Funding Friday: The Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Electronic Frontier Foundation ( has been fighting for and helping to protect our online rights for twenty-eight years. Their primary focus areas are online privacy and free speech.

They spend about $12mm a year on legal interventions and policy work. Most of their funding comes from small donations from people like us who value the work they do on our behalf.

I signed up for an annual membership this morning and will be contributing $2500 a year to this amazing organization. I also got this awesome EFF ski hat.

I would like to encourage all of you get to read what I think free of censorship to support their work as well. You can make a one-time payment of as little as $25 or as much as I did and you can also make that a recurring payment, as I did.

You can do all of that here.


Comments (Archived):

  1. jason wright

    This is an interesting segue from yesterday’s post, and who will we also pay to fight against self-censorship imposed and policed by politically correct digital stormtroopers who muzzle ‘dissent’ through fear?Just asking, but it’s important to address this because if you fear making perfectly reasonable public comment (and what Obama was ‘allowed’ to say was reasonable) then we are definitely living in a dark and dangerous time. Perhaps donating to EFF makes you feel better about this.

  2. awaldstein

    I’ve been dreaming of snow, need a cap, and really love this one.That plus a great cause is a one two punch.Thanks!

  3. scottythebody

    Thanks for the reminder to support this amazing organization. Donated.

  4. Vivek Sharma

    EFF is a great organization, Fred. Years ago, JP Barlow clued me into what they are doing to protect consumer privacy, free expression, and access to innovation. They were a key voice in the fight for net neutrality. My company, Movable Ink, donates $10,000, annually, to them. They could use more of our collective support.

  5. Mark Essel

    Very cool.

  6. Richard

    Steve Jobs continues to be the only person dead or alive who understood how to talk about technology.

  7. Kirsten Lambertsen

    Good one. And more important than ever.

  8. Melanie Contreras

    Hey,What an enlightening post! Thanks for the reminder on this great organization :)I am presently working for a start-up called Efortles, which aspires to empower small business owners. Currently, we offer CPA services for free, which is just the initiation of our objective to eliminate all obstacles confronting small businesses.I will certainly share this information with all my friends, customers, and associates to get them more support. Looking ahead to your next post.