The primary source of funds and resources for furthering the development and adoption of Python.
The PSF produces and underwrites the PyCon US Conference, the largest annual gathering for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language. Our sponsors’ support enabled us to award $118,543 to 143 attendees in 2018. In 2018 so far, nearly $200,000 in grants have been approved to recipients in 34 different countries and we’re on track to meet or beat our total of $271,138 from 2017.
Your sponsorship dollars impact and transform the lives of countless people in the Python community. Your donations support the programs the PSF funds that educate and train developers and engineers all over the world, and encourage diversity on a global scale. Sponsors like you make it all possible.
Sponsorships help the Python community worldwide by supporting sprints, meetups, community events and projects, the Python Ambassador Program, fiscal sponsorships, and of course, software development and open source projects. All of these initiatives help improve the Python community and Python tools that you use daily. This work can’t be done without the generous financial support that organizations like yours provide us.
Some of the community projects your dollars support are:
- Core Develpopment Sprints
- Issue Tracker
- PyPI - the Python Package Index
Companies get immeasurable value from using Python in their software development. It’s good business, and by contributing back, with code, issues, and dollars, you help these tools continue to be viable and improve. Being an annual PSF sponsor lets the Python community know that investing in them is a priority. Your public support can lead to business contacts that result in new business opportunities.
Being an annual PSF sponsor lets the Python community know that you support them. Our many supported conferences help members and sponsors tell their stories to the advantage of other Python users.
The Python Software Foundation (PSF) establishes solid intellectual property foundations for the Python source code base’s long-term viability. The PSF is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, and donations are tax-deductible for organizations that pay taxes in the United States.
The PSF would not be able to operate without the generous financial support of our corporate sponsors.
- Principal: $100,000/year
- Diamond: $70,000/year
- Platinum: $50,000/year
- Gold: $30,000/year
- Silver: $15,000/year
Join the PSF as a Small Business Sponsor and choose your level of voluntary contribution.
- Bronze: $5,000/year
- Copper: $2,000/year
- Iron: $500/year
- PSF Board Development Sponsor: $2,000/year
- PSF Infrastructure Sponsor: $500/year
Access to services
The PSF is not a professional services provider or development shop. Sponsors understand that their contributions do not entitle them to free technical support, preferential input into the Python development process, or any special access to the Python development process.
We put the company logos on the PSF home page, but that's it. We don't feel it's appropriate to have advertising elsewhere on the python.org web site.
How to become a Sponsor
To join the PSF as a sponsor, an organization needs to apply for sponsorship, commit to a yearly financial contribution at an appropriate level, fill out the sponsor form, send it in, and pay the invoice in a timely manner (by check or wire transfer).
Download a copy of PSF Sponsor Prospectus for more details about sponsorship.
Any organization is welcome to apply for sponsor membership. Approval of the membership is conditional on a vote by the PSF Sponsor Working Group, comprised of Foundation members and staff.
The PSF is a non-profit foundation, obliging it to focus on its declared mission to promote the development of the Python programming language and the growth of its international community. We therefore require sponsors to demonstrate the ways in which they support our mission. Examples of such activities might be:
- Supporting Python User Group activities with funding and/or the provision of meeting space
- Funding sponsorship of Python conferences
- Producing products specifically aimed at Python users
- Support for or involvement with Python-based open source projects
- Use of Python as a business-critical technology
- Supporting technical events such as hackathons or conferences that include Python hands-on learning.
Here's what a few of our sponsors have to say:
"Bloomberg is proud to sponsor the PSF's mission to support the global Python community. Python is one of three core programming languages at Bloomberg and offers our developers a rapid development environment, thousands of open source packages providing extensive functionality, and easy integration into our testing, packaging, and deployment tools."
Google Open Source Programs Office
“Google sponsors the PSF through Engineering to support the Python developer community and a codebase we rely on.”
“‘Work on stuff that matters’ is one of O’Reilly’s core principles, and we know how very much open source matters. The open source community spurs innovation, shares knowledge, encourages growth, and creates industries. The Python Software Foundation is a prime example of the power of open source, showing how focused, thoughtful, and consistent efforts can create a community whose impact extends far beyond meetups and lines of code. O'Reilly is proud to continue to sponsor this great foundation."
“We're proud to give back and help support the software that makes our business possible.”
“We find that the Python community is healthy and welcoming, this is mostly due to the PSF leadership and its members being role models for the rest of the community. Since we believe in diversity and openness, we'll support the PSF and the Python community in general as much as we can.”
If you have any questions not answered here, please write to the PSF at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A list of current PSF Sponsors can be found here.