No organization awards more grants and provides more resources for furthering the development and adoption of Python.
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 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 enables us to annually award more than $100,000 to nearly 100 attendees.
We are looking for companies that are leaders in the development and strategic use of the Python programming language. We are also looking for individual supporters whose donations are used to help fund programs that help provide opportunities for underrepresented groups in technology.
By sponsoring the PSF you show your support for our mission and help sustain a vibrant community. Sponsorship also shows your support for Open Source and provides you the opportunity to give back to the community. We rely on donations and sponsorships to support sprints, meetups, gatherings and community events, and to help support Python documentation, fiscal sponsorships, contributions, and community projects such as:
- Fellowship Funding for Python projects
- Python Core Mentorship
- Python Developer’s Guide
- Issue Tracker
- Python Core Developers Python-Dev mailing list
- Python Special Interest Groups
- PEP 0 - Index of Python Enhancement Proposals
- PyPI - the Python Package Index
The PSF would not be able to operate without the generous financial support of our corporate sponsors.
- Diamond: $100,000/year
- Platinum: $50,000/year
- Gold: $20,000/year
- Silver: $10,000/year
Join the PSF as a Small Business or Individual Supporting Member and choose your level of voluntary contribution.
Small Business / Individual Supporting Member
- Bronze: $5,000/year
- Copper: $2,000/year
- Iron: $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 and web links pointing to sponsors 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 individual or 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. In the time between discussion and approval by the working group, the sponsor may be listed as a Pending Sponsor on the website, after the application and prorated annual fee have been received. If a sponsor's application is not approved by the PSF Working Group, any fees already paid will be retained as a donation.
Here are what a few of our sponsors have to say:
"ActiveState is proud to be a founding member and continued supporter of PSF. We recognize how important Python is for developers, IT administrators and data scientists--it continues to evolve and grow in popularity as a very powerful language with many use cases. We're excited about its future and helping the foundation's goal in advancing the language."
- Bart Copeland, ActiveState President & CEO
“Sponsoring PSF brings tremendous opportunities for the entire Python community to actively participate, connect, and engage in many meaningful ways. It’s an opportunity to enrich the language by encouraging active dialogue on future directions, and to nurture compelling new ideas and projects, support the accompanying logistics and infrastructure needs, and uphold the open source values of the community. Intel continues to foster innovation with Python and is committed to contributing to the growth of this vibrant ecosystem.”
- Sonali DeSouza, Product Manager - Intel® Python & Scripting tools team
“‘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."
- Rachel Roumeliotis, Strategic Content Director at O'Reilly and Chair of OSCON
“Delivering digital projects in Python is the core of our business; it solves the needs of our clients. The PSF does a fantastic job of protecting and investing in the future of Python. Sponsoring the PSF is how we not only give back for the past, but also protect our future.”
- Steve Hawkes, Director, Blanc LTD
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