Sean is working on Safecast, an environmental sensing initiative making available open, freely available local environmental data, along with the tools with which to independently measure and verify the data.
We support Sean because everyone should have access to the most reliable, up to date information about the environment in which they live, to support better decision making at all levels. Safecast enables citizens to take charge of measuring and sharing data from their own area.
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 each calendar year, as the fellowship years start either March or September and Fellows are not required to spend the available funds proportionately throughout the year.