Dan Whaley

Annotation for the web


So, what's the big idea?

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.

Dan Whaley's flash grant nominations

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.

Male
Fred Chasen
futurepress.org/
Female
Ilya Kreymer
webrecorder.io/
Male
Waldo Jaquith
waldo.jaquith.org/about/
Male
Seamus Kraft
opengovfoundation.org/

Spend breakdown

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.

2013

Fellow contribution:
$18,863.64
Our contribution:
$333,136.36
Total funds:
$352,000.00

2014

Fellow contribution:
$17,301.14
Our contribution:
$311,698.86
Total funds:
$329,000.00

2015

Fellow contribution:
$2,812.50
Our contribution:
$163,187.50
Total funds:
$166,000.00

2016

Fellow contribution:
$25,000.00
Our contribution:
$250,000.00
Total funds:
$275,000.00
People
Marketing
Software
Travel
Infrastructure
Training
Office space
Legal
Total funding to date:
$1,122,000.00