The Open Knowledge Foundation is a non-profit organisation. All our work is provided openly. Your support is vital for us to continue and expand our work – enabling us to to open up more data and to create the tools, skills and communities to make that data used and useful, empowering people and organizations to answer questions that matter.
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The Open Knowledge Foundation builds tools and communities to develop, share, and use open knowledge — content and data that everyone can use, share and build on.
We want to enable as many people as possible to have access to the information they need and the tools and skills to use it to improve the world. We believe that the best way to have a lasting impact is to build stronger communities of people who will continue to push for change.
But doing this requires time and money. To establish a local group, train data wranglers and employ community managers to rally coders, politicians, journalists and civil servants and work closely with key institutions to help them open up their data needs significant effort and resources. Community support is an area which is especially difficult to resource.
$5 per month can help researchers and citizens everywhere to freely access publicly-funded research. $10 per month can help us campaign for everyone to have access to vital information about how public money is spent around the world. $20 per month can help train activists, journalists and citizens to understand, access and work with data on issues they care about.
How else can I support the Foundation?
Much of what we do depends on those who volunteer their time and effort — by building software to help people work with data, running local meetups to bring people together, training others and writing handbooks, helping to develop and maintain our websites, organising events, and much more. Why not become one of them? If you would like to get involved please visit the Get Involved page.
Is my support tax deductible?
Depending on where you live, you may be able to claim back tax on your donation to the Open Knowledge Foundation, as it is a non-profit organisation.
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