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 in the past few months to directly support decision makers and administrators.  We continue to explore business models that both diversify our support levels and 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 in research and education.

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).

Founding Circle

During a time when there is an increasing number of corporatization and acquisitions in the space, we believe that it is more crucial than ever to coordinate investment into and look into new ways to sustainably support the development and maintenance of open infrastructure.

We are seeking to build our founding circle of supporters who can commit to donations of $10,000 USD and above. Founding circle supporters play a vital role in providing us with the means and flexibility to fuel more research and pilots to build a robust ecosystem of open infrastructure for research.

Supporters will receive the following key benefits:

  • Early invitations to our funder events and collaborator calls
  • First access to our research and analysis
  • Recognition on our website
  • Recognition in our annual report
  • Announcement of commitment in our newsletter and social media channels

Please contact us at contribute@investinopen.org if you would like to find out more.

Inaugural supporters