The World Wide We (WWWe) Foundation was founded as a Community Interest Company by Dr Joanna Brown in June 2011, with the support of an advisory team replete with extensive experience in the areas of design, business, finance and internet development. Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, and Fritjof Capra, a systems theorist, are the patrons. The project also has the support of numerous change makers including Jonathan Robinson (The Hub), Tim Smit (Eden Project), Andrew Simms (N.E.F.) and Benjamin Zephaniah.
The following organisations have already seen the potential benefits of the proposed networking platform within their own organisations and have signed up as beta-testers: Devon School for Social Entrepreneurs, Encounters, Fairtrade Foundation, Mothers’ Union (Wakefield Diocese), RESET, Schumacher College, Tearfund, TIDAL and Transition Town Totnes.