Appendix IV: Alternative Sources of Support
Funding for Internet freedom, journalism, software development, and human rights projects from sources other than OTF.
The following table contains alternate funding sources which support efforts relevant to the fields of Internet freedom, software development, journalism, and human rights, broadly speaking. Sources are organized by general subject matter. We're always seeking to grow this resource and make it as useful and inclusive as possible, so if you know of a funding source that should be on here, please let us know by contacting us at [email protected]
Note: This list is shared for information purposes only. OTF cannot assist with fundraising efforts of individual projects or refer projects to specific funders. Inclusion of a funding entity on this list does not represent an endorsement by OTF.
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Categories

Rapid Response

Organization
Fund
The Social Science Research Council
Internet Society Foundation
FOSS Responders
Digital Defenders Partnership
United Nations (OCHA)
Agir Ensemble pour les Droits de l'Homme (AEDH)
University of York Centre for Applied Human Rights
International Media Support
International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)
Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights
Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders (EMHRF)
Justice and Peace Netherlands
Frontline Defenders
ProtectDefenders.eu
World Organisation Against Torture
Joopea Foundation
JAssist
Security Without Borders
Renewable Freedom Foundation
Defend Defenders
The Guatemala Human Rights Commission (GHRC)

Rapid Response for Journalists & Scholars

Organization
Fund
Free Press Unlimited
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE)
International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF)
La Maison Des Journalistes
Reporters Without Borders (RSF)
Rory Peck Trust
Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI)
Scholars at Risk Network
International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN)
Institute of International Education

In-Kind Digital Infrastructure

Organization
Fund
eQualit.ie
Deflect
Google
CloudFlare
Twilio

US Government Internet Freedom and Security

Organization
Fund
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Privacy and Security

Organization
Fund
Mozilla Foundation
Facebook
Next Generation Internet (NGI)
Core Infrastructure Initiative
Grants
Open Source Technology Improvement Fund (OSTIF)
Grants
AirVPN
Library Freedom Project

Digital Rights

Organization
Fund
Reset
Mozilla
Grants
Digital Defenders Partnership
Freedom House
Access Now
Grants
Sigrid Rausing Trust
Grants
Ford Foundation
Media Democracy Fund
Grants
Democracy Council
About
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
Renewable Freedom Foundation
Digital Freedom Fund
Grants
The Developer Society (DEV)

Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D) including Deploying Internet Connectivity

Organization
Fund
International Development Research Center (IDRC)
Funding
Microsoft
Grants
Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
Access
Comcast
Internet Society
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
OpenCellular
Catholic Relief Services
ICT4D
CRDF Global
Grants
Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT)
ICT
USAID Development Innovations
Grants
Peace Corps Small Grants Program
Grants
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Google
Inveneo
Advice
Mercy Corps
Grants
SPIDER
Grants
International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS)
Grants
Wehubit
Grants
Comic Relief
NetHope
Digital Frontiers
Grants
Microsoft
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK)
Newton Fund
Grants
World Wide Web Foundation
Nonprofit Technology Network
Internet Society
UNICEF

Startup Incubators and Entrepreneurship

Organization
Fund
Garage 48
About
Mach37
About
United For Iran
3fs
About
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Global Innovation Fund
About
PeaceTech Accelerator
About
DevLabs
About
Coinbase
Snap, Inc.
Yellow
The Thiel Foundation
Samsung
Comcast NBCUniversal
LIFT Labs
Code for Science & Society

Fellowships

Research

Organization
Fund
The Social Science Research Council
National Science Foundation (NSF)
University of Illinois Fellowship Finder
The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Tinker Foundation Incorporated
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG)
Harvard Library Innovation Lab
Berkman Klein Center & MIT Media Lab
Assembly
Stanford PACS Digital Civil Society Lab
Venture for America (VFA)
Azavea
PrivacyCo/Top10VPN.com

Policy & Advocacy

Organization
Fund
Ford Foundation/Mozilla
Open Society Foundations
Shuttleworth Foundation
Human Rights Watch
National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP)
Eisenhower Fellowships
Data & Society
Internet Law & Policy Foundry
Voqal
Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
Mozilla
Kairos Fellowship

Coding and Software Development

Organization
Fund
Python Software Foundation (PSF)
Mozilla
SAGE
Protocol Labs
Rails Girls
Google
General Assembly
Coding it Forward
Cybersecurity Tech Accord/UN Office of Disarmament Affairs
Microsoft
FOSS Fund

Social Justice and Global Challenges

Organization
Fund
Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF)
Grants
Omidyar Network
About
Knight Foundation
Siegel Family Endowment
About
Ariadne: European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights
About
National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
Grants
Swedish International Development Agency (Sida)
European Commission
Open Society Foundations
Grants
Finland Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)
Grants
Enabel (Belgian Development Agency)
Grants
Cisco
Dropbox
Humanity United
Grants
Oak Foundation
Open Society Foundations
Overbrook Foundation
Hewlett Foundation
About
Fund for Global Human Rights
Grants
Human Rights First
Oak Foundation
Grants
Protection International
About
Human Rights Foundation (HRF)
About
European Endowment for Democracy (EED)
Grants
UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF)
Grants
Ashoka
Counterpart International
Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
Grants
European Commission, Democracy and Human Rights
MIT
Solve
Skoll Global Threats Fund
About
Human Rights Funders Network
The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law

Community

Gender & LGBTQ

Organization
Fund
American Refugee Committee
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Grants
Coalition of African Lesbians
About
Mediterranean Women's Fund
Third Wave Fund
Women Living Under Muslim Laws
About
Women's Rehabilitation Center (Nepal)
About
Women Development Advocacy Center (Nepal)
Womanity Foundation
About
Mama Cash
Grants
International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF)

Journalism & Media

Organization
Fund
MacArthur Foundation
Grants
Scripps Howard Foundation
Grants
Ethics & Excellence Journalism Foundation
Grants
Free Press Unlimited
About
Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF)
About
Open Society Foundations
Reporters Without Borders (RSF)
About
Social Science Research Council/Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
University of Toronto
Open Society Foundation
World Press Institute (WPI)
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)
Dutch Journalism Fund
About
International Media Support
About
The Walkley Foundation
Grants
French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (CFI)
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Grants
Thomson Foundation
Stanford University
DW Akademie
Journalists for Human Rights
About
BBC Media Action
About

Capacity Building

Organization
Fund
Creative Commons
Open Knowledge International
About
Internet Freedom Festival (IFF)
Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL)
Arcadia Fund
Linux Foundation
Software Freedom Conservancy

Region-Specific

Middle East

Organization
Fund
Arab Human Rights Fund (AHRF)
Grants
Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders (EMHRF)

Asia-Pacific

Organization
Fund
Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development
Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD)
About
Information Society Innovation Fund Asia (ISIF Asia)
About

South and Latin America

Organization
Fund
Indela (Initiative for digital rights in Latin America)
About
Open Society Foundation
Fund for Internet Strengthening in Latin America and the Caribbean

Africa

Organization
Fund
RAITH Foundation
Funding
Fund for Internet Research and Development (FIRE Africa)
Grants
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