Areas of special interest
NLnet funds a large diversity of projects that all somehow improve the internet, at many different levels - from software plumbing quality assuarance to core technical protocols. In areas of specific interest we also do put in additional effort and focus in order to increase the impact of projects even further.
Current theme funds
- Real-time communication
- There are many separate high-quality techologies and services available for people to communicate across the internet live, but the development is significantly hindered by the fragmentation of the market. NLnet wants to see the internet model applied to unlock the potential of the internet for this crucial human need. more >
- Open Document Format
- NLnet foundation decided to put its weight behind the Open Document Format, because it is an important enabler for innovation in the area of productivity and security. Open Standards are the only way to retain our documents for the future. more >
- Domain name technology is at the core of the way people use the internet. DNSSEC is a core technology for safer internet usage, and the key to new exciting technologies for years to come. more >
We have more excellent projects requesting money that we can afford. If you or your organisation have means to support these activities, let us know. NLnet welcomes your targeted donations of any size to let us help more projects. We have many interesting projects outside of these themes, but we understand that not every project fits with every donor. By supporting a dedicated fund, NLnet guarantees that your money will only go to projects in your specific area of interest. NLnet is a charity established since 1997, with its head office in Amsterdam. NLnet foundation is recognised by the Netherlands tax authorities, and your donations are likely tax deductible. Please contact us for more information.