Apply for Grants To Fund Open Source Work
When I tell people about grants they could get to help fund work on open source software projects, sometimes they are surprised because they didn't know such grants existed. I share:
- sample foundations and funders (such as Mozilla, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, NLNet, and Comcast) who want to fund open source software projects, and how much they're paying out
- a quick case study on how the Python Software Foundation got funding from Open Tech Fund to improve security, accessibility, and localization for PyPI
- key steps in figuring out a good project idea, budgeting, hiring, and submitting
- how the new Project Funding Working Group at the PSF can help you along the way
Sumana Harihareswara is a project manager and programmer who led the rollout of the new PyPI.org in 2018, led PyPI's security/accessibility/localization improvements in 2019, helped the PSF communicate about the sunsetting of Python 2, and has worked on Zulip, Mailman, MediaWiki, and several other open source projects. Currently she is managing improvements to pip's dependency resolver and user experience. She earned an Open Source Citizen Award in 2011 and a Google Open Source Peer Bonus in 2018. She lives in New York City and founded Changeset Consulting in 2015.