How you can support Social Justice and Innovation with the FACT Challenge

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FACT Challenge logoHave a great idea for a new project that fosters collaboration? Are you passionate about social justice? Does your organization focus on citizen engagement, equality, or other community issues? The FACT Social Justice Challenge needs your ideas and passion.  There are plenty of ways to get involved with the Challenge - whether it's proposing new tools, or privinding insight from the front line of social justice work. Learn more below!

How you can support Social Justice

Individual Changemakers

Share your ideas by submitting a new Project to the Challenge. You can be from anywhere in the world, and have a Project that leverages any kind of web or mobile technology - just be sure it supports collaboration and social justice. You can visit the FAQ if you have any questions, or use the How to Submit instructions below.

NGOs and Community Groups

Are you working on a technology tool that supports your work? Submit it to the Challenge to gain feedback, collaborators and maybe even funding!  You can also share your feedback as practiioners on the front line of social justice work with Projects participating in the Challenge - this will help them improve their Projects and help you find potential tools you can use. Simply visit the Project Gallery to review Projects for the FACT Challenge.

Technologists and Entrepreneurs

Looking to get feedback, ideas, and even cash to support your work? Submit a Project to the Challenge that uses any web or mobile technology to foster collaboration. You are also encouraged to review participating Projects to offer technical expertise, or even collaborate to bring a new tool to life. Use the How to Submit instructions below or visit the Project Gallery to review Projects for the FACT Challenge.

About the FACT Challenge

Our Challenge theme this year is “Collaborate for Social Justice." We chose this theme because beneath all the new platforms, widgets, tools, social media, and innovative products lies the potential for people to collaborate in new ways with one another.

The FACT Challenge seeks to surface innovative Projects that leverage web and/or mobile technologies to foster collaboration around social justice issues.


Follow these easy steps to submit a Project in the FACT Challenge:

  1. Register (to prove you’re not a robot) – it just takes a minute. NOTE: You will receive a confirmation email and need to confirm your registration in order to proceed.
  2. Log In to the site
  3. Click on “Create & Manage your Project” at the top of the screen 
  4. Select "FACT Social Justice Challenge" in the Active Challenges field
  5. Complete the Project Submission form with your details
  6. You have a few options for saving your Project. You can save and continue working, or publish the Project. Note that only "Publish" will make your Project visible in the Project Gallery. You can continue to edit your Project after publishing it as well. 

You can continue to edit and update your Project throughout the submission period (August 23-October 4) based on feedback from the community or other developments.


Visit the FACT Challenge pages below for more information: