Our Funds and Fellowships

Funds and Fellowships are how we support projects and people. We also connect projects with third-party service providers through our Labs.

Internet Freedom Fund - OTF's flagship funding mechanism

Core Infrastructure Fund - supporting the development and maintenance of essential 'building block' Internet freedom technologies

Rapid Response Fund - fast support for urgent digital emergencies

Community Prototype Fund - supporting the rapid development of innovative Internet freedom technology prototypes that serve the immediate needs of the Internet freedom and human rights communities


Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP) - supporting individuals studying censorship through a variety of disciplines

Digital Integrity Fellowship Program (DIFP) - bolstering the digital security of at-risk groups through longer-term support


Localization Lab - making internet freedom tools available in new languages

Community Lab - empowering a stronger, more diverse internet freedom community

Engineering Lab - bolstering and securing the technological infrastructure behind internet freedom technologies

Usability Lab - improving the usability of open source circumvention and digital security technologies

Red Team Lab - conducting independent security audits of Internet freedom technologies

Learning Lab - telling the stories of projects and the results they produce