Digital Equity

Focus Areas
Media Training
Immigrant Voices
Representation in Media
Media Policy
Digital Literacy

Access to digital technology is a critical need in today’s democracy and our media-saturated information society. IPMF’s Digital Equity program aims to help communities get and stay connected to the internet and access the information and resources they need to have agency and thrive.

The program supports projects and organizations that expand broadband internet access (through policy, advocacy, mesh networks, etc.); expands access to digital technology and hardware; and increases knowledge around how to navigate digital technology and content (digital literacy, media literacy).

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.

    $200,000 - Awarded August 2021

    Focus areas
    Community-Owned Internet
    Description

    To build community-owned/operated internet infrastructures that will democratize access, promote digital literacy, and fight digital inequity with free, net-neutral broadband service in North Philadelphia. This is a two-year grant. Recipient of the 2021 Digital Equity Fund grant.

    $45,000 - Awarded August 2021

    Focus areas
    Youth
    Digital Literacy
    Description

    To prepare underrepresented young people to succeed as tech and innovation leaders through project-based learning and mentorship, resources, and support networks in the tech and innovation space.

    $25,000 - Awarded August 2021

    Focus areas
    Digital Literacy
    Description

    To support a new community computer lab that will expand digital access and equity in Kensington.

    $45,000 - Awarded August 2021

    Focus areas
    Digital Literacy
    Description

    To provide free basic and focused digital literacy for impact on the neediest seniors, such as the homeless, deep poverty communities, differently abled homebound, and LGBTQIA+ elderly.

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