Join as a corporate member
Why Support OSM?
OpenStreetMap is the world’s largest user-generated map. Although OSM is free to use, it is not free to produce. It depends on the volunteerism of thousands of people who volunteer as editors and sysadmins, in Working Groups and local communities, and on the foundation board, has hosting and hardware costs, and is administered by a small staff and one stability engineer. Companies can support the project in one or more of the following ways: Join, Donate, Sponsor.
The OpenStreetMap foundation oversees the administration of openstreetmap.org An OSM Corporate Membership directly supports the quality and stability of the project and its data. To help with OSMF fiscal planning, we encourage a three year membership commitment.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to apply.
|Corporate Membership tier||Membership fee||Benefits|
|Supporter||€500 / year||
|Bronze||€1,500 / year||
|Silver||€4,000 / year||
|Gold||€10,000 / year||
|Platinum||€20,000 / year||
|Created on Jan 1, 2017 and slightly updated in May 2023|
Many companies contribute financially to OpenStreetMap as part of their corporate social responsibility to support free and open source software and data. The OSM community builds the world’s largest user-created map; provides job training and mentorship in GIS and related fields; offer unique community- and skills-building programs for women and historically underrepresented minorities; and respond to a wide range of humanitarian mapping needs. A gift to OSM is a high impact philanthropic investment with a global reach.
OSM’ers organize State of the Map (SotM) meet-ups as a way to build community and improve the map. These annual events bring the community together to learn about new research, tools, community activities, and other mapmaking topics. Regional SotMs are organised exclusively by local teams, which run their own sponsorship programs and the global SotM is organized by the OSMF.
Sponsoring a few SotMs a year benefits your company in the following ways:
- facilitates skilled map editing
- builds awareness of your brand
- nurtures community/company collaboration
- offers excellent recruiting and professional development opportunities for your employees