data.org is a platform for partnerships to build the field of data science for social impact. We work with organizations from all over the world to increase the use of data science in order to improve the lives of millions of people.
data.org supports initiatives to strengthen the human and organizational capacity required to advance the field and develop a data science mindset and capability within organizations and the sector as a whole.
data.org believes that the field of data science has a responsibility to help tackle the most pressing challenges and commits to democratizing and advancing public goods like data sets, tools, resources, and knowledge required to transform the ecosystem.
The data.org Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge
Transformative change can happen only by tapping into the expertise of a broad pool of thinkers and doers. In 2020, data.org launched the $10 million Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge. as part of our commitment to building the field of data science for social impact.
The Challenge called for breakthrough ideas that harness the power of data science to help people and communities thrive, especially in the wake of COVID-19’s health and economic impact. In early 2021, we awarded funding and technical assistance to eight exemplary awardees from a pool of over 1,200 applications.
data.org is announcing funding from Wellcome and The Rockefeller Foundation’s pandemic prevention institute for Epiverse, a new initiative enabling distributed data analysis to power pandemic response. Read More
At data.org, we are placing bold bets to deploy the power of data science to solve some of society’s biggest challenges, from the pandemic, to climate change, from social justice to financial inclusion. Our global engagement with philanthropy, academia, technology, and social impact organizations focuses on leveraging existing partnerships and forging new ones to build the field of data science for social impact, together.