Sean Bonner

Measuring environmental impact


So, what's the big idea?

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.

Sean Bonner'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.

Female
Margaret Nadramia
Female
Celine Semaan Vernon
slowfactory.com/
Male
Topher White
rfcx.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.

2014

Fellow contribution:
$1,990.61
Our contribution:
$72,406.11
Total funds:
$74,396.72

2015

Fellow contribution:
$20,717.35
Our contribution:
$341,019.37
Total funds:
$361,736.72

2016

Fellow contribution:
$16,051.38
Our contribution:
$266,963.61
Total funds:
$283,014.99

2017

Fellow contribution:
$24,950.05
Our contribution:
$302,600.55
Total funds:
$327,550.60
People
Marketing
Software
Travel
Infrastructure
Training
Office space
Legal
Total funding to date:
$1,046,699.03