Connect Humanity

The Connect Humanity Approach

  1. Connect Humanity builds with and not for the communities we seek to serve, humble and mindful of great work already being done by partner organizations around the world, empowering communities as stakeholders in their own digital futures.
  2. Expanding the financial toolbox and funding available, Connect Humanity deploys grants, loans, and impact investments depending on what their partners need to achieve digital equity holistically. They strive to provide support where, when, and how it is needed, not how it is most convenient for them.
  3. Committed to continuous learning, they consult early and often on their programs and investments, while fostering a sense of safety and constructive candor where partners can share honest feedback so they can learn and iterate as a community.
  4. Working in the open, Connect Humanity is invested in cultivating a body of shared knowledge for all actors working to advance digital equity — not only with civil society organizations and non-traditional operators doing the hard work of meeting the digital needs of their communities, but with the regulators, investors, and funders who’s partnership is necessary to achieve digital equity for all.
  5. They are mindful of power — both the power they must build with all our partners to ensure the political will necessary to achieve digital equity, and their power as a funder committed to fostering justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion with those we support and within the ecosystem.