We are committed to advance openness, transparency and good governance.

Open Future is registered as a Stichting (Foundation) in the Netherlands (KVK registration number 80732453). It is run by the executive board (Bestuur) consisting of Paul Keller and Alek Tarkowski. The Executive Board operates under the supervision of the supervisory board currently consisting of Martin Senftleben (Chair) and Renata Avila. The statutes of the organization are available in Dutch (official version) and English (unofficial translation). Open Future is registered in the EU transparency register under the registration number 936143941653-07.

Read our Annual Reports:

2021 2022 2023

Our Funders:

As a nonprofit foundation our work is made possible thought grants and other charitable contributions. Our work is made possible due to the following funders:

Open Future is supported by Arcadia’s open access programme through a four-year, €1,05 million grant running from 2020-2024. Arcadia is a charitable foundation that works to protect nature, preserve cultural heritage, and promote open access to knowledge. Since 2002, Arcadia has awarded more than $1 billion to organizations around the world.
Open Future received support from the Information Programme of the Open Society Foundations through a one-year (2021 – 2022) €210.000 grant. In 2023, we received a new, 3-year general support grant worth $300.000. The Open Society Foundations, founded by George Soros, are the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights.
In 2023 Open Future has been awarded a grant for €450.000 from the European Union’s Horizon Europe program for our participation in the NGI commons project (Grant Agreement number 101135279).
In 2023 Open Future received a $30.000 grant from the Omidyar Network for our work on Public Digital Infrastructure. Omidyar is a social change venture that brings about structural changes that will fundamentally shift the systems that govern our daily lives.
In 2023 Open Future received a $25.000 grant from NORAD to conduct research on data governance for the Open Earth Platform Initiative.
In 2023 Open Future received support from the New America Foundation’s DIGI program through a $15.000 grant that supported our convening “Protocols, Standards and Ecosystems“.

Networks and partners

Much of our work happens as part of networks and in collaboration with others. Open Future is a part of the following organizations and networks:

Open Future is one of the core members of the COMMUNIA Association for the Public Domain. COMMUNIA is a Brussels-based network that advocates for policies that expand the public domain and increase access to and re-use of culture and knowledge. Paul Keller currently serves as President of the COMMUNIA association.
Open Future is a member of EDRi, the biggest European network defending rights and freedoms online. The EDRi network is a dynamic and resilient collective of 45+ NGOs, as well as experts, advocates and academics working to defend and advance digital rights across Europe and beyond.
Open Future is a partner in the NGI Commons project, where we are responsible for developing a strategic agenda for support by the European Union for Digital Commons and Public Digital Infrastructure.


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