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Electronic Frontier Foundation

Grants to Electronic Frontier Foundation

  • $900,000

    2016 (Duration 3 years)

    Human Rights

    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — The award supports the general operations of the Electronic Frontier Foundation as it works to defend civil liberties in the digital environment. The organization’s staff attorneys, policy analysts, technologists, and advocates engage in impact litigation, the filing of amicus curiae briefs, campaigns, and software development in order to help advance essential freedoms.

  • $600,000

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is a pioneering membership-based organization that is dedicated to advancing freedom of expression and privacy in the digital world. It combines legal, policy, advocacy, and computer science expertise to help advance an open Internet and protect human rights defenders and journalists under digital threat. The grant will support EFF’s general operations.

  • $750,000

    2010 (Inactive Grant)


    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — In support of general operations (over three years).

  • $600,000

    2007 (Inactive Grant)


    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — In support of a domestic intellectual property program (over three years).

  • $600,000

    2003 (Inactive Grant)


    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — For work to represent the public interest in international industry standards-setting meetings on digital rights management and intellectual property (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Electronic Frontier Foundation $3,450,000 between 1978 and 2018.

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