DSWG Wins SF Brigade’s First-Ever Investment Fund Grant, Sponsored by Microsoft

The Data Science Working Group is extremely proud to announce that we’ve recently been selected as one of three awardees of the Code for SF Project Investment Fund grant, a civic-tech initiative sponsored by Microsoft.

The awardee selection process sought consensus between some of the SF civic tech community’s most prominent leaders (Mayor’s Office of Innovation, Civic Makers, Microsoft, etc), and the goal was to fund projects that could ‘move the needle’ for groups with a history of soundly helping their gov’t / non-profit partners. In our case, the funds ($2-3.6K, depending on some in-kind contributions) will primarily be used to bolster our computing resources at a time when some of our partners’ data sets (e.g. California DOJ’s OpenJustice data sets) have proven too large to analyze with free, subsidized, or personally purchased resources.

Obviously not what grant money is for. 🙂 – We’re just happy to have won!

We’re humbled to have won, and we look forward to advancing our projects, unbridled, for partners such as the U.S. Department of Transportation, the California DOJ, the City of SF’s Dept of Environment, The Small Business Administration, and many more.

For more information on Code for SF’s Project Investment Fund and how it selected this year’s winners, click here. To read the latest on Microsoft’s commitment to advancing Bay Area communities, click here. And if you or your gov’t/non-profit organization would like to partner with our data science volunteers, to gain insights or improve efficiency, we invite you to contact us!