Moxie Marlinspike

Ubiquitising frictionless privacy technology

So, what's the big idea?

Moxie’s focus is Open Whisper Systems, developing frictionless applications for secure communication, aimed at end users and providing an overall experience that is better than the non-secure defaults. Available applications include TextSecure, RedPhone and Flock.

We support Moxie because as individuals we should all be able to share our thoughts and feelings, actions and ideas with those we choose, without fear of surveillance or judgement.

Moxie Marlinspike's flash grant nominations

Twice a year we award a number of small grants to a collection of social change agents, no strings attached, in support of their work. We call these Flash Grants and recipients are selected based on nominations from our Fellows. Each award is worth $5,000.

Sarah Shourd

Spend breakdown

At the heart of our co-investment fellowship model is the principle that Fellows continue to invest in their own ideas. The Foundation amplifies the Fellow’s investment by matching it at least tenfold, along with covering the cost of their time for the year.

The figures you see here do not reflect each Fellow’s fellowship year funding, but rather the funds unlocked within each calendar year, as the fellowship years start either March or September and Fellows are not required to spend the available funds proportionately throughout the year.


Our contribution: $87,500.00
Total funds: $87,500.00


Fellow contribution: $10,127.22
Our contribution: $205,438.83
Total funds: $215,566.05
Office space
Total funding to date: