Funding critical Clojure open source software

The Clojurists Together Foundation is a trade organisation, dedicated to funding and supporting open source software, infrastructure, and documentation that is important to the Clojure and ClojureScript community.


How it works

Open source projects

Open source maintainers apply for funding, and if accepted, get paid to work on their project to make it better for everyone. Clojurists Together funds projects in three month cycles.

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Companies and individuals

Companies and individual developers can sign up for a monthly or annual Clojurists Together membership. Your membership entitles you to certain benefits, including steering which projects get funded.

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Clojurists Together provides full transparency for how your money is spent:

Developer Membership

Stop relying on private forks of projects to get critical bugs fixed. Clojurists Together funds projects to work on the tools, libraries, and documentation that you use every day. Community support from developers like you helps us improve the Clojure experience for everyone. All memberships can be paid monthly or annually. Contributing Member From $5 to $20 per month Vote on board members, get progress updates, influence which projects are selected.


Are my payments tax deductible? Who are you? How do members help influence project selections? Who picks the winners? How do you decide on the structure of the grants? How can I manage my PayPal payments and membership level? Is this related to Clojure/Core? What if I don’t like how you’re spending my money? I can’t commit to a monthly membership, can I make a one-off contribution?


Companies and Individuals that support Clojurists Together will be listed on this page. Founding sponsors are people who joined Clojurists Together early, and are marked with a ⭐️.

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Open Source

Summer of Bugs Quarterly Grants Application Requirements Questions Example Application Clojurists Together Work Expectations Funding amounts Considerations Selecting Projects Project Reports Getting paid Timeline Summer of Bugs Summer of Bugs is a new program from Clojurists Together. It aims to provide micro-grants of $500 and $1,000 to Clojure developers and maintainers to fix bugs, write docs, make small improvements, or clean up issue trackers.


Currently Funded Projects Q1 2020 Ring Ring is the most commonly used HTTP abstraction layer for Clojure. Clojurists Together funded James Reeves, Ring’s maintainer to build out a draft spec and experimental alpha for Ring 2.0. This will add better support for asynchronous HTTP connections, and pave the way to support HTTP/2 and HTTP/3 in future. As a secondary objective, he is also working on removing the provided dependency on Java servlets from Ring core


The Clojurists Together Committee is made up of: Maria Geller Daniel Solano Gómez Larry Staton Jr Nola Stowe Fumiko Hanreich Laurens Van Houtven Daniel Compton (project leader) - Daniel is a maintainer of Clojars and runs Deps, a private Maven repository service. The Committee is responsible for governing the project, selecting which projects are sponsored, administering the project, and interacting with sponsors. Clojurists Together has also hired Rachel Magruder as a part-time administrative assistant to help run the program.


Clojurists Together takes the responsibility of spending and allocating your donations very seriously. These are the steps we’ve taken to ensure that members have confidence in how their money is spent: We publish regular updates showing what we did, and where the money went. In particular, if any money went to committee members, e.g. for travel, then this is explicitly broken out. Annual elections for committee members are held, and anyone may submit themselves for election.

Updating or Cancelling your PayPal subscription

If you signed up for Clojurists Together using PayPal, you can manage your payments using the PayPal site. First, log in to PayPal. Then, find and click the small gear icon in the top right corner of your PayPal Homepage, it will provide you a secondary menu. From the secondary menu that opens, choose the ‘Payments’ option. Choose the prompt to ‘Manage Automatic Payments’ once you’ve clicked ‘Payments’. On the panel that appears on the left-hand side of the page, choose ‘Software Freedom Conservancy’.