Grantee Profile

Mozilla Foundation

Grants to Mozilla Foundation

  • $250,000

    2016 (Duration 1 year)

    Chicago Commitment

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA — The Mozilla Foundation (Mozilla) is a non-profit organization best known as the maker of the Firefox web browser.  In keeping with its mission to promote openness, innovation, and opportunity online, Mozilla is host to a growing, global constellation of Hive Learning Networks that champion digital skills and web literacy. Since 2009, the Hive Chicago Learning Network (Hive) has served as an innovation lab for Connected Learning, providing professional development and opportunities for Hive members to develop and test new ideas for engaging young people in learning. The Hive is a citywide network that enables practitioners, technologists and mentors to design educational experiences for youth, and each other, to improve practices and to innovate. This award provides the Hive with the resources to redouble its efforts to network youth-serving organizations in Chicago and provide seamless paths for the city’s youth to pursue their interests.

  • $2,000,000

    2015 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA — The Mozilla Foundation is dedicated to using technology and open source software in support of an open, active, and participatory approach to learning. This grant will provide support for Mozilla’s continued stewardship of the New York, Chicago and emerging Bay Area Hive Learning Networks, for technical assistance for other sites in the United States and abroad interested in developing Hive-like structures, and for oversight of a governance structure for the emerging global network.

  • $200,000

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA — The Mozilla Foundation is dedicated to using technology and open source software in support of an open, active, and participatory approach to learning. Open 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. With previous Foundation support, Mozilla developed the Open Badge software platform and provided outreach and technological assistance to a growing community to implement this software. This grant provides continued support for the development and implementation of this project.

  • $100,000

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    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.

  • $1,500,000

    2013 (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. 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.

  • $200,000

    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.

  • $2,050,000

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA — To support the operations of the New York and Chicago Hive Learning Networks and to spread the Hive concept to other locations across the country.

  • $1,250,000

    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.

  • $450,000

    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.

  • $1,000,000

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

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

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Mozilla Foundation $9,000,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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