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      The Blender Foundation (2002) is an independent public benefit organization with the purpose to provide a complete, free and open source 3D creation pipeline, managed by public projects on blender.org.
      Its spin-off corporation Blender Institute (2007) hosts the foundation’s offices and currently employs 15 people who work on the Blender software and creative projects to validate and stress Blender in production environments.

      The Foundation’s income is via donations and the Development Fund. The Institute revenues come from Blender Cloud,?the Blender Store and sponsoring. This enables Ton Roosendaal and a small staff to work full-time on Blender, organize activities for SIGGRAPH or the Blender Conference, support development, documentation and training projects, maintain and host blender.org services, and pay for bookkeeping and administration expenses.

      Blender remains a true community effort. Work on Blender itself, new projects or roadmaps are all managed via open channels on blender.org. You can learn more about them and get involved.


      The Blender Foundation is an independent non-profit public benefit corporation, established in Amsterdam the Netherlands.

      Its purpose is to:

      • Manage the facilities on blender.org for users and developers who want to contribute to Blender.
      • Maintain and improve the current Blender product via a public accessible source code system under the GNU General Public License.
      • Establish funding or revenue mechanisms that serve the foundation’s goals and cover the foundation’s expenses.
      • Provide individual artists and small teams with a complete, free and open source 3D creation pipeline.

      Blender Support

      Blender is being made by the community on blender.org. This is the driving force behind Blender development. For over 15 years Blender has been an excellent example of public and community-driven project, enabling millions of users to create 3D content with a free tool.

      In order to keep up with a growing user-base and meet new ambitious goals, Blender needs direct community support more than ever. For that reason the Development Fund has been established, a recurring donation system with community badges and corporate membership benefits. The Development Fund will only support core development and day-to-day support for everyone who contributes to blender.org. Benefits are:

      • Stable software, with good development support and quick bug fixes
      • Visibility and recognition online, via community badges or logos for corporate members
      • Frequent feedback on road-maps and supported projects.

      Co-Development with Blender Institute

      If your company or studio has specific development targets or needs, you can contact the Blender Institute to discuss options.

      We will hire or involve the developers for topics that align well with the Blender roadmap *and* benefit the contractor well. Such agreements can have milestones and deliverables. Co-development will especially work well when aligned to other projects that run in Blender Institute. Only projects that involve 3 or more months of work will be taken in consideration.

      Use the contact information on the Institute page you want to discuss these opportunities.


      Blender Foundation

      Stichting Blender Foundation
      Buikslotermeerplein 161
      1025 ET Amsterdam
      the Netherlands

      ONLY for organizational, branding, legal or press topics:
      Email: foundation (at) blender (dot) org

      Chairman: Ton Roosendaal

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