“To abandon facts is to abandon freedom. If nothing is true, then all is spectacle.”

Timothy D. Snyder

Safeguarding Public Debate

We sup­port non­prof­it ini­tia­tives and orga­ni­za­tions that pro­tect and encour­age pub­lic debate by pro­mot­ing access to qual­i­ty inde­pen­dent infor­ma­tion and con­tribut­ing to the health and safe­ty of the dig­i­tal pub­lic space, in which pub­lic debate increas­ing­ly takes place.

Public Interest Journalism

As a source of infor­ma­tion, a voice for civ­il soci­ety, a forum for dis­cus­sion, a cat­a­lyst for crit­i­cal and diverse think­ing, and a check on abuse of pow­er and cor­rup­tion, inde­pen­dent pub­lic inter­est jour­nal­ism plays a cru­cial role in pro­tect­ing and pro­mot­ing pub­lic debate and democ­ra­cy.

Healthy Digital Public Space

Dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies have rad­i­cal­ly changed the pub­lic space, offer­ing increased oppor­tu­ni­ties for infor­ma­tion access, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, and civic par­tic­i­pa­tion. How­ev­er, exist­ing dig­i­tal plat­forms and emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies also pose sig­nif­i­cant dan­gers to pub­lic debate.

Exceptional Engagement

Through our excep­tion­al engage­ment pro­gram, we aim at cel­e­brat­ing coura­geous and ded­i­cat­ed indi­vid­u­als who con­tribute sig­nif­i­cant­ly but often with dis­cre­tion to pub­lic good.

Our grantees

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