Graph Foundation (GF) is a US 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that depends on a variety of funding sources to sustain its day-to-day activities.
Your support enables the GF to ensure its community-driven software products remain available to users around the world at no cost, and to incubate the next generation of Open Source innovations.
There are various ways to give to the GF, with giving options for individuals and organizations alike. We thank all current GF supporters and Sponsors for their loyalty and contributions, and look forward to welcoming new donors as we continue to expand our community.
Become a GF supporter today!
CORPORATE GIVING PROGRAMS
The impact of your gift to the GF as part of an annual giving program helps boost the Foundation’s ability to continue developing, shepherding, and incubating Open Source projects. Remember: all Graph Foundation products are available to the public 100% free of charge!
Companies that offer matching gifts not only receive tax benefits, but also provide their employees the ability to bolster their support of a diverse set of nonprofit organizations.
If your employer has a matching gift program, your contribution to the GF can be generously increased and will help even more to support its mission. The GF’s tax identification number is <inserthere>. For more information, please contact us at fundraising at graphfoundation dot org.
Those organizations and individuals seeking to increase their support further may also wish to become a GF Sponsor.
TARGETED SPONSOR PROGRAM
GF Targeted Sponsors provide the Graph Foundation with contributions for specific activities or programs, such as donating cloud services, funding a project hackathon, providing legal services, offering a community member benefit or something entirely new. It’s the Graph Foundation way of recognizing the sponsors that we rely on every day outside of and often in addition to funding our general operations.
Those organizations wishing to support a specific program should contact us at fundraising at graphfoundation dot org.
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WHY SHOULD I DONATE?
Graph Foundation provides the infrastructure and core team to support the development efforts of a growing number of Open Source projects. This includes mailing lists, code repositories, bug tracking systems, web servers, continuous integration servers, and so on. There’s a significant financial cost associated with providing these services, both in infrastructure costs – bandwidth, electricity, cooling, and so on – and in paying the administrative staff that do the day-to-day maintenance of the services.
Donations, both from individuals and corporations, are the only way that we have to offset these costs.
Remember, of course, that as a largely volunteer-based organization, the Graph Foundation stands most in need of volunteers who can work on software, documentation, or administrative tasks within each of the GF Projects. If you have the available time to contribute, then that’s the best thing you can give – volunteer contributions from both individuals and corporate entities are the lifeblood of the foundation.
WHERE WOULD MY DONATIONS GO?
Currently, the bulk of our financial obligations are going towards providing our technical infrastructure – the staff, servers and bandwidth that are required. The foundation also provides legal support for our projects, therefore, it is often required to obtain qualified legal counsel about issues that arise. Other costs include marketing, trademark policing, and the paperwork of running a non-profit foundation.
If you have a specific target or project that you wish to directly support, please contact us at fundraising at graphfoundation dot org and we will do our best to satisfy your wishes.
GRAPH FOUNDATION IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
Graph Foundation is a private operating foundation that is registered as a non-profit, charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. This means that, for individuals within the U.S., donations to the GF should be tax-deductible. We are not accountants, so this cannot be trusted as financial advice of any kind, but hopefully this description will be useful to those who advise you in these matters. You may view our ruling letter from the IRS acknowledging our 501(c)3 status <insertlink>.
More information about non-profits and related issues can be found at the Internet Nonprofit Center.
TALK TO SOMEONE ABOUT SUPPORTING THE GF!
If you would like more information about supporting the GF, please contact fundraising at graphfoundation dot org for more information.
All information will be kept in strictest confidence.
BECOME A SPONSOR
If your organization wants to be formally recognized as a sponsor of the Graph Foundation, the Sponsorship Program page is official avenue for substantial, non-directed monetary contributions to the GF.