ImpactStory awarded $500k grant from the Sloan Foundation

Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

We’re delighted to announce that ImpactStory has been awarded a $500k grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Over the next two years, the funds will “support the scaling and further development to sustainability of ImpactStory, a nonprofit open altmetrics platform that helps scholars evaluate, sort, consume, and reward web-native products.”

This grant continues the relationship between ImpactStory and Sloan.   ImpactStory was still an evening-and-weekends project running hackathon code when it was awarded $125k from the Sloan Foundation in 2012.  This initial funding allowed us to incorporate as a stand-alone nonprofit company, develop a scalable open web application (with context, embeddable widgets, and impact profile pages), and do outreach for open altmetrics.

Thank you, Sloan.  Thanks especially to Program Director Josh Greenberg for his advice and encouragement, the grant reviewers for such perceptive feedback, and everyone who wrote us a letter of support.

We are so excited to have this runway!  Hold on to your hats, here we go….

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