The Apache® Software Foundation Sustains its Mission of Providing Software for the Public Good through Corporate Sponsorships and Charitable Giving
Wilmington, DE, Feb. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Apache® Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that Corporate Sponsorship and Charitable Giving has enabled the Foundation to sustain its mission of providing software for the public good.
The ASF is the world's largest Open Source foundation. Apache software projects are integral to nearly every end-user computing device, benefit billions of users worldwide, with Web requests received from every Internet-connected country on the planet. Valued conservatively at more than $22B, Apache Open Source software is available to the public-at-large at 100% no cost. No payment of any kind is ever required to use, contribute to, or otherwise participate in Apache projects. The ASF depends on tax-deductible Sponsorships and donations to offset its operations expenses that include infrastructure, marketing and publicity, accounting, and legal services.
"We are proud of our Sponsors, whose generous support helps our volunteer community continue to develop essential software that keeps the world running," said Daniel Ruggeri, ASF Vice President of Fundraising. "ASF Sponsorship allows us to make great strides towards developing and improving our projects, enriching our communities, educating and mentoring newcomers, and encouraging and facilitating participation by under-represented groups. Fiscal support today secures the groundwork to ensure future Apache benefits can be shared by all."
ASF Sponsors include:
Platinum —Amazon Web Services, Facebook, Google, Huawei, Microsoft, Namebase, Pineapple Fund, Tencent, and Verizon Media.
Gold —Anonymous, Baidu, Bloomberg, Cloudera, Confluent, IBM, Indeed, Reprise Software, Union Investment, and Workday.
Silver —Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Capital One, Comcast, Didi Chuxing, Red Hat, and Target.
Bronze —Bestecasinobonussen.nl, Bookmakers, Casino2k, Cerner, Curity, Gundry MD, GridGain, Host Advice, HotWax Systems, LeoVegas Indian Online Casino, Miro-Kredit AG, Mutuo Kredit AG, Online Holland Casino, ProPrivacy, PureVPN, RX-M, RenaissanceRe, SCAMS.info, SevenJackpots.com, Start a Blog by Ryan Robinson, Talend, The Best VPN, The Blog Starter, The Economic Secretariat, Top10VPN, and Twitter.
In addition to ASF Sponsors, Targeted Sponsors provide in-kind support for select Foundation operations and initiatives that benefit Apache Projects and their communities. They include:
Platinum —Amazon Web Services, CloudBees, DLA Piper, JetBrains, Leaseweb, Microsoft, OSU Open Source Labs, Sonatype, and Verizon Media.
Gold —Atlassian, Datadog, Docker, PhoenixNAP, and Quenda.
Silver —HotWax Systems, Manning Publications, and Rackspace.
Bronze —Bintray, Education Networks of America, Friend of Apache Cordova, Hopsie, Google, No-IP, PagerDuty, Peregrine Computer Consultants Corporation, Sonic.net, SURFnet, and Virtru.
"We deeply appreciate the ongoing support over the course of this unprecedentedly challenging year," said Sally Khudairi, ASF Vice President of Sponsor Relations. "Widespread awareness of the value of The Apache Software Foundation has led organizations and individuals to reach deep and help ensure our day-to-day operations continue without interruption. We are grateful and humbled by the support."
Annual Corporate Giving —organizations such as Bloomberg Philanthropies, IBM, Microsoft, PayPal, Vanguard, and many others offer tax benefits and provide their employees the ability to boost their support of a diverse set of nonprofit organizations that include the ASF.
?Matching Gifts and Volunteer Grants? —donations to the ASF can be doubled or tripled through a corporate matching gift program. Employers such as American Express, AOL, Bloomberg, IBM, and Microsoft match contributions and volunteer hours made by their employees.
Charitable Gifts and Payroll Giving —as an official charity in Benevity https://www.benevity.com/ , the Blackbaud Giving Fund https://blackbaudgivingfund.org/ , and other philanthropic giving distributors, the ASF benefits from numerous corporate giving initiatives, such as the Microsoft Tech Talent for Good volunteer program and Charles Schwab Charitable, among others.
For more information, including ways to support the ASF, visit http://apache.org/foundation/contributing.html
Learn about the ASF's commitment to providing software for the public good in "Apache Everywhere" https://s.apache.org/ApacheEverywhere
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The Apache Software Foundation Sustains its Mission of Providing Software for the Public Good through Corporate Sponsorships and Charitable Giving
Sally Khudairi Vice President The Apache Software Foundation press(at)apache(dot)org