The Cypher Philly Initiative

Lead organization: Untitled Folder LLC

Partner organizations: Neo4j, Technically Media, Linode and Code For Philly


Grant amount: $25,000

Project description: To create an open-source web application project designed to empower citizens, journalists, data scientists, coders and creatives with the ability to harness open data for journalism, public information, and civic good.

Why we’re supporting this project: Our goal with this project is to address a need for diversity of a different sort — the need and opportunity to bring more tech and civic data expertise into journalism and to engage a younger, high-energy cohort of Philadelphia millennials. Public data often can identify public issues affecting vulnerable and minority communities, and we expect the uses of data to be engaging and helpful to them.