Funding

Independence, diversity, and sustainability are central to Access Now’s ability to carry out its mission, and we rely on the support of a diverse range of stakeholders.

The majority of our support comes from foundations and development agencies, with the rest coming from companies, courts, individuals, and civil society organizations. To ensure the independence, and integrity of our organization, we accept support contingent upon the following non-negotiables:

  • Access Now does not accept funding that places its staff, partners, supported communities, or mission at risk.
  • Access Now does not accept funding that jeopardizes its relationship with its partners, stakeholders, or supported communities and networks.
  • Access Now does not accept funding that compromises its organizational independence, including funding relationships that may influence its priorities, policy positions, advocacy efforts, regions of focus, or direct action work.
  • Access Now does not accept funding that poses a risk to its reputation more broadly or with respect to specific programmatic areas of work.

To learn about the RightsCon funding policy, click here. For more information on Access Now’s approach to fundraising, transparency, and independence, click here.

All contributions, large and small, go a long way. If you are an individual and would like to donate you can contribute here. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@accessnow.org or reach out directly to a member of our staff. Access Now is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. All contributions are tax deductible.

 


Grant Funder Duration Amount (USD)
RightsCon Toronto Conference Sponsorship  Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs  April 2018 50,000
RightsCon Toronto Conference Sponsorship  Mozilla Foundation  April 2018  35,000
Program Support – SAFETAG Auditing Internews April 2018  23,367
RightsCon Toronto Conference Sponsorship Automattic April 2018 10,000
RightsCon Toronto Conference Sponsorship  Dropbox April 2018  10,000
Core Organizational Support and RightsCon Toronto Conference Sponsorship Facebook March 2018 50,000
Tech, Policy, Advocacy, and Grants Program Support Sida March 2018 780,500
Program Support and RightsCon Toronto Conference Sponsorship Global Affairs Canada March 2018 273,876
Policy Program Support  Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs March 2018  361,200
RightsCon Toronto Conference Sponsorship Ford Foundation February 2018  25,000
Core Organizational Support Sigrid Rausing Trust February 2018   137,090
RightsCon Toronto Conference Sponsorship Twitter February 2018  25,000
RightsCon Toronto Conference Sponsorship  Verisign  February 2018   10,000
RightsCon Toronto Conference Sponsorship British Telecom January 2018  10,123
RightsCon Toronto Conference Sponsorship Fenwick & West LLP January 2018  10,000
Core Organizational Support and RightsCon Toronto Sponsorship Microsoft January 2018 75,000
RightsCon Toronto Conference Sponsorship John Templeton Foundation January 2018 180,000
Policy Program Support UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office January 2018 27,902
Policy Program Support Miami Foundation January 2018 100,000
RightsCon Toronto Conference Sponsorship Reddit January 2018 10,000


Grant Funder Duration Amount (USD)
  Program Support – Digital Security Microsoft  December 2017 50,000
RightsCon TorontoConference Sponsorship  Humanity United December 2017  50,000
RightsCon TorontoConference Sponsorship ICANN December 2017 15,000
RightsCon Toronto Conference Sponsorship Centre for International Governance Innovation December 2017 9,990
RightsCon Toronto Conference Sponsorship Tunnelbear December 2017 9,980
 Tech and Policy Program Support  Sida  December 2017  470,864
RightsCon Toronto Conference Sponsorship Google December 2017  100,000
 RightsCon: Brussels – Conference Sponsorship Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs December 2017   50,000
 Core Organizational Support  Sonos  November 2017  15,000
  Core Organizational Support  Minneapolis Foundation  November 2017   10,000
 Core Organizational Support Anonymous Donation  November 2017  20,000
Policy Program Support Mozilla October 2017  20,000
RightsCon Toronto Sponsorship Internet Society October 2017 25,000
Policy Program Support Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs October 2017 258,600
Crypto Colloquium – Conference Sponsorship Internet Association October 2017 5,000
Policy Program Support UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office  September 2017 x97,212
RightsCon Toronto Sponsorship  Private Internet Access September 2017  50,000
RightsCon Toronto Sponsorship IDRC  September 2017 40,522
Policy Program Support Mozilla August 2017 7,500
RightsCon Toronto Sponsorship Vodafone Inc August 2017 50,000
Policy Program Support The Miami Foundation August 2017 100,000
Core Organizational Support Anonymous Donation July 2017 200,000
Program Support – Digital Security Microsoft July 2017 100,000
Core Organizational Support Oak Foundation June 2017 150,000
Cy Pres Award Perkins v. LinkedIn May 2017 347,332
Core Organizational Support Anne Coombs and Susan Varga May 2017 22,682
RightsCon: Brussels – Conference Sponsorship
Omidyar April 2017 15,000
RightsCon: Brussels – Conference Sponsorship
OSCE April 2017 26,500
Core Organizational Support Google April 2017 100,000
 Program Support – Digital Security Microsoft  April 2017 100,000
 RightsCon: Brussels – Conference Sponsorship  Open Society Foundations   April 2017 25,000 
Policy Program Support – Over the Top   Google April 2017 51,700 
 RightsCon: Brussels – Conference Sponsorship AnchorFree  April 2017 10,000
 Core Organizational Support and RightsCon: Brussels- Conference Sponsorship  Facebook  March 2017 53,000 
 Core Organizational Support Sigrid Rausing Trust   March 2017  121,000
 RightsCon: Brussels – Conference Sponsorship Ford Foundation March 2017 25,000
RightsCon: Brussels – Conference Sponsorship BT March 2017 10,000
RightsCon: Brussels – Conference Sponsorship Reddit February 2017 10,000
RightsCon: Brussels – Conference Sponsorship Automattic February 2017 50,000
Core Organizational Support Anonymous Donation January 2017 5,144
Core Organizational Support Craig Newmark January 2017 10,000
Core Organizational Support Jon Callas and Tamzen Cannoy January 2017 5,000
RightsCon: Brussels – Conference Sponsorship Yahoo! January 2017 10,000
RightsCon: Brussels – Conference Sponsorship Verizon January 2017 10,000
RightsCon: Brussels – Conference Sponsorship Mozilla January 2017 25,000
RightsCon: Brussels – Conference Sponsorship Humanity United January 2017 25,000
Core Organizational Support Duck Duck Go January 2017 5,000
RightsCon: Brussels – Conference Sponsorship Cisco January 2017 25,000
Tech, Policy, Advocacy, and Grants Program Support Sida January 2017 2,372,741
Core Organizational Support Mozilla January 2017 100,000
Program Support – Internet Shutdowns Lush January 2017 60,963


Grant Funder Duration Amount (USD)
Core Organizational Support Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program December 2016 40,000
Core Organizational Support The Minneapolis Foundation December 2016 50,000
RightsCon: Brussels – Conference Sponsorship Twitter December 2016 20,000
RightsCon: Brussels – Conference Meeting Sponsorship Mozilla December 2016 25,000
RightsCon: Brussels – Conference Sponsorship Internet Society December 2016 25,000
RightsCon: Brussels – Conference Sponsorship ICANN December 2016 10,000
Program Support – Internet Shutdowns UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office December 2016 75,627
Policy Program Support – Over the Top Google December 2016 198,300
RightsCon: Brussels – Conference Sponsorship Private Internet Access | London Trust Media November 2016 30,000
Tech, Policy, Advocacy, and Grants Program Support Sida November 2016 234,314
RightsCon: Brussels – Conference Sponsorship Vodafone October 2016 50,000
RightsCon: Brussels – Conference Sponsorship Google September 2016 100,000
Core Organizational Support Microsoft September 2016 85,000
Core Organizational Support The 11th Hour Project August 2016 125,000
Core Organizational Support Anonymous Donation June 2016 200,000
Core Organizational Support – Org Development Oak Foundation June 2016 100,000
Tech, Policy, Advocacy, and Grants Program Support Sida May 2016 658,350
Core Organizational Support and RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference Sponsorship Facebook May 2016 50,000
Core Organizational Support Yelp May 2016 5,000
Core Organizational Support Union Square Ventures April 2016 5,000
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference Sponsorship ICANN April 2016 10,000
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference Sponsorship RightsCon.org April 2016 146,535
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference Sponsorship Microsoft April 2016 50,000
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference Meeting Sponsorship Mozilla April 2016 15,000
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference Sponsorship Reddit March 2016 10,000
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference Sponsorship Mozilla March 2016 25,000
Core Organizational Support Oxfam Novib March 2016 10,874
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference Sponsorship Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs March 2016 49,982
Policy Program Support Google March 2016 100,000
Core Organizational Support Sigrid Rausing Trust March 2016 142,500
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference sponsorship Twitter March 2016 20,000
Core Organizational Support and RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference sponsorship LinkedIn March 2016 50,000
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference sponsorship Dropbox March 2016 10,000
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference sponsorship IDRC March 2016 34,663
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference sponsorship Yelp February 2016 5,000
Core Organizational Support Oak Foundation February 2016 200,000
Core Organizational Support Mozilla February 2016 100,000
Tech, Policy, Advocacy, and Grants Program Support Sida January 2016 1,392,765
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference sponsorship  Ford Foundation January 2016 25,000
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference sponsorship  Yahoo! January 2016 10,000

FY 2015 Funding Chart

Grant Funder Duration Amount (USD)
Core Organizational Support The Minneapolis Foundation December 2015 5,000
Core Organizational Support Access Now Global Membership December 2016 3,000
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference Sponsorship Voqal December 2015 10,000
Core Organizational Support New Venture Fund November 2015 15,000
Core Organizational Support Voqal November 2015 6,250
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference sponsorship Humanity United November 2015 20,000
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference sponsorship  Internet Society November 2015 35,000
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference sponsorship London Media Trust October 2015 25,000
Policy Program Support and RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference Support Google October 2015 120,000
Core Organizational Support Anonymous Donation August 2015 195,000
Policy Program Support – Crypto Summit BSA July 2015 10,000
Policy Program Support LinkedIn July 2015 2,500
Tech, Policy, Advocacy, and Grants Program Support Sida July 2015 698,400
Policy Program Support Microsoft July 2015 45,000
Core Organizational Support Oxfam Novib June 2015 113,469
Core Organizational Support Private Internet Access | London Trust Media June 2015 5,000
Core Organizational Support – Regional Strengthening The 11th Hour Project May 2015 225,000
Core Organizational Support Mozilla May 2015 100,000
Core Organizational Support  and RightsCon: Southeast Asia – Conference sponsorship Microsoft May 2015 40,000
Tech, Policy, and Advocacy Program Support Sida April 2015 777,400
Core Organizational Support and RightsCon: Southeast Asia – Conference sponsorship Google April 2015 100,000
RightsCon: Southeast Asia – Conference sponsorship Yahoo! April 2015 10,000
RightsCon: Southeast Asia – Conference sponsorship RightsCon.org March 2015 38,374
Core Organizational Support and RightsCon: Southeast Asia – Conference sponsorship LinkedIn March 2015 50,000
RightsCon: Southeast Asia – Conference sponsorship ICANN March 2015 10,000
Core Organizational Support The Sigrid Rausing Trust March 2015 225,045
RightsCon: Southeast Asia – Conference sponsorship Mozilla March 2015 10,000
Core Organizational Support Oak Foundation February 2015 250,000
Core Organizational Support Anne Coombs February 2015 22,000
RightsCon: Southeast Asia – Conference sponsorship Media Democracy Fund February 2015 10,000
RightsCon: Southeast Asia – Conference sponsorship Internet Society January 2015 10,000
Core Organizational Support and RightsCon: Southeast Asia – Conference sponsorship Facebook January 2015 50,000
Core Organizational Support Yelp January 2015 15,000
Core Organizational Support Silicon Valley Community Fund January 2015 5,000

FY 2014 Funding Chart

Grant Funder Duration Amount (USD)
Tech Program Support – Digital Security Sida December 2014 390,600
RightsCon: Southeast Asia – Conference Sponsorship Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) December 2014 3,943
RightsCon: Southeast Asia – Conference Sponsorship Twitter December 2014 30,000
Regional Program Support The 11th Hour Project December 2014 75,000
RightsCon: Southeast Asia – Conference Sponsorship Web We Want November 2014 10,000
Policy Program Support Google October 2014 50,000
Core Organizational Support Oxfam Novib October 2014 125,910
Core Organizational Support Voqal September 2014 125,000
Core Organizational Support Yelp August 2014 5,000
Core Organizational Support Microsoft July 2014 40,000
Policy Program Support Google July 2014 50,000
Tech Program Support – Digital Security Sida June 2014 765,509
Core Organizational Support Facebook
June 2014 50,000
Core Organizational Support – Emphasis on Tech Innovation Prize John Templeton Foundation May 2014 50,000
Policy Program Support – LatAm Digital Rights Mapping IDRC May 2014 5,000
Policy Program Support – Internet Governances and Telecoms Advocacy Media Democracy Fund May 2014 20,000
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference sponsorship Internet Society May 2014 2,500
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference sponsorship Voqal April 2014 5,000
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference sponsorship Silicon Valley Community Fund April 2014 5,000
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference sponsorship ICANN April 2014 25,000
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference sponsorship Ebay April 2014 10,000
Core Organizational Support All Out / Purpose Foundation March 2014 2,500
Core Organizational Support The Sigrid Rausing Trust March 2014 242,650
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Event Operations RightsCon.org March 2014 75,375
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference sponsorship Oak Foundation March 2014 10,000
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference sponsorship Twitter February 2014 10,000
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference sponsorship Microsoft February 2014 25,000
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference sponsorship AnchorFree February 2014 10,000
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference sponsorship Media Democracy Fund February 2014 10,000
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Conference sponsorship  Mozilla Foundation February 2014   25,000
RightsCon: Silicon Valley – Activist and Civil Society Travel Support Hivos January 2014 40,000
Policy Program Support – Emphasis on Internet Governance Google January 2014 100,000



Grant Funder Duration Amount (USD)
Core Organizational Support and RightsCon: Silicon Valley conference sponsorship Ford Foundation December 2013 250,000
Policy Program Support – Global digital due process Google December 2013 75,000
RightsCon Silicon Valley – Conference support Internet Society December 2013 5,000
Policy Program Support – Emphasis on internet governance Google December 2013 100,000
Core Organizational Support Hamish Parker November 2013 15,870
Tech Program Support Knight Foundation October 2013 35,000
Tech Program Support and RightsCon: Silicon Valley Humanity United October 2013 140,000
Policy Program Support – LatAm digital rights mapping and regional advocacy IDRC August 2013 25,000
Policy Program Support – Global digital due process Google August 2013 150,000
Tech Program Support – Digital security Sida July 2013 781,000
Policy Program Support – Emphasis on internet governance and telecoms Oxfam Novib July 2013 132,160
Core Organizational Support – Emphasis on digital security Swedbank June 2013 60,000
Core Organizational Support Anne Coombs
May 2013 18,777
Policy Program Support – Net discrimination in Europe Skype April 2013 25,000
Policy Program Support – Emphasis on internet governance Google April 2013 60,000
Policy Program Support – LatAm digital rights mapping and regional advocacy Google February 2013 50,000
Tech Program Support – Global Proxy Cloud and circumvention technology Voqal February 2013 75,000
Core Organizational Support – Emphasis on digital security, global digital due process, and internet governance The Sigrid Rausing Trust February 2013 222,000
Core Organizational Support Facebook February 2013 50,000


Grant Funder Duration Amount (USD)
Individual Donor Support – Emphasis on core organizational work and special projects Global Movement Donations Throughout 2012 35,166
Policy Program Support – Internet governance and telecoms advocacy Media Democracy Fund December 2012 20,000
Tech Program Support – Civil Society Report Oxfam Novib December 2012 64,000
Policy Program Support – LatAm digital rights mapping and regional advocacy work IDRC November 2012 50,000
Tech Program Support – HowSecureAmI.org Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs December 2012 35,000
Policy Program Support – Net Neutrality Skype October 2012 50,000
Policy Program Support – Global digital due process Google October 2012 75,000
Policy Program Support – Internet governance Google August 2012 120,000
Core Organizational Support John Templeton Foundation December 2012 300,000
RightsCon: Rio – Hackathon coordination and travel support New America Foundation (OpenITP) April 2012 16,245
Core Organizational Support Mozilla May 2012 100,000
Core Organizational Support Swedbank June 2012 28,490
RightsCon: Rio – Conference sponsorship New America Foundation (OTI)
April 2012 10,000
RightsCon: Rio – Conference sponsorship Skype April 2012 20,000
RightsCon: Rio – Conference sponsorship Google April 2012 50,000
Core Organizational Support Facebook April 2012 25,000
RightsCon: Rio – Conference sponsorship Mozilla April 2012 10,000
RightsCon: Rio – Conference sponsorship SecDev Foundation April 2012 9,982
RightsCon: Rio – Conference sponsorship New IT Foundation April 2012 10,000
RightsCon: Rio – Conference sponsorship Internet Society  April 2012  5,000 
 Core Organizational Support The Sigrid Rausing Trust March 2012 155,420
Core Organizational Support  Swedbank February 2012 30,066

 


2011 funding

2010 funding

FINANCIALS

Access Now’s mission is to defend and extend the digital rights of users at risk around the world. To this end, we work to ensure all of our programs and services create real outcomes, whether through technology support, advocating for rights-respecting policy or holding companies, governments and others accountable to user rights. As such, we believe we must also be accountable to our partners, supporters and individuals who depend on open and secure communications. Find below our Annual Reports, independently audited financial statements and tax filings for available years since Access Now was founded in 2009.

Please note that our annual Financial Statements and Federal Tax Returns are published in November of the following year.

Financial Statements (PDFs)

Federal Tax Returns (PDFs)