Our Interest Areas

We seek to find the solutions and support ways of thinking that will help us fulfill our mission to understand and shape the impact of technology on all aspects of our society.
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We believe

The impact potential of a philanthropic organization goes beyond the individual impact of specific grants or even broader strategies.

A well-functioning philanthropy is also a learning organization. It should learn from successes as well as failures, connect the dots between issue silos and sectors, be humble about what it knows, and identify gaps in knowledge that need to be filled. It is our goal that advancing knowledge in our grantmaking interest areas will lead to better decision making for ourselves and other funders, as well as for policy makers, and leaders in the private and nonprofit sectors. 

Interest Area


Rapid changes in technology affect how and what we learn. Without adaptable skills, more and more people risk being left behind by digital transformation.

We support research, platforms, and programs that offer everyone the skills, tools, and opportunities they need to continue learning and adapting, and that are open, accessible, and innovative.

Interest Area


Everyone should be able to engage meaningfully in a rapidly changing, innovation-driven economy, but there’s a disconnect between education and application, and access to skillsets that will be relevant in the future economy is not widely available.

We support research on the changing nature of work, programs that equip people with future-relevant skills and access to career pathways, and initiatives that are driving systems change and broadening opportunity.

Interest Area


The internet and new technologies have changed the way we engage with both institutions and one another, and reshaped foundational elements that underpin our civil society.

We are actively seeking to understand the best opportunities for innovative and nimble philanthropy to make a difference in this emerging interest area.

Go Deeper

Schools as Community Infrastructure
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Multidimensional Infrastructure
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Equitable Innovation Economy
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