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AI for Good:
Call for Proposals

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Dataminr’s AI for Good program aims to support social good organizations that have a compelling use-case for cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) technology. This application-based, technical grant provides select organizations with tailored AI solutions to drive transformational impact for people and the planet. 

Call for Proposals

Artificial Intelligence can help to identify trends and patterns in data, automate manual tasks, increase efficiency, and allocate resources effectively. Selected applicants will have the opportunity to engage in an in-depth, three to nine month AI for Good collaboration where our team of AI researchers will turn your proposed idea into a functional AI solution.

If you had the support of Dataminr’s team of AI researchers to leverage publicly available data to support your work, what would you want to do? 

Previous AI for Good Projects 

In 2022, Dataminr worked with United Nations Human Rights to develop an AI model to improve detection and classification of attacks on human rights defenders. Before working with Dataminr, UN Human Rights relied on painstaking, manual efforts to gather the necessary data to create accurate reports on such attacks. Leveraging the AI model to automate the process, UN Human Rights has improved detection of attacks by over 100-fold, shining a stronger light on the issue and hopefully, creating a safer space for human rights advocacy.

Industry-leading AI Expertise 

Dataminr processes over half a million publicly available data sources every day. The sheer volume of this data can seem overwhelming, which is where our AI comes in. We bring more than a decade of industry-leading AI expertise to support these AI for Good projects, particularly in drawing insights from a wide variety of sources including text, audio, image, and sensor data. 

About Dataminr 

Dataminr delivers the earliest warnings on high-impact events and critical information far in advance of other sources. Recognized as one of the world's leading AI businesses, Dataminr enables faster response, more effective risk mitigation and stronger crisis management for public and private sector organizations spanning global corporations, first responders, NGOs and newsrooms. Dataminr is one of New York's top private technology companies, with 800+ employees across seven global offices.

Our Social Good Efforts 

At Dataminr, we are committed to leveraging the power of AI and real-time information as a force for good. Dataminr’s Social Good team supports leading organizations including the United Nations, Direct Relief and the World Wildlife Fund, delivering real-time alerts via our AI platform so they can know first, act faster and better serve the world's most vulnerable. 

Our Social Innovation Lab partners closely with nonprofits to identify critical challenges and develop innovative AI and alerting solutions with game-changing, positive impact on people and our planet. Together, our Social Good programs help partners save and improve lives, and influence policy for a safer, more equitable and sustainable future.

Our AI Platform

Dataminr’s real-time AI platform processes comprehensive, diverse public data sources at scale—using a range of advanced AI methods. We’ve been pioneering AI and machine learning systems for real-time event detection since 2010, when we filed our first natural  language processing and machine learning patent for detecting events in micro blogs. 

Our team of data scientists, engineers and researchers use a range of deep learning AI methods from a number of scientific fields, ranging from natural language processing, natural language understanding, natural language generation, computer vision, audio processing and classification and anomaly detection on both machine and human-generated public data streams.

How to Apply 

Important dates 

  • Thursday, June 1: Applications due by 5:00 pm EST via this link.
  • June 12 - 23: Semi-finalists meet with Dataminr AI researchers. Semi-finalists will meet with a panel of Dataminr experts for an hour-long scoping session.
  • Thursday, July 6 :  Selected partners notified. 

Project Engagement Timeline

  • Kick-Off Call. Meet the Dataminr research team working on your project and learn more about what to expect at each phase of the collaboration. (1 hour meeting)
  • Project Scoping (~1 month). Work closely with the research team to define concrete objectives and parameters for your project, taking into account technical feasibility and data availability. (Estimated cadence: 30 minutes every week)
  • Project Development (3 to 9 months). The research team develops prototypes, tests models, and iterates to improve results. Provide input and feedback to the research team during regular calls. (Estimated cadence: 30 minutes every 6-8 weeks)
  • Project Handover. The research team shares the agreed-upon deliverables and provides assistance to implement the solution. (1 hour meeting)
  • Impact and Storytelling. Meet with the Dataminr team to share how the project is delivering on your goals and collaborate on an impact story. (Estimated cadence: 30 minutes every two months for six months following the handover)


Qualified multilateral and nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Social impact. Projects should demonstrate a clear, positive impact on people and/or the planet. A successful application will outline how the final project output will be used and how its impact will be measured.
  • Technical feasibility. Feasibility will be determined based on data availability, time required, and alignment with Dataminr core AI capabilities – leveraging public data and drawing insights from text, audio, image, and sensor data.  
  • Partner commitment. AI for Good projects require partner organizations that are motivated, dedicated, and fully engaged in the process. This will include assigning a designated point of contact to engage in regular calls throughout the project lifecycle, signing a Statement of Work (SOW), and committing to sharing the impact of this project once the model is in operation.


Please direct questions to the Dataminr Social Innovation Lab at


Use this link  to apply.