EDRi values all contributions received in line with its guidelines on ethical funding and relies on foundations grants, individual and corporate donations and membership fees to develop and fulfill its mission.
Foundations and funds
EDRi is very grateful for the support received from the following foundations in 2021Adessium Foundation Civitates - A philanthropic initiative for democracy and solidarity in Europe The Democracy and Media Foundation (Stichting Democratie en Media) The European Artificial Intelligence Fund Ford Foundation Media Democracy Fund/New Venture Fund Luminate Open Society Foundations European Cultural Foundation The Vietsch Foundation Stiftung Mercator NLnet foundation
According to EDRi fundraising policy, a maximum of 30% of EDRi’s yearly budget can be funded from corporate donations. A single corporate donation cannot exceed 7.5% of its total income of the previous year. Receiving funding from corporations or donors from the private sector does not imply endorsement of a donor’s policies and record. In 2020 our main corporate donors include:
We are grateful for all donations from people who support our work and the EDRi networkMore ways to support
Membership fees are received from the members of EDRi network
Secure and diverse funding enables EDRi to maintain its independence, protect its reputation and to operate effectively. New grants and project funding should be compatible with EDRi’s values, strategy and priorities, according to the EDRi multi-annual strategy 2020-2024.
EDRi is a registered ‘AISBL’ in Brussels and complies with Belgian legislation. We work to continuously improve our financial management systems. We want to maintain an organic and sustainable growth according to growth plans agreed by members in response to the complexity of the challenges faced.