Saturday, September 25, 2010

$10 million for Project 10^100 winners


Two years ago today, we began Project 10^100 by asking you to share
your ideas for changing the world by helping as many people as
possible. Your spirit and participation surpassed even our most
optimistic expectations. People from more than 170 countries submitted
more than 150,000 ideas. We selected 16 big ideas and asked the public
to vote for their favorites. The five ideas that received the most
votes are the winners of Project 10^100. Over the past 12 months,
we’ve reviewed concrete proposals to tackle these ideas, and today
we’re pleased to give a total of $10 million to five inspiring
organizations working on solutions to each of these global challenges:


Idea: Make government more transparent
Project funded: Public.Resource.Org is a non-profit organization
focused on enabling online access to public government documents in
the United States. We are providing $2 million to Public.Resource.Org
to support the Law.Gov initiative, which aims to make all primary
legal materials in the United States available to all.


Law.Gov is an idea, an idea that the primary legal materials of the
United States should be readily available to all, and that
governmental institutions should make these materials available in
bulk as distributed, authenticated, well-formatted data. To make this
idea a reality, a series of workshops were held throughout the
country, resulting in a consensus on 10 core principles.


Also for interest from the Google blog post:

Idea: Make educational content available online for free
Project funded: The Khan Academy is a non-profit educational
organization that provides high-quality, free education to anyone,
anywhere via an online library of more than 1,600 teaching videos. We
are providing $2 million to support the creation of more courses and
to enable the Khan Academy to translate their core library into the
world’s most widely spoken languages.

Steven Clift -
Executive Director - http://E-Democracy.Org
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