Internet for All

Focus Areas
Media Policy
Digital Equity
Community Internet

Access to digital technology is a critical need in today’s democracy and our media-saturated information society. IPMF believes the internet is a public utility and a right, not a luxury. We want to ensure that all communities have access to open, affordable, and reliable internet.

The Internet for All program aims to help communities get and stay connected to the internet in order to access the information and resources they need to have agency and thrive. The program supports:

  • The expansion of community internet that is collectively owned and managed by local communities.
  • Projects and organizations that aim to strengthen community organizing for digital equity. 

Examples of this work include:

  • Philly Community Wireless, a volunteer-led coalition of technologists and organizers working to build community controlled wireless internet networks in Philadelphia. 
  • Technology Learning Collaborative, a professional development organization advocating for digital access, inclusion, and literacy in Philadelphia.

See our glossary for definitions of terms we use to describe our work

What We Support

    Projects

    $300,000 - Awarded December 2021

    Focus areas
    Media Policy
    Description

    A two-year grant to empower local community leadership to improve digital outcomes and to advance digital equity by engaging in federal and state broadband policymaking.

    $40,000 - Awarded August 2021

    Focus areas
    Digital Equity
    Description

    The 2021 Digital Equity grant will increase technological accessibility, knowledge, and experience for women impacted and displaced by mass incarceration by building and curating a technological hub where re-entering women can utilize technology to help achieve their goals.

    $45,000 - Awarded August 2021

    Focus areas
    Digital Equity
    Description

    To improve digital literacy and help narrow the digital divide among immigrants in Philadelphia who are English Language Learners, by combining English language instruction with digital literacy and workforce development.

    $45,000 - Awarded August 2021

    Focus areas
    Digital Equity
    Description

    The 2021 Digital Equity Fund grant will support the creation of more accessible musical recording labs where youth who have been impacted by violence or incarceration can learn audio production while developing career skills and expressing their emotions in supportive spaces.

    $45,000 - Awarded August 2021

    Focus areas
    Immigrant Voices
    Archives
    Community-Centered Journalism
    Digital Equity
    Description

    With the 2021 Digital Equity grant, Madre Tierra will uplift and support Spanish-speaking women through digital literacy initiatives using informative, animated comics for tv and social media, as well as comics printed for newspapers and magazines.

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