Jon Schull

New York

Project Overview

Jon Schull founded the volunteer e-NABLE movement in 2013 and co-founded the Enable Community Foundation (ECF) in 2014; as of late 2016, he moved on from ECF to continue his work with e-NABLE and to conduct research on structuring online communities for the benefit of social movements. The J.M. Kaplan Fund is pleased to support that research through non-Prize grant funds, as Prize funding ended with his departure from ECF. Additionally, in December of 2016, the Fund made a separate grant to the ECF (since renamed LimbForge) to continue its promising work developing software and other tools to help professional prosthetists meet the needs of a particularly under-served community: the one in 2,000 children born with upper-limb abnormalities, a disability touching nearly every community across ethnic, religious and class lines.

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