Grantee Profile

Center for Democracy and Technology

Grants to Center for Democracy and Technology

  • $700,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 2 years, 11 months)

    Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) is a leading Washington DC-based NGO working to advance public policies that keep the Internet open and innovative. The award supports CDT’s Internet Architecture Project as it works within Internet standards bodies to ensure the technical and legal underpinnings of the Internet protect and promote openness and human rights, while also raising these forums’ profile as arenas of concern and engagement for the human rights field. The award also supports CDT’s efforts to cultivate more effective and regular participation of technologists and technology leaders in public policy debates in Washington, while providing accessible technical analysis to government officials on critical issues related to privacy, security and free expression to ensure that policy decisions in these areas are informed by technological considerations.

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Center for Democracy and Technology is a Washington, D.C.-based NGO working to advance public policies that keep the Internet open and innovative. The grant will support its Internet Architecture project, which aims to ensure that the technical architecture of the Internet remains supportive of free expression by design.

  • $125,000

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support the Internet, Human Rights and Corporate Responsibility initiative (over two years).

  • $650,000

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of the digital copyright project (over four years).

  • $100,000

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of a series of convenings of industry representatives, scholars, and human rights advocates to explore the responsibilities of U.S. Internet companies operating in countries with authoritative governments (over two years).

  • $600,000

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of a project to help establish a balanced approach to copyright protection (over three years).

  • $250,000

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of the Security, Freedom and Technology Project.

  • $250,000

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support a project to establish a balanced approach to copyright protection.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Center for Democracy and Technology $3,075,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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