Rapid7 Cybersecurity Foundation

The Rapid7 Cybersecurity Foundation’s vision is a secure and prosperous digital future for all. The Foundation’s mission is to close the security achievement gap by making cybersecurity easier to access for the underrepresented and underserved.


  • Expand the cybersecurity workforce by developing new talent sources and fostering STEM programs which reach underrepresented and under-resourced communities. When we create more opportunities for all people we further equality while expanding the workforce, solving one of cybersecurity’s biggest challenges.
  • Support free and open security solutions, which provide tools to those without resources to protect their organizations, and support organizations who lack resources to effectively implement the cybersecurity measures they need.
  • Strengthen cybersecurity outcomes and awareness for all through advocacy and research, particularly within under-resourced and vulnerable communities. We are compelled to create better policy outcomes and drive community collaboration, support those without significant security resources, and provide greater education on the realities of the threat landscape.

Types of Organizations We Support

The Rapid7 Cybersecurity Foundation invests in organizations who work in the following areas in pursuit of creating a secure and prosperous digital future for all:

  • STEM education, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in technology, and efforts by organizations to make careers in cybersecurity welcoming to all;
  • Open source tools and volunteering to help make effective cybersecurity solutions available to under-resourced organizations, including non-profits and municipalities; and
  • Research and policy advocacy to strengthen cybersecurity for vulnerable communities, improve cybersecurity awareness, and make effective security outcomes available to all.

Grant Inquiries

The Rapid7 Cybersecurity Foundation’s grants will be strategically deployed to programs aligned with its mission globally. It does not make grants outside of our funding priorities or accept unsolicited grant requests.


If you would like to learn more about the Rapid7 Cybersecurity Foundation, please email us at info@rapid7.org.
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