Funding Sources

The Dangerous Speech Project receives its operational funding solely from private foundations, including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Open Society Foundations.

Our work on counterspeech is partially supported by Public Safety Canada’s Community Resilience Fund. We also accept payment from companies to whom we provide advice on strategy and policy development; this represents a very small portion of our overall revenue.

In the past, we have also received project-specific funding from the U.S. Institute for Peace and the Fetzer Institute, and a a grant from the Tides Foundation on behalf of Google.org.

We will never accept funding that creates a real or perceived conflict of interest, that compromises our academic and editorial freedom, or that conflicts with our values. Corporate payments over $10,000 and all contributions from governments and anonymous sources are subject to approval by the DSP Advisory Board.