OTF Rapid Response Fund

Open Technology Fund invites qualified individuals and organizations to apply for its Rapid Response Fund

The 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. To resolve digital emergencies, OTF offers both direct financial support as well as technical services from trusted partners to high-risk people and organizations, such as bloggers, cyber activists, journalists, and human rights defenders.

The Rapid Response Fund offers two types of support to organizations, activists, journalists, and other human rights defenders facing digital attacks and emergencies of various kinds: 1) technological services from trusted service partners and 2) direct financial support for the many needs that cannot be fulfilled by available service partners. For either form of support, the process starts with a single application. Support is only available through the Rapid Response Fund when there is a clear time-sensitive digital emergency in which an applicant is seeking short-term and urgent support

Grant Size: USD 5,000 – 25,000

Deadline: Available on Rolling Basis

Grant Sector:
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Development
  • Research
  • Startups
  • Science & Technology
  • Health
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