There are two ways to donate:
- JetBrains is supporting the PSF by providing a 30% discount on PyCharm and all proceeds will go to the PSF! You can take advantage of this discount by using promo code SUPPORTPYTHON21,
- You can donate directly to the PSF!
Contributing to the PSF financially helps sustain programs that support the larger Python community.
- Core Development: In July 2021, the PSF hired its inaugural Developer-in-Residence, Łukasz Langa. Łukasz works full-time (one year term) to assist CPython maintainers and the Python Steering Council. Areas of responsibility include analytical research to understand the project's volunteer hours, investigating project priorities and tasks as we advance, and working on those priorities.
- Packaging: In August 2021, the PSF hired its first-ever Python Packaging Project Manager, Shamika Mohanan. Shamika is performing outreach to Python users to help the PSF better understand the landscape, identify fundable initiatives, seek grants, oversee funded projects, and report on their progress and results to improve Python packaging for all users.
To continue the above initiatives, the PSF will need to generate USD 325,000 per year. To hire additional folks for either initiative (in demand), the PSF will need USD 500,000+ per year. The amount of funding required is in addition to funding needed to maintain PyCon US, our fiscal sponsor program, several working groups, an international grants program, a healthy financial reserve, and a growing staff to operate the PSF.
Even if donations are a portion of the PSF's revenue, every dollar makes an impact and allows the PSF financial stability to continue supporting a growing community! Last year, this fundraiser was a huge success even at the end of an incredibly difficult year. It was amazing to know Pythonistas had our back, and your contributions allowed us to keep doing new things for the community in 2021. We can't wait to finally see you again *in person* at PyCon US 2022!