Funding free/libre/open projects
We support works that everyone can use, adapt, and share freely. But as public goods, anyone can freeride. And that presents a dilemma in getting funded. Our innovative platform brings people together to address this problem.
Matching and sustainability
In a single pledge, crowdmatching combines the two most effective solutions for getting voluntary donations to public goods:
(A) matching donations where patrons agree to give together and
(B) sustaining memberships which provide reliable, long-term salaries and accountability.
We don't serve the concentrated power of advertisers, investors, or wealthy philanthropists. Both in our technical design and in running as a non-profit co-op, we work to empower regular citizens. By coordinating the resources of large numbers of patrons, we can ensure that the creative work we fund serves the public interest.