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Open Science Champions

NumFOCUS calls our individual supporters Open Science Champions. There are several ways to champion our mission of making scientific computing more open and accessible. NumFOCUS depends on advocates and volunteers like our Board of Directors and PyData committee members to help us better serve our Sponsored and Affiliated Projects. Our Projects rely on contributors and maintainers in order to develop the open source tools we all use.

Financial support is also vital to the sustainability and growth of our organization. In addition to corporate sponsors, event proceeds, and foundation grants, individual donors provide much-needed resources to our mission of making scientific computing more open and accessible. Donating to a charitable cause is a generous personal choice, and each person has a different capacity to give. NumFOCUS celebrates every donation we receive.

Our goal is to be as transparent as possible about how we use resources donated to NumFOCUS. Below are tiers of annual donation amounts that our supporters contribute to us along with examples of the types of impact that these levels of support help to enable.

Open Foundations

Up to $250 annually | Up to $21 monthly

Our Open Foundations level of support includes the majority of donors to NumFOCUS. These donors form the bedrock of our work toward our open source mission. We believe in keeping the opportunity to support NumFOCUS accessible to all.

At this level, hundreds of smaller donations combine to create baseline impact. Most notably, Open Foundations donors help NumFOCUS provide direct funding to our Projects through our Small Development Grants.

Open Foundations Donors
Seth Aaron
Joshua Adelman
Simon Adorf
Hafiz Ahsan
Jacob Albrecht
Eric Alonas
Tom Augspurger
Ricardo Azevedo
Remi Baar
Pete Bachant
Matthew Badger
Tom Baldwin
Dave Bargeron
Ahmed Bayoumy
Jure Bericic
Bradden Blair
Gerard Blais
Laura Bogula
Jeff Borggaard
Stefan Brandl
Elias Brohammer
Martin Broly
Martin Broly
Brandon Burroughs
Rüdiger Busche
Jeffrey Carey
Colin Carroll
Guilherme Castelao
Quentin Caudron
David Charboneau
Mark Coggeshall
Paul Constantine
Matthew Craig
George Crowther
Michael Cunha
Ryan Curtin
Jon Cusick
Peilun Dai
Valentin Danchev
Michaël Defferrard
Vaclav Dekanovsky
Louis Desportes
John Dethman
Charles Dibsdale
John Dodson
Mark Edgar
Stephen Elston
Nathan Epstein
Meltem Eren Copur
Vladimir Fadeev
Michael Figurnov
John “Terry” Foor
Jacob Frelinger
Mark Fuller
David Gallagher
Irene Geary
Chelle Gentemann
Ajish George
Jim Gerlach
Francisco Giordano Silva
Ben Glanton
William Glennon
Greg Goddard
Kevin Goebbert
Kyle Griffin
Marcel Haas
Alex Haberlie
Hadi Hadi
Niels Hameleers
Sinead Harold
Tim Hawes
Nima Hejazi
Tau Ming Hew
BaoGiang HoangVu
Mary Holloway
Alexandre Huat
Ken Hudson
David Humeau
Mijan Huq
Gabriele Inghirami
Alex Ioannides
Adam Jensen
Mikhail Johaadien
Eshin Jolly
Peter Jones
Andrea Kalmans
Rohit Kamat
Ari Kamlani
Karl Kappler
Philipp Kats
Ivan Kazeko
Kiran Kedlaya
Mathieu Kessler
Logan Kilpatrick
Jongsu Kim
Michael Kirk
Andreas Kloeckner
Thomas Kluyver
David Knoll
William Koehrsen
Felix Köhler
Laura Kopf
Joachim Krois
Pavlo Kurochka
Daniel Lakeland
Khoa Lam
Bruno Le Hyaric
Young Lee
Celia Liang
Max Linke
Quanbo LIU
Robert Love
Kiatikun Luangkesorn
Dan Lussier
Minh Mai
Gautam Makani
Andrey Malakhov
Kyle Mandli
Pietro Marini
Alexandre Martins Barros
Frits Mastik
J. Mavoori
Dr. Matthew McCormick
Gregory Medlock
German Rafael Mejia Salgado
Evgeny Metelkin
Emmanuel Michaux
Harold Mills
William Minarik
Aaron Minoo
Chris Moradi
Yuriy Morayko
Chris Musselle
Paul Nation
Andrea Navarrete Rivera
David Nicholson
Nicola Nicola Mazzanti
Kyle Niemeyer, Ph.D.
Alexander Noll
Bennett Norman
Erfan Noury Qarajalar
Stephen Oates
Lauren Oldja
Peter Olsen
Keiichiro Ono
Sarah Osterburg
Niklas Österlund
Kristof Ostir
Roberto Panai
Nidhin Pattaniyil
Marc Pavese
John Pellman
John Peloquin
Raúl Peralta Lozada
Biagio Pinto
Elias Pirayesh
Vasily Pisarev
Nilufer Polat
A. Pottinger
Ian Price
Jack Prominski
Lei Qin
David Race
Karthik Marudhachalam Ramasamy
Simon Reinsperger
Dr. David Rench McCauley
Gretchen Riehl
Gregory Rogers
David Ruffner
Justin Ryle
Dalton Sakthivadivel
Sandro Sousa
Niko Sarcevic
Mike Schmidt
Sylvia Schmitt
Ilan Schnell
Kurt Schwehr
Ridgway Scott
Mohar Sen
Mark Servilla
Aashik Shah
Shubham Sharma
Abhishek Sharma
Joseph Sheehan
Olga Shkanakina
Affan Shoukat
David Shupe
Chandan Singh
Brian Skinn
rachel slaybaugh
Marek Slipski
Todd Small
John Smith
Joris Snellenburg
Jesse Spencer-Smith
Karthik Sridhar
Ryan Steckel
Jeff Sternberg
Mikhail Strukov
Leopold Talirz
Ronen Tamari
Takamitsu Tanaka
Boon Jin Tek
Endrit Theodhori
Raghuram Thiagarajan
Michael Thomas
Sylvia Tran
Kevin Tyle
Jaunius Urbonas
Kevin Ushey
Jorick van der Hoeven
Pieter Van der Walt
Jeroen Van Goey
Brian Vancil
Peter vanderPost
Emmet Wagle
Patrick Wagstrom
Liang-Bo Wang
Andrew Ward
Henry Webel
Bryan Weber
Richard West
Matthew Widjaja
Francis Wolinski
Brian Won
Xiaokai Xia
Doug Yasso
Robert Young
Dmytro Yurchenko
Jenny Zhang
Lisa Yiran Zhu
plus 110 anonymous donors

Open Pathways

$250-$499 annually | $21-41 monthly

Our Open Pathways tier represents further commitment to our work. Donors at this level provide crucial infrastructure support to NumFOCUS. This includes things like maintenance of the NumFOCUS and PyData websites and funding for the communications platforms we use to connect with our stakeholders (like Zoom and Slack). Open Pathways donors also enable us to continue cultivating the PyData community through Eventbrite and Meetup.

Open Pathways Donors

 

Rajen Athreya
Douglas Clarke
Crockett Cobb
Zaisheng Dai
Donald Fischer
Han Guo
Kyle Hannon
Alexander Hasha
Tuomo Keskitalo
Gregory Lee
Timothy Man
Lisa Martin
Dr. Leland McInnes
Mike Morgan
Dharhas Pothina
Jonathan “Skipper” Seabold
Michael Seidel
Leah Silen
Jonathan Smith
Nick Sofroniew
Tobias Tessarek
Dimitris Tsipras
Robin Wilson
Matthew Wittmann
plus 11 anonymous donors

Open Opportunities

$500-$999 annually | $43-$84 monthly

Open Opportunities donors expand our community-building capacity by enabling greater participation in NumFOCUS events and initiatives. For example, a gift at this level fully funds an event Diversity Scholarship. Open Opportunities donors also help to cover costs for project representatives to attend and collaborate at key organizational events like our annual Project Summit.

Open Opportunities Donors
Jacob Albrecht
Jed Brown
Ahmet Erdemir
Ravin Kumar
David King
Jeremiah Lowin
Rosie Pongracz
Nathan Shammah
Jason Su
Taku Yoshioka
Michael Zingale
plus 3 anonymous donors

Open Insights

$1,000-$2,499 annually | $84-$208 monthly

Open Insights donors play a crucial role in enabling us to monitor and evaluate our progress. NumFOCUS works with our Projects, for example, on tracking and outcomes of Small Development Grants to ensure that Projects are achieving results in line with their original proposals. We also gather and evaluate Meetup metrics, Eventbrite data, and survey responses in order to better serve the NumFOCUS ecosystem. This all requires significant resources. Donors at the Open Insights level help provide the necessary infrastructure and staff capacity to keep us accountable to our mission and our stakeholders

Open Insights Donors
Aron Ahmadia
Mr. Rex Godby
Eric Jankowski
Travis Oliphant
Wes McKinney
Katrina Riehl
plus 4 anonymous donors

 

Open Innovations

$2,500-$4,999 | $209-$416 per month

At our Open Innovations tier, donors provide sufficient funding to address higher-level project maintenance costs like essential documentation updates, technical infrastructure upgrades, and paid developer time. Gifts at this level also help to pay for critical professional services to our projects such as legal services and grants management.

Open Innovations Donors
Wes Turner plus 1 anonymous donor  

Open Frontiers

$5,000+ | $417 per month

Open Frontiers represents our highest level of support. These donors offer NumFOCUS the most substantial opportunities for expanding our organizational capacity.

Open Frontiers Donors
Roy Larson plus 1 anonymous donor  

Project Sponsors

Project sponsors provide donations that are designated to specific Sponsored Projects. These funds help a project with a variety of development needs, such as documentation updates, backend infrastructure upgrades, website improvements, and developer travel costs. Project-specific donation forms may be accessed through our Sponsored Projects page.

Project Sponsor Donors

Up to $500

Denis Akhiyarov
Lorelei Ambriz Penn
Akram Artoul
Bruce Ayati
Murilo Azevedo
Eric Ball
Kirke Bent
Robbie Bishop-Taylor
Ewald Thomas Bittencourt
Thomas Body
Yoeri Brouwer
Greg Brunkhorst
Minh Bui
Find Continuing Care
Guilherme Castelao
Jacopo Cerri
Benjamin Chandran
Jing Chen
Sung Choi
Steven Christe
Shea Conlon
Martin Cornejo
Klaus Crusius
Ian Daly
Wayne Dick
Caglayan Dicle
Chris Dixon
Daniel Dobkin obo Enigmatics
Chuanlong Du
Justin Duke obo Buttondown, LLC
Daniel Egan
Cesar Escalante
Mike Faltys
Ryan Feero
Christopher Fisher
Yankuic Galvan
Oliver Gründonner
Matthew Helm
Andrew Huang
Nicolas Hug
Wesley Ingwersen
Andrey Isakov
Suphanat Isarangkoon Na Ayutthaya
Kamran Javid
Hans Johnson
Matthew Johnson
Jonathan Judge
Sergey Kamilchu
Naofumi Kawahira
Jonathan Keane
Sumeet Kishnani
Ivan Kissiov
David Klaffenbach
Adam Klimanek
Andreas Kloeckner
Jumrus Kongsiri
Stacy Konkiel obo Altmetric
Christopher Krapu
Petr Krysl
Robert Lacok obo Deepnote
Daniel Lakeland
Bernhard Lehnert
Dominik Lessnich
Jerry Ling
Chris Lintott
Emily Loui
Gopinath Mandala
Pietro Marini
Djashau Marshankulov
Nancy Melucci
Martin Millon
Ashwin Vishnu Mohanan
Daniel Molina Cabrera
Pariksheet Nanda
Ardya Dipta Nandaviri
Jeremy Nixon
Niklas Österlund
Asish Panda
Vishal Patel obo Derive, LLC
Benjamin Payne
Kathleen Perez-Lopez
Jason Potas
Bruno Quinart
Amir Rafieian
Lukas Riedel
Freek Robbers
Daniel Rodriguez
Bruno Ruas de Pinho
Paul Rubin
Salvador Ruiz de Maya
Nathan S.
Jatinder Pal Singh Sandhu
Benjamin Saunders
Bernhard Schäfer
Andrew Schneider
Patrick Schratz
Pierre Segonne
Štefan Šimík
Jan Škoda
Patrick Sodré
Watee Srinin
Joe Stanley
Itsuki Sugita
Dan Sun
Robert Thomas
Maurizio Tomasi
Jeffrey Tratner
Johannes Trenkler
Tiago Tresoldi
Leif Ulstrup obo Primehook Technology
Dimitar Vanguelov
Aneesh Vasudev
Alexander Viera
Mauro Werder
George Wicks
Daniel Wisenhoff obo Debricked
Adam Wolf obo Arable Labs, Inc.
Francis Wolinski obo Yotta Conseil
Michael Wood-Vasey
JiaHua Wu
Albert Zhou
Juntang Zhuang

$500 – $3,000

Yann Beaud obo Arcanite
Gonzalo Bustos
Kasey Dang
Eric Dill
Craig Fratrik
Ming Gao obo chaoli.club
Michelle Johnson obo Metrum Research Group
Sharad Lahoti obo QBX Labs Inc
Arvid Lundgren obo Cloud PBX 24
Kentaro Matsuura obo HOXO-M Inc.
Wes McKinney
Eric Novik obo Generable
Thomas Wiecki

$3,000+

Timothy Bock obo Displayr
Lars Geissbauer
Jeff Hammerbacher
Alex Staravoitau obo Rational Matter Ltd
Michael Wendt obo NVIDIA

The lists above were last updated in January 2022 and reflect supporters who donated in the calendar year 2021.

We would also like to thank our supporters who sponsor us on GitHub!

Special thanks to our Open Science Champions who requested funds from their employers to match their donations or volunteer hours in 2021!

Dave Bargeron (Microsoft)
Colin Carroll (Google)
Michael Figurnov (Google)
Jacob Frelinger (Google)
Stefan Hoyer (Google)
Drew Lancaster (Pratt & Whitney)
Roy Larson (EOG Resources)
Sean Law (Charles Schwab)
Alexander Noll (Google)
Jorick van der Hoeven (Gartner)
plus 3 anonymous Champions

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