Democratizing data, for good. 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.

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Rising Equitable Community Data Ecosystems (RECoDE)

Informed by a national survey, interviews, and working groups, the RECoDE project team shares their key findings. The insights examine the current failure points within the data lifecycle, including who is actively engaged and making critical decisions, the impact of funding requirements on sustainability, and the essential need to invest in developing a more diverse technical workforce.

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Resource Library

The Resource Library features guides for overviews of specific topics in data science, curated resources, and a variety of opportunities to help social impact organizations through their data journey.

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Data Maturity Assessment

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This tool offers a pulse check, helping you measure and understand where your organization stands in your data journey today and connecting you with the tools and resources you need to move forward.

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what we do

A platform for partnerships. brings together philanthropy, private sector technology, academia, and social impact organizations to build the field of data science for social impact. We do this work in three ways:

Prove the Cases, in close collaboration with other funders, invests in use cases to advance the ways data science is used in the social sector and show what great looks like to inspire and connect others.

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At, 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.

Danil-Mikhailov Danil Mikhailov, Ph.D. Executive Director

Our Partners is a fiscally sponsored project of New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity, launched by Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and The Rockefeller Foundation.

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