Appendix IV: Alternative Sources of Support

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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 hell[email protected]

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Rapid Response

Organization

Fund

Human Rights Funders Network

Resources for Grantseekers

Digital Defenders Partnership

Incidental Emergency Grants

Sustainable Emergency Grants

Capacity Building 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

ProtectDefenders.eu

Emergency Support

World Organisation Against Torture

Emergency HRD Support

Google

Project Shield

CloudFlare

Project Galileo

eQualit.ie

Deflect

Joopea Foundation

JAssist

Security Without Borders

Security Assistance

Renewable Freedom Foundation

Digital Rights Fund

Rapid Response for Journalists & Scholars

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

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

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

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Resilient Anonymous Communication for Everyone (RACE)

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Partnership Opportunities

Development Innovation Ventures (DIV)

Privacy and Security

Organization

Fund

Web We Want

Grants

Renewable Freedom Foundation

Grants

Funding Sources List

Mozilla Foundation

Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS)

MOSS - Foundational Technology

MOSS - Mission Partners

MOSS - Secure Open Source

Access Now

Grants

Jigsaw (Google)

Jigsaw

Data Transparency Lab

Grants Program

Library Freedom Project

Library Freedom Institute

Core Infrastructure Initiative

Grants

NLNet Foundation

Open Call - Network and Internet Technology

Internet Hardening Fund

Standards in Real-Time Communication

DNSSEC Fund

Linux Foundation

Linux Foundation

AirVPN

Project Support

Network of Excellence in Internet Science

Network of Excellence in Internet Science

Kantara Initiative

Identity/Data/IoT

Prototype Fund

Open Source Project Support (Germany)

RIPE NCC

Community Projects Fund

Facebook

Secure the Internet Grants

Facebook

Research Awards

Cisco

Research & Open Innovation

Digital Democracy & Human Rights

Organization

Fund

Ford Foundation

Internet Freedom

Media Democracy Fund

Grants

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

Cisco

Cisco Foundation

Dropbox

Dropbox Foundation

CIPE/NDI/CIMA

Open Internet for Democracy Leaders Program

Humanity United

Grants

Oak Foundation

International Human Rights

Open Society Foundations

Human Rights Initiative

Freedom House

Various Programs

MacArthur Foundation

Grants

Sigrid Rausing Trust

Human Rights Defenders

Free Expression

Hivos

Freedom and Accountability

Nexus Fund

Grants

Overbrook Foundation

Human Rights Defenders

Fund for Global Human Rights

Grants

Human Rights First

Human Rights Defenders

FIDH

Support for Local HRDs

Protection International

About

Democracy Council

About

Comic Relief

Tech For Good

UNICEF

Innovation Fund

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Digital Extension Grants

Human Rights Foundation (HRF)

About

Open Knowledge International

About

European Endowment for Democracy (EED)

Grants

Counterpart International

Business Opportunities

UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF)

Grants

Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL)

Open Source Center Strategic Grants

Open Source Center Catalytic Grants

European Commission, Democracy and Human Rights

Calls for Proposals

Digital Safety

Organization

Fund

Frontline Defenders

Protection Grants

Hivos

Digital Defenders Partnership

Digital Integrity Fellowship

Global Journalist Security

Digital Safety

Justice and Peace Netherlands

Initiatives

Defend Defenders

East African Women’s Digital Safety Fellowship

Reporters Without Borders (RSF)

Scholarship training journalists in digital security

Internet Access

Organization

Fund

International Development Research Center (IDRC)

Funding

Microsoft

Airband Initiative

Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

Access

Comcast

Innovation Fund

Internet Society

Grants & Awards

Startup Assistance/Incubators

Organization

Fund

Garage 48

About

CyberGhost

Privacy Accelerator Program

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)

Google

Google for Entrepreneurs

PeaceTech Accelerator

About

MIT

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

DevLabs

About

Coinbase

Coinbase Ventures

Lumi Labs

About

Snap, Inc.

Yellow

The Thiel Foundation

The Thiel Fellowship

Matter

Entrepreneur program

Coding

Organization

Fund

Outreachy

Mentorships and internships

Rails Girls

Summer of Code

Google

Summer of Code

Linux Foundation

Linux Foundation Fellows

Code 2040

About

General Assembly

Social Impact

Voqal

Fellowships

The Walkley Foundation

Coding Scholarships for Journalists

Policy

Organization

Fund

Ford Foundation/Mozilla

Open Web Fellowship

Open Society Foundations

Open Society Fellowship

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

Ashoka

Venture and Fellowship

Data & Society

Fellows Program

Internet Law & Policy Foundry

Foundry Fellows

Internet Society

Fellowship to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Programme

Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)

EPIC Law Fellowship

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Westin Fellows

Free Press

C. Edwin Baker Media Policy Fellowship

Internet Policy Observatory

Research for Impact: Call For Proposals

Mozilla

Network Tech Policy Fellowship

CIPESA

ICT4Democracy Fellowship Programme

Fellowships (Research and Multidisciplinary)

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

Google

Computer Science programs

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

Software and Development

Organization

Fund

Python Software Foundation (PSF)

PSF Grants Program

Google

Faculty Research Awards

Mozilla

Research Grants

Software Freedom Conservancy

Project Funding

SAGE

Concept Grants

Women & 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

Oak Foundation

Issues Affecting Women

Overbrook Foundation

Gender Rights

Journalism & Media

Organization

Fund

Knight Foundation/Mozilla

The Knight-Mozilla Fellowship

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP)

First Look Media Technology Fellowship

Legal Fellowships

Scripps Howard Foundation

Grants

Ethics & Excellence Journalism Foundation

Grants

Media Development Investment Fund

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, Munk School of Global Affairs

Fellowship in Global Journalism

Moment Magazine

Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative (DPIJI)

Mother Jones

The Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program

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

The Walkley Media Innovation Program

French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (CFI)

Media Development

DW Akademie

Media Development

UNESCO

International Programme for the Development of Communication

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Grants

Thomson Foundation

Media Training and Development

Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Initiative

Challenge on News and Information Quality

Poynter

International Fact-Checking Fellowship

International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN)

Writers/Artists at Risk

Institute of International Education

Fellowships for Threatened Scholars Around the World

Swedish Institute

Creative Force Grants

Region Specific

Organization

Fund

Middle East

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

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

About

Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD)

About

Information Society Innovation Fund Asia (ISIF Asia)

About

South and Latin America

The Colombian Commission of Jurists (CCJ) (La Comisióna de Juristas)

About

The Guatemala Human Rights Commission (GHRC)

About

Somos Defensores Program

About

Unidad de Protección a Defensoras y Defensores de Derechos Humanos – Guatemala

About

Africa

The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (ENAHRDP)

DefendDefenders

RAITH Foundation

Funding

BudgIT Nigeria

Civic Tech Media Fellowship

Fund for Internet Research and Development (FIRE Africa)

Grants

Europe

Metamorphosis

About

Community & Inclusion

Organization

Fund

Creative Commons

Community Activities Fund

Bassel Khartabil Free Culture Fellowship

Internet Society

Beyond the Net Funding

Internet Freedom Festival (IFF)

IFF Community Development Fellows Program

Nonprofit Technology Network

Digital Inclusion Fellowship

Citizen Engagement Laboratory

Kairos Fellowship

Miscellaneous

Organization

Fund

TechSoup

TechSoup Global Network

Mozilla

Grants

MIT

Solve

Skoll Global Threats Fund

About

Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF)

Grants

Omidyar Network

About

Knight Foundation

Technology Innovation

The Reva & David Logan Foundation

Social Justice, Scholarship, the Arts and Investigative Journalism

Arcadia Fund

Open Access Grants

Pineapple Fund (closed)

About