The Mozilla Hive New York City Fund is a collective action fund comprised of The New York Community Trust, the Altman Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla Foundation, and an anonymous donor, and is managed by the Mozilla Foundation. It is advised by a committee of donors, practitioners, and leaders in the local youth digital media learning field. The Fund is designed to support innovation, digital equity, and leadership among members of the Mozilla Hive NYC Learning Network, with the ultimate goal of increasing community access and opportunities to contribute to and protect the Internet as an open, safe, and public resource for all.
The Mozilla Hive NYC Fund advisory committee provides guidance on the fund’s program design and grantmaking decisions. Committee members serve a one-year term, and are selected based on their expertise in grantmaking, youth development, digital media learning, education, and youth opportunities in NYC.
In 2017, the Fund’s advisory committee members are:
|An-Me Chung||Mozilla Foundation|
|John Duval||NYC Department of Education|
|Jen Humke||MacArthur Foundation|
|Jennifer Negron||Pinkerton Foundation|
|Leigh Ross||The New York Community Trust|
||Susan Crown Exchange|
|Jessa Thomas||Capital One Foundation|
|Brenda Hernandez||Hive Chicago|
The Mozilla Hive NYC Fund is offering the following grant opportunities to support the Hive NYC Learning Network in 2017:
Innovation Fund: Provides one-year seed grants of up to $20,000 to organizations seeking to prototype new educational tools, programs, or pedagogical approaches to create equitable digital media learning opportunities for youth. Grant recipients will be eligible to renew their grant for an additional year of funding to continue piloting their project if initial prototype is successful. For more details, please review the Innovation Fund RFP and application page. Proposals for the spring cycle will be accepted until May 24, 2017; a second grant cycle for this fund will be open in the fall.
Opportunity Fund: Provides small grants of up to $3,000 to member organizations for operational or capacity costs associated with their digital media programming that are often unanticipated or not covered by other foundation grants. Examples of such costs include equipment, consultant fees, and professional development workshops for staff. Opportunity Fund proposals will be accepted and reviewed by Hive staff on a rolling basis until October 31, 2017. For more details, please review the Opportunity Fund RFP and application page.
Travel Fund: Covers up to $3,000 in travel costs for members to attend convenings and conferences to share tools, learning, and best practices that emerge from Hive and Mozilla projects. Preference will be given to members who have been accepted as presenters. Proposals to this fund will be accepted and reviewed by Hive staff on a rolling basis until October 31, 2017. For more details, please review the Travel Fund RFP and application page.
Leadership Fund: Individual grants of $10,000 to support 2-4 engaged individuals from network member organizations per year to work on a creative digital media and/or web literacy project of their choosing. These projects may be part of existing work in their organizations or of personal interest that is connected to digital media learning. These grants are meant to engage long-term members on a higher level and incentivize them to deepen their knowledge and practice in a particular area of their choosing. Application information for this Fund will be released to Hive NYC members in June 2017.
Please note that these opportunities are open only to Hive NYC member organizations.