Philanthropic funding: get involved

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Philanthropic funding plays a critical role in developing equitable data ecosystems that tackle challenges such as the climate crisis and mental ill-health

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The ODI is a non-profit with a mission to work with companies and governments to build an open, trustworthy data ecosystem

We work with a range of organisations, governments, public bodies and civil society to create a world where data works for everyone.

Data is everywhere. It can help us understand and address some of the biggest challenges we face globally, from helping tackle climate change to the early detection of diseases.

Philanthropy plays a vital role. Long-term, impact-focused funding can support work to improve the data practices of organisations, tackle challenges so that the data ecosystem works better, and develop research and evidence to demonstrate the impact of open access to data.

Opportunities for mission-led, catalytic funding exist across a range of social issues that the ODI is addressing, such as mental ill-health, the climate crisis and the global digital economy.

To find out how your organisation can help us build an open, trustworthy data ecosystem, contact us.

Who we’ve worked with

Read more about the organisations the ODI have collaborated with on philanthropic work, like data maintenance, open data ecosystems, and climate action.

  • Luminate
  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
  • Humanity United
  • The Health Foundation
  • Innovate UK
  • Lloyd’s Register Foundation
  • Patrick J McGovern Foundation
  • Sport England
  • Nuffield Trust
  • Wellcome
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • EC Media Futures
  • MyEd

Join us

Philanthropic funding is critical when it comes to building an open, trustworthy data ecosystem, and tackling things like the climate crisis and ill-health. If your organisation would like to get involved and help out, we’d love to hear from you.