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

    $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.

    $40,000 - Awarded August 2021

    Focus areas
    Immigrant Voices
    Digital Literacy
    Description

    To provide adult education practitioners and administrators on-demand access to learning material that will support professional development, digital literacy skills and digital equity advocacy. Recipient of the 2021 Digital Equity Fund grant.

    $45,000 - Awarded August 2021

    Focus areas
    Digital Literacy
    Description

    In support of the “Connections!” (“¡Conéctate!”) intergenerational digital literacy program, focused on connecting immigrant families and individuals with limited English proficiency with the necessary digital tools to access essential services, employment opportunities, and other community resources.

    $75,000 - Awarded August 2021

    Focus areas
    Community-Owned Internet
    Description

    To build the capacity of Black, brown and poor-people's organizations to advocate for the broadband and digital inclusion resources they need from the federal infrastructure and other stimulus, to build the ability of those groups to prevent those federal dollars from funding racist, oppressive technology and surveillance, and to support those groups to organize to win the federal resource distribution they determine is just on these issues. Recipient of the 2021 Digital Equity Fund grant.

    $55,000 - Awarded August 2021

    Focus areas
    Digital Literacy
    Description

    To provide access to cellphone and consecutive online access to housing insecure sex workers in Philadelphia, which will expand access to social services, medical care, support networks, above ground jobs, and safer and more autonomous ways of accessing work in the underground economy.

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