Grantee Profile

Family Online Safety Institute

Grants to Family Online Safety Institute

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) is an international, industry-led, non-profit organization that works to make the online world safer for children, youth, and their families, using research, resources, events, and special projects to promote a culture of responsibility online and a sense of digital citizenship among parents and their children. This grant will support the continued development of the Platform for Good website, on which parents and young people can connect and share information about how to use the web safely, and to engage in civic activities.

  • $225,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) is an international, industry-led, non-profit organization that works to make the online world safer for children, youth and their families, using research, resources, events, and special projects to promote a culture of responsibility online and a sense of digital citizenship among parents and their children. It will use this grant to develop a new website designed to foster communication between parents and young people about good digital citizenship, allowing parents and young people to connect and share information about how to use the web safely, and to engage in civic activities.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Family Online Safety Institute $475,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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