Funding and grants

Funding and grants for developers and organizations looking for funding and grants to build high quality FOSS projects in India.

What We Fund

We offer grants to people and organizations building and using Free and Open Source Software for public good in India. We offer grants in following categories:

FOSS Technology: Development of Free & Open Source Software projects.

FOSS Education: Running workshops, designing curriculum, building FOSS tools and systems to further FOSS in education.

FOSS Community: Using FOSS technologies for social good, defending online freedom and privacy.

Eligibility

Any person or organization building FOSS technologies or using FOSS for social good in India can apply. The applicant must have an Indian Bank account to receive the grant.

How to Apply

Please submit the grant proposals by submitting the application form.

Selection Process

The FOSS United team will meet and review the grants proposals once every month and announce the allocated grants in the first week of the next month.

Recent Grants

Paperd.ink

paperd.ink is a FOSS 4.2" e-paper development board to show calendar, weather, to-do lists, notifications, images and much more. The grant was co-sponsored by Zerodha.

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Year
2021
Location
India
Amount
₹ 17,00,000

Swathanthra Malayalam Computing

SMC is a free software collective engaged in development, localization, standardization of Indic language computing resources.

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Year
2021
Location
India
Amount
₹ 25,00,000

TinkerHub Foundation

A non-profit foundation that organizes large scale workshops, programs, and community events to give hands-on hacking / dev and FOSS experience to budding hackers and students. The grant was co-sponsored by Zerodha.

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Year
2021
Location
India
Amount
₹ 20,00,000

Sayan Nandan (developer)

Sayan develops Skytable, a FOSS reqltime NoSQL database.

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Year
2021
Location
India
Amount
₹ 60,000

Internet Freedom Foundation

IFF is a non-profit organisation that defends online freedom, privacy, and innovation in India.

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Year
2021
Location
India
Amount
₹ 25,00,000

AdonisJS

A fullstack MVC web framework for Node.js created by Harminder Virk.

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Year
2021
Location
India
Amount
₹ 6,00,000

Fika lang

A statically typed functional programming language geared towards building web applications built on top of BEAM, the Erlang VM. Created by its lead developer, Emil Soman, the project's first prototype was presented at FOSS Hack 2020.

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Year
2020
Location
India
Amount
₹ 5,00,000

TinkerHub Foundation

A non-profit foundation that organizes large scale workshops, programs, and community events to give hands-on hacking / dev and FOSS experience to budding hackers and students. 21L of the grant was co-sponsored by Zerodha.

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Year
2020
Location
India
Amount
₹ 2,30,000

Internet Freedom Foundation

IFF is a non-profit organisation that defends online freedom, privacy, and innovation in India.

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Year
2020
Location
India
Amount
₹ 1,00,000

Biswas (developer)

Principal developer of the Rebuild Earth / Kerala Rescue project that was instrumental to the rescue efforts during the Kerala floods.

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Year
2020
Location
India
Amount
₹ 1,00,000

Apply for funding

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