Providing capital and knowledge so communities can build their own digital connectivity
We provide underserved communities with the capital and knowledge they need to build a digital future on their terms. Working with local champions committed to advancing connectivity in their communities, we offer grants, tailored impact investments, and technical support to help them get there.
We offer grants to fund digital equity connectivity plans; to help communities pay for infrastructure development and create strong business models for sustainable networks; and to fund policy, research and advocacy.
Planning grants for digital equity
Our planning grants support communities to establish a holistic plan of action to achieve digital equity.
Appalachia Digital Equity Accelerator
Supporting of the least-connected communities across Appalachia to build next-generation broadband networks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.