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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 dateOrganisation nameAmount givenPurposeDuration
2016A4AI 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
2016African Development Bank$13,991 Contribution towards African Women Summit1 month
2016British Embassy Guatemala$20,000 Strengthening Transparency and Citizen Engagement in Guatemala6 months
2016Donations from Individuals$33,950 Core and project Support12 months
2016Department for International Development$216,195 Global Beneficial Ownership Register - Open Ownership6 months
2016Facebook 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
2016Ford Foundation$300,265 To improve transparency and accountability, public service delivery and community resilience through open data in Indonesia24 months
2016Ford Foundation$600,000 To support the general Core and Infrastructure of the World Wide Web Foundation and project support for the Voice program12 months
2016Fund 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
2016Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)$37,000Research and advice: Big Data and Open Data for Development - What's Next?4 months
2016Goethe Institut Asia$69,830Open Data Innovation week and Data2Life photography projects for Open Data Lab - Jakarta. 12 months
2016Google Member contribution$50,000Annual 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
2016Hivos$130,000Open 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
2016Institute for Development Studies$12,117Grant to Web Foundation for support on preparation and execution of the Digital Development Summit, 13 March 20171 month
2016International Development Research Centre (IDRC) $100,300Global Partnership on Open Data for Development OD4D Phase 2 - Africa Data Report14 months
2016International Development Research Centre (IDRC) $331,600Measuring the supply, use and impact of open data, including the development and production of the Open Data Barometer (ODB)19 months
2016Microsoft Member contribution$30,000Annual 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
2016Millenium Challenge Corporation$20,000Awards Event TechMousso in Côte d'Ivoire on 7 July 20162 months
2016Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) $2,870,000Fighting poverty and advancing women’s rights through digital inclusion, executed through both A4AI and WRO programmes.36 months
2016United Nations Foundation$207,005Management and implementation of the Gender Data Challenge in Côte d'Ivoire co-hosted by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Data 2X7 months
2016World Bank$50,000 To support local activities in Mozambique through the Alliance for Affordable Internet.6 months
Nov 2015Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) $36,000 Support Jakarta Lab7 months
Oct 2015Omidyar $1,000,000 Support the Web Foundation Participation and Accountability Program20 months
Sept 2015Google $100,000 To mobilise diverse actors and raise public awareness around the Web We Want campaign12 months
Jun 2015TIDES $25,000 To support Open Data Program: OGP (travel expenses)12 months
Mar 2015Vodafone $143,850 To support, amplify and connect Web We Want campaigns for entrenching human rights online.12 months
Mar 2015Hivos $45,028 Open Contracting Data Scoping Study Indonesia Amendment: Philipines3 months
Jan 2015Ford Foundation $500,000 To support the general Core and Infrastructure of the World Wide Web Foundation12 months
Jan 2015Ford Foundation $35,000 To create regular Web We Want dispatches/ weekly bulletin / consultancy agreement no grant10 months
Jan 2015Bertha Foundation $15,000 To support, amplify and connect local campaigns to entrench human rights online.12 months
Jan 2015International Development Research Centre (IDRC) $130,500 Global Partnership on Open Data for Development OD4D12 months
2015Donations from individuals $21,502 Core support12 months
2015A4AI Member contributions ($25,000 or less) $175,000 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
2015Facebook Member contribution, includes contribution to Research$100,000Annual 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
2015Google $325,000 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
2015 and 2016Microsoft Member contribution$30,000Annual 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
Nov 2014Google $100,000 To mobilise diverse actors and raise public awareness around the 25th anniversary of the Web's invention.12 months
Oct 2014Google $400,000 To coordinate and lead advocacy to reduce broadband internet prices through the Alliance for Affordable Internet.7 months
Sept 2014International 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 2014Naver 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 2014Hivos $55,946 To support Mobile Web Ghana to place data fellows in Ghanaian media houses. 15 months
May 2014Ford Foundation $350,000 To mobilise diverse actors and raise public awareness around the 25th anniversary of the Web's invention.12 months
May 2014Hivos $95,445 To support local actors in Indonesia and Philippines to develop innovative approaches to the use of open data.18 months
Apr 2014Bertha Foundation $40,040 To support, amplify and connect local campaigns to entrench human rights online.12 months
Apr 2014Ford 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 2014ICANN$50,000To mobilise diverse actors and raise public awareness around the 25th anniversary of the Web's invention.12 months
Mar 2014International 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
2014A4AI Member contributions ($25,000 or less) $181,999 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
Dec 2013Swedish 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 2013USAID$1,920,000To 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 2013Ford Foundation$800,000To 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 2012International Development Research Centre (IDRC) $1,835,592To undertake action research in 13 countries on the use and impact of open data in developing countries.35 months

Notes

  • 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.