Grantee Profile


Grants to Ushahidi

  • $750,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    ORLANDO, FLORIDA — Ushahidi is a leading technology NGO that aims to change the way information flows in the world, specializing in developing – and helping others to use – free and open source software for crowdsourcing, visualization and interactive mapping. The grant will provide three types of institutional support to Ushahidi as it embarks on the next chapter of its organizational development. First, it will create an operating cash reserve. Second, it will support a comprehensive security audit and the development of related policies. Finally, the grant will support a five-year strategy planning process.

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    ORLANDO, FLORIDA — The grant will support Ushahidi's Kenya Election New Media Monitoring Project.

  • $350,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    ORLANDO, FLORIDA — In support of general operations (over two years).

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)


    ORLANDO, FLORIDA — To support the web-based mapping and information tool, Ushahidi.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Ushahidi $1,400,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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