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Funding & Partners

Data & Society is an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 research institute. Its creation is supported by a generous gift from Microsoft.

Project and event sponsors include:

  • Digital Trust Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Media Democracy Fund
  • Microsoft Research
  • National Science Foundation
  • Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund
  • NYC Media Lab
  • Omidyar Network
  • Open Society Foundations
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • United Hospital Fund
  • UNICEF
  • Sara & Evan Williams Foundation

Project and event partners and collaborators include:

  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Center for Media Justice
  • Center for Policing Equity
  • the engine room
  • International Data Responsibility Group
  • Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer
  • Metropolitan New York Library Council
  • New America
  • New America’s Open Technology Institute
  • New York University’s Information Law Institute
  • Police Executive Research Forum
  • Responsible Data Forum
  • Upturn
  • UN Global Pulse
  • White House Office of Science & Technology Policy

In our first year we received in-kind gifts from:

  • Metropolitan New York Library Council
  • New York Times
  • New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program
  • Samsung Accelerator
  • Union Square Ventures

We are truly grateful for the support that we have received to help make this organization and our work possible. If you are interested in supporting our efforts or collaborating with us, please be in touch.