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What does the Python Software Foundation do?

The Python Software Foundation:

  • Holds and defends the copyright and other intellectual property rights for the Python programming language.
  • Holds and defends the copyright and trademark for the Jython implementation of Python.
  • Awards grants and provides resources for furthering the development and adoption of Python.
  • Organizes and hosts the annual PyCon conference. 2019 brought together 3,393 attendees from 55 countries, a new record for PyCon! Our sponsors’ support enabled us to award $137,200 USD to 143 attendees.
  • Pays for hardware and other costs for hosting the servers.
  • Supports other conferences, meetings, and community activities.
  • Recognizes individuals who have contributed to the Python community with Community Awards.
  • Funds a Python Ambassador program to travel locally to perform Python outreach. This is currently in trial mode in South America and is going very well. If the trend continues, we will expand this program to additional locales.

To learn about recent PSF activities, visit the Python Software Foundation's weblog.


The PSF sends a big thank you to all of the donors who supported our Q2 2019 drive, which raised a total of $75,000! The top 11 donors were:

  • Naomi Ceder
  • JacquelineKazil
  • Dustin Ingram
  • Chris Wilcox
  • Lief Koepsel
  • Dane Hillard
  • Phillip Torrone
  • Jace Browning
  • Sankara Sampath
  • Steven Burnap
  • Albert Sweigart
  • The PSF would also like to recognize the following donors for major gifts during 2019 that make the PSF’s support of worldwide grants and other programs possible:

  • PayPal Giving Fund
  • PyLondinium
  • Benevity Community Impact Fund
  • Vanguard Charitable Services
  • Adafruit
  • PayPal
  • YourCause, LLC
  • Bright Funds Foundation
  • Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
  • Read the Docs, Inc.
  • ProxyMesh LLC
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    Donations to the PSF are currently not tax-deductible in most other countries; most countries require an organisation to be incorporated in that country (or in the EU, for EU member states), and the PSF does currently not have the resources to do so.

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    The PSF would like to thank the following donors for their contributions. Donors are listed in descending order using an algorithm that takes into account both the amount of donation and the age of the donation.

    The donors list is being ported to the new website. Please see our previous donation page for the current list. It gets updated daily. Thank you.