In the early 2000s, the Mozilla community built Firefox. We toppled the browser monopoly, gave users choice and control online, and helped create a healthier internet.
Twenty years later, Mozilla continues to fight for a healthy internet — one where Big Tech is held accountable and individual users have real agency online.
Mozilla’s work is guided by the Mozilla Manifesto. Founded as a community open source project in 1998, Mozilla currently consists of two organizations: the 501(c)3 Mozilla Foundation, which leads our movement building work; and its wholly owned subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation, which leads our market-based work. The two organizations work in close concert with each other and a global community of tens of thousands of volunteers under the single banner: Mozilla.
The internet is a global public resource that must remain open and accessible
The Mozilla Manifesto
Today, the internet is everywhere. It shapes economies, influences governments, and is central to billions of lives. But whether the internet promotes democracy, open markets, and free expression or polarization, mass surveillance, and misinformation is up to us.
It is Mozilla’s duty to ensure the internet remains a force for good.
For more than two decades, Mozilla has invested in bold ideas, global leaders, and citizen-centered campaigns. We work across borders, disciplines, and technologies to uphold principles like privacy, inclusion and decentralization online. Our tactics are varied, but our vision is singular: a robust movement for internet health.
In 2019, we identified a new challenge to the health of the internet: artificial intelligence. AI makes decisions for us and about us, but not always with us. It can tell us what news we read, what ads we see, or whether we qualify for a loan.
The decisions AI makes have the potential to help humanity, but also harm us. AI can amplify historical bias and discrimination. It can prioritize engagement over user well-being. It can further cement the power of Big Tech and marginalize individuals.
Mozilla is uniquely positioned to take on this challenge. Our core values are openness and inclusion. Our history is rich with ambitious ideas and successful online advocacy.
At a time when we desperately need trustworthy AI, Mozilla can help.