Our Grants

Since inception, the Foundation has awarded $295 million in grants. Our grants database contains awards from July 1, 2017 on and is updated weekly. Comprehensive details can be found as part of the Foundation’s annual 990-PF filing.

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Amount $225,000
Focus area Neuroscience
Location San Francisco, CA
Awarded 2018

University of California, San Francisco

To provide support for the launch of the Dyslexia Program.
Amount $10,000,000
Focus area Neuroscience
Location Cambridge, MA
Awarded 2017

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

To provide expendable support for the McGovern Institute for Brain Research.
Amount $5,500
Focus area Legacy
Location Cambridge, MA
Awarded 2017

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

To provide support for the McGovern Entrepreneurship Award at MIT Sloan School of Management.
Amount $100,000
Focus area Tech for Good
Location Philadelphia, PA
Awarded 2017

Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation

To provide support for “Bridging Philadelphia’s Digital Divide.”
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Skillful LLC New Venture Fund To provide support for the Rework America Alliance. $250,000 Tech + Workforce New York, NY 2020
The New Humanitarian To provide support for independent journalism and coverage of humanitarian crises. $500,000 Solidarity 2020
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. To provide general operating support. $500,000 Solidarity Boston, MA 2020
Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership, Inc. To provide support to address the housing crisis. $250,000 Solidarity Boston, MA 2020
World Central Kitchen Incorporated To provide support for the pandemic and disaster response. $500,000 Solidarity Washington, DC 2020
Refugees United Foundation USA To provide support for the RELAY platform in 2021. $250,000 Solidarity San Francisco, CA 2020
Team Rubicon To provide support for relief and response efforts. $500,000 Solidarity Los Angeles, CA 2020
RECAINSA PATH To provide general operating support. $90,000 Digital Health 2020
The HOPE Program, Inc. To provide support for workforce education. $250,000 Solidarity Brooklyn, NY 2020
Homeless Youth Alliance, Inc. To provide support for outreach and services. $250,000 Solidarity San Francisco, CA 2020
Team4Tech Foundation To provide support for creating opportunities for learners around the world. $100,000 Tech + Workforce San Mateo, CA 2020
Environmental Defense Fund, Incorporated To provide support for building data and mapping capabilities for MethaneSAT. $250,000 Climate + Data New York, NY 2020
Justice in Motion, Inc. To provide general operating support. $100,000 Solidarity Brooklyn, NY 2020
World Resources Institute To provide support for the ongoing development of the Data Lab Initiative. $500,000 Climate + Data Washington, DC 2020
Conservation International Foundation To provide support for work on data-driven conservation. $500,000 Climate + Data Arlington, VA 2020
Entrepreneurship for All, Inc. To provide support for programming for entrepreneurship skilling and education. $100,000 Tech + Workforce Lowell, MA 2020
Common Market Philadelphia, Inc. To provide general operating support. $500,000 Solidarity Philadelphia, PA 2020
HEAL Initiative University of California San Francisco Foundation To provide support for growth of the HEAL Initiative. $500,000 Solidarity Oakland, CA 2020
First Star, Inc. To provide support for the STEAM Academy. $50,000 Tech + Workforce Los Angeles, CA 2020
The Trinity Challenge Cambridge in America To provide general operating support. $1,210,000 Digital Health 2020
Code.org To provide support for the CodeBytes project. $100,000 Tech + Workforce Seattle, WA 2020
Khushi Baby, Inc. To provide support for the building of data systems for improved health outcomes. $100,000 Digital Health Folsom, CA 2020
Destination: Home SV To provide support for the salary and benefits of a Research and Evaluation Specialist, a new position embedded within the County of Santa Clara’s Office of Supportive Housing. $100,000 Solidarity San Jose, CA 2020
University of California, San Francisco To provide support for the Nexus Program. $150,000 Tech for Good San Francisco, CA 2020
Massachusetts Institute of Technology To provide support for MIT Lincoln Laboratory Beaver Works’ efforts around diversity and inclusion, including scaling up outreach efforts at the MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute, as well as building and scaling its model for public use. $250,000 Tech + Workforce Cambridge, MA 2020
Education Design Lab To provide support for the Community College Growth Engine Fund. $500,000 Tech + Workforce Washington, DC 2020
Global Digital Health Network To provide support for technical leadership, programming, the annual forum, and operations. $200,000 Digital Health Washington, DC 2020
reWerk, Inc. Concrete Rose Community Foundation To provide support for personnel and technology to expand redistribution of physical inventory to vulnerable communities. $50,000 Solidarity 2020
Himalayan Cataract Project, Inc. To provide support for driving quality improvements in cataract surgical services through the testing, monitoring, and application of standardized cataract-related data. $500,000 Digital Health Waterbury, VT 2020
Girls Incorporated To provide support for the organization’s mission to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, through direct service and advocacy. $250,000 Tech + Workforce New York, NY 2020
AnnieCannons, Inc. To provide support for upskilling survivors of human trafficking and gender-based violence with digital tools and jobs. $100,000 Tech + Workforce Walnut, CA 2020
The World Economic Forum NPT Transatlantic To provide support for the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution AI Program and the launch of the Global AI Action Alliance. $500,000 Emergent AI + Society 2020
Massachusetts Institute of Technology To provide support for the Schwarzman College of Computing Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing Scholars Program. $500,000 Emergent AI + Society Cambridge, MA 2020
Share Trust, Inc. To provide support for building a digital platform for a network of local Community Based Organizations and their Affiliates. $100,000 Digital Health Dover, MA 2020
AI4ALL To provide support for the organization’s mission to increase diversity and inclusion in AI education, research, development, and policy. $500,000 Tech + Workforce Oakland, CA 2020
Stanford University To provide support for Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence’s priority areas. $500,000 Emergent AI + Society Stanford, CA 2020
Equality Fund To provide support for building a foreign development fund focused on tech and gender equity. $100,000 Solidarity Ottawa 2020
Act Now Coalition To provide support for real time, actionable intelligence about COVID-19 presence and spread across communities in the US. $200,000 Solidarity Walnut, CA 2020
Babson College To provide support for the University of Global Health Equity Global Health Entrepreneurship Exchange. $100,000 Digital Health Babson Park, MA 2020
Child’s Play To provide support for tech and video games for children in long-term inpatient care. $150,000 Tech for Good Redmond, WA 2020
Last Mile Education Fund Digital Harbor Foundation, Inc. To provide support for collegiate opportunities for undergraduate tech and engineering students. $250,000 Tech + Workforce Baltimore, MD 2020
The Hidden Genius Project To provide general operating support. $300,000 Tech + Workforce Oakland, CA 2020
WattTime Corporation To provide support for work on emmissionality, a technique to multiply the impact of renewable energy. $250,000 Climate + Data Oakland, CA 2020
Institute for Ethics in AI, University of Oxford Americans for Oxford, Inc. To provide support for priority areas at the Institute for Ethics in AI, University of Oxford. $500,000 Emergent AI + Society 2020
The Nocturnists Social Good Fund To provide support for organizational capacity building as well as the “Stories from a Pandemic, Part 2” program. $100,000 Solidarity 2020
Tech Matters Beneficent Technology, Inc. To provide support for the Terraso Platform, the technology component of the 1,000 Landscapes Initiative. $500,000 Climate + Data 2020
Girls Who Code, Inc. To provide support for the organization’s mission to close the gender gap in technology. $200,000 Tech + Workforce New York, NY 2020
AkiraChix King Baudouin Foundation United States To provide support for tech training and mentorship to young women and girls. $150,000 Tech + Workforce 2020
Instituto Protea Brazil Foundation To provide support for the early diagnosis of breast cancer using an AI driven approach. $150,000 Digital Health Jd Paulistano 2020
The Tech Interactive To provide support for the Tech Laureate Program. $200,000 Tech + Workforce San Jose, CA 2020
Partners in Development, Inc. To provide support for the Bridging the Digital Divide Program in rural Mississippi. $200,000 Tech for Good Ipswich, MA 2020
Open Source Medical Supplies Resolve, Inc. To provide support for scaling manufacturing capacity to address COVID-19 supply needs. $250,000 Solidarity 2020
HomeStart, Inc. To provide support for scaling eviction prevention efforts in Massachusetts. $500,000 Solidarity Boston, MA 2020
Stanford University To provide support for Stanford University Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence’s data initiatives on COVID-19, Collective and Augmented Intelligence Against COVID-19 (CAIAC). $350,000 Emergent AI + Society Stanford, CA 2020
Yee Ha’ólníi Doo Rural Utah Project Education Fund To provide support for the Navajo & Hopi Families Covid Relief Fund. $100,000 Solidarity 2020
The COVID Tracking Project The Atlantic Monthly Group, LLC To provide support for the COVID Tracker and the COVID Racial Data Tracker. $150,000 Solidarity 2020
Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture Institute, Inc. To provide support for the Hopi Covid Response. $100,000 Solidarity Kykotsmovi, AZ 2020
Open Data Institute To provide support for Institutions for Trustworthy Data Access. $250,000 Emergent AI + Society London EC2A 4JE 2020
University of California, San Francisco To provide support for the Childhood Cognitive Development Program. $275,000 Neuroscience San Francisco, CA 2020
The Food Project To provide support for the Lynn Food Security Task Force. $140,000 Solidarity Lincoln, MA 2020
GreenRoots, Inc. To provide support for the Chelsea Covid Response. $75,000 Solidarity Chelsea, MA 2020
COVID Tech Connect The Giving Back Fund, Inc. To provide support for COVID Tech Connect. $50,000 Emergent AI + Society 2020
The UMass Memorial Foundation, Inc. To provide support for Telemedicine for Pediatric ICU and other Emergency Services within UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc. $120,600 Solidarity Shrewsbury, MA 2020
Boston Medical Center Corporation To provide support for the COVID-19 Emergency Medical Response. $250,000 Solidarity Boston, MA 2020
Massachusetts Institute of Technology To provide support for the McGovern Institute for Brain Research for research into Point of Care Rapid COVID-19 Testing based on CRISPR technology. $300,000 Solidarity Cambridge, MA 2020
Massachusetts Institute of Technology To provide discretionary support for the McGovern Institute for Brain Research Fund ($100,000) and to provide research funding for the study of the science of punishment ($750,000). $850,000 Neuroscience Cambridge, MA 2020
Community Care Cooperative, Inc. To provide capacity building support for the expansion of telehealth services in community health centers. $500,000 Digital Health Boston, MA 2020
Massachusetts Institute of Technology To provide support for the MIT Solve 2020 AI for Humanity Prize and operational/AI support. $500,000 Emergent AI + Society Cambridge, MA 2020
Data & Society Research Institute To provide support for the Disinformation Lab Project, countering disinformation around the 2020 census. $100,000 Emergent AI + Society New York, NY 2020
Plant-for-the-Planet U.S. To provide support for the Plant-for-the-Planet App. $200,000 Climate + Data Santa Fe Springs, CA 2020
Public Interest Technology University Network New Venture Fund To provide support for funding and innovation in public interest technologies. $500,000 Tech + Workforce Washington, DC 2020
Massachusetts Institute of Technology To provide support for the AI Cures Fund at J-Clinic and to support work related to machine learning for antiviral screening. $210,000 Digital Health Cambridge, MA 2020
World Resources Institute To provide support for the Data Lab and Resource Watch: Actionable Data for a Sustainable Future Project. $250,000 Climate + Data Washington, DC 2020
Asia eHealth Information Network PATH To provide support for the AeHIN Secretariat to lead ICT workshops, serve as a learning resource for the South Asian Digital Health Community and regional peer-learning networks ($75,000), and for the Annual Conference ($15,000). $90,000 Digital Health 2020
African Center for Economic Transformation To provide conference sponsorship support for the African Transformation Forum 2020. $100,000 Digital Health Washington, DC 2020
The Sophia School Bus ICOG Labs Software Consultancy To provide support for the Anyone Can Code Project. $200,000 Tech + Workforce 2019
Chapman University To provide support for the work of the Cognitive Diversity Presidential Fellow and cognitive diversity graduate students. $75,000 Neuroscience Orange, CA 2019
Boston University To provide support for TechTogether Boston 2020. $10,000 Tech + Workforce Boston, MA 2019
United Nations Foundation To provide support for training domestic and international journalists through the Global Bureau Program. $200,000 Tech for Good Washington, DC 2019
Global Digital Health Network To provide general operating support, including the Global Digital Health Forum. $150,000 Digital Health Washington, DC 2019
RefugePoint To provide support for work on creating technology solutions that support and uplift the lives of the world’s most vulnerable. $200,000 Tech for Good Cambridge, MA 2019
Burundi Friends International To provide support for the creation of IT centers for STEM education in Burundi. $125,000 Tech + Workforce San Diego, CA 2019
Girls Incorporated To provide support for the preparation of girls for higher education in STEM fields. $150,000 Tech + Workforce New York, NY 2019
The Tech Interactive To provide support for the Tech Laureate Program. $200,000 Tech for Good San Jose, CA 2019
University of California, San Francisco To provide support for the Childhood Cognitive Control Program. $225,000 Neuroscience San Francisco, CA 2019
Himalayan Cataract Project, Inc. To provide support for Phase II of the Data Standard Development Project. $125,000 Digital Health Waterbury, VT 2019
Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation To provide support for the Renovating and Reimagining the Frankford Library Project. $250,000 Tech for Good Philadelphia, PA 2019
Public Interest Technology University Network New Venture Fund To provide support for the PIT-UN small grants fund. $500,000 Tech + Workforce Washington, DC 2019
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute To provide support for the four programs focused on developing talent: Connections for Women, Summer Research for Women in Mathematics, Summer Graduate Schools, and the Mathical Book Prize. $250,000 Tech + Workforce Berkeley, CA 2019
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health To provide support for the Philani MOVIE Breastfeeding Study. $100,000 Digital Health Stanford, CA 2018
North Valley Community Foundation To support fire relief efforts for the Campfire Fund ($75,000) and the Butte County Office of Education’s Schools Fire Relief Fund ($25,000). $100,000 Solidarity Chico, CA 2018
Massachusetts Institute of Technology To provide support for the MIT Solve Artificial Intelligence for the Betterment of Humanity Prize ($300,000) and general operating support ($200,000). $500,000 Emergent AI + Society Cambridge, MA 2018
Co-Impact New Venture Fund To provide general operating support ($150,000) and to provide support for Project ECHO to engage a data architect to design the data infrastructure for ECHO digital ($100,000). $250,000 Emergent AI + Society 2018
WGBH Educational Foundation To provide support for NOVA’s AI for Social Good publishing deliverables. $100,000 Emergent AI + Society Boston, MA 2018
Wilton Park Executive Agency To provide support for the 2018 AI and Global Health Event. $25,000 Digital Health Steyning 2018
Laudato Si Challenge, Inc. To provide general operating support ($50,000) and for the Laudato Si Challenge Prize ($50,000). $100,000 Tech for Good Washington, DC 2018
Massachusetts Institute of Technology To provide support for the MIT Solve Prize for Artificial Intelligence to the best Solver teams whose solutions use artificial intelligence, big data, and machine learning. $230,000 Emergent AI + Society Cambridge, MA 2018
Himalayan Cataract Project, Inc. To provide support for the development of a data standard for global cataract surgery services. $250,000 Digital Health Waterbury, VT 2018
African Alliance PATH To provide support for Digital Square’s incubation of the African Alliance for Digital Health Networks ($50,000) and for the Digital Health Applied Leadership Program ($150,000). $200,000 Digital Health 2018
University of California, Berkeley Foundation To provide support for the Simons Institute’s Theory of Computing Programs 2018-19. $250,000 Tech + Workforce Berkeley, CA 2018
University of California, San Francisco To provide support for the launch of the Dyslexia Program. $225,000 Neuroscience San Francisco, CA 2018
Massachusetts Institute of Technology To provide expendable support for the McGovern Institute for Brain Research. $10,000,000 Neuroscience Cambridge, MA 2017
Massachusetts Institute of Technology To provide support for the McGovern Entrepreneurship Award at MIT Sloan School of Management. $5,500 Legacy Cambridge, MA 2017
Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation To provide support for “Bridging Philadelphia’s Digital Divide.” $100,000 Tech for Good Philadelphia, PA 2017