Notes on State Department's funding of the Tor Project



The State Department funded Tor to the tune of $3.3 million, mostly through its regime change arm — State Dept's "Democracy, Human Rights and Labor" division.

I break down the funding below.

—YL

PS: This info is referenced in my article: "Tor reportedly hires Verizon’s PR firm to fight back against Pando’s reporting"

PPS: Notes on Tor funding coming via the US government's Broadcasting Board of Governors can be found here.

Year

Amount


2007

$92,760.00

Via Internews Europe (presumed to be a pass-through State Department grant)

2008

$183,000.00

Via Internews Europe (presumed to be a pass-through State Department grant)

2009

$632,189.00

Via State Department “International Programs to Support Democracy, Human Rights and Labor” grant, which shows up as Internews Network on Tor’s tax disclosure forms. 

2010

$913,000.00

Via State Department “International Programs to Support Democracy, Human Rights and Labor” grant, which shows up as Internews Network on Tor’s tax disclosure forms. 

2011

$227,118.00

Via State DepartmentInternational Programs to Support Democracy, Human Rights and Labor” grant, which shows up as Internews Network on Tor’s tax disclosure forms.  

2012

$353,000.00

Via two State Department “International Programs to Support Democracy, Human Rights and Labor” grants — one passed through the New America Foundation and the other through the Internews Network.

2013

$882,312.00

Via four State Department “International Programs to Support Democracy, Human Rights and Labor” grants. One $256,900 grant directly from the State Dept; two grants totally $70,000 passed through the New America Foundation; and one grant for $555,413 passed through the Internews Network.

Total

$3,283,379.00




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