Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)



Washington, DC

Tax ID:


Tax-Exempt Status:


Budget (2017):

Revenue: $2,139,135
Expenses: $2,224,710
Assets: $668,305



Executive Director:

Tyler Radford

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Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team is an environmentalist-aligned organization that provides individuals in developing countries with map and map data services. The information acquired through HOT’s services is used to advocate for environmentalist positions and campaigns to increase funding for global public health organizations and initiatives.


In 2018 Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team received $3,416,679 in contributions and $7,559 through other forms of revenue. 1 In 2018 HOT possessed $877,816 in assets after accounting for liabilities. 2

In 2018 HOT received $25,000 from the Craigslist Charitable Fund,3 and $20,000 from the Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund. 4 In 2019, HOT received $10,000 from the Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund. 5

Environmental Activism

In 2017 Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team partnered with the Universidad de Antioquia in Columbia to map over 230 square miles of coastline in Turbo, Columbia to identify areas most susceptible to climate change. The messaging surrounding the project indicates a left-of-center bias, referring to the project as a “humanitarian mapping and solidarity in case of climatic disasters in the coastal zone.” 6

In 2019 HOT assisted the government of Gambia to capture the state of wildlife and fauna in order to assist the government of Gambia with conservation plans. The lab established for this venture, Jokkolabs Banjul, also serves as an educational and examination site. The lab is assisted in these efforts with the support of the Google Developers Group. 7

In 2020 HOT participated in a forum hosted by the Understanding Risk, which is a left-of-center leaning initiative of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery,8 an environmentalist organization that focuses on climate change messaging in developing countries. 9 Some of the sponsors of the forum were international organizations, including the World Bank and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, meaning that funding for the messaging was at least in part paid for by governments. 10

Gender Equality

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has worked with Global Active Learning to map gender inequalities in Peru. The data mapped the number of gender related violence incidents and pinpointed shelters and police stations across the Cusco region of Peru. 11


Tyler Radford is the executive director of Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. Prior to joining HOT he worked for Deloitte Consulting, where he worked on projects for organizations such as the Red Cross and the United Nations. 12

Radford has experience with diversity training and has developed the training curriculum for religious and cultural competency in disaster for the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency. 13


  1. “Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax” Accessed December 5, 2020. Lines 8-11.
  2. “Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax” Accessed December 5, 2020. Line 22.
  3. “Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax” Accessed December 5, 2020. Part XV.
  4. “Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax” Accessed December 5, 2020. Schedule I. Part II (a)7577.
  5. “Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax” Accessed December 5, 2020. Schedule I. Part II (a)1508.
  6. “Microgrants: Humanitarian mapping of coastal wetlands and fishing livelihoods for resilience to climate change and variability, Colombia.” Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team.
  8. “2020 UNDERSTANDING RISK FORUM” Understanding Risk.
  9. “Who We Are” Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery.
  10. “2020 UNDERSTANDING RISK FORUM” Understanding Risk.
  11. “Annual Report 2019 – WOMENCONNECT, PERU AND TANZANIA” Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team.`
  12. “Tyler Radford” Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team.
  13. “Tyler Radford” Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team.
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: February 1, 2013

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2017 Dec Form 990 $2,139,135 $2,224,710 $668,305 $50,121 N $2,138,672 $0 $461 $108,800 PDF
    2016 Dec Form 990 $1,330,568 $906,457 $754,150 $50,391 N $1,330,320 $52 $196 $102,492
    2015 Dec Form 990 $892,986 $1,049,760 $293,012 $7,116 N $892,876 $0 $110 $64,100 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $732,994 $532,122 $460,234 $17,564 N $732,805 $0 $189 $112,098 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $770,258 $564,015 $304,768 $62,970 N $768,642 $0 $0 $88,966 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $429,044 $423,284 $35,555 $0 N $428,225 $0 $0 $110,054 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $281,050 $261,457 $29,795 $0 N $281,050 $0 $0 $56,730 PDF

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    Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)

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