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Hypothes.is Project

Hypothes.is: Enabling a conversation over the world’s knowledge.

Founded: 2011 by Daniel G. Whaley

Hypothes.is Project
  • Program Area

    Health & Healthcare, Education, Arts & Culture, Public Service & Civic Engagement
  • Location of Impact

    Global, Europe, United States
  • Headquarters Location

    San Francisco, California, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Web, Open Source
  • Budget

    $1,000,000 +

Our team is building an open platform for discussion over the web. Hypothes.is leverages annotation to enable sentence-level critique or note-taking on top of news, blogs, scientific articles, books, terms of service, ballot initiatives, legislation, and more. Everything we build is guided by our principles. In particular that it be free, open, non-profit, neutral, and lasting. We create software, push for standards, and foster community.

Funders and Awards

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation $1,643,265 (multiple awards), Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $1,879,675 (multiple awards), AAAS $24,329, Digital News Innovation Fund (award TBA), Helmsley Charitable Trust $2,072,595 (3-year grant award), Knight Foundation $200,000, National Writing Project (MacArthur Foundation) $10,000, Omidyar Network Fund $500,000, Shuttleworth Foundation $765,000 (3-year fellowship).