Grantee Profile

Mozilla Foundation

Grants to Mozilla Foundation

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 1 year)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA — Mozilla is a non-profit organization best known as the maker of Firefox, the web browser used by 450 million people globally. One of the world's largest social enterprises, it promotes openness, innovation, and opportunity online. The grant supports the Cybersecurity Delphi 1.0 project, an iterative process to build consensus among technical experts about the policy priorities for improving the security infrastructure of the Internet – infrastructure that can protect public safety, sustain economic growth, and foster innovation and openness. Findings will be published in a public report.

  • $1,500,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    Digital Media & Learning

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA — The non-profit Mozilla Foundation seeks to use technology and open source software to support an open, active, and participatory approach to learning. Digital badges are a way to recognize experiences, skills, and capacities gained in formal and informal settings that will be useful for college entrance, workforce participation, and civic engagement. Mozilla will use this grant to continue to build, expand, and support the online infrastructure and tools needed to issue, display, and adopt badges, and specifically to provide assistance to companies, higher education institutions, and school districts that join the Foundation-supported Clinton Global Initiative commitment--2 Million Better Futures.

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA — The Mozilla Foundation uses technology and open source software to support an open, active, and participatory approach to learning. It is the lead grantee in developing the technology infrastructure for digital badges, and oversees the work of the New York Hive Learning Network. In furthering the Chicago Hive Learning Network, Mozilla will use this grant to build a community of Chicago government, corporate, civic, and non-profit leaders committed to investing in learning innovations that create opportunities for more Chicago youth to engage in learning that is relevant to their lives and prepares them for success in school, the workplace, and their communities.

  • $1,550,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    Digital Media & Learning

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA — The Mozilla Foundation is the Foundation's lead grantee in developing the technology infrastructure for digital badges, and overseeing the work of the New York Hive Learning Network. Hive Learning networks - currently active in New York, Chicago, and Pittsburgh - are communities of civic, cultural, and other youth-serving institutions committed to reconfiguring learning activities in their cities to meet young people's needs in the digital age. With this grant, Mozilla will continue in its stewardship of the New York Hive Learning Network, assume stewardship of the Chicago Hive Learning Network, and spread the Hive concept to other locations across the country.

  • $1,250,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA — The non-profit Mozilla Foundation seeks to use technology and open source software to support an open, active, and participatory approach to learning and to encourage such learning and validate it for external parties. Digital badges are a way to recognize experiences, skills, and capacities gained in formal and informal settings that will be useful for college entrance, workforce participation, and civic engagement. Mozilla will use this grant to build, expand, and support the online infrastructure and tools needed to issue and display badges, and to provide assistance to winners of the fourth Digital Media and Learning Competition, and others, in the development of badges.

  • $450,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA — The Mozilla Foundation is using technology and open source software to support open, active, and participatory learning, and finding ways to encourage such learning and validate it broadly. Mozilla, which oversees the activities of the Hive Learning Network in New York City, will use this grant to work with institutional members of the Hive Learning Networks in Chicago and New York and the fashion industry to develop a set of activities that allow young people to explore their interests in fashion while developing skills and abilities in a variety of areas including graphic design, writing, mathematics, business, technology, creativity, and collaboration.

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA — To develop and design a digital badge system for accreditation of learning and skills.

  • $175,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA — To design and develop an online award badge system to acknowledge youth accomplishment.

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA — In support of a design challenge to identify innovative learning tools that can be used with an Internet browser.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Mozilla Foundation $6,375,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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