Do you belong to or know an amazing mapping community in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Latin America/Caribbean, or Africa? Or are you working in development, and want to get started with Open Mapping? The HOT Microgrants Program is providing community groups with funding and support to foster growth and impactful projects.

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team responds to emergencies and organizes resiliency and development projects. Everything relies on strong local communities to partner in the creation, validation, and use of mapping data. Growing and sustaining local mapping communities is a big challenge, taking time, resources, and guts. This fund is designed to help, with both money and mentorship on project design and organizational development.

Mapbox was proud to donate to this fund with a $10K matching grant. Check it out and apply by March 12! If you have any questions, reach out to HOT and feel free to bounce ideas off me on Twitter.