Esra'a Al Shafei

Amplifying underrepresented voices


So, what's the big idea?

Esra’a is driving CrowdVoice, a primary source of synthesized and contextualized information on social dissent, that meets the information needs of various audiences in the most digestible way possible, enhanced by MyCrowdVoice, a reusable platform that enables others to do the same.

We support Esra’a and her work because unfettered access to authentic voices of dissent is essential to getting those voices out, building understanding and sparking action beyond their own reach.

Esra'a Al Shafei'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
Farhan Janjua
Female
Yana Buhrer Tavanier
fineacts.co/
Female
Claire Wardle
eyewitnessmediahub.com/
Female
Eman Elshafei
Female
Michelle McCloskey
linguaphileblog.tumblr.com/
Male
Cesar Harada
protei.org/
Female
Rima Al-Sheikh

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:
$13,258.64
Our contribution:
$291,705.12
Total funds:
$304,963.76

2014

Fellow contribution:
$15,199.82
Our contribution:
$220,899.22
Total funds:
$236,099.04

2015

Fellow contribution:
$13,927.27
Our contribution:
$177,597.73
Total funds:
$191,525.00

2016

Fellow contribution:
$3,912.50
Our contribution:
$82,787.50
Total funds:
$86,700.00
People
Marketing
Software
Travel
Infrastructure
Training
Office space
Legal
Total funding to date:
$819,287.80