Our Funders

The Tech Policy Lab receives support from the following organizations, including a generous founding gift from Microsoft in 2013.


Challenge Seattle

City of Seattle

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Knight Foundation

MacArthur Foundation


National Science Foundation IIS-1621492

Rose Foundation Consumer Privacy Rights Fund

Siegel Foundation

Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Pierre and Pamela Omidyar Fund


Research at the Tech Policy Lab is driven exclusively by faculty interest. The Tech Policy Lab seeks to produce impartial research and educational materials around technology policy. Given this goal, the Tech Policy Lab does not take research money from corporations or other private donors with strings attached. All private donors freely agree to give funds as unrestricted gifts, for which there is no contractual agreement and no promised products, results, or deliverables of any kind. Government and foundation grants also follow appropriate protocols to ensure neutrality.