Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The Python Software Foundation re-opens its Grants Program!

The Python Software Foundation is excited to announce the re-opening of its Grants Program! 

The pandemic negatively affected the PSF’s finances with the cancellation of PyCon 2020’s in-person conference and lower donations. Thanks to PyCon 2020 Online sponsors, donors, and our financial reserve, we are able to continue to support the Python community! 

Historical Impact

The PSF’s Grants Program has supported the growth of Python in many regions and fostered the training for many individuals. Between 2014 and 2019, the PSF disbursed $1,637,000 in financial support to organizers and developers all over the world. 

Grant disbursements from 2014 through 2019 by grant type
To see a high resolution version, click here!

Updated criteria & requirements

For the immediate future, the PSF’s Grants Program will focus on virtual sprints, virtual events, and Python core development support. We are not currently accepting applications for in-person events. When that changes, we will update the community.

Here's an abbreviated overview of what the PSF Grants Work Group requires:

  • For all applications: at least 6 weeks to review the application; so if your virtual sprint begins November 1st, submit your application no later than September 21. We also require a code of conduct.
  • For virtual workshops & training: a detailed curriculum, a budget overview, and mentor information
  • For virtual conferences: a schedule, a budget overview, sponsor information, and registration procedures
  • For dev projects/sprints: milestone breakdowns with a timeline, and a budget overview

Be sure to read through the Grants Program information page and FAQ page before submitting your grant application to capture all the requirements and changes: 



The PSF has put together a free resource list for virtual events. Some of these may help reduce the cost of your virtual event. We recommend that you read this page before submitting a grant application.

Information on how to submit a grant application can be found on our website.