As the steward of federal funds, CS&S is responsible for compliance with federal requirements to certify effort on federally funded projects. Failure to manage and certify effort could jeopardize opportunities to engage in federally funded work.
There are a great number of funding sources for those in open source to consider. Any funding - taking investment or receiving a grant - comes with strings attached
A list of resources relevant to fundraising, budgeting, and operations.
Common approaches to ask a funder for assistance and approaching them in a way that will make success most likely.
Things to consider before you ask for funding.
Understanding how how funders make funding decisions can help a project understand how it fits in.
There's no one path to financial sustainability that is right for all projects.
While you’re defining your approach to budgeting, you might consider the following questions early to set yourself up for success.
There's no magic formula for sustainability in an open source project.