That’s the next step of a $50 million commitment Mastercard and the Rockefeller Foundation made in 2019 to launch a transformational model for philanthropy
Mastercard and the Rockefeller Foundation launch a platform for partnerships that will develop the field of data science for social impact.
The data.org domain is built on the success of the original DATA.org, launched in 2002 by a group of innovative social entrepreneurs to reduce debt, AIDS and trade inequalities in Africa.
The new data.org aims to build the capacity of NGOs with training resources and access to data sets. What is more, it plans to create open-source tools helping those organizations control the power of data insights. This would bring more people and organizations together to influence positive social change, moving towards to principles of responsible data use.