LLVM Pulls In More Than $300,000 USD A Year In Sponsorships
Written by Michael Larabel in LLVM on 29 April 2016 at 07:27 AM EDT. Add A Comment
The LLVM Foundation published its plans and budgets this week for 2016. There are a few interesting details when analyzing the information.

The post at LLVM.org explains of the LLVM Foundation for those unfamiliar, "The LLVM Foundation originally grew out of the need to have a legal entity to plan and support the annual LLVM Developers’ Meeting and LLVM infrastructure. However, as the Foundation was created we saw a need for help in other areas related to the LLVM project, compilers, and tools. The LLVM Foundation has established 3 main programs: Educational Outreach, Grants & Scholarships, and Women in Compilers & Tools."

Getting more women involved in LLVM compiler development was covered in more details last month via LLVM Still Looking At Relicensing, Encouraging More Women & Code of Conduct. For the educational outreach, the foundation is planning the Bay Area LLVM Developers' Meeting for early November, they are looking at becoming involved in other compiler/tools conferences, and they are hoping to create some instructional videos for those just starting out with LLVM development.

Linked from the LLVM Foundation post this week was the 2016 plans and budget. The budget was interesting and showed that the LLVM Foundation received $312,000 USD in sponsorships -- that's outside of $54k in EuroLLVM sponsorships, $70k USD from attendees at the US LLVM Developers' Meeting, and $31k from the EuroLLVM Developers' Meeting.

With all those forms of revenue combined, the LLVM Foundation has pulled in $471k USD for their 2016 budget. Unfortunately the budget doesn't elaborate on all of the company sources for their $312k USD in general sponsorships. It would be interesting to see how much companies like Apple and Google continue to invest into the foundation. The large sponsorships aren't just a one-time event but in 2015 they raised $321k and $225k in 2014.

A majority of their budget (around $260k) is spent on their annual Bay Area Developers' Meeting, just under $100k on the EuroLLVM conference, around $20k helping those out with travel expenses, and then an assortment of other minor expenses. The LLVM Foundation projects they'll have a profit of just around $21k.

If you are curious about the LLVM Foundation finances, you can dig through the data here in the 2016 plans and budget
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