promises we invest in development that enables Signal to work according to the dominant norms in the messaging ecosystem, without compromising privacy and security. Our goal is to ensure people all over the world can communicate safely, whether discussing the mundanities of everyday life or topics of existential concern.
12/13/2023$2,000,000The David Miranda InstituteThe David Miranda Institute is designed to preserve and expand on David Miranda’s legacy. The Institute will oversee, coordinate and grow the two non-profit organizations David co-founded with his husband, Glenn Greenwald (Abrigo HOPE - The Hope Shelter & CRIA de Favela). The Institute will be duly constituted as a Brazil-based NGO, with an American 501(c)(3), Social Good, serving as its sponsor to receive tax-deductible donations in the U.S. Funds will be used to help launch the institute which will coordinate the work between these two NGOs; work to obtain financing to significantly expand their scope, reach, and the range of services they offer; and ultimately spread these life-transforming models to other parts of Rio de Janeiro and then Brazil.
12/1/2023$1,500,000Bitcoin Legal Defense Fundbitcoindefense.orgThe Bitcoin Legal Defense Fund (BLDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to supporting the development and advancement of the Bitcoin ecosystem. Funds will be used to provide financial and legal support to the developers and contributors who are working to
11/21/2003$200,000Girls On The Run Montana@gotrwesternmthttps://www.gotrwesternmt.orgenhance the security, scalability, and accessibility of the Bitcoin network. With the rapid growth and innovation of the Bitcoin industry, the need for robust legal protections for its developers has become increasingly critical.
11/8/2023$10,000,000Freedom of the Press Foundation@FreedomofPress of the Press Foundation (FPF) protects and defends public-interest journalism in the 21st century. FPF builds open-source technology tools to further press freedom for all, teaches digital security to protect reporters and whistleblowers, systematically tracks press freedom violations in the United States, and aggressively advocates for the public’s right to know.
10/27/2023$250,000Private School Village@villageprivate School Village (PSV), is a Black-woman-founded, parent-led, voluntary nonprofit that supports Black and brown families in private schools so that students fully thrive. PSV, founded in 2018, is a first-of-its-kind community-based organization that focuses on the social, emotional, and mental health implications related to being enrolled in predominantly white institutions. PSV empowers parent engagement to instill student well-being, normalizes inclusive and equitable communities, and encourages lasting systemic and institutional policy change. In partnership currently with more than 65 greater Los Angeles-based private schools, and primed for national chapter expansion, PSV works to increase racial literacy, socialization, representation, and support related research.
10/25/2023$5,000, is an open source project of Nos. These funds will help continue to build a revolutionary social network that prioritizes humans over algorithms, emphasizing safety, and promoting intimate, community-focused interactions. Their mission is planetary in scope and personal in impact. They’re crafting tech tools for a radically better world, one that prioritizes social liberation and genuine human connections. In our digital spaces, humans are individuals with infinite potential, not commodities. They’re optimizing for health, choice, and transparency, not engagement and exploitation.
10/11/2023$500,000Open Web Advocacy@OpenWebAdvocacy Web Advocacy is dedicated to browser competition and allowing the Web to compete fairly. They work to educate and provide technical advice on the major anti-competitive issues related to browsers/web apps and the promise of a more open and competitive future offered by capable web apps. Though their work, they will increase browser competition, radically lower costs and improve the quality of apps by allowing organizations to effectively harness the power of the Web to reach all of their users on every consumer operating system.
10/10/2023$500,000Aspiration Open Web Advocacy@OpenWebAdvocacy Web Advocacy is dedicated to browser competition and allowing the Web to compete fairly. We work to educate and provide technical advice on the major anti-competitive issues related to browsers/web apps and the promise of a more open and competitive future offered by capable web apps. Though our work, we will increase browser competition, radically lower costs and improve the quality of apps by allowing organizations to effectively harness the power of the Web to reach all of their users on every consumer operating system.
10/10/2023$1,000,000Deaconess Foundation@deaconessfound for the St. Louis City Guaranteed Basic Income (STL GBI) Pilot.
9/18/2023$500,000Ramp Up@rampur Up is building accessibility ramps across Europe. After success in Iceland, where they are on track to finish 1500 ramps all around the country, they are starting a pilot program in three European cities in the fall of 2024.
9/7/2023$1,000,000The Internet Archive@internetarchive Internet Archive is a nonprofit library providing universal access to knowledge available online without ads or tracking; adhering to values that protect the privacy of every patron. With a focus on digitizing and preserving web pages and cultural and historical collections, it ensures researchers, librarians, reporters and citizens around the world have access to a wide variety of information. Like the Internet itself, the Internet Archive is a critical part of the internet infrastructure, and works with over 1000 university and library partners to create a free digital library, accessible to all.
8/16/2023$1,000,000‘Āina Momona@aina_momona‘Āina Momona is a grassroots-based and Native Hawaiian led organization that focuses on environmental resilience and social justice. This funding will go to support ‘Āina Momona’s Maui wildfire relief efforts by helping support and empower the impacted community as they navigate this tragedy. Funding will also support resilient rebuilding efforts.
8/16/2023$1,000,000Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement@hawaiiancouncil Kākoʻo Maui Fund is providing resources that can be deployed quickly and efficiently to Hawaiian communities impacted by the Maui wildfires. CNHA is working in close collaboration with state and county leaders, nonprofit organizations, and community members to get an understanding of the quickly evolving priorities. Funding will support evolving needs, including shelter, food, financial assistance, and other services as identified by our partners doing critical work on Maui.
8/16/2023$1,000,000GlobalGiving@GlobalGiving is a trusted nonprofit that supports other nonprofits by connecting them to donors, foundations, and companies. Funds will support GlobalGiving’s wildfire relief and recovery efforts in Hawai’i. The Hawai’i Wildfire Relief Fund helps first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, medicine, and shelter. As needs emerge, the Fund will support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted grassroots organizations in impacted areas, particularly those working with low-income, historically underserved communities.
8/16/2023$1,000,000Hawai’i Community Foundation@HCFHawaii‘i Community Foundation is the state’s leading philanthropic organization. With their 105-year history in the community, trusted expertise, and generous support of donors, they are working to solve the state’s most difficult challenges—from affordable housing to fresh water—with the vision of creating a better Hawai‘i. In response to the devasting wildfires on Maui, they are working to support affected communities through the Maui Strong Fund, providing resources for disaster response and recovery.
8/16/2023$1,000,000Hawai'i People’s Fund @HI_PeoplesFundʻi People’s Fund is mobilizing to help provide immediate relief to those directly impacted by the wildfires on Maui Island. Hawai'i People’s Fund is dedicated to providing a safe and trusted conduit to move kōkua quickly in support of community, grassroots-based organizers and organizations already engaged in this work, on the ground.
8/16/2023$1,000,000Maui Food Bank @MauiFoodBank Food Bank’s mission is to help the hungry in Maui County by collecting and distributing food through community partnerships. The Maui Food Bank is currently providing meals to displaced Maui residents impacted by the wildfires.
8/16/2023$1,000,000Maui Humane Society @MauiHumane Maui Humane Society is responding to the devastation of the Lahaina fires by supporting evacuated pet owners with food and supplies, searching the impacted area for surviving animals, and treating burned and injured animals that have been found.
8/16/2023$1,000,000World Central Kitchen @WCKitchen Central Kitchen teams are on Maui working with partners to get much-needed meals to evacuees and emergency workers. WCK’s response in Hawaiʻi is continuing to evolve with the situation—and by working with chefs and residents from impacted communities, WCK will keep adjusting their efforts to meet the changing needs.
8/15/2023$650,000America SCORES Bay Area@AmericaSCORESBA SCORES Bay Area offers free soccer-based programming to low-income youth across the Bay Area. Funding will be used to drive increased enrollment among girls, who often hesitate to participate in organized sport as a result of longstanding stereotypes. Funding will support organizational leaders who will create and implement strategies and opportunities that engage girls, helping SCORES meet its goal of having 50% of all participants identifying as girls.
8/4/2023$1,000,000Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC)@BAVCmedia Area Video Coalition (BAVC) Media is a community hub and resource for media makers in the Bay Area and across the country, serving several thousand freelancers, filmmakers, job-seekers, activists, and artists every year. Funding will bolster advanced training and workforce development programs for girls, women, and gender expansive participants through the Reel Stories which offers school year and summer programming for girls, young women, and nonbinary people.
8/4/2023$250,000Project Glimmer@projectglimmer Glimmer inspires all girls to envision and realize an empowered future. Project Glimmer serves over one million teenage girls and women, 86% of whom are young women of color. Project Glimmer works in all 50 states through partnerships with 1,000+ organizations including foster care, homeless, crisis care, and youth services. Through Project Glimmer’s programs including Gifts + Goods, Day of Empowerment and Empower Hour and Career Coaching, they are dedicated to helping end gender and racial inequality.
8/4/2023$250,000Pour Les Femmes Foundation@plfdreams Les Femmes Foundation’s goal is to use its voice to highlight issues related to improving the lives of women and girls and to provide funding for programs that are working to create safe and supportive environments in which women and children can exercise their personal freedoms as individuals, contribute to the betterment of their communities and thrive. Funding will support local partners in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo that provide work and vocational training to women in rural communities and that provide a decent education to at-risk children who are orphans and refugees of the ongoing crisis in the Great Lakes region of Africa.
8/4/2023$1,000,000Girl Scouts of Northern California@gsnorcal Girl Scouts of Northern California builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. In recognition that 52% of girls in California are Latina, one of our goals is to invest in supportive infrastructure and culturally relevant programming so that Girl Scouts is more reflective of the Northern California community served. Funding will support continuing work to be an anti-racist organization and to nurture diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, so that all girls and youth who identify with the girl experience feel like they belong in Girl Scouts and have equitable opportunities to achieve Girl Scout leadership outcomes.
7/27/2023$500,000RefuSHE@WeAreRefuSHE’s holistic model of care ensures refugee girls, women, and children in Nairobi, Kenya have equal access to safety, education, and economic prosperity. RefuSHE’s three core interventions – Safe House, Girls Empowerment Program, and Community-Based Protection and Livelihoods – address the unique needs of refugee girls and women as they transition from displacement to durable solutions.
7/27/2023$150,000Urban Gleaners Gleaner’s role is to provide a critical link between organizations and businesses that have excess food and the food insecure children and families who need this food. Urban Gleaners’s work is geared towards promoting environmental sustainability by rescuing healthy and wholesome food from going into landfills, while directly mitigating the systemic inequities that contribute to food insecurity in our communities.
7/27/2023$200,000PERIOD.@periodmovement is a global, youth-powered non-profit that is fighting to end period poverty and period stigma through advocacy, education, and service. Through hundreds of local PERIOD. chapters and partner organizations throughout the world, PERIOD. joyfully provides period products, stigma-free educational materials about menstrual health, and advocates for policy change such as the repeal of the luxury tax on period products and mandating products in schools.
7/27/2023$300,000St. Anthony Foundation@stanthonysf Anthony Foundation seeks to feed, clothe, heal, shelter, lift the spirits of those in need, and create a society in which all persons flourish. Funding will support St. Anthony’s Women and Children’s Services which offers homeless women and young women with children, many of whom are currently experiencing or are fleeing gender-based violence, short-term supportive housing through the Oasis Inn and wrap-around services through St. Anthony’s (e.g., physical and mental health, clothing, job training, referrals for permanent housing).
7/27/2023$500,000Outward Bound California@outwardboundca Bound California's mission is to change lives through challenge and discovery. Funding will help increase programming for girls in California, empowering young women to find their voice and discover there’s more in them than they know.
7/27/2023$100,000Motivating Our Students Through Experience (MOSTe)@mosteorg Our Students Through Experience (MOSTe) mentors and empowers girls from underserved areas of Los Angeles County to become the next generation of college-educated women. By providing workshops, college visits and supportive spaces where scholars can grow their confidence, develop socio-emotional skills, build resources and explore career options, MOSTe helps them realize their pathways to a bright future.
7/27/2023$1,000,000Women's Refugee Commission@wrcommission The Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) has been working for over 30 years to center gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment in global responses to some of the world’s darkest challenges. With dramatic increases in the number of people impacted by instability, poverty, and displacement, WRC’s advocacy and research in the humanitarian and development nexus has strengthened community and government resilience, bolstered localization efforts, and created the tools that promote gender equality, economic and social justice for women and girls, and gender transformative change.
7/27/2023$1,000,000MSI US@MSIchoices is one of the world's leading providers of sexual and reproductive healthcare, working across 37 countries to support reproductive choice. MSI delivers quality reproductive healthcare to millions of the world’s most vulnerable through diverse channels. MSI served 21.1 million people in 2022 through 300 centers, outreach teams, nurses and midwives, partnerships with government health ministries, and network of pharmacies and private providers.
7/27/2023$50,000Mechanics' Institute@MILibrary’ Institute Scholastic Chess Program provides chess instruction to youth through classes in local schools, camps, and tournaments. Funding will provide targeted opportunities for chess and intellectual exchange for girls and young women through increased access, opportunity, and education.
7/27/2023$250,000Girls Incorporated of New York City@girlsincnyc Girls Inc. of New York City inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, delivering life transforming programs to girls, young women, and gender-expansive youth throughout New York City. Through education and advocacy, Girls Inc. of New York City prepares girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers to advance to a more equitable world.
7/27/2023$1,000,000Right To Play @Righttoplayusa To Play (RTP) is a global leader in igniting the potential of every child. For twenty years RTP has been transforming children’s lives using its unique play-based learning approach to protect, educate, and empower children both inside and outside the classroom in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Canada. Funding will support RTP efforts to scale its girl’s education programs by reaching over 2.7 million children in 15 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
7/27/2023$100,000The Food Basket, Inc.@TheFoodBasketHi Food Basket is primarily concerned with serving the hunger needs of Hawai’i County’s residents. These needs manifest in the form of monthly food supplements, one-time family emergencies due to unusual circumstances, and mass distribution in the event of natural disasters. Funding will support the Hawai'i Island Agricultural Innovation Park and Food System Campus, a collaboration with multiple partners to develop a 24-acre parcel of land in Hilo to support the production of safe, nutritious fair & affordable food for the community. Campus functions include food processing and distribution, ag training and production, and farm and business incubation.
7/27/2023$1,000,000UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences@IGHSatUCSF University of California, San Francisco Institute for Global Health Sciences, and the University of Nairobi’s “ENabling Girls in AI and Growing Expertise in Data Science” (ENGAGE) will create a health-focused data science training program for girls ages 15-22 in East Africa. The program offers an opportunity to create a pathway for young, talented, ambitious girls to join the emerging field of data science, elevate them out of poverty, and positively impact the health of their communities.
7/27/2023$1,000,000Yamba Malawi@YambaMalawi Malawi envisions a world free of childhood poverty. Yamba Malawi works to disrupt the poverty cycle by empowering Malawi's young mothers and girls through a holistic blend of economic, educational, health, and social tools that foster the creation of female-led businesses. Yamba Malawi’s community-centered approach does more than combat poverty; it uplifts women and children, igniting a resilient and prosperous future for Malawi.
7/27/2023$500,000Cambodian Children's Fund@Tweet4CCF In Cambodia, girls face many challenges in finishing school and becoming independent. Poverty, cultural views, and lack of resources hinder them. Cambodian Children's Fund helps girls overcome these obstacles, focus on their education, and develop leadership and employability skills.
7/27/2023$1,000,000Good Sports@goodsportsinc Sports drives equitable access in youth sports and physical activity by supporting children in high-need communities to achieve their greatest potential, on the field and in life. By providing sports equipment, apparel, and footwear Good Sports helps to alleviate barriers to play so all kids can experience the physical, mental, and social benefits associated with sports and physical activity.
7/27/2023$650,000Eastern Congo Initiative@EasternCongo works shoulder to shoulder with Congolese innovators to grow positive, rippling change. Funding will support women’s empowerment initiatives that expand access to clean water and health care for mothers and daughters. Women entrepreneurs will build their businesses, and communities will strengthen through their increased participation.
7/27/2023$100,000Giants Community Fund@giantscommunity Giants Community Fund collaborates with the San Francisco Giants to use baseball and softball to promote health, education, and character development to propel youth in underserved regions to be positive forces in their communities. The Giants Community Fund is committed to increasing female participation in baseball and softball, with a goal to make sports more accessible, inclusive, supportive and both physically and emotionally safe for girls everywhere. Funding will support the Game ChangeHER gender equity initiative, which aims to have girls comprise 50% of participants in the Junior Giants program by the 2026 season.
7/18/2023$500,000CorStone@CorstoneOrg supports marginalized and vulnerable youth, particularly girls and young women, to build the skills to access their inner well-being—so they can transform their life trajectories and forge a path for themselves and future generations.
7/18/2023$200,000Girl Up Initiative Uganda@GirlUpUganda Up Initiative Uganda aims to build a vibrant movement of girls and young women through transformative leadership, sexual and reproductive health education, and skills development.
7/15/2023$100,000Family and Child Empowerment Services -San Francisco (FACES SF)@FACESSFhttps://facessf.orgFACES SF empowers families who live and work in San Francisco to transform their futures through evidence-based educational and economic opportunities. FACES SF employs a two-generation approach to close the educational achievement gap and empower families. This approach to early childhood ensures girls’ equitable access to inclusive and gender responsive learning experiences, which promote cognitive, social, and emotional development; in the context of family support and wellness, a two- generation approach centers girls' well-being as intricately connected to their families' well-being; and in workforce development, applying a two- generation lens acknowledges the importance of empowering girls and their families through economic stability and career advancement.
7/14/2023$1,000,000Freedom of the Press Foundation @FreedomofPress Freedom of the Press Foundation protects, defends, and empowers public-interest journalism in the 21st century. Funding from #startsmall will support the establishment of the Daniel Ellsberg Chair on Government Secrecy, a full-time, endowed advocacy position at Freedom of the Press Foundation. The purpose of this position is to lead the fight against excessive government secrecy — the root cause of so many press freedom and democracy issues — while furthering Daniel Ellsberg’s legacy.
7/14/2023$250,000Dream Big!@Dreambigld Big! partners with schools, community sports organizations, Boys & Girls Clubs, and after school programs, to identify and fulfill the basic needs of girls and young women from economically disadvantaged communities, in elementary, junior high, high school, and college in order to help them engage in sports, recreation, and physical activities.
7/14/2023$100,000MAIA@maia_impact unlocks and maximizes the potential of young women to lead transformational change. Funding will support the MAIA Impact School, Central America’s first secondary school led by Indigenous women and specifically designed to connect the talents of Indigenous girls in Guatemala with the opportunities of the 21st century.
7/14/2023$305,000San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SF SPCA)@sfspca 1868, the San Francisco SPCA has been advocating for animals. Funding will support opportunities for girls and young women to participate in the Community Medicine Education Training (CoMET) program at the Community Veterinary Clinic in the Excelsior neighborhood. The CoMET program introduces veterinary medicine to historically under-represented individuals in San Francisco.
7/14/2023$1,000,000The Marshall Project@MarshallProj Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system. The Marshall Project has an impact on the system through journalism, rendering it more fair, effective, transparent, and humane.
7/14/2023$250,000Society of Women Engineers@swetalk Society of Women Engineers empowers women and girls to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders; expand the image of the engineering and technology professions as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion. Funding will support SWENext. a free program for girls under 18 to develop leadership skills, build self-confidence, learn from women engineers and role models, and foster a sense of belonging towards students interested in STEM.
7/14/2023$250,000Girls Embracing Mothers Embracing Mothers empowers girls with mothers in prison to break the cycle of incarceration and lead successful lives with vision purpose. Through the Manifest Freedom fellowship program, funding will support entrepreneurs and creatives impacted by the criminal legal system, building capacity in women and girls to create generational transformation through economic justice.
7/14/2023$1,000,000Teach For All@TeachForAll For All is a global network committed to developing collective leadership to ensure all children fulfill their potential. Teach For All's global organization supports a network of independent, locally-led organizations in 60+ countries, from Nigeria to India to Brazil, that are cultivating a rising generation of leaders to commit at least two years to teach in their countries’ marginalized communities. Funding will support Teach For All network partners working in communities where girls are most marginalized to grow the number of teacher leaders, build their mindsets and skills so they advance gender-responsive education, and foster their lifelong leadership as girls education advocates.
7/14/2023$1,000,000CAMFED@CAMFED catalyzes the power of the most vulnerable girls and young women to create the future they imagine — for themselves, for their communities, and for Africa. With this funding, CAMFED will deepen impact on three levels: 1) Provide comprehensive and responsive support for the most vulnerable girls so they can attend, participate and succeed in school; 2) Support the transition of young women beyond school to secure livelihoods and positions of influence and leadership; and 3) Improve learning opportunities for every child, through the adoption of proven solutions in national education systems
7/14/2023$50,000El Nido Family Centers@ElNidoFamily Nido Family Centers empowers families in low-income communities of Los Angeles County to break the cycle of poverty, child abuse, violence, academic failure, and teen pregnancy through outstanding educational, youth development, health, and therapeutic services. Funds will provide comprehensive wrap-around services to support vulnerable and low-income teen mothers and their infants/toddlers, including mentorship, educational and vocational support, and concrete needs.
7/14/2023$500,000Justice Outside@JusticeOutside Outside advances racial justice and equity in the outdoor and environmental movement. Funding will support programs focused on girls’ health and education in the outdoors and environment as part of Justice Outside's Liberated Paths Grantmaking program.
7/14/2023$500,000Primo Center@Primo_Center Primo Center empowers families to become productive, responsible, and independent members of their community. Funding will support integrated physical, dental, and mental health care, early childhood development, and supportive services to girls and young women in Chicago.
7/14/2023$1,000,000University of San Francisco@USFCA The University of San Francisco is committed to educating hearts and minds to cultivate the full, integral development of each person and all persons; pursuing learning as a lifelong humanizing and liberating social activity; and advancing excellence as the standard for teaching, scholarship, creative expression, and service. Funding will support equity-focused programming and research in health, education, and technology for girls and young women.
7/14/2023$50,000Girls Crushing It, Inc.@girlscrushingit Crushing It empowers girls ages 8-18 through entrepreneurial experiences that increase confidence and build leadership skills.
7/14/2023$1,000,000Camp Fire National Headquarters@campfirenhq Fire helps young people connect to the outdoors, to each other, and to themselves. Camp Fire creates safe spaces and powerful youth experiences that foster inclusive environments where all youth feel seen, heard, accepted, and invested in for who they are today, and who they want to be in the future.
7/14/2023$150,000Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls@williemaerock Mae Rock Camp is a music and mentoring organization dedicated to empowering girls and gender-expansive youth. Its programs operate at the intersection of music, technology, and experimentation to spark curiosity and creative exploration through a social justice lens.
7/14/2023$75,000Advokids@AdvokidsCA protects the right of every foster child in California to safety, security, and a permanent home. Funding will support the development of girls-focused resources for Advokids’ website and free telephone hotline offering legal information to anyone concerned about a child in foster care in California.
7/5/2023$50,000Casa Sonja—Ecovillage for Children and Women of Costa Rica Casa Sonja—Ecovillage for Children and Women of Costa Rica is building a children’s eco-village that offers relief to those who are victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and poverty. The doors of the shelter are open to children in Cobano and the surrounding area to provide protection, personal development, and inclusion in a green and healing environment.
7/5/2023$2,000,000Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund@ShawnCarterSFhttps://www.shawncartersf.comThe mission of the Shawn Carter Foundation is to help individuals facing socio-economic hardships further their education at post-secondary institutions.
7/5/2023$1,400,000WACO Theater Center @wacotheater WACO Theater Center is a performing and visual arts organization that presents, commissions, and develops artistic works dedicated to stories of the African diaspora. WACO provides artists and young people a platform and voice to showcase their creativity, in order to connect and inspire others. Founded in 2016, WACO opened its doors to the public in 2017 in the heart of North Hollywood’s Arts District. The state-of-the-art complex includes a 99-seat theater and art gallery and exhibition space. Over its five-year history, WACO has invested in more than 700 artists and 1000 young people in Los Angeles and beyond. WACO is committed to providing a creative center where art can occur and give artists and youth a place to grow their talent and celebrate their artistry.
6/26/2023$1,000,000USAHello@USAHello_org provides online information and education tools to help immigrants, asylum seekers, refugees and their welcoming communities build brighter futures. USAHello's virtual information hub provides plain language explainers in 12+ languages to support people navigating U.S. social systems and immigration policies. Women and girls are disproportionately impacted by disrupted education impacting first language literacy and post-arrival language acquisition, experiences of trauma during migration, and a dual burden of paid-labor and domestic caregiving responsibilities that often prevent them from accessing mainstream services and educational opportunities.
6/26/2023$50,000Frameline@framelinefest in 1977, the San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival is the longest-running, largest, and most widely recognized LGBTQ+ film exhibition event in the world. In 2008, Frameline launched Youth in Motion, a program that provides free LGBTQ+ films and curriculum resources to middle and high schools in all 50 states.
6/22/2023$2,505,250UCSF Sports Medicine Center for Women and Girls@UCSFOrthosurg UCSF Sports Medicine Center for Women and Girls is the first and only women’s sports medicine center in the Bay Area and on the West Coast providing comprehensive and inclusive orthopaedic care to women and girl athletes of all abilities and levels. The center is a program within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the department’s mission is to pioneer musculoskeletal discovery, education, and innovative care to transform lives.
6/22/2023$1,000,000SUGi Foundation@sugiproject delivers nature-based solutions in cities. Through the creation of ultra-dense, biodiverse pocket forests of native species, primarily in urban areas, SUGi builds biodiversity, climate resilience, and wellbeing. Funding will support SUGi’s Outdoor Classrooms with a focus on outreach and program development for girls in the planting of pocket forests on campus and support for them to become citizen scientists helping to assess plant growth rates, animal diversity, and temperature regimes within and outside the forest.
6/22/2023$1,000,000The ONE Campaign@ONECampaign by the idea that where you live should not determine whether you live, ONE is a global movement campaigning to end extreme poverty and preventable disease. ONE’s work to end extreme poverty and preventable disease is, at its core, work to support women and girls who are disproportionately impacted by the key drivers of poverty, and who also have an outsized positive impact on their communities when anti-poverty measures improve their lives. Funding will support ONE’s work to amplify the voices of women and girls in the ONE Champions program.
6/22/2023$1,000,000Thorn@thorn builds and deploys technology to defend children from sexual abuse. Funding will support efforts that disrupt the cycle of online child sexual abuse and completely eliminate it from the internet through three main objectives: 1) Victim Identification: Provide tools and connect data to help investigators recover children experiencing abuse faster; 2) Industry: Equip tech companies with cutting-edge tools, education, and connections to end the spread of abuse material and prevent revictimization; and, 3) Prevention: Empower children and families with the resources to prevent online sexual exploitation.
6/22/2023$1,000,000The Santa Fe Opera@santafeopera Active Learning Through Opera (ALTO) program brings Santa Fe Opera teaching artists into New Mexico classrooms. Funding will support outreach to girls, engaging them in a creative process to make original art that expresses their understanding of something else they're learning in school. Funding will also support efforts to recruit, train, and retain a greater number of Native and Latinx teachers, while expanding ALTO into New Mexico’s tribal and rural schools.
6/22/2203$250,000Civic Space Foundation@civicjoyfund Civic Space Foundation’s Civic Joy Fund is spearheading five citywide projects to support artists, musicians, small businesses owners, and community leaders to help San Francisco recover and thrive. Funding will support efforts to engage, empower, and uplift girls and young women in San Francisco through the Civic Joy Fund’s programs.
6/22/2023$100,000GLBT Historical Society@GLBTHistory GLBT Historical Society collects, preserves, exhibits and makes accessible to the public materials and knowledge to support and promote understanding of LGBTQ+ history, culture and arts in all their diversity. Funding will support improved education, outreach, and access to the GLBT Historical Society’s work for transgender and non-binary women and girls.
6/22/2023$1,000,000Headlands Center for the Arts @HeadlandsArts Center for the Arts provides an unparalleled environment for the creative process and the development of new work and ideas. Funding will provide time, space, resources and support to young womxn from historically marginalized backgrounds in the Bay Area through skill-building and career exploration of the arts. Headlands will partner with area youth non-profit organizations in Marin, San Francisco, and Sonoma County to convene and build strong pathways towards creative fields.
6/22/2023$200,000LIDÈ Foundation@LIDEHaitiÈ builds capacity, resiliency, and empowerment among at-risk adolescent Haitian girls through programs in the creative arts, education, and health. This grant will support over 1,100 primary and secondary scholarships for teenage girls across rural Haiti who have been denied equal access to education.
6/22/2023$250,000Hack Club@hackclub Club is a global movement of teen hackers, using open-source software and tooling, committed to supporting high schoolers everywhere to master the superpower of coding. A positive future is one that includes girls, and with this support Hack Club will continue to build projects, fund girl-led hackathons, and support highly technical girl hackers, leading to a healthier, happier and more prosperous planet
6/22/2023$500,000Educating Young Minds Young Minds' mission is to holistically change, impact or enhance the academic, emotional, social and professional trajectories of today’s at-risk, underserved and/or special needs students (i.e. IEP’s, labelled ADD/ADHD) and those who desire to excel with AP honors subjects
6/14/2023$1,000,000Brink@bitcoinbrink exists to strengthen the Bitcoin protocol and network through fundamental research and development, and to support the Bitcoin developer community through funding, education, and mentoring.
6/1/2023$25,000,000Resolve to Save Lives @ResolveTSLhttps://resolvetosavelives.orgResolve to Save Lives is a not-for-profit organization partnering with countries, communities, and organizations to prevent 100 million deaths from cardiovascular disease and make the world safer from epidemics. This award will strengthen systems for the prevention, detection, and response to health threats such as COVID, with a focus on Africa.
5/1/2023$10,000,000Open Sats Initiative, Inc.@OpenSats' mission is to help build a sustainable ecosystem and provide consistent funding for free and open-source projects and protocols. Support will be used to support the development of free and open-source software and projects focusing on bitcoin, nostr, and related technologies.
3/31/2023$12,500,000Clara Lionel Foundation@ClaraLionelFdn is supporting the Clara Lionel Foundation's efforts to help communities prepare for and withstand natural disasters in the Caribbean and its investment in climate justice initiatives in the U.S. and Caribbean.
3/1/2023$2,000,000REFORM Alliance@REFORMhttps://reformalliance.comREFORM Alliance is committed to transforming the criminal justice system throughout the United States by changing laws, systems, and culture to create real pathways to work and wellbeing, starting with probation and parole. Instead of keeping people trapped in a revolving door from probation/parole to prison — which costs taxpayers billions of dollars — we are working to move people from the justice system into stability.
2/9/2023$1,000,000The LeBron James Family Foundation@LJFamFoundationhttps://www.lebronjamesfamilyfoundation.orgThe LeBron James Family Foundation invests its time, resources and passion into creating generational change for kids and families through a focus on education and co-curricular educational initiatives. With its foundational I PROMISE Program, LJFF serves students and their entire families with the fundamental resources, wraparound supports and family programming they need for success in academics and beyond, including the I PROMISE School that has created a new model for urban, public education.
12/27/2022$1,000,000GrapheneOS@GrapheneOShttps://grapheneos.orgGrapheneOS is a private and secure mobile operating system with a high level of usability comparable to mainstream Android devices. We focus on the research and development of security, privacy and compatibility features giving users the tools they need to protect their privacy even while using mainstream apps and services. GrapheneOS is compatible with nearly every Android app through our unique sandboxed Google Play compatibility layer. We provide substantial defenses protecting devices against compromise by even a sophisticated attacker. Our work benefits billions of users due to our contributions to Android and the Linux kernel.
12/22/2022$12,500,000Clara Lionel Foundation@ClaraLionelFdn is supporting the Clara Lionel Foundation's efforts to help communities prepare for and withstand natural disasters in the Caribbean and its investment in climate justice initiatives in the U.S. and Caribbean.
12/20/2022$1,000,000The Tor Project @torprojecthttps://www.torproject.orgThe Tor Project builds free and open source tools that allow millions of people to defend against surveillance and circumvent censorship every day. #StartSmall's generous contribution will help power efforts to modernize the Tor protocol, build innovative anti-censorship tools, and sustain Tor applications.
12/19/2022$1,000,000The Calyx Institute@calyxinstitutehttps://calyxinstitute.orgThe Calyx Institute's mission is to educate the public about privacy in digital communications and to develop tools that anyone can use to build "privacy by design" into their internet access. By developing encryption and anonymity tools that can help users maintain their privacy, we hope to make online security easier and more accessible for everyone online. Calyx provides unlimited mobile internet hotspots for members, develops the privacy-focused mobile phone operating system CalyxOS, and is one of the largest hosts of Tor nodes.
12/15/2022$1,000,000Signal Technology Foundation@signalapphttps://signal.orgSignal is the world’s most widely used private messaging app. Being able to communicate privately is imperative for a liveable future. To deliver on our privacy promises we invest in development that enables Signal to work according to the dominant norms in the messaging ecosystem, without compromising privacy and security. Our goal is to ensure people all over the world can communicate safely, whether discussing the mundanities of everyday life or topics of existential concern.
11/9/2022$100,000Los Angeles City Stentorianshttp://www.lacitystentorians.orgThe Los Angeles City Stentorians is an African-American firefighter's association dedicated to the professional advancement of its members. The Los Angeles City Stentorians is dedicated to the mission of community service, recruitment of individuals from socioeconomic backgrounds, promotion of diversity within The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), and supportive and professional advancement services offered to its membership.
10/25/2022$400,000Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation @LAFDFoundationhttps://supportlafd.orgLos Angeles Fire Department Foundation supports the Los Angeles Fire Department in protecting life, property, and the environment by providing essential equipment and training to supplement city resources. Since 97% of the city’s annual budget for the LAFD is allocated to personnel expenses, this leaves just 3% to cover the department’s other needs. The LAFD Foundation bridges the funding gap to help keep both the LAFD and the community safe.
9/15/2022$1,000,000Educate!@EducateOrghttps://www.experienceeducate.orgEducate! prepares youth in Africa with the skills to succeed in today's economy. With this funding, Educate! will build and scale skills-education bootcamps for rural out-of-school girls across East Africa. The skills-based bootcamps will equip young women and girls with the tools to start a business, earn an income, and improve their life outcomes. This solution will unlock opportunities for thousands of girls excluded from formal education systems, preparing them to thrive in the informal economy, where 90% of young people are expected to work.
9/12/2022$100,000Dandelion Africa @DandelionAfricahttps://dandelionafrica.orgDandelion Africa is a grassroots innovator on a mission to improve the health and economic well-being of youth and women living in marginalized and rural communities in Kenya. Founded on a model of community ownership, Dandelion Africa takes an innovative approach to community outreach that includes representative community governance across all demographics. This community-led approach has lead to system-shifting impacts in rural and traditionally conservative communities, including reduction in FGM, increased systems of support for survivors of gender-based violence, and expansion in women’s access to reproductive health services.