IOI is supported through a mix of philanthropic support and financial commitments from institutions, consortia-based organizations, and more.

As a sustainability focused not-for-profit initiative, we are keenly aware of the strains that exist on the current funding landscape for open infrastructure non-profits. We are dedicated at IOI to exploring revenue models that both align with a values-base that employs trust with our partners and is centered on transparency, openness and clear value-add — and that’s reflected in the institutional funding we’ve garnered to date. We continue to explore models that diversify our base of support, and enable us to work with institutions, government funders, philanthropic entities and others to ensure our offerings are best addressing unmet needs to improve funding and resourcing for open infrastructure.

Our sincere thanks to the following institutions, funders, and organizations for their support. IOI is fiscally sponsored by Code for Science & Society, a leading 501(c)3 non-profit supporting the public interest technology space. For more on Code for Science & Society, visit their website and check out their public documentation.

For a full breakdown of IOI's funding to date, visit our funding disclosure page. You can also read more about our organizational history, staff, governance, and funding here in our Orientation Packet (updated annually).

Sustaining Circle

Sustaining Circle members support IOI’s work to advance the use and sustainability of open infrastructure, bolstering IOI’s capacity to:

  • Conduct targeted research to guide funders and institutions in adopting open infrastructure
  • Provide strategic tools for decision makers to help them discover, evaluate, and invest in open infrastructure
  • Pilot funding mechanisms to catalyse investment and diversify funding sources for open infrastructure 
  • Foster a shared agenda for investment in open infrastructure to further open knowledge

We are seeking to build our Sustaining Circle of supporters who can commit to contributions of $10,000 USD and above.

Members benefit from early invitations to events, opportunities to help shape IOI’s work, and first access to our research and analysis, as well as recognition on our website and in our annual report. Please contact us at if you would like to find out more.

Sustaining Circle members

IOI's current work is also supported by

Past supporters include

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Aside from joining our Sustaining Circle, you can also choose to donate at IOI once, or monthly, for example, using this embedded form.