Dat Project Organizational Administration
Dat Project aims to be transparent about funding and the process of fundraising. We believe digital tools we rely on for community organization & communication should be transparently funded and operated. This repository contains information about Dat Project funding and other organizational administration.
For details on Dat project governance, see this repository.
- Dat Project started in June 2013 and has been funded mostly by grants by US-based private foundations.
- Dat has received over $1.75 million in grants, which account for the majority of revenue. Additionally, Dat has received approximately $75k in private donations.
- Dat has been supported by groups including: Knight Foundation, Sloan Foundation, Moore Foundation, and Mozilla.
- Code for Science & Society, a US nonprofit, was founded in September 2016 to support the Dat Project.
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As we continue to improve our transparency around operations, we hope to post new and existing grant applications, awards, and other related documents when applicable. We also hope to provide insight into the grant funding process. For other examples of financial transparency, see this repository.
See opencollective.com/dat for recurring donations.
Grants and Grant Applications
- NLnet for a Rust port
- July 2020
- Wireline donation
- June 2019: Received $50,000
- Handshake Free & Open Source Software Community Grant
- December 2018: Received $100,000
- Samsung NEXT Stack Zero Grant
- November 30 2018: Applied
- January 2019: Received $63,000 ($70k with 10% fee to OpenCollective)
- Mozilla Open Source Support
- April 2018: Applied
- August 2018: Received $34,000
- Mozilla Open Web Fellow
- Feburary 2018: Applied
- September 2018: OWF Starting, Fellow working with CS&S on decentralized web.
See this blog post for a history of Dat Project funding.