EIN 26-2852431

World Wide Web Foundation

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The Web Foundation blends powerful advocacy, cutting-edge research, and practical innovation to build a better Web for all. Working in partnership with over 160 organisations, we reach into 70 countries, affecting over 2 billion people.
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Program areas at World Wide Web Foundation

Alliance for affordable internet: ensuring everyone can access all of the internet, all of the time. The alliance for affordable internet (a4ai), a multi-stakeholder coalition, is advocating for and supporting the development of policy reforms that will make fast, reliable internet affordable and accessible to all.
Women's rights online: the women's rights online network is working to develop and impact the policies needed to bridge the gender gap in technology, data, and policymaking.
Core: the core program seeks to educate and raise awareness of the value of the World Wide Web to human, social and economic development, and address barriers to access and effective use of the Web by individuals irrespective of economic status, gender and other factors.
Digital rights and defence of the Web: this program focuses on making government more participatory and accountable by innovative use of data, and on advocating to influence governments and firms to protect people's digital rights on and onto the open Web.

Grants made by World Wide Web Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
The Sunlight FoundationResearch Study$8,135

Who funds World Wide Web Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Tides FoundationEquity, Human Rights, and Economic Empowerment$1,000,000
New Venture FundInternational Development and Foreign Affairs$550,000
John S. and James L. Knight FoundationSupport Continued Operations for the World Wide Web Foundation As It Executes A Back To Basics Strategic Repositioning.$200,000
...and 6 more grants received

Personnel at World Wide Web Foundation

Adrian LovettPresident and Chief Executive Officer$227,971
Jose Manuel AlonsoInterim Chief Executive Officer / Director of Strategy and Partnerships / Programme Director , Open Data$212,161
Katherine TownsendDirector of Policy$150,000
Erica MeskerDirector of Development$120,671
Catherine AdeyaDirector of Research$184,613
...and 9 more key personnel

Financials for World Wide Web Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,891,536
Program services$275,514
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-46,398
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$-37,410
Total revenues$4,083,242

Form 990s for World Wide Web Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-09990View PDF
2021-122022-09-19990View PDF
2020-122021-11-01990View PDF
2019-122021-01-28990View PDF
2018-122020-01-30990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
January 23, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 23, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
January 2, 2024
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
December 23, 2023
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $1,000,000 from Tides Foundation
November 25, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsPublic sector nonprofitsCharities
Public policy
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General information
1100 13th St NW 800
Washington, DC 20005
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
District of Columbia, DC
Website URL
(202) 595-2892
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Twitter profile
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
W00: Public Policy, Public Services Institutions: General
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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