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

Note: This list is shared for information purposes only. OTF cannot assist with fundraising efforts of individual projects or refer projects to specific funders. Inclusion of a funding entity on this list does not represent an endorsement by OTF.

You can stay up to date on all OTF submission deadlines and open submissions windows for other alternative funders by joining the OTF-announce mailing list, where we send a monthly update on upcoming application deadlines. Click here to join the OTF-announce mailing list.


Rapid Response

Rapid Response for Journalists & Scholars

In-Kind Digital Infrastructure

US Government Internet Freedom and Security

Privacy and Security

Digital Rights

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

Startup Incubators and Entrepreneurship



Policy & Advocacy

Coding and Software Development

Social Justice and Global Challenges


Gender & LGBTQ

Journalism & Media

Capacity Building


Middle East


South and Latin America


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