The Web Foundation is unendowed and relies on public support to continue our vital work. Our donors include international organisations, government agencies, major foundations, companies, civil society organisations and individuals. Please consider supporting us.
On this page, we’ve provided details of all grants which were active in 2013-2016, as well as membership fees and donations. You can also download the data in .csv format. On our project pages, you’ll also see the logos of organisations that fund or support those specific initiatives.
The World Wide Web Foundation is recognised in the United States as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our federal tax ID number is 26-2852431.
Full financial statements are also available to download on our annual report page.
Should you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
|Starting date||Organisation name||Amount given||Purpose||Duration|
|2016||A4AI Member contributions ($25,000 or less)||$109,000||Annual contributions paid by Alliance for Affordable Internet ordinary members. Contributions are based on a sliding scale according to type of organisation and annual turnover. See www.a4ai.org for more information.||Annual|
|2016||African Development Bank||$13,991||Contribution towards African Women Summit||1 month|
|2016||British Embassy Guatemala||$20,000||Strengthening Transparency and Citizen Engagement in Guatemala||6 months|
|2016||Donations from Individuals||$33,950||Core and project Support||12 months|
|2016||Department for International Development||$216,195||Global Beneficial Ownership Register - Open Ownership||6 months|
|2016||Facebook Member contribution||$115,000||Annual contributions paid by Alliance for Affordable Internet ordinary members. Contributions are based on a sliding scale according to type of organisation and annual turnover. See www.a4ai.org for more information.||Annual|
|2016||Ford Foundation||$300,265||To improve transparency and accountability, public service delivery and community resilience through open data in Indonesia||24 months|
|2016||Ford Foundation||$600,000||To support the general Core and Infrastructure of the World Wide Web Foundation and project support for the Voice program||12 months|
|2016||Fund for the City of New York||$57,000||To support various Open Data research projects in Developing Countries, including Open Contracting studies in Côte d'Ivoire, Indonesia and Philippines.||9 months|
|2016||Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)||$37,000||Research and advice: Big Data and Open Data for Development - What's Next?||4 months|
|2016||Goethe Institut Asia||$69,830||Open Data Innovation week and Data2Life photography projects for Open Data Lab - Jakarta.||12 months|
|2016||Google Member contribution||$50,000||Annual contributions paid by Alliance for Affordable Internet ordinary members. Contributions are based on a sliding scale according to type of organisation and annual turnover. See www.a4ai.org for more information.||Annual|
|2016||Hivos||$130,000||Open Data for High Impact Venture Indonesia - Innovating for Open Cities (InnoCities). Opening up opportunities for citizens and civil society to collectively tackle urban challenges more quickly and effectively; and influence policy-making at the local level.||12 months|
|2016||Institute for Development Studies||$12,117||Grant to Web Foundation for support on preparation and execution of the Digital Development Summit, 13 March 2017||1 month|
|2016||International Development Research Centre (IDRC)||$100,300||Global Partnership on Open Data for Development OD4D Phase 2 - Africa Data Report||14 months|
|2016||International Development Research Centre (IDRC)||$331,600||Measuring the supply, use and impact of open data, including the development and production of the Open Data Barometer (ODB)||19 months|
|2016||Microsoft Member contribution||$30,000||Annual|
|2016||Millenium Challenge Corporation||$20,000||Awards Event TechMousso in Côte d'Ivoire on 7 July 2016||2 months|
|2016||Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)||$2,870,000||Fighting poverty and advancing women’s rights through digital inclusion, executed through both A4AI and WRO programmes.||36 months|
|2016||United Nations Foundation||$207,005||Management and implementation of the Gender Data Challenge in Côte d'Ivoire co-hosted by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Data 2X||7 months|
|2016||World Bank||$50,000||To support local activities in Mozambique through the Alliance for Affordable Internet.||6 months|
|Nov 2015||Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)||$36,000||Support Jakarta Lab||7 months|
|Oct 2015||Omidyar||$1,000,000||Support the Web Foundation Participation and Accountability Program||20 months|
|Sept 2015||$100,000||To mobilise diverse actors and raise public awareness around the Web We Want campaign||12 months|
|Jun 2015||TIDES||$25,000||To support Open Data Program: OGP (travel expenses)||12 months|
|Mar 2015||Vodafone||$143,850||To support, amplify and connect Web We Want campaigns for entrenching human rights online.||12 months|
|Mar 2015||Hivos||$45,028||Open Contracting Data Scoping Study Indonesia Amendment: Philipines||3 months|
|Jan 2015||Ford Foundation||$500,000||To support the general Core and Infrastructure of the World Wide Web Foundation||12 months|
|Jan 2015||Ford Foundation||$35,000||To create regular Web We Want dispatches/ weekly bulletin / consultancy agreement no grant||10 months|
|Jan 2015||Bertha Foundation||$15,000||To support, amplify and connect local campaigns to entrench human rights online.||12 months|
|Jan 2015||International Development Research Centre (IDRC)||$130,500||Global Partnership on Open Data for Development OD4D||12 months|
|2015||Donations from individuals||$21,502||Core support||12 months|
|2015||A4AI Member contributions ($25,000 or less)||$175,000||Annual|
|2015||Facebook Member contribution, includes contribution to Research||$100,000||Annual|
|2015 and 2016||Microsoft Member contribution||$30,000||Annual|
|Nov 2014||$100,000||To mobilise diverse actors and raise public awareness around the 25th anniversary of the Web's invention.||12 months|
|Oct 2014||$400,000||To coordinate and lead advocacy to reduce broadband internet prices through the Alliance for Affordable Internet.||7 months|
|Sept 2014||International Development Research Centre (IDRC)||$1,106,980||To undertake action research in 13 countries on the use and impact of open data in developing countries.||24 months|
|Aug 2014||Naver Corp||$100,000||To produce and disseminate an annual global ranking assessing use of the Web to advance development and human rights in countries around the world.||12 months|
|Aug 2014||Hivos||$55,946||To support Mobile Web Ghana to place data fellows in Ghanaian media houses.||15 months|
|May 2014||Ford Foundation||$350,000||To mobilise diverse actors and raise public awareness around the 25th anniversary of the Web's invention.||12 months|
|May 2014||Hivos||$95,445||To support local actors in Indonesia and Philippines to develop innovative approaches to the use of open data.||18 months|
|Apr 2014||Bertha Foundation||$40,040||To support, amplify and connect local campaigns to entrench human rights online.||12 months|
|Apr 2014||Ford Foundation||$606,298||To establish an innovation lab in Jakarta, Indonesia that will build capacity of local actors to produce and use open data.||24 months|
|Apr 2014||ICANN||$50,000||To mobilise diverse actors and raise public awareness around the 25th anniversary of the Web's invention.||12 months|
|Mar 2014||International Development Research Centre (IDRC)||$422,100||To promote best practices and exchange of knowledge on open data through the Open Data Working Group of the Open Government Partnership.||24 months|
|2014||A4AI Member contributions ($25,000 or less)||$181,999||Annual|
|Dec 2013||Swedish International Development Agency (Sida)||$745,493||To support groups in 10 countries to close the gender gap in ICTs through research and advocacy.||24 months|
|Aug 2013||USAID||$1,920,000||To coordinate and lead advocacy to reduce broadband internet prices through the Alliance for Affordable Internet including regional and national work in Africa.||36 months|
|June 2013||Ford Foundation||$800,000||To support, amplify and connect local campaigns for human rights online. To coordinate and lead advocacy to reduce broadband internet prices through the Alliance for Affordable Internet.||24 months|
|Feb 2012||International Development Research Centre (IDRC)||$1,835,592||To undertake action research in 13 countries on the use and impact of open data in developing countries.||35 months|
- A4AI’s 70+ ordinary members pay annual membership dues of between $2,500 and $25,000, depending on the type and size of the organisation. Members who make additional voluntary contributions above $25,000 are listed separately above. For the full list of A4AI members, visit www.a4ai.org/members.
- Where a donation was received in foreign currency, we have used the average rate over the contract period to convert it to USD, unless a fixed USD equivalent was specified in the grant agreement. Due to currency fluctuations, these amounts may vary slightly from the disbursements actually received by the Web Foundation.
- You can also download the above table in .csv format.