Funding

Apply Now: 3.3 Million GBP for M4D Innovations in Access to Basic Utilities

Of the 1.2 billion people who lack basic energy access around the world, 772 million are covered by mobile networks. Similar figures exist for water and sanitation, as 289 million of those lacking access to drinking water, and 2.4 billion people without improved sanitation facilities are covered by mobile networks.

Apply Now: $100,000 in Grant Funding for Digital Financial Services Entrepreneurs

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Where is DFID in Digital Development?

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What are your favorite M4D interventions? Tell us so they can get funded!

Recently, I had an interesting conversation with a major retailer of technology in the USA. It is looking to grow its corporate social responsibility to focus on supporting information and communication technology programs in the developing world that use mobile phones and they want our help. They were seeking answers to two questions that I bet you have an opinion on:

Announcing funding from the Ford Foundation

We’re excited to announce major funding for Ushahidi coming from the Ford Foundation. Ford Foundation is making a $500,000 grant to Ushahidi over 2 years. The funding enables us to increase our community engagement capacity, scale the Crowdmap platform and provides operational support in 2011 and 2012.

Innovative philanthropy and the quest for unrestricted funding

“In the real world, if you were to invest in a company you thought would make you a tidy profit, you wouldn’t tell the senior management they had to make a product of your choosing, restrict the number of vehicles they purchased, or expand operations into a new country. Why should we do any differently in the social sector?

FrontlineSMS secures new funding

Today, the Omidyar Network announced a two year investment of $350,000 for future FrontlineSMS technical and organisational development, the result of several months discussion and planning. Omidyar come on board as our fifth donor, with funding already in place from the Hewlett Foundation, Open Society Institute/HIVOS, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

The Tech Awards 2010 - Call for Entries

Tech Awards - award in-handThe Tech Awards, a signature program of The Tech Museum, honors innovators from around the world who are applying technology to address humanity’s most urgent challenges.

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