Powered by Data

About the organization

Powered by Data, an initiative of Tides Canada, works to transform the nonprofit sector using data and open data. It works with nonprofits, funders, and government agencies to help them have more impact by actively shaping their data environments and releasing open data.

Powered by Data was created by the founders of Ajah, a Montreal-based software company that builds tools for the Canadian nonprofit sector. Powered by Data was born out of a desire to use Ajah’s expertise in technology and open data to help civil society sectors have more impact.


Grant Description:

Powered by Data serves the Canadian social sector in making better use of technology and open data. Funds from this grant will be used to develop case studies that show how data can be used to enhance collaboration to improve social outcomes. Powered by Data has led extensive consultations with community sector leaders on the importance of data for collaboratively designing interventions and evaluating their impact.


  • 2019-2019
  • $ 150,000
  • Funding Type: Past Initiatives
  • Initiatives: General contributions

Related Funding

Powered by Data

A grant from the Foundation will increase the business development and communications capacity of Powered by Data, a Tides Canada project, which aims to meet the growing demand for better use of data in the sector by helping organizations approach data and open data more strategically.

$ 150,000

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