Supporting Internet Freedom Worldwide

We support technology projects that counter online censorship and combat repressive surveillance to enable all citizens to exercise their fundamental human rights online.

Our Funds and Fellowships provide support to researchers, technologists, and digital security experts developing solutions to empower and protect users from repressive government censorship and surveillance globally.

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Internet Freedom Fund

This fund supports innovative internet freedom projects, including technology development, research, digital security projects, and convenings.

Rapid Response Fund

This fund provides emergency support to journalists, human rights defenders, and civil society organizations facing digital threats and attacks.

Surge and Sustain Fund

This fund supports user costs for open-source VPN and circumvention solutions serving users in highly restrictive censorship environments.

FOSS Sustainability Fund

This fund supports the long-term maintenance of established FOSS projects and communities that sustain them.

Information Controls Fellowship Program

The Fellowship supports research into repressive internet censorship and surveillance.

Lab Fact

OTF has supported 450+ projects to date.

We provide expert services to internet freedom projects through our Resource Labs.

Localization Lab

Localization Lab

Our partners translate internet freedom tools into over 200 languages.

Red Team Lab

Security Lab

Our partners provide expert security audits to qualifying internet freedom projects as well as all OTF-supported technology projects.

Lab Fact

OTF provides ongoing project support for security audits, usability and user safety, translations, and community learning.

Localization Lab

User Experience & Discovery Lab

Our partners improve the user-experience design of internet freedom technologies.

Localization Lab

Learning Lab

Our partners help technology-focused internet freedom projects effectively communicate with their audiences.

OTF Project Highlights: Círculo

Círculo is an open-source mobile safety app for female journalists and human rights defenders

OTF Project Highlights: VPNalyzer: Crowdsourced Investigation into Commercial VPNs

Research instrumentation to enable crowdsourced investigations into commercial VPNs​.

OTF Project Highlights: Ouinet

A technology utilizing peer-to-peer networking and distributed storage to route around censorship.

OTF IMPACT

2+ BILLION

people worldwide use OTF-supported technologies to safely access the uncensored internet

5,000+

applications for support received and reviewed

200+

countries where OTF supports censorship measurement and monitoring efforts

100+

security audits supported, resulting in over 2,000 security patches

RAPID RESPONSE ASSISTANCE PROVIDED IN OVER

40+

COUNTRIES GLOBALLY FOR DIGITAL EMERGENCIES