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Kevin Willits

Grantmaking Operations Manager

Kevin is the Grantmaking Operations Manager for Access Now, which involves ensuring that organizations and activists working to advance digital rights around the world have the support they need to carry out their work. Kevin previously served as a Program Officer at the Institute of International Education, where he worked on large international education grants such as the Fulbright program, and helped implement the pilot cohort of the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program. Kevin is a graduate of Northeastern University and the London School of Economics.
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Access Now Grants: how we support the activists who defend our rights during conflict and crisis

23 May 2022

In 2021, Access Now Grants supported grassroots, frontline, and feminist digital rights organizations and human rights defenders.

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Access Now Grants: how we support the activists who defend our rights during conflict and crisis
23 May 2022
Access Now Grants: how we support the activists who defend our rights during conflict and crisis
Image: Access Now Grantees in digital civic space|The Technology for Democracy Cohort of the U.S. Summit for Democracy (S4D)

Digital civic space: how Access Now Grants built resilience in 2020

28 Jul 2021

In 2020, Access Now Grants provided $979,059 to 34 grassroots organizations across 27 countries in the digital civic space.

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Digital civic space: how Access Now Grants built resilience in 2020
28 Jul 2021
Digital civic space: how Access Now Grants built resilience in 2020

Human rights are the ballast: how we’re supporting the activists defending your rights

18 Jun 2020
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Human rights are the ballast: how we’re supporting the activists defending your rights
18 Jun 2020
Human rights are the ballast: how we’re supporting the activists defending your rights
Image: Access Now Grantees in digital civic space|The Technology for Democracy Cohort of the U.S. Summit for Democracy (S4D)

How we spent $1 million for digital rights in 2017: empowering the grassroots across the globe

22 Dec 2017

Here’s how the Access Now Grants program supported the grassroots in 2017.

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How we spent $1 million for digital rights in 2017: empowering the grassroots across the globe
22 Dec 2017
How we spent $1 million for digital rights in 2017: empowering the grassroots across the globe
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On International Human Rights Day, we’re celebrating those who defend rights at home

7 Dec 2017

Help us #StandUp4HumanRights by giving to grassroots digital rights groups across the globe.

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On International Human Rights Day, we’re celebrating those who defend rights at home
7 Dec 2017
On International Human Rights Day, we’re celebrating those who defend rights at home
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When you give, we give to digital rights defenders

27 Nov 2017

By making a contribution, you’ll provide much-needed resources to help ensure everyone — especially those most at risk — can freely and securely exercise their rights online.

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When you give, we give to digital rights defenders
27 Nov 2017
When you give, we give to digital rights defenders
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Access Now Grants: implementation and a look ahead

24 Mar 2016

We’re eight months in to our Access Now Grants Program. Here’s a look at how it has been implemented, and what we’re planning for the year ahead.

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Access Now Grants: implementation and a look ahead
24 Mar 2016
Access Now Grants: implementation and a look ahead