Founded on August 9, 2013, as the Journalistic Source Protection Defence Fund by WikiLeaks, the site later rebranded in June 2014. The trust accepts donations by Bitcoin and maintains a Tor hidden service.
Individuals supported are:
- Julian Assange and WikiLeaks
- Edward Snowden, NSA whistleblower
- Jeremy Hammond, Stratfor hacker
- Matt DeHart
- Lauri Love
- Chelsea Manning
The trust advisers include Pentagon Papers military analyst Daniel Ellsberg, former NSA executive Thomas Drake, former MI5 British intelligence officer and whistleblower Annie Machon, member of the Chaos Computer Club Andy Müller-Maguhn, Guatemala human rights lawyer Renata Ávila, and Pussy Riot.
- I. Alpert, Lukas (August 15, 2013). "Divisions Widen Among Snowden's Supporters". Retrieved July 22, 2015.
- Frediani, Carola (February 11, 2014). "Snowden and the War On Whistleblowers: An Interview With Annie Machon". Retrieved July 22, 2015.
- "Crypto-currency for NSA leaker: Snowden fund accepts Bitcoin". August 12, 2013. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
- Raincoaster (March 3, 2015). "Matt DeHart is Named Beneficiary of the Courage Foundation". Retrieved July 22, 2015.
- Addley, Esther (November 18, 2014). "Pussy Riot members join whistleblower foundation backed by Julian Assange". Retrieved July 22, 2015.
- "Courage announces new board of trustees - Courage Foundation". couragefound.org.
- "Launch of Courage and Snowden Campaign in Berlin, Wednesday 11th June". Courage Foundation. June 9, 2014. Retrieved February 21, 2020.
- "Courage announces new director Naomi Colvin". Courage Foundation. April 4, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2020.
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