The NLnet Foundation supports organisations and people who contribute to an open internet for all. NLnet funds projects that help fix the internet through open hardware, open software, open standards, open science and open data. After its historical contribution to the early internet in Europe in the 1980’s, NLnet has been financially supporting the open internet since 1997.

NLnet provides grants to free and open source projects between 5.000 and 50.000 euro with the possibility to scale up. Funding is open to anyone: organisations of any type and individuals. Within NGI Fediversity, NLnet facilitates the open calls for third-party funding and contributes to outreach and dissemination.