While the LF AI & Data Foundation seeks to fund the infrastructure and ecosystem development needs for a project, many projects will also look to have funds available for additional needs that are not directly supported. These may include:
- Stipends for developers or mentorships
- Travel funding for key community members to events or meetings
- Community driven events
- Third-party security audit
LF AI & Data Foundation provides the LFX Crowdfunding tool for this purpose. This tool provides a transparent ledger and sponsorship management tool that is easy to setup for projects.
You can learn more about the features and benefits of LFX Crowdfunding at https://lfx.linuxfoundation.org/tools/crowdfunding.
Instructions for applying for a project on LFX Crowdfunding at https://docs.linuxfoundation.org/lfx/crowdfunding/apply-for-crowdfunding.
We request that all LF AI & Data Foundation project use the tag 'lfaidata'.
Showcasing your project for crowdfunding
If your project is hosted on GitHub, you can add a 'Sponsor' button to your repository. See instructions at https://docs.github.com/en/free-pro-team@latest/github/administering-a-repository/displaying-a-sponsor-button-in-your-repository