Johnny West

Opening data in extractive industries


So, what's the big idea?

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.

Johnny West's flash grant nominations

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.

Female
Zinab Mohammed Salih
www.theguardian.com/profi...
Male
Rüdiger Trojok
www.bioflux.eu/vision.html
Male
Claudio Agosti
globaleaks.org/
Female
Nisha Thompson
datameet.org/
Male
Simon Redfern
openbankproject.com/en/

Spend breakdown

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.

2014

Fellow contribution: $15,069.52
Our contribution: $305,803.68
Total funds: $320,873.20

2015

Fellow contribution: $16,549.18
Our contribution: $250,409.15
Total funds: $266,958.33

2016

Fellow contribution: $23,200.34
Our contribution: $313,121.66
Total funds: $336,322.00
People
Marketing
Software
Travel
Infrastructure
Training
Office space
Legal
Total funding to date:
$924,153.53