Philanthropic Fund

We offer grants to fund digital equity master plans; to help communities pay for infrastructure development and create strong business models for sustainable networks; and to fund policy, research and advocacy.

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East Carroll, Louisiana

A planning grant helped put this Louisiana community on the path to building a lightning-fast fibre network.

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Detroit, Michigan

We funded a digital equity master plan to connect every Detroiter to affordable, reliable broadband by 2032.

Impact Investment Fund

We tailor financing to meet the digital equity needs of a project, offering capital at the sizes and terms that set communities up for long-term success. We can be flexible and innovative, including financing needs beyond connectivity infrastructure, such as device access and digital literacy programs.

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Flexible financing toolbox

From lines of credit and revenue-based financing, to capital matching for government grants, we deploy a range of financial tools to meet a project’s needs.

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Innovative financing

We’re building financial vehicles to sustainably solve digital equity challenges, like using market-based mechanisms to get devices into the hands of low-income families at no cost to the user.

Key Programs

We are building a series of flagship initiatives to tackle digital divides and build digital equity in some of the most underserved communities.

Indigenous Connectivity Institute

The Indigenous Connectivity Institute works to scale the support, knowledge, and financial resources that Indigenous people need to build digital equity in their communities and on their own terms.

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Will for the Web

The Will for the Web creates a space for civil society to come together and work towards solutions to advance digital equity.

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