The Courage Foundation is a trust for fundraising the legal defence of individuals such as whistleblowers and journalists.
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 maintain a Tor hidden service.
Individuals supported are:Edward Snowden, NSA whistleblower
Jeremy Hammond, Stratfor hacker
The trust advisers include Pentagon Papers military analyst Daniel Ellsberg, former NSA executive Thomas Drake, former MI5 British intelligence officer and whistleblower Annie Machon, storic member of the Chaos Computer Club Andy Müller-Maguhn, Guatemala human rights lawyer Renata Avila and Pussy Riot.
The Courage trustees are Julian Assange of WikiLeaks, Gavin MacFadyen (1940 – 2016), Director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism and Barbora Bukovská, Senior Director for Law and Policy at Article 19. The Courage acting director is WikiLeaks' member Sarah Harrison.