Mozilla Awards educators, artists, technologists, and innovators of all types committed to making the internet better for their communities and us all.
Many Mozilla Award tracks are open to individuals, teams of individuals, non-profit organizations, and even for-profit companies. Please review the application guide for the specific track to which you’re submitting an application for eligibility requirements.
Many Mozilla Award tracks are open to individual applicants. Please review the application guide for the specific track to which you’re submitting an application for specific eligibility requirements.
Groups of individuals or organizations are eligible to apply for many Mozilla Award tracks. Please review the application guide for the track to which you’re applying for specific eligibility requirements. Please note that one individual or organization must be selected as the applicant on your award application. If awarded, this applicant will be programmatically and fiscally responsible for the award.
To ensure the widest possible distribution of award-funded materials and to ensure that they remain generally available to the public, we require awardees to release any project-related content under a Creative Commons license and any project-related code under an open source license.
Awards administered by Mozilla are designed to support diverse approaches to addressing the most pressing threats to Internet health. Awards celebrate a variety of targeted solutions, not a one-size-fits-all silver bullet. They spotlight the technologies, art, and other work being done by leaders across the globe in order to amplify these promising approaches and to help make the Internet healthier for all.
Mozilla's awards are managed through Fluxx. To submit an application consult the guidelines for the awards track to which you are applying, and visit https://mozilla.fluxx.io to submit your application. If you need help using Fluxx, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judges and Committee Members will be required to sign confidentiality agreements with Mozilla, which will preclude them from disclosing any confidential information they review as part of the judging process.
Please consult the application guide for the appropriate Program Officer contact information. You may also contact email@example.com.
Yes, but not all applicants are eligible to include indirect costs. Please see Mozilla's Indirect Cost Policy for details. Please note that the Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) awards have a separate indirect cost policy. Please see the MOSS FAQ for further information.
Outside of the active requests for proposals, Mozilla does not accept applications for project or general operating support unless invited by a staff member.
Individuals and non exempt organizations using grant funds to purchase single pieces of equipment in excess of $5,000 USD must usually donate that equipment at the conclusion of the funded project to either (1) an organization that is exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code (IRC); or (2) a nonprofit organization organized under the laws of another country and complying substantially with the laws governing organizations exempt under 501(c)(3) of the IRC. The recipient of the equipment should make sense in light of the purposes of the project funded by Mozilla, and Mozilla has the ultimate right to determine whether the recipient is acceptable.
Should the awardee wish to retain the equipment and materials beyond the grant term, the awardee must get prior approval from Mozilla for an exception, which will typically be given only if the awardee commits to using such equipment and materials exclusively for work substantially similar to the funded project, or otherwise demonstrates that Mozilla has only paid for the portion of the equipment costs reasonably allocable to the equipment’s use during the grant term. Awardee must also provide any additional reporting on the use of the equipment as requested by Mozilla.