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Donation Drive

Join the PSF as a Supporting Member and make an annual donation of $99.00 USD

Supporting members are eligible to vote for candidates for the PSF Board of Directors, changes in the PSF bylaws, and other matters related to the governance of the foundation. To become a supporting member or to make a donation, click on the widget above and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page.

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What does the Python Software Foundation do?

  • The PSF holds and protects the trademarks behind the Python programming language.
  • We awarded over 220 grants worldwide in 2017 thanks to the revenue generated through PyCon (40 more than in 2016) amounting to more than $257,000.
  • We organize and host PyCon US. PyCon 2017 brought together 3,389 attendees from 41 countries. Our sponsors’ support enabled us to award $89,000 USD USD in financial aid to 194 attendees.
  • We support the website and the Python Package Index (PyPI) that hosts thousands of third-party modules for Python. The PSF was just awarded $170,000 grant from Mozilla Open Source Program to improve the sustainability of PyPI.
  • The Community Service Awards for 2017 were given to 6 individuals who have contributed to the scientific Python community, iPython, JuPyter, pandas, twisted, and Python 3, in addition to those who organized and chaired Python events.
  • The 2017 Distinguished Service Award (the Foundation's highest award) was given to Tim Peters. The CSA is given for actions which carry significant impact that shapes the Python world, whether through contributions of code, efforts in community action, or otherwise.
  • We provide fiscal support to 11 groups by collecting targeted donations and reimbursing expenses on a project’s behalf.
  • Our blog writers keep the public aware of major PSF involvements. You can read our stories on We also use social media to stay connected to our community.
  • We support Python programmers worldwide by funding sprints and workshops that enable people to work on Python-related projects that advance the mission of the PSF.
  • About the PSF

    The Python Software Foundation is a non-profit organization entirely supported by its sponsor members and the public. Our mission is to further the development of the Python language and its applications.