Privacy By Design For Everyone

Launched in 2020, The Microgrants and Small Project Support program is designed to support digital security and privacy education and software development through low overhead financial support to organizations and individuals working on projects that support the Calyx Institute’s mission.

Launched in 2020, The Microgrants and Small Project Support program is designed to support digital security and privacy education and software development through low overhead financial support to organizations and individuals working on projects that support the Calyx Institute’s mission.

Launched in 2020, The Microgrants and Small Project Support program is designed to support digital security and privacy education and software development through low overhead financial support to organizations and individuals working on projects that support the Calyx Institute's mission. We accept applications for our themed funds subject to certain restrictions detailed in the call for proposal pages. General grants and project support are currently by invitation only.

In 2021, we provided financial support to the following projects through our general fund:

Team CommUNITY , a program of ARTICLE 19, offers a variety of in-demand services to the International digital rights community, which is made up of open-source technologists, frontline human rights defenders, and researchers. Calyx Institute support provided interim funding for Team CommUNITY to offer critical programming and training and continue important conversations during a time that individuals are unable to gather at the Internet Freedom Festival because of COVID-19.

Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets) is a non-profit that exists to enable the free transmission of data in the public interest, promote and support journalism, freedom of speech and government and corporate accountability. They engage in outreach, education, advocacy, and other work primarily through our collaborative index of datasets. The Calyx Institute will support infrastructure costs, including hosting, web development, and seeding capabilities for the nearly 50 TB of data in DDoSecret’s archive.

The Youth Action Institute, formerly known as the Youth Justice Board, is a public policy research fellowship that supports young New Yorkers in investigating and testing solutions to the issues and policies that affect their lives. Through the grant from Calyx, the Center conducted a research study with youth to discover what conflicts they encounter online, how they escalated or de-escalated, and what kinds of support and online conflict management techniques they want to have readily available to them. From this study, the fellows generated educational materials for young people to build skills and access appropriate digital conflict resolution tools. All of the resources were disseminated through social media via images, infographics, videos and text posts.