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The Tor Project Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 04/28/2014: The Tor Project Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: TOR PROJECT INC

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Cambridge, MA

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The Tor Project Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 04/28/2014: The Tor Project Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: TOR PROJECT INC

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Physical Address: Cambridge, MA 02139 
EIN: 20-8096820
Web URL: www.torproject.org/ 
Blog URL: blog.torproject.org/ 
NTEE Category: U Science and Technology Research Institutes
U05 Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
R63 Censorship, Freedom of Speech and Press Issues
R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
R05 Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
Year Founded: 2006 
Ruling Year: 2007 
How This Organization Is Funded: SRI - $876,099
IBB - $387,800
Internews Network - $328,566


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Mission Statement

The Tor Project is organized and operated exclusively for scientific, charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including (a) to develop, improve and distribute free, publicly available tools and programs that promote free speech, free expression, civic engagement and privacy rights online; (b) to conduct scientific research regarding, and to promote the use of and knowledge about, such tools, programs and related issues around the world; (c) to educate the general public around the world about privacy rights and anonymity issues connected to Internet use; and (d) to carry out and conduct such other activities related to the stated mission.

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

Total Revenue $3,052,273
Total Expenses $1,726,862

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

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Andrew Lewman

Profile:

Andrew Lewman is the Executive Director of The Tor Project, a non-profit organization providing research and free software that protects your online privacy and anonymity. Lewman manages The Tor Project's business operations, support, and advocacy roles while also serving on its board of directors. Under his guidance, Tor has successfully grown from a group of volunteers to a multi-million dollar non-profit company.  He's worked on projects with the National Science Foundation, Internews Network, Freedom House, Google, Broadcasting Board of Governors, National Network to End Domestic Violence, and the US State Department.  He is a strong believer of individual rights, privacy, anonymity, and solving real-world problems - sometimes even with technology.  His personal website is http://lewman.com/

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Program Description:

We are a research and educational nonprofit conducting research into online anonymity and privacy. We produce software that supports these services, and they are provided by a thousand volunteer servers and used by hundreds of thousands of users world wide. Our recent funders have included the International Broadcasting Bureau of the US government (parent of Voice of America and Radio Free ****), Omidyar Network, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and individual donors internationally. Organizations that use, train, and/or recommend our network include Reporters without Borders, Global Voices Online, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, National Public Radio, and many more.

Program Long-Term Success:

Using funds from our Omidyar Enzyme Grant, we filed our 501[c][3], and started the transition from an open source project under fiscal sponsorship of the EFF to our own nonprofit research group.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Tor is used every day for a wide variety of purposes by the military, journalists, law enforcement officers, activists, and many others. Some of the specific uses we've seen or recommend are available at our Tor users list, https://torproject.org/torusers.

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