A curated list of of funding-related resources for FOSS, Open Data, Open Science projects and sustainable businesses.
This curated list aims to provide funding-related resources that are particularly targeted at communities, open source projects, non-profit social benefit organizations and sustainable businesses that operate in the field of IT. In particular those initiatives who want to forego traditional commercial funding options. These initiatives are looking for new more ethical and sustainable sources of incomes, and reject e.g. venture capital investments that are common in Silicon Valley style startup culture.
A companion to this list is delightful sustainable business that collects resources related to new ways of doing business that have a positive effect on environment, community, society, and economy.
The list references and quotes from Wikipedia pages, which provide excellent background and follow-ups for further investigation.
Grant: Non-repayable funds or products disbursed or given by one party (grant makers), often a government department, corporation, foundation or trust, to a recipient, often (but not always) a nonprofit entity, educational institution, business or an individual.
|Name / Organization
|The foundation "Stichting NLnet" stimulates network research and development in the domain of Internet technology, to promote the exchange of electronic information and all that is related or beneficial to that purpose.
|Supports ideas in civic tech, data literacy, data security and software infrastructure for software developers, hackers, and creatives in Germany.
|Provides financial support to ideas and projects that aim to make the internet stronger or that use the internet in innovative ways. Goals are: stronger internet, empowerment, tech for good.
|Sovereign Tech Fund
|The Sovereign Tech Fund supports the development, improvement and maintenance of open digital infrastructure. Our goal is to sustainably strengthen the open source ecosystem. We focus on security, resilience, technological diversity, and the people behind the code.
Open-source bounty: A monetary reward for completing a task in an open-source software project.
|Platform / Organization
|A funding platform for open-source software. Users can improve the open-source projects they love by creating / collecting bounties and pledging to fundraisers.
Crowdfunding: The practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the internet.
|Platform / Organization
|A funding platform for open and transparent communities to collect, spend and manage money (donations and sponsorship). Provides tools for community engagement, budget reporting, and fiscal sponsorship. OpenCollective is a sustainable business and their entire platform is open-source.
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