Where mySociety’s funding comes from
mySociety’s work is funded by a variety of means: grants from charitable foundations, donations from private individuals, and commercial income from its trading subsidiary.
Grants and awards
Our continued programme of innovation and outreach is only possible thanks to these organisations.
|The Omidyar Network gives mySociety the support it needs to run as an organisation; and underpins our international work|
|The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation supports our research department as well as providing core funding that helps with our organisational and administrative costs|
|The David & Elaine Potter Foundation provide us with general support funding|
|With a grant from the Google Digital News Initiative, we’re developing a new Freedom of Information toolset for journalists called Alaveteli Professional|
|Code For Africa awarded us an InnovateAFRICA grant to bring Alaveteli Professional to Kenyan journalists|
|The Indigo Trust help us develop and deploy Pombola in conjunction with organisations in Africa|
|Google Ad Grants permit us to run Adword adverts at no cost|
|Google Inc, the MacArthur Foundation and Open Culture Foundation are sponsoring TICTeC, our conference on the Impacts of Civic Technologies, for 2017 — in both Italy and Taiwan|
|The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust funds our efforts to reach a wider and more diverse userbase for TheyWorkForYou|
Bytemark aid us with server costs
Browserstack kindly allow us to use their web-based cross-browser testing tools for free
Your contributions, one-off or regular, large or small, all help us in our mission to empower ordinary people via digital means. And every little helps – take a look at our donations page to see how.
We provide software as a commercial service
Through the Better Cities suite of products, mySociety Ltd offers software for local government. Our experience can be of great use to organisations in the wider civic arena, national governments, public services and charities, as well as local authorities.
The revenue from these activities goes towards supporting our charitable projects. Find out more about our services.
Several bodies have contributed to and supported mySociety’s development over the years. With their help, we have had the security to grow, to experiment and to innovate. We would like to thank the following organisations:
The Electoral Commission, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Geovation, Google.org, GovEval, Hivos, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust, Making All Voices Count, Microsoft,the Ministry of Justice, the National Endowment for Democracy, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister e-Innovations Fund, Screen West Midlands, Open Society Foundations, the Technology Strategy Board, the UK Government’s Department for Transport and the Department for Constitutional Affairs Innovations Fund, the Young Foundation, and Channel 4’s 4IP fund.