Dan is building Hypothes.is, enabling wide spread annotation on the internet. The approach consists of an overlay for the web that enables conversation, collaboration and critique on any online content, anchored in place and context, regardless of the medium.
We support Dan’s work because quality conversation is the cornerstone of human interaction. Being able to have those conversations easily within context aids shared understanding.
Twice a year we award a number of small grants to a collection of social change agents, no strings attached, in support of their work. We call these Flash Grants and recipients are selected based on nominations from our Fellows. Each award is worth $5,000.
At the heart of our co-investment fellowship model is the principle that Fellows continue to invest in their own ideas. The Foundation amplifies the Fellow’s investment by matching it at least tenfold, along with covering the cost of their time for the year.
The figures you see here do not reflect each Fellow’s fellowship year funding, but rather the funds unlocked within our financial year, as the fellowship years start either March or September and Fellows are not required to spend the available funds proportionately throughout the year.