Partners and Supporters
The PopTech Social Innovation Fellows program is supported by a number of remarkable organizations.
|The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of people’s lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and the prevention of child abuse, and through preservation of the cultural and environmental legacy of Doris Duke’s properties. The foundation’s arts program supports the PopTech Social Innovation Fellows program as part of its larger commitment to developing innovative leadership and innovative practices at arts organizations to help them respond to changes in the larger non-arts world.|
|The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. Throughout its 120-year history, the Society has encouraged conservation of natural resources and raised public awareness of the importance of natural places, the plants and wildlife that inhabit them, and the environmental problems that threaten them. National Geographic’s explorers, writers and photographers have traveled the Earth, sharing its amazing stories with each new generation. The Society has funded more than 9,000 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects around the globe, and grantees make exciting new discoveries every day in both traditional and emerging fields.|
|Omidyar Network is a philanthropic investment firm dedicated to harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives. Established in 2004 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam, the organization invests in and helps scale innovative organizations to catalyze economic and social change. As of August 2012, Omidyar Network has committed more than $550 million to for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations that foster economic advancement and encourage individual participation across multiple initiatives, including entrepreneurship, financial inclusion, property rights, government transparency, consumer Internet and mobile.|
|Since 1953, the Rita Allen Foundation has invested in outstanding young scientists and leaders. Rita Allen Scholars include a Nobel Prize winner and members of the National Academy of Sciences as well as others recognized for significant achievements and contributions to scientific research. In addition, the Foundation now supports programs to foster civic engagement, and to build sustainable communities. We seek to motivate thinkers and doers in a variety of fields, including biomedical research, and then to intervene at the right time to increase their impact. By investing in individuals, ideas, and organizations in early stages, we help create and accelerate innovative solutions to significant problems.|
|The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country. As the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care, the Foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, measurable, and timely change. For 40 years, the Foundation has brought experience, commitment, and a rigorous, balanced approach to the problems that affect the health and health care of those it serves. When it comes to helping Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need, the Foundation expects to make a difference in your lifetime.|
To learn how your organization can become involved in the Social Innovation Fellows program, please contact Leetha Filderman at leetha [at] poptech [dot] org.