CARTO was created to make our world better. With a background in environmental science and biodiversity, our founders believed that maps and data could change the way we understood our world.

Frustrated by existing solutions to analyze spatial data, Javier de la Torre and Sergio Álvarez Leiva set out to make it easier and that's when CartoDB - now CARTO, was born.

Think of how many still dispute climate change, despite scientific consensus. A big part of this is due to how complicated it is to understand the data. That's why we began our mission to get the best location data into the hands of change makers around the world.

Javier de la Torre

Javier de la Torre

Founder & Chief Strategy Officer at CARTO

Existing Projects

  • Fairtrade Coffee Farming

    CARTO to help coffee farmers visualize the results of their analysis, and to continue their work towards building more sustainable supply chains to help bring farmers out of poverty.

    Read Fairtade Coffe Farming Story
  • City Zoning Impact Analysis

    Sightline Institute’s mission is to make the Northwest a global model of sustainability—strong communities, a green economy, and a healthy environment. This map explores how Seattle city zoning impacts access to public green spaces.

    Read City Zoning Impact Story
  • Anti-Eviction Mapping Project

    Understanding the correlation between foreclosure rates, race, and the redlining policies of the 1930’s through spatial analysis and visualization empowers citizens to advocate for their housing rights, improve living conditions and protect themselves from predatory practices.

    Read Anti-Eviction Mapping Story
  • Tracking Hospitalizations for COVID-19

    LabCidade used CARTO to help control the COVID-19 pandemic by keeping track of registered COVID-19 cases, where positive cases are hospitalized and registered deaths in the Metropolitan Region São Paulo.

    See LabCidade's Story
    Hospitalizations for COVID-19

Grants for Good

We award grants to small nonprofit organizations with limited resources working to have an impact on climate change, our environment, society, and the world through data education, advocacy, and activism. We are also temporarily providing additional grants to organizations fighting to contain the global COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Climate Change
  • Environment
  • Society
  • Data Education
  • Advocacy
  • Activism

What's included?

CARTO Grants for Good provide access to nonprofits for 1 year, or to organizations fighting against COVID-19 for 3 months, including:

  • Managed cloud platform
  • Location data services
  • API access
  • Basic support
  • Public and private maps
  • Light public-facing apps

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