Johnny focuses his efforts on OpenOil, to establish public understanding of contractual relationships within the oil and mining industries. His work includes GaiaBase, an openly licensed geospatial database listing all natural resources on the planet and the pertaining physical, economic and legal data.
We support Johnny because the inner workings of the extractive industries are incredibly hidden, yet have enormous impact on our lives. Shining a light can only help create a more equitable, sustainable world.
Twice a year we award a number of small grants to a collection of social change agents, no strings attached, in support of their work. We call these Flash Grants and recipients are selected based on nominations from our Fellows. Each award is worth $5,000.
At the heart of our co-investment fellowship model is the principle that Fellows continue to invest in their own ideas. The Foundation amplifies the Fellow’s investment by matching it at least tenfold, along with covering the cost of their time for the year.
The figures you see here do not reflect each Fellow’s fellowship year funding, but rather the funds unlocked within our financial year, as the fellowship years start either March or September and Fellows are not required to spend the available funds proportionately throughout the year.