Internet Society Foundation Emergency Response Programme

The program will provide funding to organizations working on projects that utilize the Internet to improve lives during or in response to an emergency situation. In 2020, the Foundation’s focus will be on projects that respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, both during the immediate period of the crisis but also looking ahead at responses to the inevitable “second wave” later this year/into 2021. Examples of potential projects include Applications that accelerate and coordinate humanitarian response; services that promote and enable distance learning for students; research and documentation on censorship of COVID-19 public health and safety information or the increasing use of surveillance technology in the name of public health or safety; circumvention solutions that provide access to blocked public health and safety information or directly respond to increased COVID-19-related censorship; platforms that establish new pathways to alternative livelihoods; and indexes that demonstrate urban and/or rural pandemic preparedness. Other innovative projects are encouraged.

Eligibility: Organizations must be legally registered in their country; have an official bank account in their name (based on their legal registration); and be equivalent to a United States public charity (or a “501c3” organization).

Amount: Grants of $250,000-$500,000 will be made.

Deadline: May 17, 2020.

Resource Information
Funder internet Society Foundation
Eligibility Nonprofit Organization
Resource URL:
Sector STEM/Technology
Grant Amount $250,000 - $500,000
Deadline Closed