$1 Million Dollar Challenge Grant
The anonymous philanthropist behind the Pineapple Fund has offered the Internet Archive a $1 million Challenge Grant. Your donation will be DOUBLED – but only through April 30, 2018.
Progress towards our goal…
PINE, FOUNDER, THE PINEAPPLE FUND
Donation: $1 million (Dec, 2017)
+ $1 Million Match (Jan-Apr 2018)
“I chose the Internet Archive as it is a library that becomes more and more valuable every day. They don’t just have the Wayback Machine, but they also have numerous archiving efforts for books, even abandoned games, and sites/communities that were shut down (thanks Archive Team!)”
VITALIK BUTERIN, CO-FOUNDER, ETHEREUM
Donation: 100 ETH / $85,000
“The Internet Archive is one of the most crucial and yet under-appreciated institutions on the internet, and does an excellent job preserving public access to much of the true history of the internet that might otherwise fall by the wayside.”
Will you join these leaders to help us secure this $1M match?
CRAIG NEWMARK, FOUNDER CRAIGSLIST
Donations: $100,000 via Craig Newmark Philanthropies; $50,000 via Craigslist Charitable Foundation
“The Internet now plays a big part in human history, and the Internet Archive preserves that history, not only for the future but in a present where countering misinformation is vital.”
At this time we are unable to identify this generous donor.
The Pineapple Fund has offered the Internet Archive a $1 million Challenge Grant. But it must be matched by generous donors before April 30, 2018. Please contact David Fox at 415.264.2170 to support the Archive in meeting this challenge. Your donation will be doubled! Thank you!
For more about the Pineapple Fund and Internet Archive. please see our recent blog posts…
The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. Our mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge.
We began in 1996 by archiving the Internet itself, a medium that was just beginning to grow in use. Like newspapers, the content published on the web was ephemeral – but unlike newspapers, no one was saving it. Today we have 20+ years of web history accessible through the Wayback Machine and we work with 450+ library and other partners through our Archive-It program to identify important web pages.