Mozilla Invests in Lafayette’s Educational Technology Projects

Mozilla is a non-profit that aims to keep the Internet open and accessible to the global community. Through the Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund, the organization will now be supporting Lafayette, Louisiana in a major way.

From virtual reality museum exhibits to remote college courses, Mozilla is supporting ideas that leverage gigabit internet to create a more open and innovative Lafayette,” shared the organization.

Mozilla is partnering with museums, universities, and other non-profits working on educational technology projects in Lafayette, providing grants between $10,000 and $15,000–$55,000 in total funding. The four grantees are Coastal Erosion VR, Tiny House VR Project, Carrer readiness & 4K project, and Kvasir-VR. Read Mozilla’s blog to learn more about each project.

“We’re focusing on projects that leverage gigabit internet speeds — up to 250x average speeds — to make a positive impact,” says Lindsey Frost, director of the Fund.

To date, the Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund has granted over $800,000 to more than 60 projects.

This article is brought to you by Ragusa Consulting and Pollo Con Leche, sponsors of the Silicon Bayou Startup Showcase. The Showcase will take place on November 15 at The Shop at the CAC.