Mozilla is a nonprofit that believes the internet must always remain a global public resource, open and accessible to all. Its work is guided by the Mozilla Manifesto. The direct work of the Mozilla Foundation focuses on fueling the movement for a healthy internet. Mozilla does this by investing in leaders working on key internet issues, putting on events like MozFest, publishing critical research, and rallying citizens around advocacy issues that connect the wellbeing of the Internet directly to everyday life. The Foundation is also the sole shareholder in the Mozilla Corporation, the maker of Firefox and other open source tools. Mozilla Corporation functions as a self-sustaining social enterprise — money earned through its products is reinvested into the organization.
“The web’s richness and diversity comes from its individual creators: writers, coders, musicians, podcasters, app makers, journalists. But in the current web ecosystem, big platforms and invasive, targeted advertising make the rules and the profit. Consumers lose out, too — they unwittingly relinquish reams of personal data when browsing content. That’s the whole idea behind ‘surveillance capitalism’. Our goal in joining Grant for the Web, is to support a new vision of the future. One where creators and consumers can thrive.”
— Mark Surman, Executive Director, Mozilla Foundation
Read Mozilla’s blog about the launch of Grant for the Web.