Our Sponsors

Our Sponsors 2018-06-22T11:24:20+00:00

Hypothesis is a nonprofit organization funded through the generous support of a number of grants and donations. We thank and appreciate our sponsors and partners.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

$2,000,000
1 June, 2018
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Hypothesis a multi-year grant to support initiatives to scale the use of open, standards-based web annotation and the Hypothesis annotation tool suite in scholarship and research, with a focus on the arts and humanities.

Schmidt Futures

$20,000
7 August, 2018
Schmidt Futures awarded Hypothesis a $20,000 sponsorship in support of a workshop to develop a joint roadmap for open science software tools.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

$12,000
26 July, 2018
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awarded Hypothesis a grant to support a workshop to develop a joint roadmap for open science software tools.

MDPI

$10,000
20 September, 2018
MDPI made a $10,000 donation to Hypothesis in support of its open source project.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

$1,000,000
1 January, 2016
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Hypothesis a multi-year grant to support initiatives to develop infrastructure for digital publishing.

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

$711,091
1 January, 2016
Year 3 of a multi-year grant, Bringing Open Annotation to the Biomedical Sciences: Enhancing Collaboration, Discovery and Reproducibility.

The Omidyar Network Fund

$500,000
1 January, 2016
The Omidyar Network Fund awarded Hypothesis $500,000 to support general charitable, educational, and scientific purposes.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

$394,465
1 January, 2016
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awarded Hypothesis $394,465 to investigate and establish sustainable business models for the Hypothes.is web annotation platform.

The Shuttleworth Foundation

$275,000
1 January, 2016
The Shuttleworth Foundation awarded Hypothesis, and founder Dan Whaley, a one year fellowship / co-investment project funding to support high visibility / large scale demonstrations of open annotation across diverse Annotating All Knowledge Coalition communities, and to research self-sustainable business models within the non-profit sector.

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

$685,446
1 January, 2015
Year 2 of a multi-year grant, Bringing Open Annotation to the Biomedical Sciences: Enhancing Collaboration, Discovery and Reproducibility.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

$35,000
1 January, 2015
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Hypothesis $35,000 to support the I Annotate 2015 annual conference, with a focus on launching annotation at scale.

AAAS Science in the Classroom

$25,000
1 January, 2015
Subcontract from AAAS Science in the Classroom to collaborate on a grant-funded initiative to generate annotated articles from Science Magazine for use in classrooms.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

$20,000
1 January, 2015
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awarded Hypothesis $20,000 to support the I Annotate 2015 annual conference, with a focus on launching annotation at scale.

National Writing Project

$10,000
1 January, 2015
Subcontract from the National Writing Project to collaborate on developing learning opportunities for educators that enable them to use web annotation and social reading/commenting strategies with their students as part of the Letters to the Next President project.

Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund

$5,000
1 January, 2015
The Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund, made a $5000 contribution towards a one-day Journalism + Annotation Workshop at the New York Times Building, co-sponsored by Hypothesis and the Poynter Institute.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

$5,000
1 January, 2015
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation made a $5,000 contribution towards a one-day Journalism + Annotation Workshop at the New York Times Building, co-sponsored by Hypothesis and the Poynter Institute.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

$752,000
1 January, 2014
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Hypothesis a multi-year grant to support the development of annotation services for digital scholarly materials, including support for the I Annotate annual conference, I Annotate 2014: Annotato Ergo Sum.

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

$685,446
1 January, 2014
Year 1 of a multi-year grant, Bringing Open Annotation to the Biomedical Sciences: Enhancing Collaboration, Discovery and Reproducibility.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

$683,000
1 January, 2014
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awarded a grant to Hypothesis focused on Peer Review, including partial support for the 2014 I Annotate annual conference, Annotato Ergo Sum.

The Shuttleworth Foundation

$245,000
1 January, 2014
The Shuttleworth Foundation awarded Hypothesis, and founder Dan Whaley, a one year fellowship/co-investment project funding to continue work on the development of an open-source annotation tool, Hypothesis.

Jeff Brody

$25,000
1 January, 2014
Jeff Brody of Redpoint Ventures donated $25,000 to Hypothesis to launch The Open Annotation Fund, with the intent of creating a grantmaking process to solicit and receive proposals to expand the existing universe of open source software that implements or works with open annotation.

The Shuttleworth Foundation

$245,000
1 January, 2013
The Shuttleworth Foundation awarded Hypothesis, and founder Dan Whaley, a one year fellowship/co-investment project funding to focus on creating infrastructure to enable the crowdsourced peer-review of information everywhere.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

$200,000
1 January, 2013
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation awarded Hypothesis with a grant focusing on Journalism and Media Innovation.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

$48,500
1 January, 2013
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Hypothesis a $48,500 grant, Creating Minds and Books in Browsers IV.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

$46,500
22 January, 2013
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Hypothesis a $46,500 grant (via Planetwork as a fiscal sponsor) to support the inaugural year of the annual I Annotate conference, I Annotate 2013: Annoto Ergo Sum.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

$525,800
1 January, 2012
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awarded a grant to Hypothesis, Open, Digital Annotation for Scholarly Communication.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

$20,000
1 January, 2011
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation funded a Hypothesis sponsored workshop of 50 world leaders in reputation modeling, distributed systems, identity, language, and economics to think through the challenges of designing a global annotation platform.

Kickstarter History

Kickstarter funding celebration.

We raised $230,000 in November of 2011 via Kickstarter and individual donations. Thanks everyone!

Matching Donation of $105,000

Sunil Paul

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