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]

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Categories

Rapid Response

Organization

Fund

Digital Defenders Partnership

Emergency Grants

United Nations (OCHA)

Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)

Agir Ensemble pour les Droits de l'Homme (AEDH)

Emergency Fund

University of York Centre for Applied Human Rights

Protective Fellowship Scheme

International Media Support

Safety Fund

International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

Grants for HRDs at Risk

Freedom House

Emergency Assistance to Frontline Activists

Embattled CSOs (Emergency)

Embattled CSOs (Advocacy)

LGBTI Assistance Program

Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights

Rapid Response Grant

RR - Latin America & the Caribbean

RR - Africa

Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders (EMHRF)

Urgent Grants

Justice and Peace Netherlands

Shelter City

Frontline Defenders

Protection Grants

ProtectDefenders.eu

Emergency Support

World Organisation Against Torture

Emergency HRD Support

Joopea Foundation

JAssist

Security Without Borders

Security Assistance

Renewable Freedom Foundation

Digital Rights Fund

Defend Defenders

East and Horn of Africa

The Guatemala Human Rights Commission (GHRC)

Human Rights Defenders Fund

Rapid Response for Journalists & Scholars

Organization

Fund

Free Press Unlimited

Reporters Respond

International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)

IFJ Safety Fund

Doha Centre for Media Freedom

Media Assistance

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE)

Journalists in Distress Fund

International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF)

IWMF Emergency Fund

La Maison Des Journalistes

Assistance

Reporters Without Borders (RSF)

Individual Support

Berlin Scholarship Program

Rory Peck Trust

Assistance Grants

Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI)

Legal Assistance

Scholars at Risk Network

Support for Scholars Under Threat

Cara

Support for Academics Under Threat

International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN)

Writers/Artists at Risk

Institute of International Education

Fellowships for Threatened Scholars Around the World

In-Kind Digital Infrastructure

Organization

Fund

eQualit.ie

Deflect

Google

Project Shield

CloudFlare

Project Galileo

Amazon

AWS Imagine Grant Program

Google

Impact and Community Grants

Twilio

Twilio.org

US Government Internet Freedom and Security

Organization

Fund

Department of State

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL)

U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM)

Office of Internet Freedom (OIF)

ISC Project

Information security and Internet freedom grants

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)

Computer Systems Research (CSR)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Cyber Security Solicitations

Privacy and Security

Organization

Fund

Mozilla Foundation

Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS)

MOSS - Foundational Technology

MOSS - Mission Partners

MOSS - Secure Open Source

NLNet Foundation

Open Call - Network and Internet Technology

Internet Hardening Fund

Standards in Real-Time Communication

DNSSEC Fund

Prototype Fund

Open Source Project Support (Germany)

Facebook

Secure the Internet Grants

Facebook

Research Awards

Cisco

Research & Open Innovation

Next Generation Internet (NGI)

NGI Open Calls

Core Infrastructure Initiative

Grants

Open Source Technology Improvement Fund (OSTIF)

Grants

AirVPN

Project Support

Network of Excellence in Internet Science

Network of Excellence in Internet Science

Library Freedom Project

Library Freedom Institute

Digital Rights

Organization

Fund

Reset

reset.tech

Mozilla

Grants

Freedom House

Various Programs

Access Now

Grants

Sigrid Rausing Trust

Grants

Hivos

Freedom and Accountability

Ford Foundation

Internet Freedom

Media Democracy Fund

Grants

Democracy Council

About

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Digital Extension Grants

Renewable Freedom Foundation

Funding Sources List

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

Organization

Fund

International Development Research Center (IDRC)

Funding

Microsoft

Grants

Airband Initiative

Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

Access

Comcast

Innovation Fund

Internet Society

Grants & Awards

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Partnership Opportunities

Development Innovation Ventures (DIV)

OpenCellular

OpenCellular Grants

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

Global Grand Challenges

Google

Impact Challenge

Inveneo

Advice

Mercy Corps

Grants

SPIDER

Grants

International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS)

Grants

Wehubit

Grants

Comic Relief

Tech For Good

GSM Association

Connected Society Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity

Motorola

Motorola Solutions Foundation

NetHope

Devices for Impact

Digital Frontiers

Grants

European Commission

Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid

Microsoft

AI for Humanitarian Action

Microsoft

AI for Accessibility

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK)

Research Grants

Newton Fund

Grants

World Wide Web Foundation

Web We Want

Nonprofit Technology Network

Digital Inclusion Fellowship

Internet Society

Beyond the Net Funding

TechSoup

TechSoup Global Network

UNICEF

Innovation Fund

Startup Incubators and Entrepreneurship

Organization

Fund

Garage 48

About

Mach37

About

iHub

Support for Africa-based tech startups

Hackers/Founders

Accelerator and Founders’ Cooperative

United For Iran

IranCubator

3fs

About

National Science Foundation (NSF)

America’s Seed Fund (Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program)

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)

Global Innovation Fund

About

Google

Google for Startups

PeaceTech Accelerator

About

MIT

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

DevLabs

About

Coinbase

Coinbase Ventures

Snap, Inc.

Yellow

The Thiel Foundation

The Thiel Fellowship

Samsung

Samsung Next

Comcast NBCUniversal

LIFT Labs

Fellowships

Research

Organization

Fund

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW)

Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy

Grants for current PhD candidates

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Sloan Research Fellowships

Tinker Foundation Incorporated

Field Research Grants

Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG)

Internet and Society Fellowship

Harvard Library Innovation Lab

Summer Fellowship

Berkman Klein Center & MIT Media Lab

Assembly

Stanford PACS Digital Civil Society Lab

Non-Resident Fellowship

Venture for America (VFA)

VFA Fellowship

Azavea

Summer of Maps

Policy & Advocacy

Organization

Fund

Ford Foundation/Mozilla

Open Web Fellowship

Open Society Foundations

Open Society Fellowship

CIPE/NDI/CIMA

Open Internet for Democracy Leaders Program

Shuttleworth Foundation

Fellowship

Human Rights Watch

Fellowships (pdf)

Google

Public Policy Fellowship

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Fellowships

Echoing Green

Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship and Leadership Development Programs

Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Fellowship Program

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School

Technology and Democracy Fellowship

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP)

Legal Fellowships

Eisenhower Fellowships

Global Programs

Data & Society

Fellows Program

Internet Law & Policy Foundry

Fellowships

Voqal

Fellowships

Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)

EPIC Law Fellowship

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Westin Fellows

Free Press

C. Edwin Baker Media Policy Fellowship

Mozilla

Fellowships

TechCongress

Congressional Innovation Fellowship

Kairos Fellowship

Fellowship

Coding and Software Development

Organization

Fund

Python Software Foundation (PSF)

PSF Grants Program

Google

Faculty Research Awards

Mozilla

Research Grants

SAGE

Concept Grants

Protocol Labs

Research Grants

Outreachy

Mentorships and internships

Rails Girls

Summer of Code

Google

Summer of Code

General Assembly

Social Impact

Coding it Forward

Civic Digital Fellowship

Cybersecurity Tech Accord/UN Office of Disarmament Affairs

Apps 4 Digital Peace

Social Justice and Global Challenges

Organization

Fund

Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF)

Grants

Omidyar Network

About

Knight Foundation

Technology Innovation

Governance, Norms and Values - Research on the Future Internet

The Reva & David Logan Foundation

Social Justice, Scholarship, the Arts and Investigative Journalism

Siegel Family Endowment

About

Bond

Funding Opportunities

Ariadne: European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights

About

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Grants

Swedish International Development Agency (Sida)

Research Calls and Grants

European Commission

Digital Single Market Funding

Open Society Foundations

Information Program

Grants

Finland Ministry of Foreign Affairs

INGO Support

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)

Grants

Enabel (Belgian Development Agency)

Grants

Cisco

Cisco Foundation

Global Impact Cash Grants

Dropbox

Dropbox Foundation

Humanity United

Grants

Oak Foundation

International Human Rights

Open Society Foundations

Human Rights Initiative

Nexus Fund

Grants

Overbrook Foundation

Human Rights Defenders

Hewlett Foundation

About

Fund for Global Human Rights

Grants

Human Rights First

Human Rights Defenders

Oak Foundation

Grants

FIDH

Support for Local HRDs

Protection International

About

Human Rights Foundation (HRF)

About

European Endowment for Democracy (EED)

Grants

UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF)

Grants

Ashoka

Changemakers

Counterpart International

Business Opportunities

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

Grants

European Commission, Democracy and Human Rights

Calls for Proposals

MIT

Solve

Skoll Global Threats Fund

About

Human Rights Funders Network

Resources for Grantseekers

Community

Gender & LGBTQ

Organization

Fund

American Refugee Committee

Gender-based Violence and Response

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

Grants

Coalition of African Lesbians

About

Governments of Indonesia and Australia

Komnas Perempuan (Indonesia's National Commission on Violence Against Women)

Mediterranean Women's Fund

Mediterranean Women’s Fund

Third Wave Fund

Mobilize Power Fund

Women Living Under Muslim Laws

About

Women's Rehabilitation Center (Nepal)

About

Women Development Advocacy Center (Nepal)

Digital Empowerment Fellowship

Freedom House

Dignity for All: LGBTI Assistance Program

Womanity Foundation

About

Mama Cash

Grants

International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF)

Emergency Fund

Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

Fund For Women Journalists

Kim Wall Memorial Fund

GiveOut

The Suki Sandhu LGBTQI Asia Fund

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

Program on Independent Journalism

Reporters Without Borders (RSF)

About

Rory Peck Trust

Support for freelance journalists

Social Science Research Council/Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership

Abe Fellowship for Journalists

University of Toronto

Fellowship in Global Journalism

Moment Magazine

Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative (DPIJI)

Mother Jones

The Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program

Open Society Foundation

Moving Walls Fellowship

University of Oxford

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

World Press Institute (WPI)

WPI Fellowship

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)

Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship

Dutch Journalism Fund

About

International Media Support

About

The Walkley Foundation

Grants

French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (CFI)

Media Development

UNESCO

International Programme for the Development of Communication

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Grants

Thomson Foundation

Media Training and Development

Poynter

International Fact-Checking Network

Stanford University

John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships

Capacity Building

Organization

Fund

Creative Commons

Community Activities Fund

Bassel Khartabil Free Culture Fellowship

Open Knowledge International

About

Internet Freedom Festival (IFF)

IFF Community Development Fellows Program

Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL)

Open Source Center Strategic Grants

Open Source Center Catalytic Grants

Arcadia Fund

Open Access Grants

Linux Foundation

CommunityBridge

Software Freedom Conservancy

Project Funding

RIPE NCC

Community Projects Fund

Region-Specific

Middle East

Organization

Fund

Arab Human Rights Fund (AHRF)

Grants

Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders (EMHRF)

Standard grants

Department of State

U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)

Asia-Pacific

Organization

Fund

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

Human Rights Defenders Programme

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

Latin America Program

Africa

Organization

Fund

RAITH Foundation

Funding

Fund for Internet Research and Development (FIRE Africa)

Grants