The Council on Foundations has announced that MDF Founding Director Helen Brunner will be the 2016 recipient of the Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking, intended to “honor an innovative grantmaker who, with a combination of vision, principle, and personal commitment, makes a critical difference in a creative way.” In their press release, the […]
MDF Founding Director Helen Brunner was honored alongside Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler at the 2015 IP3 Awards. In his remarks, Public Knowledge President Gene Kimmelman praised Helen’s longtime support for the work of advocates for diversity and inclusion in media and the internet.
This is a time for celebration. The FCC’s February 26th vote to enact strong, new open internet rules represents the culmination of at least 13 years of hard work, and one of the most significant and unadulterated public interest policy victories in decades – in any field. What did we just win? Net neutrality is a foundational principle […]
In addition to open educational resources, the availability and popularity of distance learning in K-12 education have also taken off in recent years.
We must work to fix the massive structural issues that have allowed big money to distort our political landscape. But in the meantime, we also need to find ways to…
Foundation and nonprofit leaders who joined the fight to make affordable, quality health care a reality for all Americans achieved a true victory last month.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy has published an article by MDF director Helen Brunner: Excerpt: How has the Internet changed grant making? Most grant makers start to answer that question by describing online grant reporting or their foundation’s Facebook and Twitter feeds. Others detail their support of their grantee’s innovative online efforts such as a new […]