Seamus Kraft

Bringing government into the digital age


So, what's the big idea?

Seamus founded The OpenGov Foundation to bridge the gap between citizens and government. They build and implement tools that enable elected officials and staff to meaningfully engage, at scale, with those they represent, and citizens to see, shape and understand the critical decisions that affect their lives, their families and their businesses.

We support Seamus because open governance at every level is a key component of an open society. While important, it is also logistically and politically complex. His work in exploring how 21st century tools could be used to good effect is an important building block.

Seamus Kraft'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
Sylvester Mobley
www.codedbykids.com/
Female
Catherine Bracy
techequity.us/index.html
Male
Travis Moore
www.techcongress.io
Female
Nicole Sylianteng
nikkisylianteng.com/proje...

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.

2014

Our contribution:
$57,500.00
Total funds:
$57,500.00

2015

Fellow contribution:
$5,475.45
Our contribution:
$171,317.05
Total funds:
$176,792.50

2016

Fellow contribution:
$9,811.03
Our contribution:
$221,812.14
Total funds:
$231,623.17

2017

Fellow contribution:
$33,380.68
Our contribution:
$399,769.32
Total funds:
$433,150.00
People
Marketing
Software
Travel
Infrastructure
Training
Office space
Legal
Total funding to date:
$899,065.67