We fund & support open technology projects that promote human rights and open societies. We help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks.
Link to full RFP As of February 7, the RFP submission deadline has been updated to 11:59 Pm EST on February 23. Please submit submissions to [email protected] Frequently Asked Questions about the RFP Overview Open Technology Fund (OTF) is soliciting proposals...
The Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP) supports individuals tracking internet interference practices and investigating emerging means of overcoming censorship in repressive environments. Applications due by February 19, 2024. Visit the fellowship page for...
Internet Freedom Fund
The Internet Freedom Fund is OTF’s primary way to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-focused projects that promote human rights, Internet freedom, open societies.
Rapid Response Fund
The Rapid Response Fund aims to facilitate the digital emergency response community to resolve threats in a timely and comprehensive manner for individuals, communities, and organizations whose free expression has recently been repressed.
Surge and Sustain Fund
The Surge and Sustain Fund is the primary way that OTF provides resources to leading VPN and circumvention solutions to support user costs in highly restrictive environments.
Information Controls Fellowship
The Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP) cultivates research, outputs, and creative collaboration on topics related to repressive Internet censorship and surveillance.
OTF has supported 450+ projects to date.
OTF provides ongoing project support for security audits, usability and user safety, translations, and community learning.
OTF Key Impacts
global users circumvent online censorship with OTF-supported technologies
words translated in 240 languages and dialects
advisory council members from academia, industry, and civil society