Rufus Pollock

Empowering citizens through open data


So, what's the big idea?

Rufus is working to promote open knowledge around the world, including any kind of content or data from sonnets to statistics, genes to geodata, which is freely usable, sharable and reusable.

Specifically he promotes open knowledge in different domains such as governmental, scientific, economic and bibliographic. This involves working to build communities of advocates and practitioners – by organising regular meetings, bringing people together for events and starting work on standards and consensus building. Building and sustaining independent and active communities of people creating, using, and promoting open data in different fields is key to advancing open knowledge around the world.

Rufus Pollock'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
Nikesh Balami
np.okfn.org/
Female
Francesca de Chiara
digitalcommonslab.fbk.eu/...
Female
Yamila García
about.me/yasgarcia
Male
Everton Alvarenga
br.okfn.org/
Male
Ahmed Maawy
ahmedmaawy.com/
Female
Rayna Stamboliyska
me.hatewasabi.info/
Male
Prakash Neupane
prakashneupane.com.np/
Male
Pedro Markun
br.okfn.org/
Male
Friedrich Lindenberg
pudo.org/portfolio/

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: $19,332.16
Our contribution: $262,437.79
Total funds: $281,769.95
People
Marketing
Software
Travel
Infrastructure
Training
Office space
Legal
Total funding to date:
$281,769.95