• Net Neutrality Video Series

    Celebrating Net Neutrality

    Over the last ten years, millions of people came together to protect the open internet. This video series tells their story.

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  • MDF OTF Collaboration

    Announcing a New Collaboration

    MDF and the Open Technology Fund are working to support human rights technology and internet freedom

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  • The Future of the Open Internet

    the open internet

    MDF's Founding Director Helen Brunner on the
    future of society and the open internet


Funds and Initiatives

Our grants support a range of strategies, including research, communications,
organizing, litigation and policy advocacy.

Copyright Initiative

The Copyright Initiative supports a balanced approach to copyright that respects the needs of artists and consumers

Surveillance Fund

The Surveillance Fund supports work to combat oppressive overreach in corporate and government surveillance

Global Initiatives

MDF’s global initiatives enhance the participation of underrepresented people and regions in the internet governance process.

Rapid Response Fund

The Rapid Response Fund allows MDF to address threats and opportunities that can’t wait for the annual grant cycle


Press Releases, Upcoming Events and Program Developments

Funding Partners