New Venture Fund

For The Open Internet Defense Fund

  • Amount
    $400,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    10/9/2017
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Strategies
Overview
This grant will support the Open Internet Defense Fund, a project of the New Venture Fund, and its work to promote an open internet. It will focus on protecting net neutrality, the principle that internet service providers and government should treat all data on the internet equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by user or content. The fund both provides grants to organizations engaged in open internet work and coordinates coalitions of those organizations.
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Address
1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 300
Washington, DC 20036
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for support of the Vision First project  
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for the Open Internet Defense Fund  
This grant will support the Open Internet Defense Fund, a project of the New Venture Fund, and its work to promote an open internet. It will focus on protecting net neutrality, the principle that internet service providers and government should treat all data on the internet equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by user or content. The fund both provides grants to organizations engaged in open internet work and coordinates coalitions of those organizations.

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