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The majority of PI’s funding comes from charitable, research and advocacy foundations, including Adessium Foundation, the Open Society Foundation, the International Research Development Centre, the European Commission, the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the University of Toronto's Canada Centre for Global Security Studies in the Munk School of Global Affairs.

We present our audited accounts to our Board of Trustees on an annual basis, and report to the Board about our financial situation on a quarterly basis.

At the moment, our funding is largely to individual projects. This means that a lot of our work – engaging with the media, campaigning on policy issues or simply running the office day-to-day – is hardly ever funded. Our ‘core’ budget is used to remunerate staff for the time they spend on unfunded projects and to pay organizational costs like office rent. Donations from individuals are crucial to building core funding, so if you think PI does great work and you’d like to be a part of it, please donate now.

Privacy International does not accept funding from corporations that could jeopardise the independence of our activities.