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2018 Grant Applicants

Listed below are the applicants to the Digital Impact Grants 2018 cycle who agreed to share details about their proposed projects with the Digital Impact community and public at large. Digital Impact will share an interactive data visualization of these projects. You can also view applicants from 2016 and 2017.…

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Data Usage Policy

Digital Impact is committed to transparency about data use and to protecting the privacy of your personal information. Please read the following before using this site. Digital Impact (digitalimpact.io) is an initiative coordinated by the Digital Civil Society Lab (“Lab,” “we,” “us,” “our”) at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and…

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2018 Request for Proposal (Closed)

View the full lists of submitted projects from previous cycles and meet our grantees here. Digital Impact is an initiative of the Digital Civil Society Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS). We work to improve the digital infrastructure for civil society and help social…

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Data Labs: Applying the Model in Other Contexts

Project Data Labs: Applying the Model in Other Contexts Team GovLab GovLab New Philanthropy Capital New Philanthropy Capital Challenge Help public decision makers understand the value proposition for the creation of institutional infrastructure and governance to enable the use of administrative data for more data-driven governance and then understand alternatives…

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Good Data Collaborative

Project Overview To support civil society’s access to responsible data (RD) resources, the Good Data Collaborative completed a responsible data literature review, consultations with stakeholders (summarized in a consultation report), UX testing and redesign of ResponsibleData.io, and an initial assessment of the landscape of responsible data guidance for nonprofits. Team…

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Nonprofit Ecosystem Research and Visualization

Team NEVILLE VAKHARIA Drexel University Challenge Can a data-driven and data-visualized approach to understanding the breadth, range, and scope of nonprofit organizations within a community, combined with important community and individual metrics, increase opportunities for collaboration among nonprofit organizations and enhance donor knowledge of the nonprofit ecosystem? Project Overview This…

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Standardizing Resource Data APIs

Team AIRS Open Referral Open Referral Challenge More than 1,000 organizations across the country provide people in need with the service of information and referral to health, human, and social services. Community by community, sector by sector — and through a range of channels such as call centers, resource directories,…

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Digital Impact Grants FAQ

This page will be updated throughout the grant application window. Please contact us with additional questions. Digital Impact hosted two live Q&A webinars to answer questions from prospective applicants: Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM PT /…

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The Data Culture Project

Team Engagement Lab Engagement Lab MIT Center for Civic Media MIT Center for Civic Media Challenge Data has already become central to the popular narrative of the future of nonprofits. Unfortunately, many organizations are stumbling into working with data without direction, driven by peer pressure rather than a clear description…

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Bad Data In: Predictive Algorithmic Risk Assessment in Pretrial Detention

Project Cities and states are turning to predictive algorithms to determine who would be at lowest risk of recidivism if released from jail pre­trial. These algorithms predict using factors correlated with race, and have few guidelines in how they are implemented. We will work with those impacted by mass incarceration,…

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