Support the Open Knowledge Foundation

The Open Knowledge Foundation is a non-profit. All our work is provided openly and for free. Your support is vital for us to continue and expand our work – opening up data, creating tools, teaching skills and supporting open knowledge communities around the world.

Become a supporter – make a regular donation

Your credit card donation will be processed by PayPal. The charge will appear as “Open Knowledge Foundation” on your credit card statement.

The Open Knowledge Foundation builds tools and communities to develop, share, and use open knowledge — content and data that everyone can use, share and build on.

We want to enable as many people as possible to have access to the information they need and the tools and skills to use it to improve the world. We believe that the best way to have a lasting impact is to build stronger communities of people who will continue to push for change.

But doing this requires time and money. To establish a local group, train data wranglers and employ community managers to rally coders, politicians, journalists and civil servants and work closely with key institutions to help them open up their data needs significant effort and resources. Community support is an area which is especially difficult to resource.

$5 per month can help researchers and citizens everywhere to freely access publicly-funded research. $10 per month can help us campaign for everyone to have access to vital information about how public money is spent around the world. $20 per month can help train activists, journalists and citizens to understand, access and work with data on issues they care about.

Supporter FAQ

How else can I support the Foundation?

Much of what we do depends on those who volunteer their time and effort — by building software to help people work with data, running local meetups to bring people together, training others and writing handbooks, helping to develop and maintain our websites, organising events, and much more. Why not become one of them? If you would like to get involved please visit the Get Involved page.

Is my support tax deductible?

Depending on where you live, you may be able to claim back tax on your donation to the Open Knowledge Foundation, as it is a non-profit organisation.

Where can I find information about your activities?

If you would like to know more about our activities please take a look at our most recent annual reports, our annual accounts, or at our activities pages.

Can I donate money in other ways?

We can accept donations of other forms such as electronic funds transfer and one-off donations.