We are a team of crowdfunders, supporters of culture, and software developers who believe that with technology, everyone can participate in positive change. We believe culture in all its forms plays an essential role in positive social and economic outcomes and hand-pick projects where crowdfunding can have the greatest impact.
In 2012, under threat from fundamentalist rebels, a team of archivists, librarians, and couriers evacuated an irreplaceable trove of ancient manuscripts from Timbuktu at great personal risk. T160k was formed in the wake of that effort and the subsequent crowdfunding campaign to preserve the manuscripts in their new environment. Now we are expanding this effort to artistic and cultural projects throughout Africa.
T160k is a Social Purpose Corporation formed to promote the sustainable development of cultural heritage for the greater benefit of the global community.